∇ Company


The future company founder Hans Höffele becomes co-owner of the company Schmitteckert, Steinle&Co, which produces waddings in Kirrlach/ Baden since 1938.


The company becomes Hans Höffele Wattefabrik. The new company is based in Graben-Neudorf. Main products are grey waddings for upholstery furniture.

The 60's

The range of products is enlarged. Sheet felts for innerspring mattress covers are now produced for the mattress industry.


Textile engineer Dieter Höffele, one of the two sons of the company founder, joins the company.

The 70's

The company expands its natural wool's area. Sheep wool becomes an important raw material.


The family business is completed: the second son, Norbert Höffele, a mechanical engineer, also joins Hans Höffele Wattefabrik.

The 80's and 90's

The company develops into a full product range supplier. Fine quality fibres such as cashmere, camel hair, alpaca or silk complete the product portfolio.


Hans Höffele Wattefabrik is the first company in Germany to develop a new production process, in which polyester webs are thermal bonded. This thermal bonded procedure is used afterwards for natural fibres as well. In Linkenheim- Hochstetten a new production facility is opened.


Both sons join the board of directors. The production site in Linkenheim-Hochstetten is enlarged by 3600 m².


Continuous development of the company: The production site in Linkenheim-Hochstetten is again enlarged by 5600 m².


After the death of the company founder, his sons Dieter and Norbert Höffele continue to run the family business.


The company has 40 employees at their sites in Graben-Neudorf and Linkenheim Hochstetten and 14000 m² floor space.
Hans Höffele Wattefabrik OHG supplies numerous customers in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France, Sweden, Denmark, Holland and Poland. Partners are mainly the bed, mattress, furniture and apparel industry.


Implementing a second machine for needle felting and change of the company's legal status to Hans Höffele Industriewatte GmbH

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