Company Group

The SATTLER Group is a family-owned firm, headquartered in Austria, that operates worldwide. We are the world´s leading manufacturer of highTEX products, especially for outdoor use, and SATTLER is also leading in the planning and implementation of membrane constructions.

In addition to our headquarters in Gössendorf, AT, there are three more production plants: one in Rudersdorf, AT in the province of Burgenland, AT, in Greven in the province of North Rhine-Westphalia, DE, and in Hudson, North Carolina, USA.

Our value chain ranges from the weaving, finishing or coating process to manufacturing and assembling membrane structures More than 20 million m² of fabric are produced for the global market per year and further 2 million sqm membrane are processed. Research and development in every respect contribute to our worldwide success.

SATTLER’s business unit SUN-TEX has developed to become one of the global leaders in the field. With our state-of-the-art machinery we produce, among others, shading fabrics, sunscreen fabrics for residential buildings and commercial constructions, boat cover fabrics and weather-resistant fabrics for garden furniture.

SATTLER’S business unit PRO-TEX is one of the quality leaders in Europe in the manufacture of coated technical textiles: our wide range extends from truck tarpaulins to tents and fabrics for biogas storage tanks and textile architecture.

In the business unit MEMBRANE SOLUTIONS the Sattler-Group covers two different areas in the membrane construction field:

In the ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY field, we offer tailor-made solutions for biogas holders and for energy recovery from organic waste. As inventors of textile storage systems, we can point to international agricultural and industrial biogas and sewage treatment plants.

In the area of TEXTILE ARCHITECTURE, our subsidiary company CENO Membrane Technology GmbH is one of the pioneers in textile construction. We have broadened our expertise into ETFE-Membrane construction and can already point to impressive references. Further fields of expertise are textile interior architecture and textile special solutions e.g. flood protection and noise barriers.

Tradition & History

The Sattler Group looks back on 140 years of history. The family-run company was founded in 1875, and is by now in its fifth generation.

Founded as a trading company in Graz, production at Sattler started several years later, first in Gössendorf and thereafter in Rudersdorf, both currently production sites in Austria.

During the 1960s the company converted to synthetic fibres and to new finishing and coating techniques. In addition, it started to rely on exportation and the conquering of new markets. From the 1990s onwards, growth also took place through new acquisitions. Sattler took over the brands and sales structures of well-known awning fabric producers such as Fröhlich+Wolff (DE), DFU (Norway), OSA (Switzerland), Mehler (DE) and tabella (Switzerland). In 2010 Sattler´s dedication to North America was strengthened by the acquisition of a distribution- and production facility in North Carolina, USA. Outdoor casual furniture and boat-covers are distributed through the Outdura brand name.

The acquisition of CENO-TEC GmbH (DE) in 1996 led to the enlargement of the textile construction sector, and in 2006 Sattler took over the environmental engineering sector of TMB (FR).

This expansion trend was underpinned with the development of new product lines that highlight our core competences: design of fabrics for outdoor use and textile construction with a high degree of engineering involved.

Today the Sattler Group presents itself as an internationally active company with the goal of taking a leading position in all relevant fields of business.

Facts & Figures

 

 

Managing board:

Mag. Herbert Pfeilstecher (chair)
Mag. Lisbeth Wilding

Supervisory board:

DI Alexander Tessmar-Pfohl (chair)
Mag. Jochen Pildner-Steinburg (deputy chair)
Mag. Florian Teufelberger
DI Georg Comploj
Cornelia Pongritz (work council Gössendorf)
Werner Pummer (work council Rudersdorf)

Shareholders:

Alexander Tessmar-Pfohl
Catherine Jessen
Dorothea Trauttmansdorff-Weinsberg
Herbert Pfeilstecher

History:

1875 Founded as "August Sattler, trading in rubber and gutta-percha goods" 
1912 "August Sattler & Söhne"
1971 Conversion into “Sattler Textilwerke OHG"
1999 Conversion into "Sattler AG"

Branch offices:

Headquarters in Gössendorf (AT), Rudersdorf (AT), Greven (DE), Kassel (DE), Brescia (IT), Savigneux (FR), Timisoara (RO), Hudson (USA), Wittenbach (CH)

Turnover Sattler Group 2016:

135 Mio EURO

Employees Sattler Group 2015:

677