Historia

A Time Travel through the 90-Year Company History of GUNOLD GmbH

1927 the history of the family business GUNOLD GmbH Begins.

 

In 1927 Paul Gunold founded a studio in Plauen, "the city of lace and embroidery", to produce designs and punch cards for the world's first multi-head embroidery machine built by Würker in Dresden.

... The inventor of the Würker embroidery machine Max Bredtschneider and Paul Gunold are school friends...

 

 

In 1949, just a few years after the Second World War, the family fled to the western zone and settled in Stockstadt am Main, still the headquarters of GUNOLD GmbH.

….1950: Paul Gunold "creative head and knowledge holder of the company" dies unexpectedly at the age of 57 and his eldest son Heinz takes on the responsibility

Heinz Gunold turned the artisan drawing studio into a commercial production company for the production of embroidery programs (punch cards). Under his leadership, the company grew steadily and became the world's largest manufacturer of embroidery programs.

... 1958: The company moves into its own production building at the new industrial estate in Stockstadt...

In 1968 Heinz Gunold recognized the need for special materials for industrial embroidery and founded Stickma GmbH for the sale and trade of embroidery materials. GUNOLD was renamed "Gunold + Stickma GmbH" and soon became a "full-line supplier for all aspects of multi-head embroidery ".

... 1976: Beerli AG, Switzerland, produces the special threads according to its own recipe and the SULKY brand is launched...

1982 …Gunold + Stickma GmbH expanded its thread sales activities, initially throughout Europe

... Christoph Gunold, son of Heinz and current Managing Director, founded Gunold and Stickma of America in 1982, followed by another subsidiary in Canada...

1996 BEERLI AG, with production facilities in Switzerland and Austria, joins the company, which now trades under the name GUNOLD GmbH.

... Since 1996 Urs Isler, owner of BEERLI AG and Christoph Gunold have jointly and very successfully been the managing directors of GUNOLD GmbH...

2004 - In the following years numerous innovative products of embroidery threads, embroidery nonwovens and other auxiliaries were included in the comprehensive product range of GUNOLD GmbH. Starting in 2004 workshops and seminars are being offered as well.

.... Head of Marketing Stephan Gunold recognizes the high demand for embroidery know-how in the industry. GUNOLD GmbH's training series of seminars and workshops is continuously expanded and becomes an integral part of the annual appointment calendar of the embroidery industry...

2017 Continuity in the history of the family business. With Kevin Gunold, son of Christoph Gunold, the 4th generation has joined the company.

Peter van den Bruck is appointed to the management board in addition to Christoph Gunold and Urs Isler

... GUNOLD now offers around 10,000 products for the industrial sector. With the launch of the own consumer shop SULKY with a similar number of products for the craft and DIY sector under the management of Kevin Gunold, another exciting chapter begins with the 4th generation, which points to the future of the family business GUNOLD...

Since 1927 - until today Gunold has been known for high-quality, friendly service and competent advice. Embroiderers all over the world trust in the offer of the well-established company from Stockstadt. The fantastic world of embroidery materials from Gunold inspires people around the globe.