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The history of the family enterprise Vieböck

 

1832  Founding of the weaving mill through Franz Viehböck "in der Gruab", location Schönegg
ca. 1870Joseph Viehböck takes over the company
ca. 1901
Taking over the weaving mill from Leopold Vieböck. The "h" of Vieböck was lost by issuing the certificate of baptism
1905      
House moving to Helfenberg 22. Selling of fabrics, production of weaving warps. The weaving warps were given to home weavers for further manufactoring. The home weavers gave back the woven fabric to Vieböck and they earned the weaving salary. Important and pathbreaking changement under Leopold Vieböck: the fabrics have got "article numbers" and a complete collection was created. Each article of the collection could be re-woven in the same optic.
1944
Heinrich Vieböck is taking over the company and he builts a new factory building.
1948
Implementing the current version of company building with about 20 mechanical weaving looms. In the meantime the weaving mill operation changed from homework to work in the factory.
1964       Death of Heinrich Vieböck. His wife Christl Vieböck and his daughter Christine continue the leading of the weaving mill.
1982
Christine Vieböck takes over the factory. Additionally a sales room is built. The company culture changes from production company to service company because customer wishes are considered. A lot of projects are developed and implemented.
1992
Johann Kobler is the follower of weaving master Josef Fuchs. The weaving of traditional linen- and cotton fabrics is developed further. Furthermore technical demanding tissues emerge.
1993


Installation of a climate and humidifier in the weaving room to achieve an ecological and environment friendly production. Current modernizing of the weaving mashines and other equipment.

2005Restyling of the entrance area as well as extension and re designing the sales room in Helfenberg.
2007      


Vieböck is celebrating 175 years. The long-time weaving master Johann Kobler and the investor MMag. Hannes Böck are taking over the company. Management director is Johann Kobler.

2008
Restructuring of the fabric control and extension of the sewing room.
2010
Member of IVN (International Community of natural textile). This guarantees a prodution according to high ecological standards with responsibility of humans and environment.
2011


Certification according to the standards of GOTS (Global Organic Standard) and IVN Best (International Association of Natural Textile Industry)

2012

The weaving mill Vieböck is 180 years old.

2014

Extension of the organic collection GOTS und IVN Best. Execution of the program "health promotion" as a part of funded project of the Upper Austrian health insurance.

2016

Extension of the collection with linen/virgin wool fabric.

2017

Johann Kobler celebrates 10 years as Managing director. BGF - State Price Winner 2017.