200 years of Getzner


In 2018, the Getzner Group will be marking the 200th anniversary of the foundation of Getzner Mutter & CIE. Over the last 200 years, the companies that form the Getzner Group – Getzner Textil and Getzner Werkstoffe – have developed into major players on the global stage with locations and subsidiaries around the world.

In these centuries of development, internationalisation, significant changes to the market and the product landscape, one thing has nevertheless remained the same: the dedication and passion of our employees. They and their insatiable curiosity have been the most important asset of and the constant driving force behind the companies of the Getzner Group for the past 200 years.

The most important milestones in history

1818: Christian Getzner, Franz Xaver Mutter and Andreas Gassner together establish “Getzner, Mutter & Cie.” The company employs 3000 home spinners in the Vorarlberg Oberland.

1819: Opening of the first red dyeing factory in Western Austria in the Lichtenstein Palace in Feldkirch. The company’s first mechanised spinning mill goes into operation at Lichtenstein Palace in Feldkirch.

1969: Founding of Getzner Chemie Ges.m.b.H. & Co – now Getzner Werkstoffe – as a subsidiary of Getzner, Mutter & Cie.

1976/77: Getzner-Chemie in Buers commences production of polyurethane (PUR) foam. Production of glass fibre reinforced plastics (GRP) and imitation leathers (“Getsyl”) comes to an end.

1980: Founding of Getzner Textil AG with its headquarters in Bludenz, Getzner, Mutter & Cie. assumes the responsibilities of a holding company.

2018: Getzner, Mutter & Cie., Getzner Werkstoffe and Getzner Textil celebrate 200 years of existence.