Areas of Activity – Production Facilities
1951, 1952, 1957, 1963, 1968, 1972, 1974, 1984 , 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 , 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
1951 Production launch of piece goods using warp knitting machines. The post-war clientele consisted only of textile industry customers. back to top
1952 Extension – today one of the connecting buildings. back to top
1957 Extension – today a warehouse for warp knitting machine raw material and finishing operations. back to top
1963 Extension – today’s warp knitting facility. back to top
1968 Introduction of the first large-scale circular knitting machines. Due to fashion trends and the resulting demand, this area experienced a rapid expansion. back to top
1972 Extension – construction of factory building “Ia” – which enabled us to meet the huge order volumes for the garment fabric Trevira 2000. back to top
1974 This was a time of change for Mattes & Ammann. As fashion moved away from synthetic materials, the company had to review its strategies and look for new production and distribution channels. This year marked the in-house development of technical fabrics.
Continuous development efforts in close cooperation with a new customer base enabled us in back to top
1984 to further expand our production (factory building “Ib”) and to improve our material flow.Our activities in this new business line resulted in new requirements with regard to quality and testing. back to top
1986 Modernization of the administration building and setting up of an EDP system. back to top
1986 also marked the commencement of the systematic establishment of our own laboratory, including the associated equipment. back to top
1987 Extension of production/warehouse/inspection (factory building 2: approx. 2,000 qm). back to top
1988 Extension of the just-in-time warehouse (connecting building 1). back to top
1989 Extension of the just-in-time warehouse (connecting building 2). back to top
1990 Extension of production/warehouse/inspection (factory building 3: approx. 2,000 qm).
1990 Appointment of a full-time quality assurance manager.
Mattes & Ammann prepared its first quality manual in-house in accordance with DIN 9000 – 9004. This quality manual was developed in close co-operation with staff and the relevant foremen, not just imposed by management.
In the meantime, specification and certification management became an integral part of every article, order and customer, ensuring the level of quality required by the market.
Our quality assurance department is a staff unit that reports directly to the management and decides on quality-issues independently.
1993 Setting up of a service centre, precision rolling, cutting work on rolls, punching work for the engineering sector, doubling work.
1993 Purchase of our factory building 2 (former ready-made and piece goods manufacturer).
1993 Takeover of the assets of Bobaby Amriswil, Switzerland.
1994 Setting up of a circular knitting facility, a separate division having approx. 50 machines.
1994 Foundation of a subsidiary in Switzerland: F. Roth & Partner AG.
1994 Introduction of a TQM (Total Quality Management) program.
1995 Construction of a separate facility for incoming yarn (connecting building 4).
1995 Setting up of a separate terminal for inbound and outbound deliveries for commissioned work.
1995 Certification audit Quality assurance in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001
1995 Preparation of an environmental statement.
1996 Completion of production hall 4 (approx. 5,500 m²) in plant 1.
1996 Digitalisation of production / raw material control.
1996 Installation of: knitting mill 5
1996 new raw material control facilities
1996 final goods inspection 2
1996 finished goods warehouse in hall 4
1996 new laboratory premises
1996 heating / emergency power generator / compressor / sprinkler system
1996 sampling facilities
1996 computer centre
1996 central technical department for knitting mills and
1996 Monitoring audit Quality assurance in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001
1996 Validation Eco-Management in accordance with the European eco-audit regulation 1836/93 (EMAS)
1996 Certification Eco-Management in accordance with 1995 DIN EN ISO 14001
1996 Preparation Occupational safety Certification 1997 in accordance with SCC**
1996 Preparation of a simplified environmental statement.
1996 Participation in research projects.
1996 Ecology award.
1996 Purchase of a fully automated cropping machine.
1996 Establishment of occupational safety management.
1997 Monitoring audit Quality assurance in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001
1997 Certification Eco-Management in accordance with 1995 DIN EN ISO 14001
1997 Monitoring audit Eco-Management in accordance with 1995 DIN EN ISO 14001
1997 Certification Occupational safety in accordance with SCC**
1997 Preparation of a simplified environmental statement.
1997 Expansion of machinery stock by approx. 50 machines.
1997 Participation in research projects
1997 Ecology award.
1997 Digitalisation of final goods inspection 2 / expansion of EDP department.
1997 Introduction of a EDP-controlled product life cycle record.
1997 Participation in various research projects initiated by the federal state of Baden-Württemberg.
1998 Certification audit Quality assurance in accordance with VDA, vol. 6 part 1
1998 Digitalisation of final goods inspection 1.
1998 Certification Eco-Management in accordance with the Eco-Tex standard 1000
1998 Monitoring audit Eco-Management in accordance with 1995 DIN EN ISO 14001
1998 Monitoring audit Occupational safety in accordance with SCC**
1998 Ecology award.
1998 Participation in research projects.
1998 Preparation of an environmental statement.
1998 PStart of planning for plant 3.
1998 Leasing of contractor facilities, designated “plant 4“.
1998 Preparation of a 25-year plan for M & A.
1999 Certification of the first product in accordance with the Eco-Tex Standard 100 Plus.
1999 Two monitoring audits Quality assurance in accordance with VDA, vol. 6 part 1
1999 Revalidation Eco-Management in accordance with the European eco-audit regulation 1836/93 (EMAS) as amended
1999 Rezertifizierung Eco-Management in accordance with 1995 DIN EN ISO 14001
1999 Konformitätsaudit Eco-Management in accordance with the Eco-Tex standard 1000
1999 Überwachungsaudit Arbeitssicherheit in accordance with SCC**
1999 Commencement of construction of plant 3 (3 halls measuring approx. 7,500 m²).
1999 Acquisition of „Design-Studio-Meiser“, known within the market for 30 years.
1999 Planning and installation of knitting mills 6 and 7 for 2000.
1999 Planning / consideration of warp knitting facility 2 for 2000.
1999 Take-over of the activities of a partner company (yard goods / circular knitting goods).
1999 First licence for Europe for Outlast, Boulder, Colorado, USA (knitted fabric for mattresses).
1999 Preparation of a simplified environmental statement.
1999 Preparation of first quality assurance brochure.
1999 Participation in research projects.
1999 Ecology award.
2000 Two monitoring audits Quality assurance in accordance with VDA, vol. 6 part 1
2000 Preparation ISO/TS 16949 Quality assurance in accordance with VDA, vol. 6 part 1
2000 Monitoring audit Eco-Management in accordance with 1995 DIN EN ISO 14001
2000 Conformity audit Eco-Management in accordance with the Eco-Tex standard 1000
2000 Recertification audit Occupational safety in accordance with SCC**
2000 Preparation of second quality assurance brochure.
2000 Activity report including calendar.
2000 Completion of plant 3, production halls 1, 2 and 3 (approx. 7,500 m2).
2000 Ecology award.
2000 Participation in research projects.
2000 Preparation of a simplified environmental statement.
2000 Discontinuation of plant 4, which had been leased since 1998.
2000 Relocation and integration of “Design Studio Meister”, which was acquired in 1999/2000, including some 25,000 designs.
2000 Separate design + development department established
2000 Employment of a qualified designer.
2000 Departmental staffing levels bolstered.
2000 Installation of development knitting mill.
2000 Complete re-organisation.
2000 Restructuring of plants 1, 2 and 3.
2000 Capacity expansion by: Installation of
2000 2 new knitting mills
2000 one additional knitting mill in preparation
2000 1 warp knitting mill = capacity increase of approx. 10 million m²/year
2000 Acquisition of the development department of a synthetic fibre manufacturer, including approx. 30,000 designs.
2000 Conclusion of a licence agreement with the world’s largest producer of warp-knit goods.
2000 FKT quality mark – completion of a 4-year research project –ITV Denkendorf and the federal state of Baden-Württemberg.
2000 Introduction of cultural management.
2001 Establishment of a physical laboratory 2.
2001 Harmonisation of EDP / Citrix system.
2001 Granting of power of attorney to W. Moser – representative of the company management.
2001 3-year project / change of EDP language.
2001 Purchase of the premises of a pig-fattening operation, together with a partner, in order to provide a building site for plant 3.
2001 New establishment of knitting mill 7
2001 New establishment of knitting mill 8
2001 Purchase of production machines (double-digit figure).
2001 Preparation of third quality assurance brochure
2001 Purchase of plant 4 – utilisation as an external warehouse.
2001 Certification audit Quality assurance in accordance with ISO/TS 16949
2001 Monitoring audit Eco-Management in accordance with 1995 DIN EN ISO 14001
2001 Rezertifizierungsaudit Eco-Management in accordance with the Eco-Tex standard 1000
2001 Monitoring audit Occupational safety in accordance with SCC**
2001 Preparation of an environmental statement and the first sustainability report.
2001 Ecology award.
2001 Activity report including calendar.
2001 Participation in various research projects.
2001 Conversion of MATTES & AMMANN GmbH & Co. KG to Mattes & Ammann KG.
2002 Optimisation of power supply / plant 1.
2002 Monitoring audit Quality assurance in accordance with ISO/TS 16949
2002 Revalidation Eco-Management in accordance with the European eco-audit regulation 1836/93 (EMAS) as amended
2002 Recertification Eco-Management in accordance with 1995 DIN EN ISO 14001
2002 Monitoring audit in accordance with SCC**
2002 Conformity audit in accordance with the Eco-Tex standard 1000
2002 Participation in various research projects.
2002 Preparation of a simplified environmental statement and the second sustainability report.
2002 Preparation of fourth quality assurance brochure
2002 Activity report including calendar.
2002 AVANTEX 2002 prize for innovation for the development work carried out together with the institute for textile technology at the RWTH university in Aachen (Institut für Textiltechnik RWTH Aachen).
2002 Purchase of production machines (double-digit figure).
2002 Purchase of land / site extension.
2002 Expansion of logistics operations / purchase of various industrial trucks.
2002 Yard restoration in plants 2 and 4.
2002 Commencement of business relations in the US.
2002 Ecology award.
2002 Complete take-over of the premises of a former pig-fattening operation.
2002 Planning start – new administration.
2002 Two process audits of major customers – direct = green.
2003 Complete overhaul of accounting EDP.
2003 Take-over of the design archive / collection of Hepatex Switzerland.
2003 Purchase of third tensile strength test machine / laboratory.
2003 Large-scale machinery relocation to optimise production and operations.
2003 Health management / training / quiz / prizes.
2003 Consolidation of corporate identity.
2003 Co-operation negotiations.
2003 Purchase of production machines.
2003 Expansion of administration 2 – official contract awarded / construction stage 3.
2003 Certification audit Quality assurance in accordance with ISO/TS 16949:2002
2003 Monitoring audit Eco-Management in accordance with 1995 DIN EN ISO 14001
2003 Conformity audit Eco-Management in accordance with the Eco-Tex standard 1000
2003 Certification audit Occupational safety in accordance with OHSAS 18001
2003 Recertification audit Occupational safety in accordance with SCC**
2003 Monitoring audit Occupational safety in accordance with OHSAS
2003 Preparation of a simplified environmental statement and the third sustainability report.
2003 Preparation of fifth quality assurance brochure.
2003 Activity report including calendar.
2003 Participation in various research projects.
2003 Ecology award.
2003 MATTES & AMMANN wins tennis tournament “Jedermannsturnier 2003”.
2003 Cultural management / hike 5 July 2003.
2004 Official announcement that Mrs Mattes is passing the entire business on to Mr Larsén/Mattes.
2004 Completion of construction stage 1 – administration 2
2004 Completion of construction stage 2 – former administration
2004 Completion of construction stage 3 by the end of the year – expansion of administration 2
2004 Yard restored – plant 1.
2004 Amalgamation of five records offices into one central records office.
2004 Installation of new telephone system / expansion of internal telecommunications.
2004 Complete replacement of hardware in the EDP area.
2004 Relocation from the previous administration office into the new administration premises.
2004 Establishment of a media centre.
2004 Optimisation of light installation final goods inspection
2004 In late 2004, installation of a completely new laboratory (relocation from plant 4, upper floor, to new premises) including the addition of new instrumentation.
2004 Lodged application for building permit for hall 4, plant 3; obtained permit.
2004 Successful implementation of three automotive pilot lots.
2004 Company signage / lighting installed for plant 1.
2004 Purchase of land / site extension.
2004 Construction of car parks – administrative offices.
2004 Optimisation of lighting installations for final goods inspection.
2004 QA staff reinforced by Mr F Gauggel.
2004 Employment of a new knitting engineer.
2004 New recruitments: 30 staff.
2004 Purchase of production machines (double-digit figure).
2004 Optimisation of alignment on 55 circular knitting machines with large diameters.
2004 Conversion of 10 machines for product optimisation.
2004 Installation of operating system in knitting mill 1.
2004 Numerous training sessions in connection with the replacement of EDP software planned for January 2005.
2004 In 2003/2004, first 0 ppm rating for a delivery by M&A to an OEM.
2004 Health management – training – check-ups.
2004 171 staff were awarded silver medals for health care examinations (for 2003).
2004 Several process audits passed summa cum laude.
2004 Monitoring audit Quality assurance in accordance with ISO/TS 16949:2002
2004 Monitoring audit Eco-Management in accordance with 1995 DIN EN ISO 14001
2004 Monitoring audit Occupational safety in accordance with SCC**
2004 Preparation of an environmental statement and the fourth sustainability report.
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2004 Activity report including calendar.
2004 Participation in various research projects
2004 Ecology award.
2004 MATTES & AMMANN wins tennis tournament “Jedermannsturnier 2004”.
2004 MATTES & AMMANN achieves 1st place in shooting tournament, individual category, and 2nd place in the team category.
2004 MATTES & AMMANN takes part in a penalty shoot-out tournament.
2004 Cultural management – hike 24 July 2004
2004 Alternative programme (rain): Neuhausen open-air museum.
2004 Cultural management – initiation of new “shirt campaign”.
2004 Cultural management – European Championship bet, award ceremony.
2004 Highly successful action programmes.
2004 Expansion of sales organisation and introduction of deeper structure via budget and individual responsibility.
2004 Introduction of home offices.
2004 HEIMTEX product launch – vitamin E
2004 Introduction / optimisation of internet search engine platform.
2004 Start of internet marketing.
2004 Preparation of brochure titled “A short story on quality” (Eine kleine Geschichte zum Thema Qualität).
2004 M & A coat of arms becomes the company’s brand.
2004 Further strengthening of corporate identity for a wide range of products.back to top
2005 Monitoring audit Quality assurance in accordance with ISO/TS 16949:2002
2005 Revalidation Eco-Management in accordance with EMAS
2005 Recertification audit Eco-Management in accordance with 1995 DIN EN ISO 14001
2005 Recertification audit Occupational safety in accordance with SCC**
2005 Recertification audit Occupational safety in accordance with OHSAS 18001
2005 Preparation of a simplified environmental statement and the fifth sustainability report.
2005 Preparation of seventh quality assurance brochure.
2005 Activity report including calendar.
2005 Participation in various research projects.
2005 Ecology award.
2005 After three years of preparation and six months’ training of every staff member, complete software replacement at the turn of the year without any downtime. 300 further improvements and programme enhancements completed by 31 March 2005.Entire process completed by 1 April 2005.
2005 Granting of power of attorney to Thomas Ganz, Finance / Human Resources.
2005 Appointment of Eberhard Keinath as manager of the Heimtex division.
2005 Purchase of production machines (double-digit figure).
2005 Purchase of land / site extension.
2005 Preparation of World of Vision / report on new developments.
2005 General overhaul of 55 machines.
2005 Health management – training – check-ups.
2005 216 staff were awarded silver medals for health care examinations (for 2004).
2005 Introduction of an M & A health bonus system.
2005 Introduction of AOK (state health insurance scheme) health bonus system.
2005 Health management – training – check-ups.
2005 Cultural management – hike 02.07.05
2005 MATTES & AMMANN wins second place in the “Jedermannsturnier 2005” tennis tournament.
2005 Successful realisation of action programme.
2005 Introduction of the new AEROSTAR product.
2005 Introduction of a yarn created through a new spinning process, developed in Japan.
2005 Development of a technical fibre having special properties
2005 Registration of new proprietary rights
2006 Recertification Quality management ISO/TS 16949:2002
2006 Monitoring audit Eco-Management DIN EN ISO 14001
2006 Conformity audit Eco-Management Oekotex Standard 1000
2006 Monitoring audit Occupational safety OHSAS 18001
2006 Monitoring audit Occupational safety SCC**
2006 Preparation of a simplified environmental statement and the sixth sustainability report
2006 Preparation of eighth quality assurance brochure
2006 Activity report including calendar
2006 Participation in various research projects
2006 Ecology award
2006 223 staff were awarded silver medals for health care examinations (for 2005)
2006 Health management – training – check-ups
2006 Cultural management hike on 1 July 2006
2006 Registration of new proprietary rights
2006 Introduction of fully automated cost accounting
2006 Take-over of the knitting activities of a competitor
2006 Establishment of the “world of parts”
2006 FKT – 1 st certificate of the mattress fabric industry
2006 Record results: fewest ever errors – mattress fabrics
2006 Record results: fewest ever errors – warp knitting
2006 Prize for 1000th suggested improvement
2006 The Chairman and the Executive Board appoint Herr Larsen/ Mattes to the senate of the Federal Association for Economic Development and Foreign Trade (BWA)
2006 ... numerous awards for sport
2006 Snow disaster ruling/company roofs
2006 Deutsche Bahn uses M&A fabrics in its Intercity-Express trains
2006 Quality testing confirms them as Q1 supplier
2006 Conversion of 5 knitting mills connected with gross investment/Heimtex division
2006 Introduction of ECONOMY product range
2006 Compressor unit – all-inclusive investment for company
2006 Record results in production
2007 Monitoring audit Quality management ISO/TS 16949:2002
2007 Monitoring audit Eco-Management DIN EN ISO 14001
2007 Monitoring audit Occupational safety OHSAS 18001
2007 Monitoring audit Occupational safety SCC**
2007 Preparation of an environmental statement and the seventh sustainability report
2007 Preparation of ninth quality assurance brochure
2007 Activity report including calendar
2007 Participation in various research projects
2007 Ecology award
2007 218 staff were awarded silver medals for health care examinations (for 2006)
2007 Health management – training – check-ups
2007 Cultural management hike on 30 June 2007
2007 ... numerous awards in sport
2007 Registration of rights
2007 EDP World” server area fully modernised
2007 Nanomed introduction and market launch
2007 Nanosafe introduction and market launch
2007 ... increased capacity...
2007 Appointment of Herrn Haigis as Head of Purchasing
2007 Laboratory expansion
2007 Construction schedule for Plant 3 Hall 5
2007 ALL arrange a day for Herr Mattes at Mattes & Ammann in celebration of his 50th birthday, including a top quality meal
2007 Increased media activities in television/radio/press
2007 Ecoplanet market launch
2007 Electronic archiving implemented
2007 Record year for Mattes & Ammann in terms of turnover/production volume
2008 Monitoring audit Quality management ISO/TS 16949:2002
2008 Revalidation Eco-Management EMAS
2008 Recertification Eco-Management DIN EN ISO 14001
2008 Recertification Occupational safety OHSAS 18001
2008 Recertification Occupational safety SCC **
2008 Certification audit Culture management SA 8000
2008 1 st periodical audit Culture management SA 8000
2008 Preparation of a simplified environmental statement and the eighth sustainability report
2008 Preparation of tenth quality assurance brochure
2008 Activity report including calendar
2008 Participation in various research projects
2008 Ecology award
2008 225 staff were awarded silver medals for health care examinations (for 2007)
2008 Health management – training – check-ups
2008 Cultural management hike on 21 June 2008
2008 ... numerous awards for sport
2008 Registration of rights
2008 Construction and completion of Hall 5 Plant 3
2008 Total optimisation of logistics in Plant 3
2008 1st REACH-compliant automobile product in Europe
2008 Certification in line with SA 8000 Social Accountability (1st company in Germany , 1st company in textile industry as supplier to the European Automobile Industry)
2008 Automotive customer audit achieved 100%
2008 Company changed from KG (limited partnership) to GmbH & Co. KG (limited partnership with a limited liability company as general partner)
2008 LEA/ Caritas/ Department of Trade and Industry Baden-Württemberg confer the SOCIAL COMMITMENT 2008 award on Mattes & Ammann
2008 Media activities
2008 Start of paper-free office project
2008 Herr Wessel promoted to Head of Final Quality Control
2008 Patent take-over from insolvent competitors
2008 Birthday celebration for Herr Larsen/ Mattes in PALAZZO with ALL
2008 SA 8000 1st periodical audit
2008 ... was, with the completion of the new Hall 5 in Plant 3 and the complete revision of the logistics system, a year in which the company itself achieved one of the highest levels of optimisation and became more efficient than ever
2009 Recertification audit Quality management ISO/TS 16949:2002
2009 Monitoring audit Eco-Management DIN EN ISO 14001
2009 Conformity audit Eco-Management Öko-Tex Standard 1000
2009 Monitoring audit Occupational safety OHSAS 18001
2009 Monitoring audit Occupational safety SCC **
2009 2nd periodical audit Culture management SA 8000
2009 3nd periodical audit Culture management SA 8000
2009 Preparation of a simplified environmental statement and the ninth sustainability report
2009 Preparation of eleventh quality assurance brochure
2009 Activity report including calendar
2009 Participation in various research projects
2009 Ecology award
2009 216 staff were awarded silver medals for health care examinations (for 2008)
2009 Health management – training – check-ups
2009 Cultural management hike on 27 June 2009
2009 Registration of rights
2009 ... numerous awards for sport
2009 Restructuring measures due to the global economic crisis, separation of contract work/short time work and reductions in working times, new high level focus... everything implemented in a very short time frame.
The company is delighted that all work on the new building and the complete restructuring of logistics was completed in 2008, meaning that it can now dedicate itself to the new challenges posed by the new economic situation.
2009 Take-over of 2 orders from weakened competition
2009 C. Larsen/ Mattes selected as 1st chairman of AFBW (Alliance of fibre-based materials Baden-Württemberg)
2009 Mister Rudi Eisch named as QMB/ QSL
2009 Take-over of knitting units from closing businesses
2009 Establishment of insolvency management system, as this is a growing issue for both customers and suppliers
2009 Contact made with potential customers in the Middle East
2009 Acquisition of several production units / despite the poor state of the economy
2009 Relocation of country road L440 continues to push ahead
2009 Award in ITV for FKT – “Ort der Idee” (Place of idea) - M&A has been supporting this for years
2009 Plant 4 set up as pure retained stock warehouse for the automobile industry
2009 Plant 2 complete / logistics / optimised
2009 Plant 3 Central machinery depot completed (over 100 machines...)
2009 Air conditioning design / implementation / laboratory / OEM requirements completed
2009 Textile labelling laws / Total review of 16,000 items
2009 Qualification initiative in the field of quality management
2009 Baden-Württemberg recognises M&A for its social commitment in 2009
2009 Holiday pay/ Christmas pay 100 % paid
2009 Frau Weede – Authorised representative - 40 years with the company
2009 Machine maintenance including installation of 100 to 150,000 needles and replacement of many eyelets...
2009 Completion of central registry
2009 Expansion of MACom (Mattes & Ammann Communication)
2009 Cluster event (Haus der Wirtschaft, Stuttgart) 2009
2010 Monitoring audit Quality management in accordance with ISO/TS 16949:2002
2010 Monitoring audit Eco-Management in accordance with DIN EN ISO 14001
2010 Recertification Eco-Management in accordance with Öko-Tex Standard 1000
2010 Monitoring audit Occupational safety OHSAS 18001
2010 Monitoring audit Occupational safety SCC**
2010 4 th periodical audit Culture management SA 8000
2010 5 th periodical audit Culture management SA 8000
2010 Preparation of a simplified environmental statement and the ninth sustainability report
2010 Preparation of twelfth quality assurance brochure
2010 Activity report including calendar
2010 Participation in various research projects
2010 Ecology award
2010 215 staff were awarded silver medals for health care examinations (for 2009)
2010 Health management – training – check-ups
2010 Cultural management hike 26 June 2010
2010 Registration of proprietary rights
2010 ... numerous awards for sport
2010 The positive business development shown in 2009 continues and we are gaining ground fast
2010 Air conditioning / laboratory according to EN ISO 139 / OEM Monitoring Audit, Result 100 %
2010 Establishment of a dyeing laboratory for quality assurance
2010 Road relocation project L440 continues
2010 AEO Customs Certificate (achieved after 1 1/2 years...)
2010 Major pump investment in Plant 3 / securing slope water
2010 Active takeover / by auction / of competitor
2010 Supplier Award for Automobile Supplier 2009
2010 TRL Audit (Technical Revision Supplier) Result = 100 %
2010 Participation in Sustainability Initiative, Baden-Württemberg / Environment Ministry
2010 Mattes & Ammann assigns licence
2010 Receives substantial automobile orders
2010 Construction permit for Hall 6 obtained (... but is being kept in reserve ...)
2010 Catastrophic increase in price of raw materials
2010 Football World Cup - M&A - TOTO
2010 Mr Mehl appointed as acting Head of Internal Sales
2010 Fabric Vision with ca. 70 new designs launched on the market
2010 Market launch of Federleicht (Featherlight)
2010 Market launch of transformer technology
2010 Market launch of products with sustainable raw materials
2010 Market launch of Aerostar Foam - 3 D foam
2010 Market launch of textile for seat recognition system
2010 Acquisition of several production units
2010 Investment of ca. 100,000 Euros for laboratory expansion (4 stretch tensile test machines... air permeability equipment...)
2010 Decision to sell our former associate company Roth & Partner in Switzerland, Decision to start up Mattes & Ammann AG in Switzerland
2010 Road renovation Knitting Mills 1 + 2
2011 Monitoring audit Quality management in accordance with ISO/TS 16949:2002
2011 Recertification audit Eco-Management in accordance with DIN EN ISO 14001
2011 Revalidation Eco-Management EMAS
2011 Recertification audit Occupational safety OHSAS 18001
2011 Recertification audit Occupational safety SCC
2011 Recertification audit Culture management SA 8000
2011 1st periodical audit Culture management SA 8000
2011 Preparation of a simplified environmental statement and the tenth sustainability report
2011 Mr B. Mehl appointed as Head of Internal Sales
2011 Preparation of thirteenth quality assurance brochure
2011 Activity report including calendar
2011 Participation in various research projects
2011 Ecology award
2011 233 staff were awarded silver medals for health care examinations (for 2010)
2011 Health management – training – check-ups
2011 Cultural management / hike 02 July 2011
2011 Registration of proprietary rights
2011 ... numerous awards for sport
2011 M&A celebrates its 60 th anniversary
2011 Mr Larsen Mattes increases endowment funds by ca. 250,000 Euros to 750,000 Euros
2011 Techtextil Innovation prize awarded to M&A/Partner – fog-basking beetle
2011 MACom – paperless factory – currently in active transition
2011 Economy remains lively in 1st quarter, weakens in the 2nd quarter, rallies again in the 3rd and 4th quarters - overall, however, a very good business year
2011 Once again installation of over 100,000 /preventative measures taken in terms of quality
2011 Road relocation project L440 moves forward in a positive direction
2011 Acquisition of various high tech production facilities, properly invested...
2011 Control / investment/ optimisation of raw materials
2011 Sustainable products /development /automobile industry
2011 Involvement in Daimler Sindelfingen trade fair – green materials
2011 Quality management – Training initiative continued
2011 Archive taken over from competitor is digitalised and integrated
2011 Renovation of Plant 2
2011 Renovation of Plant 4
2011 Pioneer event – German course- for employees, successfully completed after 2 years
2011 A client of M&A is a test winner in the Stiftung Warentest (German consumer organisation)
2011 M&A attends ITMA / Barcelona / with entire technical team
2011 Interview Radio SWR 4 / Television short report SWR 3
2011 Fabric Vision 2011/2012 launched on the market
2012 Recertification audit Quality management in accordance with ISO/TS 16949:2009
Monitoring audit Eco-Management in accordance with DIN EN ISO 14001
Monitoring audit Eco-Management EMAS
Conformity audit Eco-Management in accordance with Oeko-Tex® Standard 1000
Monitoring audit Occupational safety OHSAS 18001
Monitoring Audit Occupational safety SCC**
2nd preiodical audit Culture management SA 8000
3rd periodical audit Culture management SA 8000
2012 Patent application....
2012 Installation of development and research project internal „sandmann“resulting in more than 40 improvements
2012 Electronic filing from 1 January 2012 also in the accounting centre of the interoffice
2012 Investment in completely new computer centre of electronic data processing
2012 Introduction of the internal Mattes & Ammann – Sustainability Award for employees
2012 Ecology award
2012 Awarding of health plan medals
2012 Processor purchased
2012 Plant 1+ 3 renovated inside and out
2012 Completion of the internal charge carrier concept
2012 Training... more than ever. Additional Qualifications / development of occupational competence Training schedule sophisticated overall
2012 Radio reporters come to our fields to see Marlene
2012 German evening news (Abendschau) discusses Marlene
2012 The district administrator, the mayor, a member of the German parliament and many other guests cause a stir in Tieringen by coming to see Marlene.
2012 Culture management hike on 30 June 2012
2012 Plant 3 hall 6 extension of building permit
2012 Commission of Mattes & Ammann‘s overall development plan through municipality
2012 Consolidation of property
2012 Chairman of the “Allianz Faserbasierter Werkstoffe Baden-Württemberg e.V.” Cluster
2012 Areas of Activity – Production Facilities
2012 Member of the Automotive Cluster, Chamber of Industry and Commerce
2012 Member of the Light-Weight Design Cluster
2012 Member of Technical Textiles Cluster
2012 Cluster Technische Textilien – Mitglied
2012 30 year anniversary of the company / Mr. Mattes
2012 Delivery of home textiles collection – Fabric Vision
2012 Business initiative Baden-Württemberg / Sustainable business management
2012 Delivery of activity report/calendar
2013 Monitoring audit Quality management in accordance with ISO/TS 16949:2009
Monitoring audit Eco-Management in accordance with DIN EN ISO 14001
Monitoring audit Eco-Management EMAS
Certification audit Eco-Management in accordance with Oeko-Tex® STeP
Monitoring audit Occupational safety in accordance with OHSAS 18001
Monitoring Audit Occupational safety in accordance with SCC**
4th periodical audit Culture management in accordance with SA 8000
5th periodical audit Culture management in accordance with SA 8000
2013 Compostable polyester project
2013 M & A elected as Company of the Month by the Hohensteiner Institute
2013 M & A becomes silver member of Trevira CS
2013 M & A gives a 453.78 € health bonus to every eligible employee
2013 Ecology award
2013 Awarding of 242 health plan silver medals
2013 First awarding of 79 health plan gold/silver medals
2013 The Sustainability Initiative led by the Ministry of Environment of Baden-Württemberg becomes tangible
2013 The steel composite plate project moves forward...
2013 Over 30 machines are equipped with special parts by/for M & A (2.000 parts).
2013 Large-scale general reconditioning of approx. 15 machines
2013 M & A becomes increasingly appealing to bus industry.
2013 Railway industry projects successful (cautiously phrased)
2013 Sustainability award granted by Oeko-Tex® – Winner – After nomination
2013 Culture management hike on 29 June 2013
2013 Order confirmations with M & A become electronic
2013 Sustainable textile production (STeP) certified by OEKO-TEX®. We were the first company in the EU to reach maximum level
2013 Invoices with M & A become electronic: project window 2013/2014 / Implementation on 1 January 2014
2013 Registration of proprietary rights
2013 Optimisation of logistics/pallet carts/pallets/exchange pallets
2013 Knitting mill 3 + 5 receive a completely new assembly line
2013 Relocation of country road L440 – progress is agonisingly slow.
2013 Hungarian lowlands - Transfer of 110,000 Marlene plants
2013 Marlene harvest in Tieringen, nearly 300 people attend
2013 Delivery of home textiles collection – Fabric Vision
2013 We consider a certification according to Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS): first product in 2013/14
2013 Delivery of activity report/calendar
2013 German Railway Audit – highest level Q1 achieved
2013 Installation of second design archive
2013 Allianz Faserbasierter Werkstoffe Baden-Württemberg e.V.” Cluster obtains the label “Cluster-Excellence Baden-Württemberg” from Secretary of State for Trade and Industry of Baden-Württemberg.
2014 Sending of the 2014 activity report
2014 Purchase of two special large knitting machines
2014 Upgrade of the special cutting technology
2014 Reorganisation of the knitting mill
2014 “Optimisation” of the personnel in final goods control
2014 Termination set for „Mauthe Fabrik“
2014 New concept in the final goods control
2014 Fashion show Mönchengladbach - MARLENE
2014 MARLENE on the radio
2014 Digitalisation of invoices goes into final stages.
2014 Customer audit – concluded very positively - 98 %
2014 Sustainability commitment Baden-Württemberg continues to develop well.
2014 SA 8000 audit
2014 Land purchase for a finishing realignment of the M&A land area
2014 Monitoring audit STeP by Oeko-Tex®
2014 Radio interview
2014 Intensive creation of patterns with TESLA…
2014 Inventory taken with only 0.14 % deviation… Great!!
2014 Highest linear meter production in one year since set-up.
2015 Purchase of a large dyeing machine
2015 Management review/new strategy documents
2015 ISO TS 16949 certification
2015 Heimtex trade fair– M&A receives prize – Silver Member 2015 Trevira CS Club for 3rd time in a row
2015 Cologne trade fair– Mr Moser in Jury (Haustex - Star)
2015 Mr Mattes in Thailand / invitation from biggest PES producer in the world
2015 Health plan award
2015 Final goods control machines electronically optimised
2015 Techtextil trade fair - M&A exhibits for first time at the Baden-Württemberg International
(bw-i) joint stand.
2015 Presentation at Interzum by W. Moser on the topic of sustainability
2015 Barometer of success – great value
2015 Begin / 2 – 3 months end of termination for Mauthe Fabrik
2015 Expansion of finishing plants in the PES range
2015 Expansion of finishing plants in the cotton / natural fibre range
2015 Press interview
2015 Purchase of several large diameter knitting machines
2015 Japan shows interest in our railway quality / delivery.
2015 Health Day with German public health insurance company (AOK)
2015 Ecology award ceremony
2015 Sustainability award for 2015 staff announced
2015 Health plan medal handed out – silver
2015 Eco-management monitoring audit
2015 AOK check up for all…
2015 Mr Mattes travels to Japan – possible partner?
2015 Ramp construction / new loading units created – optimisation
2015 Our dyeing machine is functioning well and goes into production.
2015 A knitting mill is offered to us…
2015 TESLA goes into production with us.
2015 Meeting days (4 days) concluded
2015 Programme of action with 47 special projects in operation
2015 20th environmental statement – anniversary edition… sent
2015 Mattes – Fisch… optimised
2015 Health plan medal awarded silver – gold
2015 Special needle design with global market leaders… delivered
2015 English course – certification awarded
2015 SA 8000 audit
2015 MARLENE in Wirtschaftswoche [German magazine]
2015 MARLENE completion of machines / development
2015 Yearly company hike
2015 LED technology brought into production machines for the first time.
2015 Back therapy training and back pain prevention with AOK in our various departments
2015 Sustainability meeting / Ministry of the Environment Baden-Württemberg
2015 New stacker design implemented – approx. 30 units
2015 M & A newly developed machine technology goes into production.
2015 Tournament „Jedermannsturnier“ sponsored by M & A
2015 VDA label improvement / traceability
2015 Harvest of MARLENE in Hungary, approx. 8 hectares
2015 QA brochures finished on time / printed / shipped
2015 Tradesman work carried out during company vacation
2015 Purchase of further production units
2015 Convertible roof lining series start-up
2015 Development of knitted glass fibre with patent application
2015 Patent application for Easyair (temperature adjusting quilt + spacer fabric)
2015 Development of mattress border continues
2015 Fabric Vision concept renewed
2015 Apollo projects progress, e.g. railway /tracks/GOTS /banners/flags/and much more.
2015 Occupational safety monitoring audit
2015 Mr Mattes was invited to personally meet Dr. Zetsche / Daimler Benz.
2015 Mr Mattes was invited to Summer Festival in Bellevue Palace by German President Gauck.
2015 AFBW is granted a large subsidy from ministry director Rebstock/ Ministry of Economics.
2015 After a long 17 years the rerouting of L440 is progressing at am amazing speed… great!
2015 We gained a new architect - unfortunately previous architect retired…we were very sorry to see him go.
2015 Authorised Economic Operator (AOE) certification
2015 Occupational safety certification
2015 Negotiations for takeover of orders from liquidating competitors
2015 25 year anniversary of Intechnica our environmental certification body
2015 150 year anniversary of our principal bank
2015 Newly developed Textil Interieur eligible for patent
2015 After 24 years we have a new mayor, Mr Frank Schroft.
2015 Fabric Vision - new collection of mattress fabric finished
2015 Furniture fabric – first-time small collection… finished
2015 2nd AOK day/presentation/sustainability award for staff every 3 years and much more…
2015 Adidas considers production in Germany… maybe with us…
2015 M&A plans a special feature in 2015 …
the seed must first be fully planted…
but by the end it will certainly feel „comfortable“…
2015 2015 activity report sent
2015 Team enhanced with master craftsmen
2015 Textiles course/qualification in-house / Reutlingen
2015 AFBW trade fair Composite Stuttgart / Fiber push / administration / subsidy
2015 L 440 road rerouting, various efforts
2015 AOK day / presentation/ training/ retirement/ anniversaries/Sustainability award for staff
2015 Etiquette training – in-house
2015 Special design for fabric laying machine initiated
2015 20-25 persons / ITMA / Milan
2015 Farewell to Mayor Mennig who leaves office after 24 years.
2015 Inventory taken / final goods store 0,11 % deviation
2015 2 new large knitting machines / special design / sampling
2015 Highest production (35,340,649.62 lm) in one year since set-up
2016 Trade fair Heimtex/Frankfurt presentation of first bio-degradable mattress cover to our customers
2016 Trade fair Heimtex – M&A receives award – Silver Member 2016 Trevira CS Club for 4th time in a row.
2016 Trade fair IMM/Cologne – Mr Moser in Jury (Haustex-Star)
2016 Management review/new strategy documents
2016 ISO/TS 16949 certification
2016 Appointment of the new mayor / swearing-in ceremony
2016 Visit from Dr. Hoffmeister-Kraut (our current minister of economic affairs in Baden-Württemberg)
with her mother
2016 Presentation of our new company physician
2016 Massive preparatory work for accreditation / training
2016 Textile training in-house from Professor Schäch, Mr Knecht
2016 Supplier audit carried out on our finisher
2016 Mattes & Ammann actively involved in design and construction of building 6
2016 Adidas continues to be interested in working with us.
2016 Appointment with the Stuttgart department of transport / rerouting of road L440
2016 Environmental report sent
2016 Accreditation of Mattes & Ammann laboratory
2016 Programme of action with 44 special projects in operation
2016 Topic: Digitalisation - Industrie 4.0
2016 GOTS and IVN inspection
2016 Anniversaries for many staff members
2016 First-time award of the gold medal health plan
2016 Further improvement of packaging management
2016 Launched major overhaul of machines in knitting mill 1
2016 Large investment / servers / virtual servers / IT
2016 Complete exchange of the forklift fleet from Jungheinrich to Linde concluded
2016 Mr Mattes director of AFBW executive board / various appointments / executive meeting
Presentation of subsidy for AFBW from undersecretary Leßnerkraus
2016 Launched major overhaul of machines in knitting mill 3 and 5
2016 Certifications for quality / environment / occupational safety / SA 8000 / sustainability
2016 Many publications / radio interviews / radio talk
2016 Health plan medals awarded / 64 x Gold / 4 x Gold/silver
2016 Massive fire safety team training
2016 Massive training for safety officers
2016 New project leader for rerouting of L 440 – now things are moving.
2016 First order for fencing pants material received
2016 Microsoft visits us in Tieringen.
2016 Company hike / Daimler museum / Bärenschlössle
2016 Mattes & Ammann soccer bet / European championship
2016 Various customers look to M & A for cleaning cloth quality / new market.
2016 Received accreditation certificate for laboratory
2016 Special announcement regarding accreditation of the laboratory sent
2016 QA brochures sent
2016 Stacking machine / received / now in operation
2016 New development with Japan, more on this later
2016 Mr Mattes invited for 2nd time to Summer Festival in Bellevue Palace by German President Gauck
2016 Airbus – highly interesting development – Airbus „is very pleased“
2016 Customer process audit …
2016 Customer supply audit…
2016 1st -2nd – 3rd – 4th Fabric Vision (Heimtex collection) in 2016
2016 1st -2nd – 3rd – 4th large meeting days eco-management / OS / programme of action
2016 Getting closer to „a cooperation“
2016 Acquisition of approx. 38.1 % of our supplier / partner Blanke
2016 Increase of cooperation with Blanke
2016 Our finisher Lindenfarb applies for insolvency.
2016 Development of innovative material for sports shoes
2016 Banners/Flags - market reactivated – first success in market!
2016 Mr Jonas Ganz begins work as junior sales manager.
2016 Linen development – automobile seat material
2016 Marlene - first yard goods from 2016 harvest
2016 Mrs Breckle internship with M&A
2016 Radio interview w/ Deutschlandfunk on the topic sustainability
2016 Appointment with district president regarding road rerouting
2016 Development of cut resistant material for Shared Economy / seats for automobiles, trains and buses
– vandalism protection
2016 2 x Initiative group WIN economic initiative sustainability
2017 Heimtex trade fair – M&A receives award – Silver Member 2017 Trevira CS Club for 5th time in a row.
2017 Trade fair IMM Cologne - Mr Moser in Jury (Haustex - Star)
2017 Management review - new strategy documents
2017 ISO TS 16949 certification
2017 Invitation to new year’s reception „Neues Schloß“ from Minister of Economy, Employment and Housing,
Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut
2017 Certifications for quality / environment / OS / SA 8000 / sustainability