Girmes AG was founded in 1879 and in the 1970’s was Europe‘s largest manufacturer of velvet, furniture velour and carpets.
Up until the 1990’s the brand BRISA hook and loop fasteners was manufactured at the company Girmes AG’s factory in Nettetal. Following the bankruptcy of Girmes AG the field of hook and loop fasteners was taken over by the company Krahnen & Gobbers GmbH:
kragoTEC® hook and loop fasteners.
The know-how could be saved by taking on employees from Girmes AG and was extended further. To-day the kragoTEC® hook and loop fasteners is a registered brand of the company Krahnen & Gobbers GmbH, has established itself in the marketplace and has become irreplaceable for many applications.