WE CAN BE
heros

We want to expand our top position as one of the most innovative producers of knitwear “made in Germany” further through healthy growth and strategic action. We pursue this goal rigorously with all our efforts. But not at any cost. After all, our approach is a sustainable one – with regard to our fellow human beings and the planet we live on. We treat both with deep respect. And a promise: We will use our unique potential and know-how to secure our part of a future that is not only a successful one but most of all one that is worth living and that offers promising perspectives.

Everyone who wants to support us on our way is most welcome to do so. #wirsindmehr (we are more)

53

Employees

40

Years of textiles
know-how

5.000

sqm of
production space
in Germany

42

Supplied countries
worldwide

History

How we have made it this far

1980

FOUNDING

Founding of Hero Textil GmbH by Hubert and Rosi Ulrich.

1984

Start of our own production on a floor space of 100 sqm with flat knitting machines for band production.

1989

Construction of a company building in the Flügelau industrial zone of Crailsheim. Start-up of circular knitting machines and a hot cutting machine.

1995

Relocation to Goldbacher Straße in Crailsheim.

1998

Introduction of the computer-controlled circular knitting production.

2000

Hero Textil changes its legal form into a German ‘AG’ (stock corporation) – with Christoph and Jürgen Ulrich as managing directors and their father Hubert Ulrich as the Chair of the supervisory board.

2008

Installation of a professional enterprise resource planning system, which raises customer management and the production processes to a new level.

2011

Successful product launch of the CompatiBelt, the first belt suitable for rental clothing.

2013

Relocation to a modern new building in Sulzbrunnenstraße.

2015

Under new management, composed of Christoph Ulrich, Guido Günther and Sascha Bertram, the stock corporation continues its expansion.

2016

Expansion to 5,000 sqm production floor space. Purchase of computer-controlled knitting machines and a new stretcher.

2017

Hero surpasses the magic benchmark of 50 employees. Anna Sophie Göggerle is added to the management.

2019

Expansion of the modern machine pool for finer products.

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