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Lindauer Dornier appoints new Managing Director for Specialty Machinery

Dipl.-Ing. Andreas Kückelmann is Managing Director of the Business Unit Speciality Machinery as from 1 January 2017.

20th January 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Lindau


Lindauer Dornier GmbH, a leading German specialist in weaving machines for technical textiles, has appointed Dipl.-Ing. Andreas Kückelmann as Managing Director of the Business Unit Speciality Machinery as from 1 January 2017. Mr Kückelmann will replace Dipl.-Ing. Dr Andreas Rutz, who was holding the position until the end of the year.

After his studies of mechanical engineering Mr Kückelmann has gained several years of experience in different mechanical and systems engineering positions and spent the last 11 years as managing Director for the printing-press manufacturer Bobst Bielefeld GmbH.

His predecessor, Dipl.-Ing. Dr Andreas Rutz, until entering retirement, will continue to be responsible for the new division called Composite Systems, occupying the post of the Managing Director.

Lindauer Dornier

The renowned aircraft company Dornier started to produce textile shuttle weaving machines after the WWII, after the Allied Forces had completely forbidden the company to build aircraft in Germany. In 1950 Lindauer Dornier GmbH was founded in Lindau-Rickenbach by Peter Dornier, the son of a well-known aviation pioneer Claude Dornier.

Apart from shuttle weaving machines, the Lindauer Dornier soon started producing specialty machines, such as drying plants for paperboard, paper and gypsum fireboard industry. In the 1960s, the company extended its product range with film stretching machines for the packing and film industry, as well as textile finishing machines for circular knitted goods. In 1967 the company developed Dornier rapier weaving machine complemented by the air-jet weaving machine introduced in 1989.

The company now operated successfully in both business segments – weaving machines and specialty machines. Among the final products of the weaving machine are the most demanding fabrics such as airbags, carbon fabrics for composite structures or aramid fabrics for fireproof and bulletproof applications. The Dornier system family is also the optimum tool to produce finest pure silk fabrics, elaborated Jacquard patterns or delicate worsted fabrics.

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