The company Thümling Textilmaschinen
Marcus Thümling has been fascinated by technology since childhood. His family environment gave him exciting insights into the world of textile machines and textile production at a very early age. This passion has not left him until today. After his apprenticeship at a German textile machine manufacturer, he worked in the development department and graduated from technical school. After further years in the development department he started his own business in 1992. Marcus Thümling bought textile machines all over the world, repaired and overhauled them or converted them to meet special customer requirements. The market grew steadily and so did the company. The used machinery business became an integral part of the company portfolio and is still an important mainstay today.
The know-how and years of experience of the entrepreneur - always driven by an irrepressible urge to invent - produced several in-house developments (Thümling mattresses). For example, the Thümling Matratzenmanufaktur - it has been successfully producing mattresses with an innovative mattress core made of knitted plastic for several years.
The machine for the production of the knitted fabric was developed especially for this business area by Marcus Thümling. The joy of success and the urge to develop something new motivated the technology-loving inventor to develop a machine for the production of natural fibers.
"I know the world market because of my history and know what the machines on the market can do and what they can not.Conventional machines can not process any fiber, let alone different natural fibers."
The development of a warp knitting machine, which natural fibers such as linen, silk, cotton and especially wool can work perfectly to textiles took some time. The result can be seen now. The innovative textile machine was put through its paces for a year and produces, for example, meter goods knitted jersey from merino wool in an exceptional quality.
I grew up with mechanical engineering, my father was in the same industry. He was also a mechanical engineer and developer and traveled abroad a lot. That fascinated me back then. Unfortunately, he passed away very early, when I was still at school. It was a drastic experience. I later started an apprenticeship in the company where my father had worked.