Maute + Renz Textil GmbH was founded in 1982 by Kurt Maute (+1992) and Fritz Renz. Following Kurt Maute’s untimely death, lona and Fritz Renz have managed the company alone for the past few decades. The second generation (Tobias Renz & Linda Renz) has been with the company for a few years now and has contributed new ideas to the great success of recent years.
Regional & Sustainable
The company initially just used the resources of the textile location, developing and producing the knitted fabric collections on contract knitters’ and contract suppliers’ machines. Since 2000, the company has also had its own circular knitting mill, where the company’s signature items are knitted on electronically controlled circular knitting machines and other specialist machines. Enormous investments in new circular knitting machines have increased flexibility, versatility and performance. The fabrics are all finished in and around Albstadt.
Very early on the company opted for sustainable and regional production. This policy has proven itself to this day. It was one of the first companies ever to be awarded the Oeko-tex seal of approval. The majority of the fabrics are GOTS certified.
Innovation based on know-how
Innovation can only come from know-how. And there is plenty of that in Albstadt. The world market leaders of knitting machine and needle manufacturers are located here. The proximity to the university with a focus on technical textiles and clothing technology also provides innovative drive. The secret of our innovative developments can be found in the synthesis of material selection, binding technology and equipment competence.
Our top priority is fabric development
With creative ideas, the company has earned a good reputation among the German knitted fabric manufacturers. Our top priorities are fabric development and collection creation. Inspired by fashionable trends, several mesh collections are developed each year for the various target groups. The technological versatility of the machine park and many years of know-how in mesh technology enable us to constantly create interesting and all-new looks and technical innovations. We are also happy to incorporate our customers’ ideas into our new developments. No matter what look/binding/feel is desired: “There is practically nothing we cannot knit for you. And of course we are proud when our customers do us the honour of calling us ‘knitting artists’. ”
Circular knitted fabrics for the clothing industry are produced under the brands “MR-création” and “jeune-tricot”. Among the customer base are well-known underwear and loungewear manufacturers, DOB-HAKA and children’s clothing producers as well as manufacturers of extravagant boutique clothing. Technical textiles are a company speciality.
Since 2016, the new “Albstoffe” brand, launched by Tobias Renz, has been very successfully supplying the fabric retail trade with cutting-edge organic fabrics. The do-it-yourself seamstress now has the opportunity to purchase regionally manufactured GOTS-certified jacquard and print jerseys exclusively through “Albstoffe”, as well as knitted jacquard cuffs and ribbons.