CHRONICLE

140 years of Sandler – vital moments

In 1879, Christian Heinrich Sandler founded a wadding factory in Hof/Saale to supply shredded waddings to the upholstery and fashion industries. In the mid 1900’s we ventured into the production of nonwovens, serving our traditional markets and this was the beginning of our development in becoming a leading global player in nonwovens.

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1800s

1800s

1879

Christian Heinrich Sandler establishes a wadding’s factory in Hof/Saale.

1899

The company relocates to Schwarzenbach/Saale at the historic Lamitzmühle site.

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1900s

1900s

1967

Production of synthetic nonwovens commences

circa 1970

Entry into household and filtration markets. First exports for the garments industry. First products for the construction and automotive industries.

1987

Entry into the hygiene market

1990

Delivery of hygiene nonwovens to Asia. The construction segment is expanded.

1993

The household segment is expanded

1998/99

The original nonwovens factory is dismantled— “Plant 1” is erected.

1999

The filtration segment is expanded

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2000s

2000s

2002

The company’s legal status is changed to Sandler AG, The Sandler families hold 100% of the shares.

2003

Nonwovens production for wet and dry wipes commences.

2005

The production of technical nonwovens is expanded

2007

The production of wipe substrates is expanded

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2010/2011

2010/2011

2010

Another production building is constructed in Schwarzenbach: “Plant 4”

2011

The wipes segment is expanded

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2012/2013

2012/2013

2012

The filtration segment is expanded

2013

The technical applications segment is expanded

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2015/2016

2015/2016

2015

Another production building and a new administration building are constructed in Schwarzenbach.

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