History and Milestones

2021

Graf Metallic of America turns 50. Established in 1971, Graf Metallic of America opened its doors in Spartanburg in 1975, in the midst of the revival of the U.S. textile industry.  

In the 1990’s, Graf America expanded its services to the nonwoven plants. The company’s key success factors include an unmatched range of card clothings, a 50 000 square foot warehouse, shop facility, and highly professional technical assistance.

 

2017

Graf celebrates 100 years. What started with Jakob Graf producing flexible card clothing at home, identifies today as the world’s leading supplier of clothing and combs for carding and combing machines in short-staple spinning, as well as for producers and machine builders for the production of nonwovens. 

2005

Acquisition by Rieter Group, the world’s leading supplier of systems for short-staple fiber spinning. Based in Winterthur (Switzerland), Rieter develops and manufactures machinery, systems and components. Graf becomes part of the Business Group Components.

1988

Acquisition of all shares by Ralph Graf and changeover into a holding company. 

1977

Graf's management is represented by Georg and Ralph Graf, the third generation of Graf. 

1962

Graf + Cie AG becomes a public company. 

1950

Graf Kaardenbeslag N.V. is founded in Enschede (Netherlands). Today, Graf Netherlands is a supplier of Graf Rapperswil for card wire, profile wire & metallic card clothing and roller card clothing for nonwovens. 

1917

Graf + Cie Ltd. in Rapperswil (Switzerland) is founded by Edwin Graf. 

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