Tradition meets innovation

Mahlo celebrates 75th anniversary

For 75 years Mahlo GmbH + Co KG from Saal on the Danube has been setting worldwide standards in the measurement and control of web-shaped goods. In spite of the "old" age, the machine manufacturer never tires of constantly developing in order to be one step ahead of the challenges of their customers.

If Dr. Heinz Mahlo could see what has become of his small company, which he founded in 1945 after the end of World War II - he would certainly be very proud. As a visionary engineer with a flair for technical innovation, Dr. Mahlo focused early on the development of measuring and control systems for the textile industry. His work culminated in the patent for the first automatic weft straightener at the end of the 50s and established Mahlo's position as the world market leader in the industry.

Today the name Mahlo is not only synonymous with straightening machines, but also describes quality and reliability. Mahlo weft straighteners and process control systems for textile finishing can be found in all important markets. Countless products of many large and well-known brands have passed through a "Mahlo" during their production.

Quality control as an emerging sector

In spite of an indescribable success story in the textile sector, the think tank from Lower Bavaria proved early on that it had the foresight not to rest on past laurels and its own showpiece product. In the mid-nineties, engineers at the company, who carried on the innovative spirit of the late company father, developed the Qualiscan QMS quality control system. The system enabled the nonwovens, plastics and paper industries to measure and control critical process parameters such as moisture, basis weight or layer thickness.

A trend-setting decision. These markets are becoming increasingly important. How strong this special year has shown, in which the nonwovens industry is growing, but the textile industry is shaken by the crisis. This makes it all the more important for a company not to stand on just one mainstay.

Rainer Mestermann, Managing Director

"Our 75th anniversary marks an important milestone in the company's history. We see it as a confirmation of the continuous development of the company and at the same time as an incentive to further increase the competitiveness of our customers with technologically leading products and tailor-made services".

Industry 4.0

Changes are not only occurring in the markets, but also within industrial plants. The networking of production is progressing in giant steps. Mahlo has therefore developed a digitalization concept that opens the door to Industry 4.0 for customers. The data generated by the systems can thus be called up at any time to optimize processes and control equipment online.

Mahlo International

Technical know-how combined with renowned products and high service quality have established Mahlo with customers all over the world. In order to serve the international markets as reliably as its home country, branches have grown in the USA, Italy, Belgium, Spain and China in addition to the headquarters in Saal. In addition, Mahlo works with service stations and sales partners in over 100 countries.

Despite the worldwide business, Mahlo's focus has always remained in Germany, or more precisely in Bavaria. All machines are developed and built at the headquarters with motivated, mostly self-trained employees. This guarantees Quality Made in Germany and also creates an independence from supply chains, which can be of great importance in times of bottlenecks.

Company spirit

But what would have pleased company founder Dr. Mahlo even more than the economic success is the fact that the family spirit that he has planted right at the heart of his company is growing stronger than ever. Mahlo is still family-owned today, and the cooperation between owner, management and staff plays a major role. Mahlo is more than just a workplace. It is precisely this combination that creates the best conditions for writing the next successful chapters together. 

Ralph Greenwood-Mahlo, Company owner

"My grandparents laid the foundation for Mahlo's success. Our task now is to lead the company into an equally successful future without forgetting our core values. Mahlo is a family business that takes responsibility for its employees and values fair and respectful treatment of customers and business partners.“

Mahlo colleagues gratuities

Alan Lavore

Mahlo America Inc., U.S.A.

“I would like to congratulate the Mahlo family and thank everyone, both past and present, that has contributed to the success of Mahlo over the last 75 years. This important anniversary is a testament to the innovative spirit and sustained commitment to excellence that has made Mahlo a world class company. I am proud to have been part of the Mahlo team for the last 24 years and look forward to continuing our mission of providing industry leading on-line measurement and control solutions to our valued customers.”

Michel Bruni

Mahlo Italia, Italien

75 anni fa, alla fine della Seconda guerra mondiale, nasceva la società Mahlo. Oggi, 75 anni dopo, in piena emergenza sanitaria mondiale, siamo ancora qui.

Durante questo lungo camino, non sempre facile, Mahlo ha dimostrato il suo carattere tenace, sormontando gli ostacoli quando si presentavano, cercando soluzioni dove altri non avrebbero visto che problemi.

Se tutto questo è stato possibile lo dobbiamo in primis alla famiglia Mahlo, che ha sempre saputo prendere decisioni coraggiose dimostrando lungimiranza nelle sue scelte ed anche al suo personale altamente professionale, qualificato e fedele.

Per oltre metà di questi 75 anni, ho potuto affiancare il mio nome a quello di Mahlo, ne sono molto orgoglioso; così come lo sono i miei collaboratori della Mahlo Italia, fieri di fare parte di questa azienda che rappresenta da sempre un’eccellenza tecnica per i nostri clienti e per i nostri partner.

Auguri alla Mahlo per i suoi primi 75 anni di attività!

Ulas Sekers

Masters Sinai Ürünler Mümessillik Ticaret Limited Sirketi, Turkey

We, as Masters, are proud to be a member of great Mahlo family. Wishing you many more years of success together and dedication for creativity as always. Congratulations on this special day.

Happy 75th anniversary!

Tun H Kyaw

Tootal Quality Resources, Bangladesh

Congratulations on this grand occasion of mahlo - Many wishes for future success that will continue for many more years. We, Tootal Quality Resources Ltd, are honoured to be a part of it.

Happy 75th anniversary.

Hikmet Mahanoglu

Mahlo Teknik Servisi Ltd., Turkey

Dear Mr Greenwood-Mahlo and dear Mr Mestermann,
Ladies and gentlemen,
We are very pleased about the 75th anniversary of our company and congratulate you on this occasion.
At the same time, we would like to thank all those who have played their part in creating the outstanding achievements and goals.
We find the mutual cooperation with true passion and combined with the deep corporate culture valuable.

On behalf of all employees, I would like to take this opportunity to express in particular our gratitude and appreciation for the valuable 27 years of cooperation, which we look forward to with great pleasure in the future.

We wish you continued success, and we are still pleased that we were able to play our part in this success.


Frank Fei

Shanghai Representative Office, China

As members of Mahlo company, Tiger, Jin and I unfeignedly enjoy the 75th birthday of our company in China, even we couldn’t join in the celebration event at headquarters this week during epidemic period.  I still keep a lot of photos which I took during the celebration event of 70th birthday in Saal 5 years before. I can feel that all colleagues with your families enjoy the great time now.

In the past 3/4 century, our company grows in strength, serves for textile and web applications professionally, succeeds with our partner and customers together.  In China, Mahlo has set up our Shanghai Representative Office which is the youngest branch over the world since May, 2015 when I joined in Mahlo.  Later, Tiger and Jin joined in our big family.  Now more and more companies know Mahlo’s brand, and more and more companies become Mahlo’s customers in China. 

We wish that our company has more prosperous and successful in the future, and we wish that every family of our colleagues is happy, harmonious and healthy. We are not hand in hand, we are heart in heart.

Faisal Raza & Abdul Hameed Shah

Mahlo Industrial Services, Pakistan

Dear Mahlo Colleagues,

Congratulations on this special day. Happy grand 75th anniversary! Wishing you many more years of unparalleled success and unrivaled services. May this journey of success continue in the coming years. This is indeed a proud moment for you all and us too for being able to represent you in Pakistan and we now celebrate almost our good 25 years of being your very proud partners.   

Henzi Palomares

Toyo Machinery Co., Ltd., Japan

All of us from Toyo Japan would like to extend our congratulations to Mahlo for completing 75 glorious years of success.
A lot of companies all over the world have gained a lot from Mahlo's commitment and dedication in keeping the customers' satisfaction as a top priority.
You have achieved tremendous growth and always provide the best product and service to the customers, which makes it an honor to work with Mahlo.

We wish Mahlo all the success for many more years to come.

Congratulations on your 75th Anniversary!

Joseph Tsai with Kuantex Team

Shanghai Kuantex Textile Industry Co. Ltd., China

Congratulation to Messrs. Mahlo for its 75th birthday!

I am very proud of being a member of the big Messrs. Mahlo family since 1985, as a Mahlo man to joint and share its challenge and glory. Of  course, there is good years and bad years happen for last 30 years but to work with colleagues in Saal always full of fun and pleasure. I shall miss it when I retire next years.

Sincerely wish Messrs. Mahlo grows ever more prosperous and all the member of big Mahlo family are happy and healthy.