Setting standards and conveying messages
Austria’s largest flag manufacturer
Fahnen-Gärtner GmbH was founded in Mittersil in Austria in the year 1945. Continuous investments in line with the market, extensive building extensions and the expansion of technical equipment with state-of-the-art and innovative production systems have helped make Fahnen-Gärtner the market leader for flags and banners in Austria. Today around half a million square meters of textiles are processed and finished a year.
In addition to its core business of flags and banners the product portfolio also includes small items such as pennants and insignias, embroidered flags for troops and clubs as well as a wide range of accessories such as masts. As the products of Fahnen-Gärtner often have to withstand demanding conditions, high quality is obviously a top priority.
Offering their customers such high quality means that many years of developing and testing are needed before a product is ready to be sold. This of course involves the use of the latest and most efficient manufacturing technologies. With the purchase of a 3XL-series laser system Fahnen-Gärtner proved itself a pioneer in this segment. The system’s processing area of approx. 10 square meters is ideal for cutting large-format textiles.
Gerald Heerdegen (CEO of Fahnen-Gärtner GmbH):
“What convinced us was the precision achieved through contact-less and distortion free cutting. The flag material can be processed quickly straight from the roll with the eurolaser system. In particular the fused cut edges created by the thermal laser process are a great advantage for us. It means there is no lint or fraying, so time-consuming reworking is no longer necessary.
We can cut large-format textiles with perfect accuracy thanks to the enormous processing area of the system and this gives us a unique selling point, because there is no other textile laser cutting system of this size in use anywhere else in Austria.”
With its around 130 employees and approx. 7000 m2 company site Fahnen-Gärtner today supplies about 30,000 customers worldwide. Again and again they have supplied the flags for events such as Olympic Games and World Championships, starting in 1964 in Innsbruck then on to Schladming, Seefeld, Bormeo (Italy), Ruhpolding (Germany), Saalbach, Lillehammer (Norway), Ramsau and right through to the 2001 Alpine Skiing World Cup in St. Anton, the 2002 Mountain Bike World Championship in Kaprun, the Olympia in Turin and the 2006 Sailing, Ski-jumping and Cycling World Cup.
Such a success story is a clear indication that producing quality products pays off and is reflected in a high level of customer satisfaction. And technology from eurolaser plays its part here, both today and in the future. Today Fahnen-Gärtner not only stands for quality awareness and tradition, but also for a modern approach, flexibility and innovation.