Our Company

Due to 130 years of experience DERIX is nowadays a competent manufacturer of textile machinery accessories known worldwide for individual service. We see our strength in the fast transformation of special requirements into high quality products.
By innovative developments and a longterm cooperation with our customers we see our chance in a continuous technological progress.



founded in Grefrath by reed manufacturer HEINRICH DERIX, production of reeds for the resident weaving mills


entry of his son RICHARD DERIX into the company and purchase of the first machinery for the production of twin wire healds


Purchase of the first SPALECK Reed binding machine for the automatical production of reeds


admission of FRANZ KÖNNES, post-war reconstruction and the beginning of heddle frame production, development from wood to aluminum and steel production, purchase of advanced machinery and licenses for the production of reeds, flat steel heddles, drop wires, healds. Development of all products according to technical progress


admission of Dr RAINER STOCKMANN, continuous technical development and setting the companys´focus on growing export business. Cooperation with machine manufacturers and research institutes, leader membership in international standard committees


entry of Dr. PETER STOCKMANN, adaptation to high-tech requirements, expansion of the global representative network, planning and implementation of new production capacity, acquisition of various local reed producers and participation in companies in the textile machinery industry, constant discussion and research with universities and research institution