About Us

Leading designers and international brands trust WINTER & COMPANY. For cover materials that set standards in creativity, appearance and quality.
  • Creativity

    Inspiration is the key to creativity. With our unique product range we inspire leading design professionals and continuously supply impetus from the world of cover materials. Or we create tailor-made, never seen before designs, hand in hand with our customers.
    • Guidance

      Good advice starts with good listening. Based on this, we guide our customers successfully through their projects, building on our material competence, drawing on a wealth of experience and coordinating our strong network. Resulting in solutions that truly excite.
      • Trust

        Trust is built through action. We supply our customers in their working rhythm and support them in both large and small projects. We prove this every day as an internationally successful group and as a Swiss family business in its fourth generation.

        WE TAKE RESPONSIBILITY

        WINTER & COMPANY takes responsibility: socially as well as for our environment. Read more about our social engagement and sustainability standards.

        • 6100+ single items  available directly from stock

        • 24 +

          companies

        • 321 different colours

        • 16.2

          years average period of employement

        • 51 % proportion of female employees (2020)

        • 30+ registered trademarks

        Management

        Christoph Borer

        CEO

        Peter Gäth

        Group CFO

        Saskia de Roos

        Benelux countries

        Andreas Bührer

        Sales Germany

        Philippe Schaner

        France

        K.W. Lui

        Hongkong / China

        Igor Baranov

        Russia

        Markus Wendelspiess

        Switzerland & Export

        Rosalba Parrinello

        Switzerland domestic

        Miquel Lopez

        Spain & Portugal

        Lluis Blanch

        Spain & Portugal

        Sam Hopkins

        Sales USA & Canada

        Paul Davinson

        United Kingdom

        Franck Pflieger

        Head Key Account Management

        David Nelson

        Head Product Management

        Muriel Mangold

        Head Marketing Communication

        The history of the company is a part of the families history since 1892.

        For over 125 years WINTER & COMPANY stands for quality and inspiring cover materials. What began in 1892 - with the founding of a collective company by two brothers - presents today a globally active enterprise in the fourth generation. With spirit for innovation, engagement for the environment and society as well as decades of experience WINTER & COMPANY offers their customers a unique choice of creative and high quality products.

          1892

          In Basel on 14th November 1892 the leather trader Carl Winter-Lawrence and his brother Franz Winter-Jäggi founded «Gebrüder C. & F. Winter, Leder en gros». The young enterprise grows through the relentless efforts of its owners.

          1919

          «Gebrüder Winter & Co.» as the enterprise is known in the second generation, and as one of the first family owned businesses in Switzerland, establishes a welfare fund for the employees after the First World War.

          1956

          When Philippe E. Winter joined the firm, the trade in artificial leather began. This contributed to a significant expansion of the business volume as well as an increase in profit.

          1966

          WINTER & COMPANY grows further and becomes even more international: with fully and part owned companies in Germany, UK, France, The Netherlands, Italy, Spain, USA, Russia and South Africa.

          1967

          SKIVERTEX® was first registered in Switzerland, and then internationally, as a brand. Herewith begins the successful corporate strategy, built with our own brands. This was followed up by leather like products such as PELLAQ® and SILKTOUCH, expanding the range of WINTER & COMPANY.

          1991

          In the early days, the new product ECOREL® introduced the awareness of environmentally friendly materials to our range.

          1995

          With the founding of WINTER & CO. (Hong Kong) Ltd. the enterprise gained a foothold in Asia. This was soon followed by the expansion into China (WINTER & COMPANY Shenzhen Ltd.), with sales offices in both Shanghai and Beijing.

          2006

          The distinctive building in Huntingdon UK is being refurbished and expanded to consolidate all the external warehouses at one location: as WINTER & COMPANY's paper logistics and converting centre in the UK.

          2013

          With Nikolai Winter and later Alexej Winter, the fourth generation joined the family enterprise.

          Winter Group: Three Divisions, One Passion

          The passion for coverings had its origin in leather. Philippe E. Winter, more than anyone else, possessed the knowledge of leather processing and how it contributes to the creation of new materials. This creativity first made it possible to design a product like SKIVERTEX®, with a previously unachievable look of leather from a paper base. This passion has driven the Winter Group’s development and launch of countless products, not only utilised in, but also often driving and shaping, the market: from the finest genuine leather to coated paper, «Hightouch» materials, synthetic leather and the best parquet to technical fibres meeting the most rigorous material demands.
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          WINTER & COMPANY WORLDWIDE

          Your WINTER & COMPANY contacts in Europe, Asia and the USA will advise you competently, creatively and personally. Click on the worldmap to find your local contact. Or use the menu below for all relevant content for your region.

            Deutschland

            Winter & Company Gmbh

            Reutackerstr. 16
            DE-79591 Eimeldingen

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