Founded in 1919 as "Burkhardt und Schmidt Garnfabrik", the company quickly made a name for itself as a producer of top quality embroidery threads, with a combination of traditional values and the innovative prowess of the companys’ founders forming the basic of success.

In 1975, "Burkhardt & Schmidt Garnfabrik" was renamed as MADEIRA. From then on, the sales activities, which had been previously geared to the domestic German market, were now increasingly globalised.

Today, MADEIRA, with its many subsidiaries all around the world and its international sales logistics, is one of the leading companies in the embroidery sector.