A Swiss family business with global influence. | WINTER & COMPANY

A Swiss family business with global influence.


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 collection of products we realise the fantasies of leading design professionals and continuously supply inspiration from the world of cover materials. Also we can create tailor-made, never seen before designs, hand in hand with our customer.

Guidance

Good advice starts with good listening. On this basis we guide our customers successfully through their projects, building on their material competence, drawing from our decades of experience and coordinating our strong network. Resulting in a solution that truly excites.

tRUST

Trust is built through action. We supply our customers in their working rhythm and support them with large and small projects alike. This we demonstrate daily as an internationally successful Group, a Swiss family enterprise in the fourth generation.

Social responsIbility & sustainability

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

6100+  single items  available directly from stock

321 different  colours

13.6

years average period of employement

54.9 % proportion of female employees (as of beginning of 2017)

30+ registered trademarks

Management

Christoph Borer

CEO

Beat Schreiber

Group CFO

Peter van Pol

Benelux countries

Jürgen Kernegger

Germany & Austria

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

Noreen Linskey

USA & Canada

Steve Burdett

United Kingdom UK

Franck Pflieger

Marketing Director

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.

Organigramm Winter & Company

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