GROZ-BECKERT takes over Aachen producer of
sewing machine needles SCHMETZ
by Fujian Xin Gang Textile
Effective 2nd January 2017
Groz-Beckert takes over the Ferd. Schmetz Group. The Ferd.
Schmetz Group is a long-established producer of industrial
sewing machine needles and has around 700 employees worldwide.
The acquisition includes the production sites in Germany,
Switzerland and India as well as the global distribution
With this acquisition, the Groz-Beckert Group complements its
existing range of products for the clothing industry. The Ferd.
Schmetz GmbH will be continued as an independent company within
the Groz-Beckert Group. The Schmetz brand and its product range
will be offered through the existing distribution channels and
partners without change.
The company Schmetz was already founded in 1851. The brand
Schmetz stands for the manufacturing of high-quality sewing
machine needles and is established for designers, quality
managers and producers as well as fashion ateliers and hobby
sewers around the globe.
Groz-Beckert has been a supplier to the sewing industry since
1980. The portfolio of sewing machine and shoe machine needles
of Groz-Beckert covers around 5,000 different types and stands
for perfectly precision. From classical underwear and outerwear,
through leather processing to highly complex non-standard
applications, the product range covers every area of the textile
and shoe industry. Groz-Beckert also has right solutions to
offer for the field of technical textiles.