History | Textiles experts for over 100 years

History | Textiles experts for over 100 years

Over more than 100 years we have accumulated a wealth of experience dealing with textiles. We combine traditional handicrafts with high tech. Our employees have shaped the company. Their product developments, creativity, expertise and passion have made PONGS an internationally renowned company for textile products.

Over more than 100 years we have accumulated a wealth of experience dealing with textiles. We combine traditional handicrafts with high tech. Our employees have shaped the company. Their product developments, creativity, expertise and passion have made PONGS an internationally renowned company for textile products.

Facts | Information

1913 |

A cotton weaving mill is founded in Mönchengladbach by Arthur Pongs.

1970-1980 |

The company diversifies by tapping into new market segments such as trade fairs, theatre or events.

1994 |

Sun visors developed and production expands to include the production of textiles in widths of up to 620 cm.

1999 |

Spotting the potential of digital printing early, the company sets up ist own R&D department including Vutek, Mimaki and D-Gen machines.

2005 |

PONGS extends the production of printable knitted fabrics to widths of up to 500 cm.

2011-2013 |

The PONGS silk-weaving company becomes PONGS Technical Textiles GmbH.

1967 

Adam Lautenbach acquires the Arthur PONGS company. Company headquarters relocates to Stadtlohn and a new business segment is established: the distribution of textiles for visual merchandising.

 

| 1992

PONGS acquires the silk-weaving mill in Mühltroff, Saxony and thus a full-service, large-scale production facility. Extensive investments in research, technology and human capital.

| 1995-1996

PONGS is the world’s first company to produce printable textiles in widths of up to 500 cm.

| 2003

Development of architectural textiles for wall and ceiling covering.

| 2008

DESCOR, the wall and stretched ceiling system is awarded the Innovationspreis Textil und Objekt (Textiles and Objects Innovation Prize) by the Alexander Koch publishing house.

| 2015

Fully-automated packaging facility installed at the Mühltroff plant.

The topic of acoustics takes centre stage when developing new textiles. DESCOR PREMIUM acoustic, SILENCIO or AKUTEX feature excellent product properties. PONGS’ expertise stretches from the single textile to the complete acoustic solution.

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Expertise, Innovation und Leidenschaft haben PONGS® zu einem international anerkannten Unternehmen für textile Produkte gemacht. Inhabergeführt in der zweiten Generation, verbinden wir erfolgreich traditionelles Handwerk mit Hightech und achten dabei auf ein ökologisches Gleichgewicht. Mit einer beeindruckenden Web- und Wirkmaschinenkapazität von 1,9 Million Quadratmetern pro Monat ist PONGS® weltweit führend.
Vom Faden bis zum fertigen Produkt: PONGS® bietet ein textiles Gesamtkonzept.