Since 1892 our company has focussed on the production of textile machine accessories. From a small reed-binding shop, our company developed and expanded steadily over four generations in our service range and experience. The variety of products available should always expand our possibilities in individual service.
Our strength lies in our ability to fulfil the wishes of our customers in the field of accessories competently and reliably. Utmost care, cleanliness, professionalism, speed, order and best service is passed down over four generations as a tradition to our organisation with highest priority.
Our employees define the success of our company.
1892 / Founded by Walther G. vom Stein
The reed maker Walther vom Stein started his own business at the age of 23 in Wermelskirchen near Wuppertal.
Craft designation: Mechanical comb and weaving reed making.
Production of harnesses from wooden shafts (combs) including healds of cotton with maillon, as well as weaving reeds for the local ribbon weaving mills, silk ribbon and broadloom weaving mills.
Purchase of the first mechanical comb knitting machines from England for the production of cotton healds (predecessor of steel wire and flat steel healds).
1908 / Carl Wilhelm vom Stein
The eldest son Carl Wilhelm vom Stein becomes an apprentice in his parents’ business and thus weaving reed manufacturer.
Military service from 1914-1918.
Later he joins the company as a partner.
He worked in the textile reed making shop until the last day of his 84th year.
1948 / Günther vom Stein
After the war break, the company is rebuilt and restarted together with son Guenther vom Stein after his apprenticeship as a banker, and also military service and war captivity.
In addition to the production of weaving reeds, other business segments such as weaving harnesses made of aluminium, expansion of the trade with weaving utensils, spare parts and accessories for textile machines and production of bobbins made of wood, plastic and metals were included .
Foundation of a General Partnership (oHG)