The family enterprise Getzner, Mutter & Cie. – a leading manufacturer of high-quality African apparel brocade and fashion fabrics – was founded in 1818 by Christian Getzner, Franz Xaver Mutter and Andreas Gassner. In 1980, the textile segment of Getzner, Mutter & Cie. was spun off as an independent company, taking the legal form of an incorporated company. This established Getzner Textil AG as one of the largest colour weaving mills in the world.
Getzner Textile’s success is a direct result of unrivalled technological know-how and continuous product improvement. This ensures unsurpassed flare and fashionable designs in Getzner’s Fashion Fabrics.
In 2013, Getzner became much closer to the customer through the acquisition of Ernex – an Austrian embroidery company, which has been operating in the African market since 1963. The first Getzner boutique turned out to be a great success, outgrowing its premises after only three years.
Two further acquisitions were made in Lustenau, the first was Albert Bösch, an embroidery company and pioneer in the African market, which led to expansion of the sales floor and the range of African textiles. The second was Christex, which saw the integration of a successful and young team into the boutique’s management and sales teams.
The new Getzner Boutique opened for customers following one year of construction, and offers more than 1,000 square metres of retail and storage space for a wide range of African textiles.