History of Traugott Baumann KG:
In 1959 Traugott Baumann founds the Traugott Baumann KG with some twisting
machines from the textile company of his uncle.
In 1963 the ITMA in Hannover, the biggest fair for textile machines
in the world in those days, becomes a turning point for the young
company as well as for the whole industry. The machine producer Lezzeni
from Como/Italy presents the newly developed “Lezzeni Twisting
System”. The point of this method is the higher efficiency
of the machines. Now they can carry out two processes at the same
time and deliver a much better quality as well. Traugott Baumann
realizes the potential of this invention and buys the first machines
as early as 1964.
The big German embroidery and sewing thread producers also see
the advantage of this method. During the following years they
line up at the thread pioneers’ in Winterlingen. They come
to have a look at the new method and to place there orders.
From 1966 to 1993 the Traugott Baumann KG grows continuously. Yarns
for embroidery and sewing remain the major products. But embroidery
machines get faster and faster and this massively raises the demands
on the embroidery yarn.
Producers of chemical fibres alone can not keep the pace with this
development. Because of this the leading producer of embroidery yarns
Madeira from Freiburg/Germany and Traugott Baumann KG take initiative:
The Traugott Baumann KG gets into POY draw winding and together with
Madeira they develop a new line of embroidery yarn - Polyneon. Quickly
the new product becomes the market leader and sets a new standard of
In 1997 Traugott Baumann KG takes on air texturing for the production
of fine sewing threads.
Shortly after that the buildings of the company must be extended,
because of the increasing production and the growing number of machines.
The new building –plant 3 – is completed in 1998 at Grenzstrasse
Now business with POY draw winding is extended. Traugott Baumann
KG offers flat yarn specialities and high tenacity polyester drawn
In 2004 the Traugott Baumann KG steps into the business of selvedge
yarns. The firm broadens the base of its trading business and takes
over the assets of Rewatex AG, its client of many years.
Carmen Schneider und Frank Baumann launch the Rewatex OHG und offer
selvedge yarns from Winterlingen since then.
In the last couple of years the family enterprise has laid focus on
the development and production of technical yarns/threads.
Traugott Baumann KG – competent, reliable and open for new