Company history

Our company can look back on almost 170 years of experience. It all began with the founding of the company in 1849. At that time under the name Schüssler. Through the war years the company grew steadily. First, we acted as a wholesaler with various fabrics , specialized us in the 80s on textiles for digital printing and obtained a monopolistic market position. Until the 5th generation , the company has been " inherited " in the family, and finally renamed A. Berger GmbH in 2013.

 
 

 

 

2017

Berger moves! Tradition meets modernity

 
2017

Tradition:
Moving into a stylish and creative environment. The Mies van der Rohe Business Park is a globally unique building complex from the golden age of the textile industry on the Lower Rhine - Berger revived this tradition and moved into the new premises in the E49 at the Weyerhofstraße 68, 47803 Krefeld on 04.12.2017. Following a targeted increase in personnel in the areas of product development, sales, technology and marketing, it was decided to move to a new company location in Krefeld.

... meets modernity:
To improve the service level, Berger invested in a modern high-bay warehouse in Duisburg. Here, shorter loading times and fast dispatch via the logistics centers are ensured by the convenient location at the logistics hub Duisburg.

 
2016

For A. Berger the year 2016 is dedicated to modernization and development. At the FESPA in Amsterdam ( 8th - 11th March ) 4 new products were presented: be.tex® Salsa Opaque FR, be.tex® Salsa Dyelux FR, be.tex® Salsa Jewel FR and be.tex® Samba Opaque FR, The exhibition was also the launch of the new corporate design. The booth was the first in the new CI. In this context, our website has been completely redesigned. The centerpiece is the newly developed product finder.

 

2016

New products, new corporate identity and big exhibitions

 

2015

A. Berger keeps growing

 

At the site in Krefeld more than 40 people are now employed.

 

2014

 
2013

January 2013: The business of Gustav Schüssler GmbH & Co.KG (technical textiles and processing equipment for textiles) is taken from the A. Berger GmbH.

June 2013: Diethelm Schüssler (middle photo) sold the A. Berger GmbH to the Nord Holding Company and the Berger Management (Marc Nitsche/photo right, Gerrit A. Rauch/photo left) that also takes over the management from this point.

 

2013

Merging the Schüssler Company and A. Berger

 

2012

Expansion of storage capacity & change of the firm´s name into GmbH

 
2012

January 2012: A. Berger GmbH & Co.KG changes into A. Berger GmbH.

Since the storage capacity were exhausted due to high demand of products, A. Berger decided to grow a further bearing (Warehouse C) on the premises. It includes approximately 1450m². Since it is possible to store several million square meters of textiles in order to supply customers faster.

 

2011

 

A. Berger expanding its business for printable materials from international. A new subsidiary in the US under the name " Printing Textiles LLC ".

 

2010

A. Berger establishes subsidiary in the US

 

2009

 

2008

 

2007

Due to increased orders the site in Krefeld will be expanded

 
2007

The order book has increased by a multiple. A new land is acquired where another warehouse is built (warehouse B) next to the corporate buildings. It comprises 750m².

 

2006

 

2005

 

Development and expansion of the range fabrics for digital printing at A. Berger. Initially focusing on textiles for sublimation. Later, the range to textiles for solvent, UV, latex and water-based inks is greatly expanded.

 

2004

Establishment and development of digital printable textiles

 

2003

 

2002

 

2001

 

2000

Schüssler focuses on technical fabrics

 

Sale of the booming range of digital printing materials from A. Berger to the company Neschen AG. The company A. Berger continues to sell stage and event materials; the Company Gustav Schüssler focuses on the sale of technical fabrics and is expanding its processing accessories for textiles.

 

1999

 

1998

 

Company A. Berger: The demand in the field of textiles is so high at this time that it was decided to expand the existing range with digitally printable fabrics.

 

1997

Expanding the range

 

1996

 

1995

 

1994

 

1993

 

1992

 

1991

Schüssler and Berger changes company´s names

 
1991

 Both company names have changed: Gustav Schüssler GmbH & Co.KG textile factory and A. Berger GmbH & Co.KG textile factory.

 

1990

 

1989

 

 

1983

 

1982

 
1981

Diethelm Schüssler (5th generation) entered the company in the early 80´s and soon focused on the entirely new business of textiles for digital prints. Soon he became a monopolistic market position in the small market.

 

1981

Diethelm Schüssler enters the company

 

1980

Renaming the company

 

The company is renamed in "Gustav Schüssler Textilwarenfabrik".

 

1979

 

1978

 

Gustav Schüssler OHG (with Klaus Schüssler, 4th generation) takes over its customer A. Berger & Co.KG (by owner family Dünwald from Kempen, distributors of theater/stage textiles and art canvas, the "A." stands for Anton). Both companies are still active in the market with different product ranges.

 

1977

Schüssler takes over the company A. Berger

 

1976

 

1975

 

1974

 

1973

Change of name to Gustav Schüssler OHG Textilwaren

 

Company name changed in Gustav Schüssler OHG Textilwaren und Polierscheibenfabrik. At this time, the company specializes in textile products, abrasives and polishes.

 

1972

 

1971

 

 

1954

 

1953

 
1952

This year a suitable site for the growing company was found in Krefeld, Kuhleshütte 84.

 

1952

Construction Kuhleshütte 84

 

1951

 

1950

 

 

1941

 

1940

 

1939

Opening a branch in Weil am Rhein

 

In war, textiles were assembled for the gas protection and sewn (for example, gloves). Hundreds seamstresses were working for the company, also in homework. A branch was founded in Weil am Rhein, the Marktstrasse was bombed.

 

1938

 

Son Gustav Schüssler (3rd generation) founded the Gustav Schüssler OHG.

 

1937

The Gustav Schüssler OHG is founded

 

1936

 

1935

 

 

1916

 

1915

 

1914

Textile Equipment is booming

 

Beginning of the 20th century the textile equipment in Krefeld / Germany was booming. The company Schüssler (under Robert Schüssler, 2nd generation) began to supply materials for the textile industry (equipment / processing).

 

1913

 

1912

 

 

1851

 

1850

 
1849

This year the company Schüssler & Co. was founded in the Marktstrasse in Krefeld. First they dealt with diverse materials as wholesaler.

 

1849

Foundation of Schüssler