German textile professors visit Monfongs factory during China
specialists from one of Europe’s leading textiles educators
Monfongs production plant.
Four professors from the Faculty of Textile and Clothing
Technology at the Hochschule Niederrhein University of Applied
Sciences in Mönchengladbach, Germany, recently visited the
Monfongs Zhongshan factory during a study tour of China.
From left to right: Prof. Dr. Vossebein, Prof. Dr. Rabe,
Prof. Dr. Müller and Prof. Dr. Voller.
The faculty has cooperation agreements with universities in
China, the United States, Turkey, and in many European
countries, with this visit being organised in cooperation with
Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Donghua University.
One of Europe’s largest study locations for young textile
engineers, the Mönchengladbach faculty has a century of history
and teaches degree courses both in German and English.
The professors had travelled first to Hong Kong and then
visited the Monfongs factory in Zhongshan, where Monfongs
executives Leo Wong, Cody Tung and Wilson Leung met them and
provided a tour of the production facilities.
The professors were dean of the faculty, Prof.
Dr.habil.Rudolf L Voller; Vice Dean Prof.Dr. rer. Nat. Lutz
Vossebein, whose speciality is textile technology, textile
testing and quality management; Prof. Dr. rer. Pol. Susanne
Müller, who specialises in business administration, marketing
and logistics; and Prof. Dr.-Ing Maike Rabe, whose area of
expertise is textile finishing and ecology.
Following their visit the professors thanked the Monfongs
management team. “The meeting and the tour through the company
were very interesting and we gained a deep insight into
production technology,” said Prof. Dr. Rabe, speaking on behalf
of the visitors.
Monforts Textilmaschinen was founded in 1884. Today it is a
member of Fong’s Industries with production facilities in St.
Stefan, Austria and in Zhongshan, PRC. The headquarters of
Monforts is based traditionally in Mönchengladbach, Germany
where all activities for R&D , technology, sales & service
activities, spare parts marketing and teleservice are
The Monfongs Zhongshan plant predominately produces stenters.
The Monforts production facility, Montex Maschinenfabrik in
Austria, produces all ranges for technical textiles, continuous
dyeing ranges, compressive shrinking ranges and stenters.
A most modern technology centre in Mönchengladbach
attracts many customers for fabric trials on real scale Monforts
ranges for dyeing, finishing and coating under real production
conditions. Around 950 people are employed in the administrative
and production facilities in Germany, Austria and China.