1985

HACONTEX AG was founded by our CEO Hans-Peter Keller.

1986

we began our working relationship with a well-known Swiss/Italian Textile Group, Niggeler&Küpfer S.p.A.
Shortly thereafter we took over completely the Sales and Marketing for Niggeler&Küpfer S.p.A. for a large part of Europe, especially Northern Europe. 

1990

we expanded our trading facilities and formed a subsidiary, KETREX AG.

1991

we acquired the general representation for a company specialising in Elastic Yarns, Bulgari Filati, now incorporated in Aquafil.

1996

the Sales and trade subsidiary company for Fabrics NKS Marketing AG was founded.

1997

together with Niggeler&Küpfer S.p.A. we took over the Linthal Spinning facility from Spinnerei Kunz AG, a former Oerlikon Bührle company.

1998

together with Otex AG we took over the remaining facilities of Spinnerei Kunz AG in Windisch and Dietfurt.

2001

Windisch and Dietfurt units were sold and relocated to Thailand.

2002

a huge re-utilization of the former Windisch Industrial complex is in process. Its main activities encompass Real Estate and Construction Management.

2003

NKS Marketing starts ETG and opens for its relocation activities an office in Taschkent/Uzbekistan.

 

the 10'000m2 Recruitment Center built into a former Spinning-Plant was handed to the Swiss Armed Forces – www.kunzareal.ch.

2005

Niggeler & Küpfer ends their financial partnership with Hacontex and Swiss Spinning Plant Linthal.

 

Reduced capacity of Production Unit Linthal to Open-End.

2006

170 years after the first yarn production, the Spinning Mill Linthal AG had to be completely closed.

 

Relocation of the entire Spinning Plant to Brazil with mechanical support of former employees.

 

In the industrial complex of Spinnerei Linthal AG an ambitious New Energy Project, Solar Plant Swiss AG was launched together with various other partners.

 

NKS office in Usbekistan closes!

 

Together with OTEX AG we took over the 1799 founded and totally renewed Spinning Plant C.B. Göldner GmbH + Co. KG in Werdau, near Leipzig, Germany.

 

Spinnerei Linthal AG in agreement with Niggeler & Küpfer established a Logistic Centre in Linthal for yarn supply for Central Europe.

2007

The Renewable Energy Project, Solar Plant Swiss, was abandoned.

2008

The establishment of Linth Solar AG based in Linthal. A modest new project to promote the development of Renewable Energy.

2009

C.B. Göldner GmbH & Co KG discontinued its yarn production. The Yarn trade will continue

 

The entire Real Estate complex in Windisch was sold to HIAG AG

 

Three (3) Hydroelectric Power Plant projects were launched in Linthal/GL

2010

Merger of Glarotel AG with Hacontex AG

 

The construction of a new and updated Hydroelectric Power Plant, Brummbach, (installed capacity 2,4 MW)

2011

Commencement of construction of a Health Centre in the Spinnerei Areal Linthal, Glarus Süd, to be completed in June 2012

2012

March “Neues Linthwerk” Hydroelectric Power Plant, construction completed and in production. Installed capacity 1,8 MW.
www.spinnereilinthal.ch

2013

The “Belle Epoque” Hotel Waldhaus in Braunwald (Canton Glarus) was demolished and replaced by two modern apartment buildings. These 32 unit buildings were constructed primarily with 100% wood.
www.waldhaus-braunwald.ch

2014

Under the leadership of Wüst & Partner Zürich, the future structured Multi-Generation housing project “Vitao, located in the Linthpark Glarus Süd, achieved its first significant Milestone.

2015

In addition to the already established Health Centre, the new Prevention Centre has opened its doors at the Linthpark Glarus Süd location in Linthal.

2015

The construction of the new Hydroelectric Power Plant "Cotlan" with an installed capacity of 2.5 MW in joint-venture with Alpiq-Eco-Power has started.

2016

An 8-family House close to the Bahnhof Linthal will be built.