Once upon a time...
Ziegelbrücke was the hub of things already in our beginnings. Back in 1834, Fridolin Jenny commissioned here a spinning mill with 15,000 spindles. In 1836, a company was founded under the name of Enderlin und Jenny. Wherever yarns were spun, the weavers usually weren't far. To cut a long story short, a weaving mill in nearby Niederurnen was bought in 1851. The business prospered and by 1860 they operated the canton's biggest spinning mill with 54,000 spindles and 520 employees. The expansion continued with the construction of a weaving mill in Triesen in the Principality of Lichtenstein, a spinning mill in Italy and the participation in a further spinning mill in Vaduz, also Lichtenstein. This was followed by some name changes.
In 1880 the company was newly named Caspar Jenny and in 1894 Fritz + Caspar Jenny. 1895 was ill-starred as there was a serious fire. It left enormous damage in one of the two buildings of the spinning mill. However, the setback wasn't allowed to get them down and the erection of a new spinning mill was started right away. It took up work already in 1897. Operations continued successfully right until the nineteen-eighties. From then on, the gradual shifting of production capacities to Eastern Europe and Asia steadily slowed down growth. 1989 saw the change of Fritz + Caspar Jenny to a public limited company. In 1997, Fritz + Caspar Jenny AG was followed by the legally independent Spinnerei Ziegelbrücke AG and Jenny Fabrics AG. Latter continued to concentrate on the production of woven fabrics. In 2001, the spinning mill had to stop operations for economic reasons.
And this is how we are today...
Jenny Fabrics AG focuses and specializes itself on a permanent basis in the area of weaving. Therefore, we keep investing not only in our infrastructure, but also our machinery and equipment.
In 2004 we are able to acquire the archives and know-how of the leno technology from the Weberei Wängi - a weaving mill which discontinued production. Today, we apply this historic weaving technique with especially modified weaving machines. With up to five warp beam systems, we are able to produce high-quality clothing and curtain materials.
In the same year, we become shareholders of a weaving mill in Czech Republic. Consequently, we can bear the high pressure of costs and secure the jobs in Niederurnen.
In 2006 we find a suitable and satisfactory partner in China after a long and intensive search. We react to the increasing pressure of rising costs and organize the purchase of high-grade fabrics woven with shafts for our customers. The quality is guaranteed by our team of experts in Niederurnen.
In 2008 we replace half of our machinery in Niederurnen by new looms.
In 2010 we integrate the grey good trading business of Christian Fischbacher Co. AG into Jenny Fabrics AG. By this decision, we complement our range of commercial fabrics covering the most varied requirements of embroiderers or textile printers. In addition, we are able to completely source fabrics at the request of our customers.
In 2011 we decide to add twelve wide looms taken over from Keller AG of Wald who stopped their operation. This permits us for the first time to offer fabrics in a grey width of up to 340cm and to serve customers in the field of home textiles.
In 2013 we take up an interesting cooperation with Getzner Textil AG from Bludenz, Austria. We convert twenty dobby looms to the Jacquard technology to weave exclusive damasks.
In 2014 we participate in a Chinese vertical operation for shirt fabric. For the first time, Jenny Fabrics AG presents a complete shirt collection under the name Tintofilo.
In 2017 we expand our weaving mill with fourteen more Jacquard machines.
In 2018 get an insight into our daily work, click on the link https://youtu.be/XwbcZawz87Y
In 2018 we could take over the shaft production of WR Weberei Russikon AG. The associated modernisation of our machinery allowed us to make our headquarter in Niederurnen more attractive.
In 2019 we become proud "Supporter of Swiss Fair Trade"