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Our association

Südwesttextil and the industry it represents

Clothing/textiles is Germany’s second-largest consumer-goods industry, and the country is a global market leader for technical/industrial textiles. Südwesttextil is the association that represents the interests of textile manufacturers/employers based in the State of Baden-Württemberg.

The association has some 220 member companies, with a total of 24,000 employees. Together, they generate revenues of 7 billion euros annually. Many of them are key suppliers to the automotive, aerospace and healthcare industries, while others bring color and comfort to our lives with attractive fashion items and high-quality home textiles.

Südwesttextil advises its members, engages in political and business networking, represents employers in collective bargaining negotiations, actively supports textile research, and promotes social and environmental standards.

Core tasks and skills

  •  Advice on employment/labor and social-security legislation (employment contracts, warnings, notices of termination, time limits, part-time work, works constitution law, etc.)
  •  Out-of-court representation
  •  Legal representation before the labour and social courts at all instances
  •  Collective-bargaining policy and legislation
  •  General workforce-related issues (remuneration systems, working hours, health management, reintegration into the workplace, management systems, health and safety at work, demographics, etc.)
  •  Business law (contract law, commercial and sales law, corporate law, antitrust law, mergers and acquisitions, trademark law, etc.)
  •  Data protection

  • Advice and information (vocational training, employee development, etc.)
  •  Attracting and retaining specialists and executives (campaigns to attract apprentices/trainees, education and training fairs, etc.)
  •  GATEX training center (programs for apprentices/trainees/cooperative university students, further skills development for employees, programs for unskilled textile workers, seminars, workshops, etc.)
  •  Surveys and statistics (market conditions for textiles and clothing in Baden-Württemberg, the textile labor market, Germany-wide statistics, data research for individual members, etc.)
  •  Exports

  •  Environmental policy and chemicals regulations (lobbying at state, national and EU level, advice, workshops, etc.)
  •  Energy policy and supply (advice on procurement and procurement pooling)
  •  Manufacturing technology
  •  Clothing labels
  •  Customs

  •  A powerful advocate for textile manufacturing in many arenas and forums
  •  Main player behind the Baden-Württemberg Alliance of Fiber-Based Materials
  •  Contacts with economic policymakers
  •  Member of diverse umbrella and partner organizations
  •  Representative of the textile industry within broader organizations (Federal Employment Agency, universities, research institutes, etc.)

  •  Press relations
  •  Production of content on the textile industry, including for social media
  •  Campaigns
  •  Marketing
  •  Events
  •  Trade shows

Textiles from Baden-Württemberg. The material of the future.

Blaue, türkise und gelbe Kissen mit quadratischen und rechteckigen Mustern liegen auf Bank.
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Das Knie eines Menschen wird mit leuchtend türkisem Tape beklebt.
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Frau lässt goldenes schimmerndes Kleid im Marilyn Monroe Stil durch die Luft fliegen.
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Jeans mit grünen Pflanzen in den Taschen hängt vor weißer Wand an der Wäscheleine.
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Blick in das Innere eines autonom fahrenden Automobils mit hellen Sitzen.
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Mann und Frau gehen über Baustelle und tragen dabei Schutzkleidung und Schutzhelm.
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Sonnensegel schützen im Sommer bei strahlend blauem Himmel vor der Sonne.
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Frau reibt sich Hände mit Talkum vor dem Klettern ein und trägt dabei Klettergurt.
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Brücke wird von Seilen getragen und wird von unten in den Himmel fotografiert.
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Garne unterschiedlicher Farben und Musterung sind auf Maschine bereit für die Verarbeitung.
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Heller Hosenanzug wird von einem Model mit Blumen in der Hand vor einem blauen Hintergrund präsentiert.
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Our governing bodies

Supervisory Board

Chairman

Dipl.-Kfm. Bodo Th. Bölzle

Chairman of the Management Board, Amann & Söhne GmbH & Co. KG, Bönnigheim

1st vice-president and treasurer

Mathias Eggle

Commercial Director, Olymp Bezner KG, Bietigheim-Bissingen

2nd vice-president

Dipl. Betriebswirtin Donata Apelt-Ihling

Shareholder, Alfred Apelt GmbH, Oberkirch

3rd vice-president

Carina Ammann

Managing Partner, ISCO-Textilwerk Gebrüder Ammann GmbH & Co. KG, Stuttgart

4th vice-president

Arved H. Westerkamp

Managing Director, Gerhard Rösch GmbH, Tübingen

Management Board

Maximilian d'Huc

Head of HR HARTMANN Group, Paul Hartmann AG, Heidenheim

Jürgen Drescher

Managing Director, Gütermann GmbH, Gutach-Breisgau

Jochen Eckhold

Director Global Human Resources, HUGO BOSS AG, Metzingen

Holger Kappus

Member of the Managing Board, Madeira Garnfabrik Rudolf Schmidt KG, Freiburg

Dr.-Ing. Manfred Kroneberg

Managing Director, Dommer Stuttgarter Fahnenfabrik GmbH, Stuttgart

Thomas Kübler

Managing Partner, Paul H. Kübler Bekleidungswerk GmbH & Co. KG, Plüderhausen

Dr. Oliver Maetschke

Managing Director, Ettlin Spinnerei und Weberei Produktions GmbH & Co. KG, Ettlingen

Dr.-Ing. Steffen Reinsch

Vice President, Benecke-Kaliko AG, Eislingen

Gabriele Renner

Managing Director, pervormance international GmbH, Ulm

Armin Rombach

Managing Director, ZUE-Zwirnerei Untereggingen GmbH, Eggingen

Miriam Schilling

Head of HR, VAUDE Sport GmbH & Co. KG, Tettnang

Dipl.-Wirtschaftsing. Roland Stelzer

Managing Partner, Gebr. Elmer & Zweifel GmbH & Co. KG, Bempflingen

Oliver Streich

Managing Partner, Streich Mode GmbH, Balingen

Tara Veit

Managing Director, Fuchshuber Techno-Tex GmbH, Lichtenstein

Our governing bodies

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