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1876 Ernst Liebers founded the first factory for spare parts of knitting machines in Chemnitz
1912 The first contacts were established with remote countries – even deliveries to Egypt and to the Arab world began - and business relationships with knitting centres of the industrialised parts of the world were created;
1945 With the expulsion Liebers shared the destiny with millions of Germans. They were hosted in Sweden. Paul Ernst Liebers operated in Malmö as a technical managing director for a Swedish sinker production.
1952 Reconstruction of the sinker plant in Stuttgart.
1956 Relocation to Ingolstadt – expansion to the largest sinker manufacturer worldwide. Already in the sixties Liebers employed more than 350 employees
1971 Merger with its main competitor - Mr. Christoph Liebers left the joint venture.
1972 Establishment of tooling factory Chr. Liebers, again in Ingolstadt
1975 After a competitive prohibition of work, Mr. Christoph Liebers, re-enters the development and production of sinkers. Starting with 5 different types - the listed items extended to 15,000 meanwhile.
1989 Daughter Ulrike Starke (maiden name Liebers) and son Thomas Liebers join the company’s’ management
2000 Thomas Liebers and Michael Starke (son-in-law) are appointed Managing Directors.
2003 Sandra Liebers (daughter-in-law) completes the leading quartet.
2007 Enlargement of production - the tooling department expands.
2008 Enlargement of production - the sinker production keeps on growing.
2010 Investments in additional properties give the possibility for future expansion at the same location.
2017 To fulfill the increasing demand of nanon sinkers and in the tooling sector, the plans for a further expansion are accomplished. The construction begins in 2017.


Nowadays,  Christoph  Liebers GmbH & Co. KG supplies in more than 30,000 clients in over 90 countries. In excess of 100 employees manufacture sinkers respectively stamping-bending-tools for a global market. The network of international representatives includes a few hundred employees in service and sales. They speak the languages of  Christoph  Liebers GmbH & Co. KG’s clients, which still remained despite the global acting, a traditional family-owned company.