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Company Profile

The Wardwell Braiding Machine Company is the world's leading supplier of braiding equipment. Since its founding in 1911 by Simon Wardwell, the company's engineers have continually introduced advances in technology that have made Wardwell braiders the industry standard for overall value. Wardwell's traditional markets include producers of braided textile products, reinforced hose, and composite structures. Since the early 1970's, however, the company has invested heavily in the development of specialized braiding machines to serve the rapidly growing needs of the wire and cable industry. This added industry focus has led Wardwell to extend its product range and geographic boundaries significantly in recent years. In 1994, Wardwell acquired Schnellflechter Berlin, GmbH, a German braiding machine producer with a reputation for engineering excellence and product quality. The two companies have combined their resources to better serve customers on both continents. Through this acquisition and other carefully-planned alliances around the world, Wardwell continues to lead the way with products and services designed to meet new, demanding applications, including broadband communications and data transmission.