Rökona Textilwerk GmbH Is 50 – Half A Century Full Of Innovation And Textile Fascination

TUBINGEN, Germany — September 28, 2011 — The producer of technical textiles, rökona Textilwerk GmbH
from Tübingen, is celebrating its 50 years of existence. In the course of its company history
rökona has developed from an in-house supplier to an independent and strong company. The car
industry – which, amongst others, covers headlining, wind deflectors for cabriolets and shading for
glass and panorama roofs – is the biggest field of competency of the company. However, sports wear
manufacturers, hospitals and interior and furniture designers are also part of its broad customer
base. “We are constantly exploring new paths and have never shied away from challenges”, points out
Joachim Heerbaart.

The company, which was recorded in the trade register in 1961, was originally a supplier for
the Rösch parent company. Mainly individual patents were offered for artificial fibres such as
Perlon, Batistalon or Burkalon for the lingerie stores of the 1960s. The change came in the 1970s
when lingerie made of cotton was offered more and the automobile industry became increasingly
important for order volumes. Today, expansions with a joint venture in China and the company’s own
factory in Hungary are increasing production capacities for the large orders from the car industry
and the new lines.

rökona Textilwerk GmbH invests in innovation: At this year’s Techtextil trade show in
Frankfurt in June, the new development, B10e, was presented. This material is characterised by a
minimum weight of under 10 grams per square meter. Another futuristic concept is developing a
specially made manufacturing procedure that will revolutionise cutproof clothing for forest
workers. As it has its own equipped weaving factory, dye works and packaging plant, rökona can
offer a varied product range with different features. Hydrophilic, water-repellent, antibacterial,
anti-static, dirt-repellent, water resistant, abrasion-resistant and even inflammable fabrics can
be supplied by rökona. The latest challenge is the equipping of the new Volkswagen Golf Generation
with roof liner materials. This project is one of the biggest car industry orders in Europe.

rökona considers quality to be a top priority: this is confirmed by the many long-standing
customers all overthe world, who are subject to the strictest instructions of the market in the car
industry. Moreover, leading work clothing manufacturers trust the ISO and Oeko-Tex verified

The key point for the new vision of rökona is FASCINATION ! TEXTILE.

Together with the employees of the parent company Gerhard Rösch GmbH the company celebrated
itsanniversary in August at the company’s recreation area. Unusually, not only was the broad games
and sportsoffer available for young and old, which is based on a novel health concept of the
company, but also thecomplete organisation was represented by the employees.

Posted on October 4, 2011

Source: rökona Textilwerk GmbH