History

of UNION SPECIAL GmbH

In 1901 UNION SPECIAL Maschinenfabrik GmbH was founded as one of the first European branches of an American Company in Europe - 20 years after founding the Union Special Corporation in Chicago / USA. To meet the demands of the rapidly expanding market the factory was set up in Stuttgart, Schwabstraße in 1921, and in 1963 expanded with a manufacturing facility in Hemmingen on the outskirts of Ludwigsburg.

The importance of a customer-focused sales and service network was soon recognized by UNION SPECIAL. Already in 1930 there were representatives in most European countries. Today UNION SPECIAL has a worldwide network of representatives and customer service.

In 1988 UNION SPECIAL was incorporated into the JUKI Corporation, Tokyo. This provided an ideal supplement to both programs. The joint company had thus become the largest provider of industrial sewing machines with the widest range in the global market.

In 1993, the entire production was transferred to the U.S. parent company in Huntley, Illinois / USA. UNION SPECIAL GmbH moved from Stuttgart to Moeglingen (near Ludwigsburg) and was restructured. The "European Distribution Center "(EDC) was created with the sales areas of Western and Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa, and - for bag making and closing machines - also India.

After relocating the production to the United States, we specialize in the production and modification of special parts in Möglingen, mostly customized to the specific requirements of our customers. In 1999, the UNION SPECIAL GmbH converted into an independent German GmbH.

Today we receive the basic machines from Union Special LLC of Huntley and either sell them in their original condition or we modify and supplement them according to our customer’s requirements.

Recently the Union Special GmbH has changed from a producer of industrial sewing machines into a more sales-oriented service organization. The sales departments are at the heart of the company and all our activities are market-oriented.

We continue to specialize in the solution of varied sewing problems with the capacity of responding immediately to our customers’ demands and considering their individual needs. 

Lately the apparel machine manufacturers have experienced a significant decline. UNION SPECIAL GmbH has successfully counteracted by expanding their distribution network of sophisticated machinery (bag sewing machines, bag closing machines, machines for processing carpets and geotextiles). Furthermore markets in the Far East are being serviced.

Today UNION SPECIAL GmbH is the world market leader in the field of sewing and closing bags.

Contact Persons

Management

Thomas Foegele
Director Administration
Fon: +49 7141 247-333
Fax: +49 7141 247-106
TFoegele@UnionSpecial.de
Rainer Gabler
Manager Production
Fon: +49 7141 247-327
Fax: +49 7141 247-310
RGabler@UnionSpecial.de
Rolf Iseler
Managing Director
Fon: +49 7141 247-110
Fax: +49 7141 247-106
RIseler@UnionSpecial.de
Manfred Schopf
Director Marketing & Sales
Fon: +49 7141 247-143
Fax: +49 7141 247-146
MSchopf@UnionSpecial.de

Sales Dept.

Christian Duemke
Projection Bag Closing Equipment
Fon: +49 7141 247-390
Fax: +49 7141 247-146
CDuemke@UnionSpecial.de
Astrid Friedrich
Secretary Marketing & Sales
Fon: +49 7141 247-103
Fax: +49 7141 247-146
AFriedrich@UnionSpecial.de
Jasminko Grossmueller
Sales Manager Africa, China, Eastern Europe, Taiwan, Turkey, Vietnam
Fon: +49 7141 247-111
Fax: +49 7141 247-146
JGrossmueller@UnionSpecial.de
Kerstin Heckmann
Secretary Marketing & Sales
Fon: +49 7141 247-131
Fax: +49 7141 247-146
KHeckmann@UnionSpecial.de
Andreas Hogan
Sales Manager Bangladesh, India, Middle East, Pakistan, Romania, United Arab Emirates, Western Europe
Fon: +49 7141 247-140
Fax: +49 7141 247-146
AHogan@UnionSpecial.de
Dominik Neuschwander
Projection Bag Closing Equipment
Fon: +49 7141 247-132
Fax: +49 7141 247-146
DNeuschwander@UnionSpecial.de
Karola Walfort
Product Application & Show Room
Fon: +49 7141 247-156
Fax: +49 7141 247-100
KWalfort@UnionSpecial.de

Customer Service

Gerrit Berschneider
Shipping Department
Fon: +49 7141 247-320
Fax: +49 7141 247-310
GBerschneider@UnionSpecial.de
Wilhelm Blickle
Materials
Fon: +49 7141 247-161
Fax: +49 7141 247-191
WBlickle@UnionSpecial.de
Michaela Burgan
Customer Order Service
Fon: +49 7141 247-175
Fax: +49 7141 247-191
MBurgan@UnionSpecial.de
Carolin Eichhorn
Customer Order Service
Fon: +49 7141 247-173
Fax: +49 7141 247-191
CEichhorn@UnionSpecial.de
Otmar Morel
Customer Order Service
Fon: +49 7141 247-176
Fax: +49 7141 247-191
OMorel@UnionSpecial.de
Nicole Paulus
Manager Customer Order Service
Fon: +49 7141 247-172
Fax: +49 7141 247-191
NPaulus@UnionSpecial.de
Christina Peschke
Materials
Fon: +49 7141 247-304
Fax: +49 7141 247-191
CPeschke@UnionSpecial.de
Anna Scherer
Manager Materials
Fon: +49 7141 247-162
Fax: +49 7141 247-191
AScherer@UnionSpecial.de

Service

Dieter Engelhardt
Service Engineer
Fon: +49 7141 247-155
Fax: +49 7141 247-100
DEngelhardt@UnionSpecial.de
Hans Stautz
Service Engineer
Fon: +49 7141 247-328
Fax: +49 7141 247-310
HStautz@UnionSpecial.de

IT

Alexander L. Kastl
Technical Computer Scientist Virtualization and Databases
Fon: +49 7141 247-255
Fax: +49 7141 247-200
AKastl@UnionSpecial.de
Bjoern List
Manager Information Technology
Fon: +49 7141 247-252
Fax: +49 7141 247-200
BList@UnionSpecial.de

Production Dept.

Mario D'Antoni
Quality Assurance
Fon: +49 7141 247-312
Fax: +49 7141 247-310
MDAntoni@UnionSpecial.de
Yakup Oezdemir
Development & Engineering
Fon: +49 7141 247-309
Fax: +49 7141 247-146
YOezdemir@UnionSpecial.de
Joachim Ulmer
Manager Conversion Department
Fon: +49 7141 247-391
Fax: +49 7141 247-310
JUlmer@UnionSpecial.de

Financial Dept.

Monika Grund
Time Management
Fon: +49 7141 247-399
Fax: +49 7141 247-230
MGrund@unionspecial.de
Ute Hantschk
Accounts Payables
Fon: +49 7141 247-222
Fax: +49 7141 247-230
UHantschk@UnionSpecial.de
Jutta Kowatschitsch
Accounts Receivables
Fon: +49 7141 247-224
Fax: +49 7141 247-230
JKowatschitsch@UnionSpecial.de
Gabriele Muninger
Accounts Receiveables
Fon: +49 7141 247-225
Fax: +49 7141 247-230
GMuninger@UnionSpecial.de

Contact

Union Special GmbH

Raiffeisenstr. 3
71696 Moeglingen
Germany

 
Postal Address:
Postfach 1148
71692 Moeglingen

Fon: 

+49 7141 247 0

Fax: 

+49 7141 247 100
E-Mail: 
Sales@UnionSpecial.de

Branch offices

Union Special GmbH - Branch Office Buchholz


Steinbecker Muehlenweg 22
21244 Buchholz
Germany


Fon:
  • +49 4181 212663
  • +49 175 9356547
Fax:
  • +49 4181 212665

Union Special GmbH - Branch Office Karlsruhe


Nikolaus-Lenau-Str. 20
76199 Karlsruhe
Germany


Fon:
  • +49 721 707096
  • +49 721 707097
  • +49 175 9356548
Fax:
  • +49 721 707098

Union Special GmbH - Branch Office Moenchengladbach


Poether Weg 12
41068 Moenchengladbach
Germany


Fon:
  • +49 2161 51504
  • +49 2161 52039
  • +49 160 97845722
Fax:
  • +49 2161 53805

Union Special GmbH - Branch Office Munich


Landsberger Str. 234
80687 Munich
Germany


Fon:
  • +49 89 3226037
  • +49 89 3226038
  • +49 175 9356551
Fax:
  • +49 89 3234363

Union Special GmbH - Branch Office Sulz am Neckar


Georg-Woessner-Ring 12
72172 Sulz am Neckar
Germany


Fon:
  • +49 7454 920102
Fax:
  • +49 7454 949525