Founded in 1946 and run to this day as a family business, the Hohenstein Institute, with currently about 450 employees at the site in Bönnigheim and with around 30 contact offices globally, are among the most important independent research and testing institutions in the textile sector. Our core competence forms not only the application-oriented research and development of innovative products and processes, but also a wide range of tests and certifications which are utilised by numerous customers from trade and industry as an established basis for making decisions on product development and marketing.



Thanks to the interdisciplinary cooperation between textile engineers, chemists, physicians, biologists and physicists, we are able to fulfil the individual requirements of our customers by offering them an extensive and tailored full range of services along the entire textile value chain and interlinked economic sectors from a single source – from advice on research and test orders to training and further education programmes.