Maag Brothers Machines Works Ltd.

Quality since 1875

The company Maag Brothers Machine Ltd. was founded in Zurich in 1875. At that time, the flourishing Zurich silk industry was in need of machines and new ideas. Today Maag is managed by the fifth-generation and has been producing textile machines for various work processes in Küsnacht since 1930. Today, the company logo can be found on textile machines all over the world and represents highest quality, performance and longevity.

Specialist for quality control and final make-up process

In addition to fabric inspection machines, which is what this traditional company is known for all over the world, Maag's product range also includes other high-quality machines designed for folding (plating and stack plating), selvedge printing and packaging. 

The developments in international textile production increasingly require fully integrated and automated solutions. For this reason, Maag offers turnkey overall concepts, including IT solutions (MaagQTex), automated fault detection and highly developed length measurement systems in fabric inspection as well as integrated logistics solutions. In order to further develop its machines, Maag collaborates with world-leading technology partners such as Uster Technologies and Elovis. 

Additional business activities throughout the years

Over the years, Maag has established various areas with historical links to the textile industry or to the Maag family. More than 50 years ago, for example, the Maag brothers established a Swiss and Austrian subsidiary for various manufacturers of steam fittings (such as Armstrong USA) and subsequently sold them on in 2009. Since the 1960s, the Maag family has also been producing the renowned Honegger grills for use around fireplaces and also sells them directly to end customers today.

Tailor-made for your textiles

Maag Brothers Machine Works Ltd. is one of the world's leading suppliers of high-end machines for quality assurance in the textile industry. As specialist in the final make-up process, they focus on the areas of fabric inspection, plating/folding, selvedge printing and packaging. This long-established traditional Swiss company combines more than 140 years of experience in mechanical engineering.

Since its foundation, the Maag family has been personally committed to maintaining long-term and loyal customer relationships. Due to their unique experience and high engineering competence, Maag Brothers Machine Works Ltd. is able to offer tailor-made, efficient and reliable solutions for a wide range of requirements.

The mechanical engineering company attaches great importance to its excellent customer service and innovative logistics and IT solutions.

Technology partners

The traditional brand Xetma Vollenweider stands for more than 300 years of experience in the development and manufacture of machine systems for the surface finishing of textiles of all types. Xetma Vollenweider is about innovative brushing and emerizing machines, shearing machines, raising machines, cloth cleaning machines and carpet shearing and finishing machines.

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Uster Technologies is our partner for automated fault detection in fabric inspection. By using high-performance cameras from Uster Technologies, Maag fabric inspection machines can run at speeds of up to 100m/minute and ensure up to 100% fault detection. This innovative solution optimally complements the operator working on the machine and enables improved fault detection, problem-free three-shift operation and lower operating costs. 

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ELOVIS is our partner for length measurement with Laser-Encoder µSPEED for calibration purposes

  • Length measurement pursuant to European Measuring Instruments Directive MID 2014/32/EU
  • for the equipment of fabric inspection machines of MAAG Brothers AG

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