Saving Resources – Preserving Diversity  

At Groz-Beckert environmental awareness has many facets:  within the company as a whole, in relation to specific products and of course with regard to the potential of textile solutions and innovations.

Whatever's involved – energy, quality, the environment or health and safety – the management systems in place at Groz-Beckert are comprehensively certified.

In the following, discover more about environmentally-aware actions, environmentally-friendly products, and textile innovations where Groz-Beckert is making important contributions.

Environmental actions

Effective sustainability begins with daily action. In this regard, Groz-Beckert has been continually reducing its emissions and its power consumption for years.

Long-lasting and environmentally compatible materials are used in all the company's construction projects – with an emphasis on regional materials wherever possible.

Environmentally-aware actions by every single employee is encouraged by the company and promoted through targeted programs and activities.

Environmentally-friendly products

As early as the product development stage, Groz-Beckert focuses on how to save resources and reduce emissions.A striking example of this is the litespeed® needle for high-performance circular knitting machines. With its optimized shank geometry it saves a vast amount of energy in relation to standard needles, simultaneously reducing CO2 and increasing productivity. In 2010 Groz-Beckert was awarded the KYOCERA Environment Prize for the litespeed® needle, and in 2011 the company also received the Korea EU Award.

Just as sustainably impressive is the new development EcoStar from the Nonwovens sector. This universal felting needle for extreme requirements requires only minimal energy.

Overall, products and packaging from Groz-Beckert are biocompatible, recyclable and environmentally neutral in use.

Textile innovations with the environment in mind

A sustainable company with sustainable products is always one step further in its thoughts and its actions.

Groz-Beckert deals with future issues that benefit the environment as well as its customers. Resource efficiency and waste prevention, for instance, can lower costs sharply in the textile industry.

Great potential is also offered by technical textiles. In the form of composites, for example, or as textile fabrics inside concrete, they can replace conventional materials such as steel. The positive effects here include significant weight reduction, energy savings and also a reduction in CO2. A successful example of this kind of material substitution is located in Albstadt-Lautlingen, not far away from the Groz-Beckert headquarters: the longest textile-reinforced concrete bridge in the world.