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2016 Export awards winners: Getzner Textil AG

29. July 2016

Since 1994 the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy have been presenting Export Awards to Austrian companies for their exceptional success on international markets. This year’s gold prize in the "Industry" category went to Getzner Textil AG.

When West Africans arrive at family celebrations and social occasions clad in their colourful finery, there is every chance they will be sporting high-quality fabrics manufactured by Getzner Textil . Every year, some 20 million metres of top-quality damask are sold to West Africa, where they are cut and stitched into traditional dress.

It’s not just on the West African damask market that Getzner leads the field, however; the Vorarlberg-based company is also one of the most creative and successful manufacturers of fashion fabrics for shirts and blouses, producing something like 5,000 different patterns a year. The firm’s clientele includes internationally renowned designers and garment manufacturers. Corporate fashion and technical textiles have also been added to the range, the latter in particular a key focus of the company’s recent expansion.

Getzner Textil’s 1,150 staff achieved sales of some EUR 200 million in 2015, with an export ratio of 98%.