What is so special about Kettelhack? You can probably guess that we are talking about a tradition that spans more than 140 years. But it is not our past that really sets us apart. It is the willingness to constantly question and advance what we do. We are proud of what we have achieved. However, our vision is more important to us: of quality, service and a company in which people feel comfortable because their ideas are heard.


In the second half of the 19th century, house-weavers in Münsterland lost their jobs thanks to the mechanical loom. As a yarn merchant, Heinrich Karl-Georg Kettelhack was suddenly forced to rethink. Rather than grumbling about the new state of affairs, he founded his own company on 3 September 1874 and started a tradition to which we are still committed today: having the courage to shape our own future. As an independent family business in its fourth generation, we are exceedingly familiar with long-term planning and responsible action.


We don’t believe in empty promises. For us, sustainability deserves much more than that. We are sincerely committed to the environment, society and our employees. Our professional sustainability management ensures that we live up to the standards we have set every day.

Sustainability report
Environmental statement


Durability. Our position can be defined so simply. This is especially true for our products: superior textiles that accompany people through their working lives day after day. Responsible, long-term planning is also the foundation of our success. Because we want to ensure we also develop successfully in the future – but not at the expense of coming generations.