Two of the strongest and most innovative textile and technology companies in the “stretch woven and knits” segments are joining forces: Schoeller Textil AG from Sevelen and the Eschler Group from Bühler. The cooperation of the two traditional Swiss companies, under the management of Schoeller Textil AG, makes it possible to place the product range on an even broader footing in the market. The range of innovative Schoeller textiles and technologies is complemented by the high quality and highly functional Eschler knitted fabrics, to meet the future requirements of joint customers. Eschler and Schoeller have been cooperating in production for many years.
In November 2011, Eschler announced that an innovation center was to be built in Bühler in the course of restructuring measures. This plan will now be implemented in Schoeller’s research and development department in Sevelen and in the Schoeller laboratory for chemical analysis and microbiological studies in Gams. Schoeller Textil AG is taking over Eschler Textil GmbH in Balingen, Germany, and the sales organization for commercial and professional sportswear which will remain in Bühler employing 45 people. The production plant in Balingen will also manufacture the high-tech knit fabrics for commercial and professional sportswear for Schoeller. Within the new association with Schoeller, the well-known Eschler brand will retain its independence.