88131 Lindau, Germany
Design, engineering and production by a single supplier
DORNIER is the reliable partner for all requirements relating to any aspect of the production of application-specific weaving machines for manufacturing high-quality fabrics. Whether a system family consisting of rapier and air-jet weaving machines or a customized turnkey complete line:
DORNIER plans, designs and builds everything in-house.
The world-renowned aircraft manufacturer Dornier began building textile machines after the Second World War. The reason for this change of direction: The Allied Forces had prohibited the company from building airplanes in Germany. In 1950, Lindauer DORNIER GmbH was founded in what remains the company’s headquarters at Lindau-Rickenbach by Peter Dornier, son of the famous aviation pioneer Claude Dornier. The first fruits of the search for a new field of activity there were shuttle weaving machines. But soon afterwards, Lindauer DORNIER GmbH also began making specialty machines, including dryers for the cardboard, paper and construction panel industry. In the mid-1960s, film stretching lines for the packaging and plastic film industry and textile finishing machines for tubular knit goods were added to the product portfolio.
The rapier weaving machine, developed in 1967, and the air-jet weaving machine introduced in 1989 represented the most significant milestones in the company’s rise to become Germany’s only weaving machine manufacturer of international standing. The end products made on our weaving machines comprise extremely high-performance fabrics for airbags, carbon fabrics for composite structures and aramid fabrics for fire-resistant or bullet-proof applications. But equally for the finest silk fabrics, intricate Jacquard items and ultrafine worsteds, the DORNIER system family offers the ideal tool. In 2014 we founded the new DORNIER Composite Systems® product line to continuously deliver new answers for the challenging demands of the dynamic composite industry in the form of innovative production lines for semi-finished composite products of all kinds.