Südwolle Group, Germany, a pure wool and wool-blend worsted spun yarn manufacturer, has opened an 18,000-square-foot distribution center in Mount Airy, N.C. The center is Südwolle’s first operation in the United States. The company selected the location for its proximity to manufacturers of legwear and circular knit fabrics, which are two of its key markets. The area also provides Südwolle with convenient access to other textile, apparel and legwear manufacturers in the South and Midwest, and along the East Coast.
“The U.S. market for wool yarns is critical for us and continues to grow in importance as consumers demand more premium wool products. Through our new facility in Mount Airy, we can respond even more effectively to our customers here in the U.S.,” said Hans von Schuh, managing director, sales, Südwolle Group.