For 200 years, companies around the world have relied on high-quality textiles from Getzner. We have always strived to take on the challenges of the present and seek out the opportunities that the future offers us in order to use them for our further development.
Rooted in tradition
The family business Getzner, Mutter & Cie. was founded in 1818 by Christian Getzner, Franz Xaver Mutter and Andreas Gassner. In the following year it was possible to open the first red dye works in western Austria as well as the first machine spinning mill in Feldkirch. In 1820, the company already employed 3,000 home workers for spinning and weaving in the Bludenz district. The municipal bleaching plant in Bludenz was taken over by Christian Getzner and his co-partners in 1827. This milestone was crucial for the establishment of the Bludenz business location.
Further development of Getzner Textil AG
Numerous additional company foundations in the following decades as well as the early development of foreign markets are of great importance for the internationality of the company today. In 1980, the textile division of Getzner, Mutter & Cie. spun off as an independent public limited company. Today, Getzner Textil AG is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of clothing damasks, fashion fabrics and technical textiles. Getzner, Mutter & Cie., Getzner Textil AG and Getzner Werkstoffe celebrated their 200th anniversary in 2018.
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A look into the past
Impressions from the company archives provide insight into the 200-year history of the company.
Christian Getzner laid the foundation stone in 1818 when he founded the company together with Franz Xaver Mutter and Andreas Gassner.
Klarenbrunn spinning mill 1891
The employees working in the Klarenbrunn spinning mill in 1891.
Bludenz bleaching plant 1936
The bleaching plant in Bludenz in 1936.
The listed locations and activities of Getzner Textil around 1940.
Company premises 1941
The company premises in the heart of Bludenz in 1941.
Weaving mill 1942
A worker at the warping machine in the weaving mill in 1942.
Getzner bed linen 1963
An advertisement for Getzner bed linen from 1963.
Weaving hall 1954
The weaving hall in the Lünersee factory in 1954.
Getzner Mutter & Cie. Labels from the past.
Getzner Collection 1968
Colourful fashion in 1968.
An advertisement for textiles by Getzner.
Company fire brigade in the 70s
The company fire brigade at the beginning of the 70s – an important component of the Getzner Group.