About zwissTEX


Your textile visions brought to life.

From the first product idea to series production – we are at your service: Your textile specialists from zwissTEX.

With zwissTEX you not only count on an international high-performance company for the development and production of innovative textiles. But also on a specialist in the areas of lamination, lining and coating. Renowned automobile manufacturers and clients from the textile industry as well as numerous other industries rely on our knowledge and quality standards.

With the most advanced technology and almost 200 years in the industry, we create unique textile solutions that make life run more beautifully, smoothly and comfortably. We work extremely closely with our customers, partners and suppliers to turn your vision into a successful, bespoke product.


Our philosophy

We want our customers to be truly thrilled by what we offer as a service provider – professionalism, reliability and value for money. We see ourselves as partners to our suppliers and advisers to our customers. The range of products and services zwissTEX offers boasts variety and sophistication in equal measure.

In addition to providing services for contract lamination and adaptation of our established products, we create bespoke products to meet individual specifications. At every stage of a project, we are by your side with our years of experience and a wealth of expertise – helping you tap into new markets.


Why zwissTEX?

Our vision courageously combines who we are with who we want to be. It builds upon the things we are good at and for which we are known. It outlines a future that will be both demanding and inspiring. This future we want to form and design with our products and with our solutions. This in turn we want achieve through intensive partnerships - aspiring to enrich the markets, our surroundings, and the lives of people with textile function meter by meter.

We create knitted and laminated solutions that are smart and sustainable. We work closely with our partners and do everything we can for the advancement of each other. From our headquarters in Germany we bring textile innovations to the world. We think globally, but local for local.


Our Holding Company

zwissTEX belongs to Dr. Zwissler Holding AG and is therefore part of a strong group of companies.

Our Company History

1828 – 1906

1828 > Foundation of Zoeppritz AG in Mergelstetten. Manufacture of textiles from natural fibers (mainly wool), including those for use in blankets. 1872 > The Jacquard-Weberei Gebr. Schmid is founded independently by Johann Georg Schmid, who mainly produces hammocks for marine applications. 1906 > Company is renamed Mechanische Weberei Gerstetten, Matthäus Schmid oHG, with 120 looms and its own steam system. Main products are now: shoe lining, bed linen, trimming fabrics for lingerie.

1965 – 1998

1965 > Transfer of the company to Dr. Ulrich Zwissler, son of Julius Zwissler who had already been a co-owner.. Founding of Gertex Wirkerei. 1976 > Dr. Ulrich Zwissler buys the shoe textiles division of Zoeppritz AG which later becomes Zoeppritex Verbundstoffe GmbH and produces laminations and coatings. 1978 > Expansion and acquisition of buildings and technical facilities; takeover of Weicht in Wörnitz, (near Rothenburg), later acquisition of Riema Wirkerei in Ehingen. 1990 > Move to the current production site at Heldenfingen. Introduction of other laminating processes such as bonding with thermoplastic adhesives. 1998 > Transfer of shoe textile production to the company Zoeppritex Italiana (now: Free Time Zoeppritex S.R.L.). Free Time Zoeppritex S.R.L.). Zoeppritex Verbundstoffe GmbH & Co. KG is established.

2005 – 2021

2005 > Founding of Ningbo roekona Zoeppritex TexLine Co., Ltd. as a joint venture in Ningbo, south of Shanghai, China, for manufacturing textiles for automotive interiors. 2016 > Foundation of the joint production plant zwissTEX Mexico of Gertex Textil GmbH and Zoeppritex Verbundstoffe GmbH in Tlaxcala/Mexico. 2017 > Foundation of zwissTEX USA as a distribution company in Troy, through which the products of Gertex and Zoeppritex are to be distributed on the American market in the future. At the same time the sales company zwissTEX China is founded in Hong Kong. Furthermore, Dr. Ulrich Zwissler hands over the executive management to Marc W. Lorch. Dr. Zwissler remains a member of the Executive Board of Dr. Zwissler Holding AG. 2018 > Foundation of the sales company zwissTEX France in Valenciennes in order to be more present on the French market. 2019 > Gertex and Zoeppritex are merged into one company and form zwissTEX Germany GmbH. 2020 > The new zwissTEX administration and production building is occupied in Gerstetten-Heldenfingen. Company founder and former CEO Dr. Ulrich Zwissler dies at the age of 81. Dr. Ulrike Neubauer becomes CFO and Chairman of the Executive Board. Marc W. Lorch leaves the company.


Trendintex designs, manufactures and sells unique, high-quality textile products, yarns and semifinished products for the fashion accessory and homewares industries.

Free Time

Creative solutions for exquisite fashion brands: Free Time is a global supplier of outer fabrics for shoe and handbag manufacturing as well as for the premium clothing sector.