History

Most ordinary companies can look back on one history. We are backed by three of them.

Today, Enka Tecnica is one of the world's leading speciality providers of spinnerets and precision components. And certainly not by chance - our company is backed by the bundled know-how of three industry pioneers: Spinndüsenfabrik Gröbzig, Vereinigte Glanzstoff-Fabriken (later Enka/Akzo Nobel) and the American-Swiss company Engelhard Industries (later renamed Wetzel GmbH). Over the years, buyouts and sales have merged the paths of the three long-established companies. And have united more than 100 years of experience and expertise to create a sustainable company with excellent prospects for the future. Medium-sized, independent and owner-managed.


 

1910 - 2003
Spinndüsenfabrik Gröbzig

1910
Spinneret factory founded


On 30 June 1909, watchmaker Christian Friedrich Eilfeld registers his patent for the world's first metal spinneret.

1930s
Worldwide success of the metal spinneret.


Word about the first metal spinneret spreads quickly throughout the world.

1945–1990
Leading position in Eastern Europe.


The Spinndüsenfabrik Gröbzig spinneret factory becomes one of the leading manufacturers of spinnerets in Eastern Europe - and maintains its position for decades, until the time of the German reunification.

2003
Company acquired by Enka Tecnica.

The long-standing company is acquired by Enka Tecnica in 2003.

1899
Vereinigte Glanzstoff-Fabriken

1899
Vereinigte Glanzstoff-Fabriken, later renamed Enka/Akzo Nobel is founded.


On the basis of the patent to manufacture cellulosic filamen yarn, registered in 1897, the Vereinigte Glanzstoff-Fabriken factories were founded in 1899 in Wuppertal, Germany. Several years later, the name is changed to Enka.

1945–1998
From a department to an independent company.


The factory in Heinsberg-Oberbruch evolves into a leading production site for synthetic fibers in Europe. To meet the steadily growing requirements for high-end spinnerets, the in-house spinneret unit gradually develops into an extremely efficient and technically advanced department - and the nucleus of the Enka Tecnica company, established in 1998.

1998
Enka Tecnica is founded.


The present-day company, Enka Tecnica, is established in 1998 in the German city of Heinsberg (near Aachen) as an independent company under the umbrella of the Enka group.

2009
Enka Tecnica becomes independent.


After many decades, Enka Tecnica once again becomes an owner managed company as a result of a management buyout.


2015
Acquired by Reifenhäuser.


Enka Tecnica becomes a member of the Reifenhäuser Group and will remain separate and independent.

Site opening in Kabelsketal, Germany.


Enka Tecnica opened its high technological production facility at its new site in Kabelsketal, Germany.

1927 - 1993
Engelhard Industries, later Wetzel GmbH

1927

The American company Engelhard Industries starts with the production of metal spinnerets for the first time in 1927.

1993


After its acquisition by Wetzel GmbH, the company develops pioneering production procedures using laser technology.

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Enka Tecnica

Orionstr. 2
06184 Kabelsketal
Germany

Gladbacher Straße 31
52525 Heinsberg
Germany

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