The success story of our group of companies started in 1896
|1892||Foundation of the company "Wunnerlich, Schmid & Co." in Hof, Germany, by Theodor Wilhelm Schmid, Robert Wunnerlich and Otto Franck; Felt production started in 1902.|
|1896||Foundation of a felt production site in Offingen by the brothers Johannes and Wilhelm Lembert and Franz Baptist Silbermann, all three businessmen from Augsburg.|
|1912||The "Königliche Kommerzienrat" Johann Offermann bought the shares of the brothers Lembert.|
|1956||Diversification: The first "Plexigum"-plastic profile is manufactured via extrisopm process. Foundation of BWF Profiles.|
|1962||Merger of both felt companies to the "Bayerische Wollfilzfabriken KG Offermann, Zeiler, Schmid & Co. KG Offingen Hof" with headquarter in Offingen.|
|1968||Worldwide first introduction of needlefelt as filter media, foundation of BWF Envirotec.|
|1975||Foundation of "BWC Textiles Ltd.", Upperlands, Northern Ireland, production of filter media.|
|1988||Acquisition of "tkt GmbH & Co. KG", Geretsried; production of thermoformed and injection moulded products.|
Foundation of "BWF America Inc." in the US, bagmaking company.
|1990||Acquisition of BWF facol s.r.l., Milano, Italy. Production of high quality undercollar material for the mens' garment industry.|
|1993||Foundation of "Naish Felts Ltd.", Wilton, United Kingdom.|
Foundation of "BWF Environmental and Industrial Technology Wuxi Co. Ltd." in the PR China;
|Opening of two new production buildings of BWF Envirotec and BWF Profiles at the headquarter in Offingen.|
|2001||Production start of BWF Profiles in PR China.|
Inauguration of a new production and office building of Profiles in Wuxi, China.
Foundation of "BWF Endüstri Filtreleri ve Teknik Kece Ltd. sti." in Izmir, Turkey;
Opening new factory of BWF Protec in Hof-Gattendorf.
|2008||Foundation of "BWF Tec India Pvt. Ltd." in Pune, India (daughter company of BWF Envirotec).|
Completion of new bagmaking building of BWF Envirotec in Wuxi, China;
Foundation of "OOO BWF Envirotec" in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, (sales office of BWF Envirotec).
Inauguration of new production site BWF Envirotec, India.
|2012||Inauguration of new production site BWF Envirotec, Russia.|
|2013||Relocation of BWF Envirotec, USA in a new production and office building.|
Expansion of production building and mechanical engineering BWF Protec, Germany.
Renovation Mindelhaus and factory entrance Offingen;
|2016||After 34 years Dr. Ing. Wolfgang Schmid hands over his function as Managing Partner of BWF Group to Dr. Philipp von Waldenfels.|