History

 

1899

Mr. Konrad Stücheli built a waterworks and apower generation plant in Rosental which was propelled by the creek Murg. Theelectric power generated there was used for his mill in Mörikon.

1902  

As this electric power plant produced morepower than was needed, Mr. Konrad Stücheli built another small mill in Rosentalwhere rye, corn and feed were ground.

1906  

A large fire completely destroyed both themill and the electric power plant. In the same year the mill and power plantwere rebuilt and the capacity of the mill was expanded.

1910  

Despite German business competition, theturnover steadily increased and reached its peak in 1910.

1912  

For financial support, Mill Rosental hadalways relied upon Spar- und Leihkasse Eschlikon bank, but in 1912 the bankfaced financial difficulties and finally had to file a petition for bankruptcy. It did not take long until the Mill Rosental went bankruptas well and had to be closed down.

1914  

The Mill Rosental was incorporated into theSpar- und Leihkasse Eschlikon’s bankruptcy assets.

1924  

After several changes of ownership, Mr. PaulStierlin bought the Mill Rosental and converted it into a cotton-spinning mill.It experienced a flourishing boom.

1929  

Due to the world-wide economic crisis and thefollowing recession the Mill Rosental suffered different setbacks. However, Mr.Paul Stierlin succeeded in safeguarding the mill’s future by careful economy and good husbandry.

1956  

After Mr. Paul Stierlin’s death, his daughterUrsula and her husband Mr. Hugo Sulzer took over the cotton-spinning mill. Theytoo faced the economic challenges experienced by the industry during thisperiod, but they were able to remain competitive by continually adjusting to thechanging environment.

1974  

The waterworks were closed down.

1967  

Karl Raas was appointed foreman of thecotton-spinning mill.

1988  

Karl Raas took over the management and became president of the board of directors of the Mill Rosental AG. Thanks to his innovative management,the Mill Rosental AG is still a leading company in today’s textile industry.