GABLER-BAND: a history steeped in tradition

1872   Founded in Vienna by Josef Gabler. The company manufactures mainly wicks

1897   The company begins manufacturing trimming for lingerie

1901   Purchase of an elastic factory in Jägerndorf, Silesia – Gabler employs 700 workers

1915   Purchase of the shut-down elastic company Franz Fashold in Traun (now the headquarter)

1937   Purchase of an elastic factory in Leobschütz, Upper Silesia – Gabler employs 1,500 workers

1945   Expansion of the plant in Traun – Gabler employs 650 workers

1955   With a total of 120 million meters, Gabler is Austria’s largest producer of elastics

1987   Sale of the company to TRIERENBERG Holding, Traun

1988   Expansion of the jacquard technology, specialisation in lingerie

1993   New construction of the weaving plant, dye plant and the high-bay warehouse

1995   Sale of the company to the Berger Group. Change of company form to GABLER-BAND Aktiengesellschaft

2000   Expansion of the Microflex by Berger brand (fine elastics)

2005   Purchase of the elastic factory ELAS s.r.o in the Czech Republic

2006   Expansion of new business fields of technical narrow textiles (medical, automobile industries)

2010   GABLER-BAND ranks till today among Europe’s leading elastics manufacturers

2022   GABLER-BAND relocates its company headquarters to Marchtrenk