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Groz-Beckert – one textile world

Groz-Beckert is the world’s leading provider of industrial machine needles, precision parts and fine tools, as well as systems and services for the production and joining of textile fabrics. All around the world, the products and services support the textile processes of knitting and warp knitting, weaving, felting, tufting, carding and sewing.

Founded in 1852, Groz-Beckert remains in family hands.

Everything comes together at the headquarters in Albstadt, Germany. The family-owned company also has further production sites in Germany, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Portugal, the USA, India, China, and Vietnam. Numerous sales affiliates and sales partners complement the international presence.

Groz-Beckert offers its customers a comprehensive partnership – without boundaries and on site in over 150 countries.

Groz-Beckert is part of the Groz-Beckert Group, market leader in the development, manufacture and sale of process-critical textile precision tools, industrial cutting solutions and solution provider for textile construction and reinforcement solutions made of high-performance technical fibers for composite materials.

Groz-Beckert in numbers

Employees worldwide
Production sites
Sales affiliates


In fiscal year 2022, sales increased by 26 million euros (+ around 4%) to 743 million euros. Groz-Beckert felt the weak development in China in all six textile product areas. At the same time other markets outside China and different sectors of the textile industry developed positively. All Groz-Beckert product areas were able to benefit from this development and could increase their sales. In addition, positive currency effects contributed to the growth in sales.

Turnover development (in million euros)
729 2018
653 2019
601 2020
717 2021
743 2022

Employees worldwide

On record date December 31, 2022, Groz-Beckert employed 8,468 employees worldwide.

At the end of 2022 there were 5,690 persons working at Groz-Beckert in Europe. 2,663 persons were employed in Asia and 115 in North America.

Employees worldwide
Employee development worldwide
9019 2018
8949 2019
8580 2020
8407 2021
8468 2022
Employee distribution worldwide
North America

Our Management

The Executive Board at Groz-Beckert consists of three members and is responsible for the strategic orientation of the international Groz-Beckert Group.

Hans-Jürgen Haug

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

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In charge of Finance, Human Ressources, Central Functions, Development as well as Machine and Tool Construction

  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Groz-Beckert KG since 2019
  • Member of Executive Board at Groz-Beckert KG since 2007
  • Joined Groz-Beckert KG in 1999

Eric Schöller

Member of the Executive Board

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In charge of Marketing and Sales, Purchasing, Information Management and Data Protection

  • Member of Executive Board at Groz-Beckert KG since 2008
  • Joined Groz-Beckert KG in 1997

Markus Settegast

Member of the Executive Board

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In charge of Production, Logistics, Quality Management as well as Environmental Protection and Safety

  • Member of Executive Board at Groz-Beckert KG since 2018
  • Joined Groz-Beckert KG in 2010