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HUESKER Synthetic GmbH
Zentrale
Fabrikstraße 13-15
48712 Gescher
Deutschland

HUESKER Geosynthetics - reliability built on experience

The company was founded as the limited partnership H. & J. Huesker & Co, in December 1861 in Gescher, Germany. With the dawn of rapid industrial expansion in the 19th century and the success of flax and hemp cultivation, Münsterland found itself in the spotlight of the European textile industry.

As a result, in 1863 the company began producing cotton textiles in its newly completed factory. Germany's rapid industrial expansion during this period brought swift growth and by 1867 the company was already manufacturing on 200 looms.

In addition to the mass market, an extensive niche market also developed for products that could fulfil special functions in technically complex and economically highly efficient applications. In 1958, HUESKER recognized the extremely promising outlook for synthetic textiles and began its production of technical textiles with the manufacture of tarpaulin filter fabrics and sandbags.

This was followed by the development of multi-functional geotextiles and the design of sophisticated combined applications for separation, filtration and drainage.

Continuous expansion of the product range ultimately led to the foundation in 1973 of the independent, medium-sized company, HUESKER Synthetic GmbH, a global player with an extensive sales network of expert partners.

Milestones in the development of the HUESKER Group at a glance:

1861 Founding of limited partnership H. & J. Huesker & Co.
1862 Cornerstone ceremony of the first factory building
1863 Completion of factory and start of production on 150 looms
1876 Construction of an additional mill in Vreden
1897 Company transformed into a general commercial partnership
1905 Construction of an in-house spinning mill in Gescher
1913 HUESKER meanwhile employs over 1172 looms and 613 employees
1932 First fully automated machines installed at the spinning mill in Gescher
1951 Transformation of the general commercial partnership into a limited partnership. Post-war production shifts to finished textile products
1958 Focus on the production and sales of synthetic fiber products and synthetic materials (including tarpaulin filter fabrics and sandbags)
1973 Founding of HUESKER Synthetic GmbH & Co.
1982 Cotton fabric production discontinued
1990 Establishment of first sales office (Rostock)
1991 Founding of first subsidiary (USA)
  Establishment of NaBento production facility, Falkenstein
1992 Establishment of sales office in France
1996 Establishment of UK sales office
1998 Founding of additional subsidiaries in Brazil (HUESKER Ltda.) and Spain (HUESKER Geosintéticos, S.A.)
2000 Expansion of production in Gescher
2001 Establishment of sales office in Austria
2002 Founding of Italian subsidiary, HUESKER S.r.l.
  HUESKER expansion in Dülmen
2003 Subsidiaries in England (HUESKER Limited) and France (HUESKER France SAS) commence operation
2010 HUESKER presented with the IGS Award for the development of geosynthetic reinforcements
2011 HUESKER celebrates its 150th anniversary with employees, customers, partners and companies
2012 Establishment of HUESKER Asia sales office in Singapore
2013 Founding of subsidiary HUESKER B.V. in the Netherlands
2015 Expansion in Dülmen through a production and administrative building
2016 The extension of the production facility at the Gescher site
  HUESKER Brazil now at a new location
  Expansion of the US site
  HUESKER continues to grow - HUESKER Group takes over NBW Mining Australia
2017 Our new subsidiary, HUESKER Australia Pty Ltd is founded