History | Textiles experts for over 100 years

Over more than 100 years we have accumulated a wealth of experience dealing with textiles. We combine traditional handicrafts with high tech. Our employees have shaped the company. Their product developments, creativity, expertise and passion have made PONGS an internationally renowned company for textile products.

Villa Lantz | Headoffice | Showroom


A cotton weaving mill is founded in Mönchengladbach by Arthur Pongs.


Adam Lautenbach acquires the Arthur PONGS company. Company headquarters relocates to Stadtlohn and a new business segment is established: the distribution of textiles for visual merchandising.


The company diversifies by tapping into new market segments such as trade fairs, theatre or events.


PONGS® acquires the silk-weaving mill in Mühltroff, Saxony and thus a full-service, large-scale production facility. Extensive investments in research, technology and human capital.


Sun visors developed and production expands to include the production of textiles in widths of up to 620 cm.


PONGS® is the world’s first company to produce printable textiles in widths of up to 500 cm.


Spotting the potential of digital printing early, the company sets up ist own R&D department including Vutek, Mimaki and D-Gen machines.


Development of architectural textiles for wall and ceiling covering.


PONGS® extends the production of printable knitted fabrics to widths of up to 500 cm


DESCOR®, the wall and stretched ceiling system is awarded the Innovationspreis Textil und Objekt (Textiles and Objects Innovation Prize) by the Alexander Koch publishing house.


The PONGS® silk-weaving company becomes PONGS Technical Textiles GmbH.


Fully-automated packaging facility installed at the Mühltroff plant. The topic of acoustics takes centre stage when developing new textiles. DESCOR PREMIUM acoustic, SILENCIO® or AKUSTICO® feature excellent product properties. PONGS®’ expertise stretches from the single textile to the complete acoustic solution.


Together with LIVING CONCEPT Consulting, PONGS® opens the Sales & Creative Department with an exclusive showroom in the Villa Lantz in Düsseldorf. Textile architecture combining with impressive interiors, modern design and a long Düsseldorf tradition.