Our company

Our company

Tapetex designs, produces and distributes woven and nonwoven textile wallcoverings for the international contract market and the higher end of the residential market.

We believe it is expertise, craftsmanship and focus that makes the difference. This is what we have passed on within our family since 1975 from generation to generation.

At the same time we pass on our passion for the subtle richness of the natural materials we use.

It allows us to assist the international interior design community to turn a space into a perfect living or working environment, whether as a background or a statement.

At Tapetex we did built our company on worldwide partnerships, with leading distributors and importers, so that we can grow together with our partners in long lasting alliances. With these partners we have managed to create a presence in over 70 countries worldwide.

In addition to the head office in Helmond, The Netherlands, where all manufacturing and stock is concentrated, Tapetex has a supporting sales office in the USA, Tapetex USA Inc.

Tapetex is known for her innovative production of natural raw materials, the trouble-free quality and the ability to ship even large quantities from the central stock at the factory in Helmond immediately.

This is the reason we have grown to become "Masters in Textile Wallcovering".

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Our production

Our production is fortunate to have a dedicated staffing, experienced in working with primarily natural fibres like linen, silk, wool, cotton, etc.
All designs are created for the sole purpose of wallcovering by our in-house design team. The plain flat wovens, dobby's, jacquards and nonwovens are converted through a wide variety of finishing machinery into beautiful creations.

Spread over three production halls, our textile and nonwoven qualities are shaped with a great number of finishing possibilities: dyeing, conventional, digital and 3D printing, embossing, flock, laser cutting, crushing, tumbling, brushing, laminating and the application of different coatings and metallics.

In combination with this state of the art machinery, the passion of our people produces the best in textile wallcovering and they can call themselves truly "Masters in Textile Wallcovering".

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Our location

Tapetex has its headquarters in Helmond. The history of Helmond goes back to around 1150 when the first mediaeval square water castle was built. Helmond has always been a textile city and even today there are still some world famous textile mills.

The city of Helmond, with close to 100.000 inhabitants, is located in the province Brabant in the southern part of The Netherlands, approximately 35 kilometres from the German and Belgium border. So very conveniently within one hour drive from the international airports of Amsterdam, Brussels and Düsseldorf, as well as the seaports of Rotterdam and Antwerp. The freight connections by road, sea and air are excellent. Your orders will reach their ultimate destination in time.

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Our sustainability protocol

There is a lot of misunderstanding on the subject of sustainability. 
It is not only the raw material which must be sustainable, but likewise the process of manufacturing and the workforce. Tapetex tries to combine this all in one integrated concept. 

Sustainable raw materials

Everything that grows and flourishes is an inexhaustible cyclical process. All bio-based materials that are either vegetable or animal materials are sustainable. 

Examples are the Tapetex raw materials: linen, cotton, viscose, sisal, woodpulp, silk and wool. These products are all sustainable as they can be replenished every year.

On the opposite side you have, for instance, man-made products like polyester and vinyl which cannot be replenished and consequently are not sustainable.


Sustainable manufacturing

The products must be manufactured with a minimal impact on the environment. In this respect Tapetex brings an integrated concept of total sustainability.

All machinery is state of the art and energy managed. The energy is green, either wind or solar.

The light system is high-tech, spot controlled, LED lightning.

The total production is 100% water based and all finishings used are approved by the European Chemical Reach Regulations.


Sustainable workforce

Likewise our workforce is part of this integrated concept. At Tapetex we have no temporary workers, only fixed contracts of 38 hours a week in a day shift and no overwork or night shifts.

All heavy work is eliminated, everything is fully automated so that no manual labour is required. Our people must concentrate on quality above quantity.

Within today’s public concern about global climate change, Tapetex tries to contribute a bit with our sustainable raw materials, production processes and workforce.

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