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


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


Wendler starts with finishing cotton fabrics.


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.


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


Dr. Gerhart Wendler joins the company aged 33.


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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”.


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.


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.