History

175 years of history

Wendler has been a specialist in technical textiles since 1843 - rooted in southern Germany with network hubs around the world.

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What we stand for

"Right from the start we have been standing for reliability, consistent quality and competent advice. Working around the world, we are innovative and act quickly and punctually. Our constant growth has continued throughout the years of the company's history and shows that the path taken has been 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 subsidary Wendler Interlining Hong Kong Ltd. She represents the seventh generation of the Wendler family.

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Textile cutting service and cutting mill

Tailored solutions from our in-house pre-cut service and cutting mill! We produce stamped parts and tapes quickly and efficiently.

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