History of Monosuisse


  • Ernst Carnot
    1906

    „Sociéte de la Viscose Suisse“ is founded and starts production of viscose filament yarns (artificial silk)


    Ernst Carnot (1866 – 1955)
    Founder and Investor

  • Start-up of production of high-tenacity viscose filament yarns for the tire industry
    1948

    Start-up of production of high-tenacity viscose filament yarns for the tire industry 

  • Switzerland’s first nylon factory is completed
    1951

    Switzerland’s first nylon factory is completed and starts production of polyamide 6.6 filament yarns for textile applications 

  • Nylon Emmenbrücke
    1961

    Start-up of production of polyamide 6 filament yarns – textured for carpet manufacture and flat for technical applications 

  • Start-up of Monofil-Production
    1972

    Start-up of Monofil-Production

  • Rhône-Poulenc Filtec AG
    1997

    Consolidation and expansion of monofilament production 

  • Change of name to Rhodia Industrial Yarns
    2000

    Change of name to Rhodia Industrial Yarns
    Joint-Venture „Tersuisse Multifils SA“ with Ferrari

  • Foundation of Nexis Fibers AG
    2007

    Foundation of Nexis Fibers AG (Butler Capital Partners)

  • Foundation of Monosuisse AG
    2009

    Sale of monofil activities and Foundation of Monosuisse AG

  • Foundation of Monosuisse AG
    2015

    Monotex and Sider Arc F&M join Monosuisse Group.

  • Foundation of Monosuisse AG
    2016

    Monosuisse Group expands in Mexico and opens a new factory in the city of Queretaro.