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Monforts Austrian subsidiary renamed

The company had been an independent business since 1982, and is now becoming more closely associated with A. Monforts Textilmaschinen.

23rd September 2016

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Moenchengladbach


The former Montex Maschinenfabrik in St. Stefan, near Klagenfurt, Austria, has been renamed, in order to strengthen its ties with the parent company, A. Monforts Textilmaschinen, a market leader in the high-tech finishing machine segment.

“The company had been an independent business since 1982, and with this change in the legal form is now becoming more closely associated with the long-established Mönchengladbach-based company, A. Monforts Textilmaschinen,” the company explains.


High-tech textile finishing ranges are predominantly manufactured at Montex in St. Stefan. These include in particular stenters, continuous dyeing ranges, compressive shrinkage ranges and special ranges for the coating and treatment of technical textiles.

In 2015, Monforts had taken over the production of coating units from the Austrian manufacturer, Timatec. These coating units are now also manufactured and preassembled in modules by the roughly 60 experienced machine fitters at Montex Maschinenfabrik in Austria.

Further investments

Further investments in the St. Stefan site are planned. The customer centre is to be modernised and further expanded in 2017, according to the manufacturer. The worldwide shipping of Monforts spare parts has also been handled with optimised logistical performance from the St. Stefan branch for some years.

“Communications with Mönchengladbach have always been smooth and unproblematic. With the change in the legal form, we are now documenting outwardly the close links that have existed internally for very many years between the Austrian and German sites,” commented Gert Hanzl, Montex operations manager.

“Our branch will also continue to train industrial apprentices to face the exciting challenges of textile machine engineering. Our experienced and well-trained machine fitters are a guarantee for the world famous quality and reliability of Monforts textile finishing ranges”.

Production and new technology centre

The A. Monforts Textilmaschinen is a long-established Mönchengladbach-based company that has been represented on a variety of markets since 1884. Today Monforts belongs to one of the world’s largest textile machine producers, the CHTC Fong’s Industries Group.

The board of management, design engineering and development, materials management, sales and service, as well as marketing and finance, are concentrated at the Mönchengladbach site with its roughly 100 employees. In the new technology centre completed in 2015 (investment volume EUR 2.5 million), customers can carry out finishing trials on different Monforts ranges under real production conditions.

At a further production facility in Zhongshan, China, Monforts ranges are produced predominantly for the Asian sales markets. The company has around 700 employees there.

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