History

Wendler has been a specialist for technical textiles since 1843 - rooted in southern Germany and with networks all over the world.

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What we stand for

"Right from the start, we stand for reliability, consistent quality and competent advice. We work worldwide, are innovative and act quickly and punctually. Our steady growth has continued over the years of the company's history and shows that the chosen path was the right one."

Dr. Gerhart Wendler, Chairman Wendler Group

1843

Wendler starts with finishing cotton fabrics.

1974

Hugo Wendler and Gerhard Lohrer found the Wendler Einlagen GmbH & Co. KG. The business specialises in high quality woven interlining fabrics for shirts and blouses.

1977

After transferring shirt production from central Europe to Asia, Wendler founds the “Wendler Interlining H.K. Ltd.” as subsidiary in Hong Kong.

1984

Dr. Gerhart Wendler joins the company aged 33.

1990

Wendler expands its product range to non-iron shirt fabrics.

1999

The Wendler headquarters moves from the city centre to the “Mark West” industrial area of Reutlingen.

2005

Wendler founds “Wendler Interlining (China) Co., Ltd.”, headquartered in Shanghai and increases its presence in Asia.

2007

Opening of own production mill in China due to significantly increasing market demand for the Far East lines.

2009

Wendler starts production in Bangladesh with “FEM Wendler Interlining Ltd.”

2012

Wendler founds “Wendler Interlining Pvt. Ltd.” in India. This allows Wendler to be represented at another world’s textile hotspot with its own production facilities.

2015

Frank Sailer succeeds Gerhard Lohrer in his position as Managing Director.

2016

Edith Wendler joins the company. She represents the 7th generation of the Wendler family.

2019

Foundation of Wendler Italia S.r.l for quick-response supply and efficient on-site technical support in one of the global key markets for “High-Fashion”.

2020

As time to market with shortest lead-times plays a vital role in our global presence, we have been restructuring our footprint in China in 2020, establishing our new Supply & Logistics Hub in Nantong. Wendler Nantong is our Supply Hub in Nantong serves all markets, both domestically and internationally.

2020

Opening of Wendler´s new Customer Experience Centre – Asia (CEC) in July 2020. By moving to a new office site at Kwai Chung in Hong Kong, we have been merging our commercial and technical teams. This move has been vital to drive innovation and to further strengthening and developing our business relationships with brand-owners and vendors.