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Technology and Development Center

Your success is our claim

In July 2010, Groz-Beckert established its pioneering platform, the Technology and Development Center (TEZ) which offers spaces for trials, laboratory services and joint development including new business fields - under one roof. We invite you to choose between customer-oriented services and service packages or individual solutions tailored to your specific needs.

Within all offers and projects we are working for your success.

This is what makes us unique – our offer:

  • Competent consulting and joint solution development for specific problems
  • Joint optimization of your processes
  • Training and education along the textile process chain
  • Assumption of development and project management tasks for your projects
  • Specific support for complex developments in the textile area
  • Joint development of new, innovative products, technologies and business models

Our offer is directed to you – whether machine manufacturers, end users, textile producers, institutes, start-ups or companies from other industries. Let’s shape the textile future together!

Your value added

The TEZ is available to you as a partner for optimization, development or new businesses for different projects and challenges in the textile world.

We invite you to benefit from the comprehensive methodical expertise of the TEZ specialists. According to your desired form of cooperation, we offer different options:

Development partner

Development partner

  • Involve interdisciplinary team of TEZ experts
  • Use the TEZ as connection between textile, application and technology
  • Benefit from our the extensive network of the TEZ and expand your own network

Optimization partner

Optimization partner

  • Use our variety of technologies for your own projects
  • Build new connections of competencies with the TEZ
  • Save your own resources

Business partner

Business partner

  • Benefit from our experiences in different industrial sectors and applications and associated synergy effects
  • Use our international environment as a chance to expand your new business

Discover your possibilities

Whether optimization, development or new businesses, you may choose according to your needs from a wide range of resources and services.

The TEZ offers machines, needles, tools, measuring devices and expertise for each technology. But there’s more. The services of the TEZ reach beyond the field of technology: Create future-proofed solutions for the textile world of tomorrow together with the TEZ.

The TEZ - Development beyond Technology!


Textile materials

Textile materials

Our TEZ experts deal with high tech textile materials from glass fibers, carbon fibers or spider silk up to fiber matrix systems for composites to provide optimal support to you during trials and projects.

Analytics & metrology

Analytics & metrology

The quality and precision of Groz-Beckert products is based on high-quality materials and process reliability as well as in-depth analyses and the longstanding experience of the Groz-Beckert central laboratory. This expertise in textile, chemical and metallurgic testing is offered to you by the TEZ.

Mechanical engineering & construction

Mechanical engineering & construction

Groz-Beckert has a flexible, efficient in-house machine production, where machines for the company’s own use are manufactured or modified. You may also use this expertise for your projects in the TEZ.

Textile processes & machinery

Textile processes & machinery

Whether knitting, weaving, felting, tufting, carding or sewing: The TEZ offers you a wide range of machines and lines for different textile processes.

Needles & tools

Needles & tools

For more than 160 years Groz-Beckert has been gaining expertise in manufacturing needles, systems parts and tools for the textile industry. Today our portfolio includes about 70,000 product types, which are available for your trials and projects. As part of a co-development, there is also the opportunity to tailor tools to your requests.

Groz-Beckert Academy

Groz-Beckert Academy

The Groz-Beckert Academy offers an extensive training program relating to basic knowledge and application knowledge for all Groz-Beckert products. These trainings are particularly useful as a common starting point prior to projects, workshops and tests.

Beyond Technology

Interdisciplinary teams

Compose your own team – The TEZ makes it possible for you! We invite you to compose a special team of experts according to your individual needs and requirements and involve for example experts in the field of polymer chemistry, civil engineering, machine engineering or electronics.

Business Development

We offer and look for cooperation and business development at all levels. Let’s join forces to develop and push something new, but also share risks and experiences. We offer cooperation and competence from market research to production and market launch up to joint spin-offs.

Innovation culture

The TEZ offers space for innovation. The more than 40 employees of the TEZ are working exclusively for developing projects. The areas of expertise reach from textile engineering or polymer chemistry to business administration and business development.

Openness & flexibility

You are having an idea for the textile world and are looking for a partner? Then you are definitely in the right place in the TEZ. Whether start-up, institute, machine manufacturer or end user – we accompany you from the idea to the market readiness.


As an experienced and successful company we offer you a long-lasting and reliable partnership. This also includes the possibility of a joint financing and risk distribution within cooperation projects.

Worldwide organization & logistics

Groz-Beckert operates with agencies, production and distribution subsidiaries in more than 150 countries around the world. Within TEZ projects, this worldwide network can also be used by you, for example, for purchasing materials or wide-ranging market analyses.

Advanced development

The TEZ has made it its mission to continue with the co-development of findings from basic research into market-ready products. Therefore, we invest in the upfront development and are looking for you as a partner for joint implementation.

Project management

The implementation of innovative ideas requires an effective plan. Our specially trained project managers can support you by taking over planning, execution or controlling tasks.

Rooms & Equipment

Our TEZ offers modern rooms and equipment. Use our project rooms and presentation and conferencing equipment – in person or in digital form.

Special competencies

More than 250 employees from different fields and disciplines are working in our central R&D department. Therefore, many special questions or requirements have been answered already. Place your questions and requirements in the TEZ and let us find the solution together.

Methodical competencies

The TEZ is not only about doing the right thing, but also doing things in the right manner. We invite you to benefit from the extensive methodical expertise of the TEZ specialists e.g. in the fields of metrology, planning and execution of trials, project management or even business development.

Values & working methods

Reliable, fair and cooperative, innovative and quality-conscious – these values guide determine the daily work of the TEZ. We are on your side as a partner to develop the textile future together.


You need more knowledge or services than the possibilities of the TEZ? Then benefit from our extensive network consisting of research and industry. Experts from all specializations and sectors of the textile value chain meet at the TEZ. Shared approaches by different target groups may create new possibilities of cooperation for you.

Contact Person

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Florian Mingramm
790201 1347 94+