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Mattes & Ammann products bag Oeko-Tex 1000 certificate
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Mar '13
The well-established company Mattes & Ammann is one of Europe's leading manufacturers of fine knit fabrics. Customer focus, quality, reliability, social working conditions and an innovative edge have top priority in the company.

In addition to this, Mattes & Ammann are setting the standard for sustainable management with outstanding commitment to environmental protection which has developed over many years.

In 1998, the family-run company from Meßstetten-Tieringen in the Swabian Jura was the second textile company worldwide to be certified as an environmentally friendly and socially responsible facility according to the requirements of the OEKO-TEX Standard 1000 and have also been allowed to market their products with the OEKO-TEX Standard 100plus label since then.

Versatile fields of application

The products manufactured by Mattes & Ammann have a very wide field of application: The range includes velour seat covers in cars, aeroplanes, ships and all German ICE trains, mattress cover fabrics, flags for numerous international sports events or lining fabrics for wedding gowns as well as hook and loop fasteners for baby nappies.

Managing director Christoph Larsen-Mattes points out the versatility of his company: ‘Our products are used on land, on water and in the air as well as in all areas of life.’ With currently 300 employees and a total production area of around 36,000 square metres, Mattes & Ammann produce over 56 million square metres of textile fabrics in circular knitting, circular weaving and warp knitting each year.

The beginnings of the company go back to the year 1951 when operations started with the production of fabrics in a warp knitting mill. Back then, Christoph Mattes and his son-in-law Albrecht Ammann founded their company exclusively for the production of textiles for the clothing industry. In the mid 1960s production was expanded by setting up a knitting mill with large circular knitting machines.

1974 saw a time of change for Mattes & Ammann: A complete change to technical textiles was made for strategic reasons. And in 1994 the existing company units were supplemented with a circular weaving mill with French circular looms. The production of woven and knit fabrics, which is often carried out according to highly individual customer requirements, is now equipped with state-of-the-art specialised machinery with around 500 models.

Today Mattes & Ammann mainly focus on the production of technical knit fabrics for the automotive industry. The company has been supplying renowned automotive manufacturers for 30 years and are specialised in three-dimensionally shaped interior lining components such as headlinings, columns or parcel shelves. At the same time they also supply other fabric qualities for seat upholstery and seat covers as well as materials used in seat construction.

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