Protecting you.
The Company

TEXPORT® is the global game-changing technology leader in the manufacturing of high-value fire-fighting and work safety clothing.

Others follow trends.
We set them.
Otmar Schneider
Founder and Managing Director of TEXPORT® GmbH
1992

Founding of TEXPORT® GmbH by Otmar Schneider as a trading company

1996
Licensed as GORE-TEX garment manufacturer

The TEXPORT® success story began with making waterproof shoes.

1997-1998
The market catches wind of the outstanding quality that TEXPORT® products deliver.

The Austrian state of Styria places a large order of 10,000 suits for its fire departments.

1999
Start of own production

Production of functional clothing Certification to ISO 9001

2000
Interschutz

TEXPORT® participated for the first time in the most important trade show in the emergency services industry. New products and/or product lines were developed targeted to this event. The visitors showed great interest and enthusiasm in the brand-new ULTRALIGHT® Series, the HUPF AIRLOCK® clothing and the highly sensitive firefighting gloves FIRE-FOX®. Size of the booth: 70 m2, employees on-site: 7

2001

Moving into the new production building in Skopje, Macedonia as well as the new company grounds in Salzburg, Austria (Headquarter)

2005

TEXPORT® receives a new major order that clearly indi-cates the rising fame and trust the company is enjoying on an international level. In this year, the German Federal Ministry of the Interior places an order for 50,000 special NBC (hazmat) overalls

2005
Interschutz

Buoyed by the success of Interschutz 2000, we presented the trade audience new milestones in the area of high-grade protective clothing only five years later. This included the Fire-Twin®; the TEXPORT® LADIES-Series; the TEXPORT® Fire Breaker operations suit as well as new service attire consisting of 100% NOMEX®. Even then TEXPORT® was aware of the great importance of proper care and cleaning of firefighting gear and protective clothing. This topic was presented to the public under the slogan “How do I take proper care of firefighting uniforms?”. Size of the booth: 80 m2, employees on-site: 8

2006

Start of event series TEXPORT® Action Days in Austria as well as in Germany.

2010

TEXPORT® raises the bar with its two patents for X-TREME® and TEXPORT® Triple Fabric®, bolstering its reputation as in-novation leader for trendsetting workwear.

2010
Interschutz

The two wholly newly developed material structures X-TREME® and X-TREME Light® made their world-wide debut to the public. With that, TEXPORT® once again re-defined the limits of the possible in the area of protective performance and wear comfort. Fire departments like Rio de Janeiro or the V.A.E. soon switched their gear over to the new TEXPORT® products. Size of the booth: 105 m2, employees on-site: 10.

2012

By this time, the brand’s unique reputation had spread beyond the borders of Europe. We were able to secure prestigious contracts in the calls for tenders from the fire departments in Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia. In Europe, we gained new customers in the fire departments of Madrid and Rotterdam.

2014

The professional fire department in Berlin issued one of the largest calls for tenders in fire-fighting uniforms with a total volume of 5,515 suits. The order demanded very extensive processing but extremely good protection and comfort values.

2014

Relaunch of the brand under the motto “Mission TEXPORT 2014”.

2015
A new milestone:

TEXPORT® completes the construction of its new production facility in Vinica, Macedonia

2015
Interschutz

This trade show appearance needed two years of detailed planning. But TEXPORT® successfully set new standards for brand identity. We ran out own sales booth for the first timee and the visitors were completely thrilled. The TEXPORT® Fire Explorer product group was recognised with the DUPONT™ NOMEX® GARMENT INNOVATION AWARD and this underscored the trailblazing role of this company from Salzburg. Size of the booth: 300 m2, employees on-site: 25 m

2018
Marketing Relaunch
2018
Opening the production site at Ilinden, Macedonia
2019
Remodelling of HQ Salzburg
2020
Expansion of warehouse by 1,300 m2 for raw goods turnover
Partner
You don’t achieve great things by yourself. So that we always keep up with the times, we at TEXPORT® have built up a high-level network of partners.

Safety has the highest priority in the development and manufacture of protective clothing – ultimately the goal is to protect human lives! The ongoing development and improvement of performance of technical fabrics, fibres and materials and thus constitutes an indispensable process. Our network of partners has constantly grown over the years and now consists of globally leaders in know-how in their respective fields. These licensing partnerships constitute another building block of our high quality.