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Our history

Our way

Innovation and quality for generations

At WINTEX Apparel, we continue our proud tradition of high-quality protective clothing. Our history, characterised by innovation and quality awareness, has led us from humble beginnings in a local cellar to our beautiful headquarters in Offenburg. ISO certifications confirm our commitment to excellence, and ISO 14001:2015 certification emphasises our sustainability goals.

Our vision is carried on by the fifth generation of the Winnen family in the management. Our mission remains unchanged: to develop high-quality protective clothing that combines safety and comfort. We look forward to working with you towards a safe and sustainable future.

2023

Social responsibility is taken seriously and the production plant in Tunisia receives SA8000:2014 certification. Louis Winnen joins the management and is ready to continue the tradition and innovation of the fifth generation.

2022

Sustainability moves into focus, and the initial ISO 14001:2015 certification of the headquarters in Offenburg emphasises the company’s commitment to environmental responsibility. The offices in Offenburg are expanded to accommodate the growing momentum.

2020

A further leap in quality, the ISO 9001:2015 initial certification of the headquarters in Offenburg, reinforces the commitment to excellence.

2017

Continuity and a breath of fresh air complement each other perfectly when Caroline Wöltge joins the management team – the fifth generation to continue the family business.

2015

A new era begins when Wintex Apparel GmbH moves from Neuried to new, spacious premises in Offenburg.

1999

Quality awareness is the key to success. The production plant is certified with ISO 9001, a milestone in the company’s history.

1998

The vision continues to grow, and the company’s first own production plant is established in Tunisia.

1997

In Neuried/Baden, Eva and Thomas Winnen seize the opportunity to build on the family tradition. With the founding of Wintex Apparel GmbH, they dedicate themselves passionately to the development of specialised protective clothing and moisture protection. What once began in the cellar at home becomes the story of Moleskine trousers, which are distributed from the garage.

1893

In the middle of the 19th century, a time of change, the family business Heinrich Winnen und Co KG was founded. From the very beginning, the company had a clear goal: to manufacture high-quality workwear and protective clothing.

Leading quality

Highest quality is our standard

Your products are developed and manufactured to the highest quality standards and meet the stringent requirements of an internationally standardised quality management system.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Social responsibility is important to us

We therefore rely on a strategic allocation of resources that not only promotes our growth, but also focuses on quality and environmental protection.