Graf Metallic Of America Turns 50

TW Special Report

Since 1971, Graf America has been committed to providing partnerships built on the best value for money. The company’s key success factors include an unmatched range of card clothings, a 50,000-square-foot warehouse, shop facility and highly professional technical assistance.

Celebrating 50 years in operation in May 2021, Graf Metallic of America is the oldest continuously operating supplier of card clothings in the United States. The company was established as a sales and full-service business enterprise by Ralph Graf in 1971. Graf + Cie AG was founded in Rapperswil, Switzerland, in 1917.

Through expansion, textile market contractions, the rise of nonwoven products, the advent of natural, synthetic and specialty fibers, and the need for continuously improved performance, Graf Metallic of America positioned itself as global leader in card clothing. Innovative designs and materials such as Hipro tooth designs, multiple material alloys, and material finishes have firmly established Graf products as the industry’s top performers.

Graf Metallic of America’s employees are highly trained and committed to providing technical assistance, winding services, in-shop roll repair and field services for all types of roller top and flat top cards. With more than 1,000 styles and types of materials inventoried in its 50,000 square foot warehouse area, the company offers a wire for any need.

Located in the heart of the textile belt in Spartanburg, S.C., Graf Metallic of America even operates a certified Graf shop located in one of its customer’s facility with a full-time team servicing their carding equipment. “Our technicians are rigorously trained, highly experienced and fully equipped to provide superior service for all types of customer needs true to our motto of providing Partnerships Built on Best Value for Money,” says Jan Justice, market head of Graf.

Building on half a century of success, Justice celebrates this milestone and looks to the future with confidence: “Visit us on as we celebrate: 50 years in the U.S., shaping one of the world’s most important textile markets through innovation, dedication and excellence!”

September 23, 2021