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History at a glance

  • 14. June 1866 Foundation of "Carl Hamel AG" in Schönau, Chemnitz
    Share of the Carl Hamel AG
  • 1874 1st ring-twisting machine developed by Hamel
  • 1929 One millionth spindle manufactured in Chemnitz
  • 1949 Foundation of "VEB Spinn- und Zwirnereimaschinenbau" Karl-Marx-Stadt
  • 1960ies 1st winding and draw-twisting machine for PA
  • 1970ies & 1980ies Development of drawing and winding machinery for PET and PA
  • 1991 Foundation of Barmag Spinnzwirn GmbH under the roof of Barmag AG, based in Remscheid
  • 1992 Start of serial production of precision take-up heads
  • 1997 Market launch of the automatic high-speed winder ASW, the successor of the manual SW winders
  • 1998 Market launch of the compact automatic high-speed winder babyASW
  • 1999 1st Twisting machine DD2000
  • 2002 Saurer AG acquires Barmag AG
    Start of the assembly of Witras and Camtras winders for BCF
  • 2004 1st Monofilament line for articifial grass
  • 2007 Oerlikon AG acquires Saurer AG
  • 2013 Market launch of EvoTape and WinTape
  • 2015 Grand opening of the new Technology Centre
  • 2016 Market launch of WinTape XXL
  • 1. Oktober 2018 STC Spinnzwirn GmbH starts its business activities