Trützschler Acquires Interest In ERKO

Trützschler GmbH and Co. KG, Germany,
has acquired a 30-percent share in ERKO-Textilmaschinen GmbH, a Germany-based manufacturer of
specialty nonwovens machinery. The company, now known as Erko Trützschler Nonwoven GmbH, is managed
by Erwin Kock, Erko’s founder and acting partner.


Erwin Kock (center) celebrates the recent Erko-Trützschler partnership with Dr. Ing.
Michael Schürenkrämer (left) and Heinrich Trützschler, managing directors, Trützschler.

Erko Trützschler offers a complete nonwoven machinery line including bale openers, roller
cards, cross lappers, web drafters and winders, as well as card clothing from Trützschler Card
Clothing. The company is expanding its application technology department to offer solutions for a
full range of applications. It will maintain its own sales department and agencies, while also
utilizing Trützschler subsidiaries, service centers and spare parts stores worldwide, including
Charlotte-based American Truetzschler Inc.

January/February 2006