KARL OTTO BRAUN GmbH & Co. KG: 113 years of competency for textile solutions

Thanks to years of experience in textile production and the high quality of products, KOB is the world market leader when it comes to producing elastic textiles that meet medical quality standards. Due to their individual properties, the B2B products are suit­able as support, fixation and compression bandages, as well as  carrier materials and for plasters. They are used in sports medicine and orthopaed­ics, phlebology and lymphology, in wound care and in pharmaceutical applications. The company with a fully integrated production owns one of the most modern spinning mills in Europe. In addition, KOB relies on its own development department with a technology centre and GMP accredited laboratory (GMP = Good Manufacturing Practice).

Regional development partnerships with universities, research institutions and machine manufacturers in the textile industry guarantee ongoing state-of-the-art product and production solutions. The development of a holistic innovation management and targeted activities regarding open innovation make up the path for KOB towards future success. The starting point is the “Zukunftsteam” project, where innovative business ideas are developed on an inter-divisional level.


  1. Address

    Lauterstraße 50

    67752 Wolfstein

    Tel +49 6304 74-0

    Fax +49 6304 74-390



  2. Management

    Dr. Philipp Stradtmann

    Michael Gottschalk

  3. Year of establishment


  4. Employees

    Employees group: 950

    Employees in Wolfstein: 670

  5. Business activity

    Production and sales of medical textiles

    No-dig rehabilitation solution