The Hohenstein Institute

The HOHENSTEIN Institute and its 4 member

The Hohenstein Institute was founded in 1946 as an independent and privately owned research and teaching centre for the textile and clothing industry and for commercial textile care companies. Today, the test and research centre is still managed as a family company, run in the third generation by Prof. Dr. Stefan Mecheels. The Hohenstein Institute headquarters is in Bönnigheim/Germany and more than 1000 staff is available to customers around the world. Hohenstein Institute has accredited laboratories in Germany (Bönnigheim), India (Gurugram), Bangladesh (Dhaka) , China (Hong Kong) and Hungary (Budapest).

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The Hohenstein Institute unites four independent organisations working on behalf of customers:

HOHENSTEIN TEXTILE TESTING INSTITUTE GmbH & CO. KG In addition to the HOHENSTEIN TEXTILE TESTING INSTITUTE investigations under the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® offers a wide range of other material and quality testing and inspections, audits.
HOHENSTEIN LABORATORIES GmbH & CO. KG The HOHENSTEIN LABORATORIES GmbH & Co. KG offers a wide range of tests and certifications which industry, trade and retail rely on as a proven basis for decision making in the development and marketing of products.
HOHENSTEIN INSTITUT FÜR TEXTIL-INNOVATION GmbH A HOHENSTEIN TEXTILE INSTITUTE OF INNOVATION uses its application-oriented research and development of innovative products and methods to open up new market segments for the entire textile industry and its target markets.
HOHENSTEIN ACADEMY E.V. The HOHENSTEIN ACADEMY offers basic and advanced training, workshops and conferences for the whole textile and clothing industry as well as for the related sectors of the economy.