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Major Milestones

  • Established in August 13, 1965 with two employees as American Barmag Corporation (ABC)
  • Sold and serviced FK4, and later the FK6, the FK6M80 all the way through to the AFK and eAFK texturing machines, polyester and nylon spinning machines, winders and take-up machines
  • By 1975 ABC had grown to 76 employees
  • In the 1980’s introduction of  Barmag Hydraulics
  • In 1988 sales had grown to $55 million USD
  • Neumag USA Corporation was founded in 1989 with four employees
  • In the 1990‘s, Neumag secured itself a market share of around 40 percent in the US with its BCF business
  • In the mid 1990’s ABC started a key partnership with major texturizing firms and supplied 71 AFK and 13 POY machines
  • ABC repeatedly reported record sales, increased its staff to 240 employees and influenced the entire US manmade fiber and textile industry with such developments as draw-texturing and fast-speed spinning for POY
  • In 1994, ABC took over Bouligny, a US manufacturer of spin beams and creels, and became the exclusive supplier to DuPont.
  • In 2000, the Swiss Saurer Group acquired Barmag and Neumag
  • In the 2000’s, Neumag secured the lion’s share of the entire US BCF market with its S5, S+ and Sytec One BCF platforms and simultaneously supported the increasing polyester boom.Today, Neumag is the premium BCF brand throughout the world and is admired by its American clientèle for its high quality at reasonable costs as well as for its local service and support offerings.
  • By 2006 the Oerlikon Group took over the textiles division of Saurer
  • In August 2015 our service station in Dalton, GA opened.  Oerlikon Manmade Fibers is making a clear statement about the high value it attributes to customer support in the “Land of the Stars and Stripes". “We wanted to strengthen our service offerings and Dalton is an important step towards achieving this goal”, states Chip Hartzog, President of Oerlikon Textile Inc. in the USA. “And our customers are also investing in this region.”


Oerlikon Textile Inc.

Charlotte (headquarters)