Everything started more than 148 years ago
A survey of our company history, from today back to the roots:
KL Technology, a medium-sized UK company, acquires Bamberger Kaliko. The new company Bamberger Kaliko Textile Finishing GmbH is founded.
Investments for a green future. Start of a new energy efficiency programme: sewage sludge treatment, thermal recycling and stratified water storage tanks help to reduce CO2 emission and to conserve resources.
The new on-site biological wastewater plant is in operation. Used water is treated and fed back into the production process.
Launch of a new product range: abrasive backing fabrics
After a Management Buy Out, Bamberger Kaliko becomes an independent “GmbH” (limited liability company).
Move to the new factory site in Bamberg Kramersfeld. Substantial investments in environmental protection (no solvents used in production; biological wastewater treatment).
Roller blind fabrics as a new product range.
Bamberger Kaliko is bought by its competitor Göppinger Kaliko, a subsidiary of Continental AG Hannover.
Change of corporate form into “GmbH” (limited liability company).
Bamberger Kalikofabrik is taken over by Venesta Ltd., London.
World War II
Under German administration again. Production almost comes to a stop. After the war, Winterbottom UK is restored to ownership.
British Winterbottom Book Cloth Company, Manchester, is majority share holder.
World War I
Under German administration. Registered as Bamberger Kalikofabrik AG
William Rock from Liverpool, England, takes over the company. The beginning of almost 100 years of British ownership.
1864, 20th June
1863, 1st June
Foundation of a dyeing, bleaching and finishing plant by Karl Wiecking on the banks of the river Regnitz in Bamberg.
Chronik der Bamberger Kaliko "Rolle vorwärts", 1. Auflage 1998, copyright Bamberger Kaliko GmbH