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What have swords of the samurai, corsets and Steiff-teddybears in common? They all have been arranged with ribbons, cords and laces out of the production of the Martin Pliester GmbH & Co. KG.

150 years ago the company with a fine tradition was founded by the brothers August and Christian-Ludwig Saatweber with a registered office in Wuppertal, Germany. The company is a family-owned enterprise in the sixth genation.

Yet the company can look back on a moved history. For decades it not just lived through the booming period of promoterism and industrialization but also two world-wars and the loss of very important sales markets in the years after 1945.

Today the company employs 20 employees and almost all big names of fashion industry are counted among its customers. About 3 million Euro annual sales were earned by corvertin yarn. 80 percent of our customers come from clothing-industry. By buying the well-known Bandweberei Kromberg in 1998 Pliester could also gain acces to pruduction areas in Hungary.

Growing business competition from East Europe and Far East - caused by low wages beating down prizes - forces us to act flexibly. Due to the manageable size of your company we can meet the changing demands of the market much faster than some big business competitor. Service to our customers is our advantage most asked for.


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