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    EMS – your full-range supplier for laces, ribbons, tapes and more

    Our customers are around the world. They do their business in different kinds of the textile production range. We are the supplier of the two biggest trading companies, who are acting in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Other customers are big garment manufacturer and also small stores for individual customer requests. Designer or the big retailers are further clients, who have questions about special solutions or asking for a developement of a new design.

    Today EMS can offer a range of approximately 3000 articles in ca. 3-20 variations. The shop floor and warehouse is on a ground of ca. 1000 square meters. If the goods are on stock we will deliver on the same day. So for the customer we can offer a lot of advantages: Creating bulk orders, call offs from stock, delivery on demand and so on.

    For every demand EMS is searching in its great portfolio of excellent suppliers around the world for the best solution for our clients, in this case it doesn't matter if they are great or small.

    EMS history

    In October 1938 Franz Henke founded a trading company for sewing atricles. These have been standars products in the region of Wuppertal with its long textile tradition indifferent technologies. During the next years the business grew and in 1978 a new partnership with Mr. Harald Schmidt and his wife, was the next step to more expansion. The married couple together bought in 1980 a small textile company which produced crocket works and bone laces. And at this point the name EMS for the production unit was established. So both companies were acting in the textile market, but with different priority programs. In the time between 1980 and 1997 more different kind of textile technologies from smaller companies came together and at least the company EMS had roughly 50 employees.

    In 1993 Wolfgang Wurst became the new business partner of Harald Schmidt. Starting at that time until the year 2000, EMS was expanding to an all rounder in the textile market: In completing a variety of other products and offering them to a fast growing business. The different products and articles are coming today from a lot of suppliers around the world. So the goods are coming from the traditional production countries like Germany, but also from other European countries and Asia.


    Eva-Marie Schmidt GmbH 
    & Co. Textilwerk
    Bockmühle 51
    D-42289 Wuppertal

    Phone:  (+49) 0202 - 26 26 1-0
    Fax:  (+49) 0202 - 26 26 122