Latest News from SCHMETZ
19.05.2020 // SCHMETZ plans closing of its Verwaltungs- und Vertriebs GmbH in Herzogenrath
Herzogenrath, Germany: On May 19, 2020, Schmetz Verwaltungs- und Vertriebs GmbH, Herzogenrath informed its 35 employees of the planned closing of the company. The decision was made as part of necessary simplification measures within the organizational corporate structure of the SCHMETZ Group.
SCHMETZ produces and distributes sewing machine needles for industrial and household segments and has been a 100% subsidiary of the
Groz-Beckert Group since 2017. The SCHMETZ Herzogenrath site is the current seat of the Administration department as well as the areas of Information and Application Technology, Purchasing, Finance, Sales, Storage, and Distribution. The sewing machine needles are manufactured in India. The Schmetz Innovations Center GmbH, located in Stolberg, is not affected by this measure.
The planned company closure is expected to be completed during the first quarter of 2021. Until then, the operative activities of the Schmetz Verwaltungs- und Vertriebs GmbH will be transferred successively from Herzogenrath to Albstadt. From then on, the SCHMETZ brand, with its extensive product range, will be managed and further developed globally from Albstadt.
The planned closing of the Schmetz Verwaltungs- und Vertriebs GmbH in Herzogenrath will include a social plan for affected employees. SCHMETZ management have already begun talks with the works council to draw up the social plan and to balance interests.
SCHMETZ is a subsidiary of the Groz-Beckert Group and produces high-quality sewing machine needles for industry and the household segment. The company has a strong tradition and was founded in Herzogenrath, Germany, in 1851. It now has around 700 employees worldwide. In fiscal year 2019, SCHMETZ generated an overall turnover of around 28 million euro. The worldwide presence of the company is guaranteed through numerous sales partners and a tight dealer network on all continents.
01.04.2020 // SMAGZ: The new online magazine of SCHMETZ is now available
On 1st April 2020 the starting gun has been fired for SMAGZ, the new, free online magazine of SCHMETZ. At www.schmetz-magazine.com amateur sewers of all ages and skill levels will find fascinating and interesting information on the topic of sewing and a world of inspiration for their next sewing project.
In the categories of DISCOVER, DESIGN, DO IT! and DATES, SMAGZ will provide exciting reports, current trends and useful tips and tricks.
There is lots to discover in the "Discover" category. Exciting reports take the reader on journeys that may not appear to be connected with textile and sewing at all at first glance. The first SMAGZ report is about sailing, for example – a sport that relies completely on strong seams. Fascinating. New. Informative.
What will be the trendy colors and patterns next year? In what way will sustainability be present in the world of fashion? In the category of "Design", the online magazine will keep its readers up to date in fashion matters, trends and ideas. No current styles will be missed anymore. Inspiring. Motivating. Surprising.
Practical tips for the next sewing project. In the category of "Do it!", readers will not only find step-by-step instructions and patterns but will also get a lot of help to make their next project a success. Practical. Helpful. Side by side.
The online magazine from SCHMETZ will also include the "Dates" segment to ensure that you won't miss any important events. Here, you will find dates for interesting events, conferences and trade fairs from the world of fashion, design, art and hobby sewing. Up to date. Exciting. Useful.
All SMAGZ content can be viewed free of charge and without registration. SMAGZ is available now at: www.schmetz-magazine.com
23.01.2020 // New packaging for SCHMETZ industrial sewing machine needles
In the field of industrial sewing machine needles, certain needle systems from SCHMETZ are gradually being switched to a new packaging system. These can be identified by the blue plastic packaging typical for SCHMETZ, the SCHMETZ lettering and the SCHMETZ logo in the form of a watermark:
The 10-unit module
The practical 10-unit module enables you to remove individual industrial sewing machine needles quickly and easily. After opening the flap, you can remove the desired quantity of needles. Because the packaging is slightly transparent, you can see the remaining quantity per 10-unit module and therefore have an overview of your needle stock.
The practical connecting grid enables several 10-unit modules to be stacked one above the other. This allows the packs to be stored without difficulty.
The 100-unit packaging
This is the standard packaging unit. It consists of ten 10-unit modules, shrink-wrapped in a transparent film. The film can be opened comfortably thanks to the integrated sleeve.
The 500-unit packaging
The largest possible delivery unit comes in a stable, blue-white box. Each box contains five 100-unit packs, which together form a packaging unit of 500 industrial sewing machine needles. A label is applied on the front of every box. This ensures that the right needle can be found quickly among the different boxes in the warehouse.