Carl Stahl GmbH & Co. KG

Our company is headquartered in Herbrechtingen between Munich and Stuttgart in the Swabian Alb – the region of doers and tinkerers. Our company embodies this tradition through the continuous innovative spirit of its staff. More than 100 employees give it their all to meet the great trust placed in our level of service.

Our roots date back to 1910, and we have since developed into a sound and innovative medium-sized company. Stahl ranks among the leading companies in its two business areas – belt strap weaving and assembly.

Within the Stahl company, we embody certain values. Living up to the trust placed by our customers in our great performance, innovation, and responsible conduct towards our employees and the environment.

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  1. Founding


    Founding of the ribbon weaving mill of Mr Mack and Mr Sorg, producing products such as straps for upholsteries, laundry binders, girdle and bandage tapes.

  2. Expansion of the range


    The product range is expanded by belts for zeppelins, carrying straps, linen, hemp, jute, and cotton drink bucket straps, as well paper binding strings and belts for the military.

  3. Founding of the GmbH (limited liability company)


    A GmbH is founded, 25 people are employed. Roller blind belts are added.

  4. Takeover


    Mr Carl Stahl takes over the operations. Spindle tapes are added to the production range.

  5. Entry into management


    Mrs. Hedwig Stahl, the daughter of the company founder Carl Stahl, joins the company and becomes a member of the management.

  6. Innovation pays off


    With proprietary patents and an efficient production process, especially in roller blind belts, the company assumes a market leading position in the years to come.

  7. Pioneering expansions


    Expansion of production of assembled safety belts for the automotive industry. To this end, a ready-made, stamping, and development department are founded, as well as a laboratory.

  8. First discussions


    The management team expands. Dr. Karl Eberhard Stahl becomes a member of the management board and holds talks with all German car companies about our "Stahl-Garant" and "Stahl-Securant" seat belts.

  9. Change in management


    Mr. Ulrich Stahl (graduate industrial engineer) takes over the management from his brother Dr. Karl Eberhard Stahl and runs the company together with Mrs. Hedwig-Gnann Stahl. Patented development of safety belts, towing belts, children’s seat belts, lashing straps, and special belts for various purposes.

  10. Generation change


    Mrs. Hedwig Gnann-Stahl goes into well-deserved retirement after 43 years of management. Mr. Ulrich Stahl becomes sole managing director, the generation change into the 3rd generation is successfully completed.

  11. Stahl goes international


    Safety belts for retrofitting are distributed across the globe through importers and agents.

  12. New patents


    Development and patenting of belts to meet special requirements in tear resistance, elongation, form, surfaces, and with high-tech materials.

  13. ISO certification


    The Carl Stahl company becomes the first narrow-belt weaving mill and one of the first textile companies in Germany to be certified following DIN ISO 9001.

  14. Production of air bag belts


    Development and assembly of belts for car air bags using state-of-the-art machines. The company now has a total of approx. 95 employees.

  15. ISO certification


    Certification of environmental management following DIN EN ISO 14001

  16. Extension of the production performance


    Production performance is expanded significantly thanks to investments, especially in the area of safety belt straps. The number of employees grows to 125.

  17. Anniversary


    The Stahl company celebrates its 75-year anniversary.

  18. Production record


    50 million metres of belt straps and 12 million assembled parts are produced.

  19. Innovation Prize Ostwürttemberg (East-Württemberg)


    The company receives the Innovation Prize of the East-Württemberg economic region.

  20. Change in management)


    Mr. Bernd Ledl (Diplom-Betriebswirt FH ) joins the company and from January 2014 the management of Mr. Ulrich Stahl, who retires after successful years of management.

  21. Growth through patents

    from 2015

    By successfully marketing innovative solutions, mostly patented, Stahl is growing faster than the market.


We focus on our customers and their demands. In doing so, we pursue our company objective, to sustainably and for the long term establish our position on the market for narrow fabrics and finishing and continue to grow.

At our company, we feel obligated towards our customers to

  • establish their demands in detail
  • develop new products on this basis
  • procure our materials and products with a view to quality and affordability
  • pay attention to quality, environmental friendliness, economic efficiency, process security, and adherence to delivery dates in our production
  • comply with legal provisions relating to the environment
  • appoint and upskill staff who are fit for the job and have had relevant training
  • to be publicly recognised as a partner

To meet our objectives, we must continuously improve our entire company performance and external influences.

This is how we sustainably develop the trust in our company’s and employees’ competences and responsibility.

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This is what our long-standing customers appreciate about us:

  • exceptionally high quality
  • reliable supply capability for seamless production processes
  • development and production of custom solutions
  • excellent professional consulting
  • belt strap weaving and further assembly from a single source
  • production exclusively takes place in Germany, at competitive prices
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Carl Stahl GmbH & Co. KG,
Strap and tape weaving plant

Anhauser Str. 7
D-89542 Herbrechtingen

Tel.: +49 (0) 7324 / 9604 - 0
Fax: +49 (0) 7324 / 9604 - 20