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Leaving a mark


Machines, supplies, emblems and textile labels, transponder technology and laundry logistics – these are ThermoTex Nagel GmbH’s five solid cornerstones. The familyrun company in Schutterwald is a much sought-after partner when it comes to complete solutions for a variety of textile marking requirements.

Since its foundation almost 30 years ago, ThermoTex Nagel GmbH has undergone significant development. The company was founded in 1988 by two visionary businessmen in Ortenberg. ”When Mr. Nagel started the business, he had many entrepreneurial ideas but no clients at all,” sums up Managing Director Helmut Czichon.

It was a brave project though. At the very beginning, the company focused on textile marking and repair services. Later, laundry transport systems were added. At the beginning of the 1990s, ThermoTex Nagel GmbH was already able to present its own machines at important trade fairs. The enterprise soon started exporting its textile marking solutions and established solid partnerships in the Benelux countries, Denmark, France and Austria. Eventually, due to constantly growing demand, greater production capacities became necessary.

In 1993, Thermo- Tex Nagel GmbH moved its premises to Schutterwald, extended its facilities by an additional 750 m2 in 2003 and in 2004 established a subsidiary in Switzerland. Today, the company is the number one on the Swiss market. In 2008, ThermoTex Nagel GmbH built a new production plant in Schutterwald.

“The new spacious plant had a great impact on the company’s further development,” says Mr. Czichon. Nowadays, ThermoTex Nagel GmbH is the top player in Austria, Sweden and Denmark. In 2015, it acquired a new building to carry out research and development activities and the development of transponder technologies.

 As a result of this impressive development, ThermoTex Nagel GmbH has 135 employees in Germany, Switzerland, France and Austria today. “A great team of motivated and skilled employees,” underlines Mr. Czichon. “As it is getting more and more difficult to find committed employees, we put great emphasis on training. We consistently invest in the qualified specialists of tomorrow.” Thanks to this approach, ThermoTex Nagel GmbH has been able to increase its turnover constantly, achieving 20 million EUR in 2015 with further growth expected.

“One of our greatest assets is to offer complete solutions,” says Mr. Czichon. “Our broad product range with seal machines, textile printers, transfer presses, print systems and products for textile marking such as scanners, is second to none and often one step ahead of the market. At the same time, we are aware of the importance of comprehensive, bespoke services.”

Hospitals, residential and care homes, laundries, the textile industry, the police, and the fire brigade benefit from ThermoTex Nagel GmbH’s outstanding performance. “Supplies such as marking tapes, films, labels and ink ribbons make up the lion’s share of distribution,” states Mr. Czichon.

“At the same time, clients need suitable machines to use these supplies efficiently. Our products are of outstanding quality. We are optimistic that we will continue to expand by entering new markets and recruiting new customers.”

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