History

HUESKER Geosynthetics - reliability built on experience

The company was founded as the limited partnership H. & J. Huesker & Co, in December 1861 in Gescher, Germany. With the dawn of rapid industrial expansion in the 19th century and the success of flax and hemp cultivation, Münsterland found itself in the spotlight of the European textile industry.
As a result, in 1863 the company began producing cotton textiles in its newly completed factory. Germany's rapid industrial expansion during this period brought swift growth and ' by 1867 the company was already manufacturing on 200 looms.

In addition to the mass market, an extensive niche market also developed for products that could fulfil special functions in technically complex and economically highly efficient applications. In 1958, HUESKER recognized the extremely promising outlook for synthetic textiles and began its production of technical textiles with the manufacture of tarpaulin filter fabrics and sandbags.

This was followed by the development of multi-functional geotextiles and the design of sophisticated combined applications for separation, filtration and drainage.

Continuous expansion of the product range ultimately led to the foundation in 1973 of the independent, medium-sized company, HUESKER Synthetic GmbH, a global player with an extensive sales network of expert partners.

YearMilestones
1861Founding of limited partnership H. & J. Huesker & Co.
1862Cornerstone ceremony of the first factory building
1863Completion of factory and start of production on 150 looms
1876Construction of an additional mill in Vreden
1897Company transformed into a general commercial partnership
1905Construction of an in-house spinning mill in Gescher
1913HUESKER meanwhile employs over 1172 looms and 613 employees
1932First fully automated machines installed at the spinning mill in Gescher
1951Transformation of the general commercial partnership into a limited partnership. Post-war production shifts to finished textile products
1958Focus on the production and sales of synthetic fiber products and synthetic materials (including tarpaulin filter fabrics and sandbags)
1973Founding of HUESKER Synthetic GmbH & Co.
1982Cotton fabric production discontinued
1990Establishment of first sales office (Rostock)
1991Founding of first subsidiary (USA)
 Establishment of NaBento production facility, Falkenstein
1992Establishment of sales office in France 
1996Establishment of UK sales office
1998Founding of additional subsidiaries in Brazil (HUESKER Ltda.) and Spain (HUESKER Geosintéticos, S.A.)
2000Expansion of production in Gescher
2001Establishment of sales office in Austria
2002Founding of Italian subsidiary, HUESKER S.r.l.
 HUESKER expansion in Dülmen
2003Subsidiaries in England (HUESKER Limited) and France (HUESKER France SAS) commence operation
2010HUESKER presented with the IGS Award for the development of geosynthetic reinforcements
2011HUESKER celebrates its 150th anniversary with employees, customers, partners and companies
2012Establishment of HUESKER Asia sales office in Singapore
2013Founding of subsidiary HUESKER B.V. in the Netherlands
2015Expansion in Dülmen through a production and administrative building 
2016The extension of the production facility at the Gescher site 
 HUESKER Brazil now at a new location 
 Expansion of the US site 
 HUESKER continues to grow - HUESKER Group takes over NBW Mining Australia
2017Our new subsidiary, HUESKER Australia Pty Ltd is founded