Company

Tradition and future

1900
Manufacturer Bernhard Maerker established the company

1934
The Company was taken over by DEGUSSA

1945
Dispossession and nationalisation by the soviet occupying power to become a VEB (a company administrated by the workers): VEB Vogt. Wachstuchfabrik Treuen

1992
Privatisation through management buy out

2000
100th anniversary of the founding of the company and initial startup of the latest 3-stripes universal coating unit worldwide

2010
To 01.07.2010 the Competence center Medilind of VOWALON was taken over

110th anniversary of VOWALON and initial startup of the latest high-performance coating units 

Facts and figures

  • founded in September 1900
  • 01.07.1992 Privatisation through management buy out
  • textile branch
  • 2017: > 200 employees
  • 2017: 47% export value