122 Years of History
In 1899, Franz Thumb opened a small canvas manufacturing company in Hamburg, Germany and founded Spettmann. His goal was simple, to provide the best quality canvas products for his customers at a fair price. The foundation was laid very early when Franz Thumb developed a seafaring canvas able to withstand any kind of weather. The same can be said about the high-quality awning systems that have secured the company’s position in the market for decades. Spettmann has been delivering that same concept for over 122 years, a tradition that is still continuing today.
Franz Thumb opened a canvas manufacturing company in Hamburg, Germany and founded Spettmann.
With the war over, the company began replicating its earlier success, with rapid growth to become a major European awning supplier.
The scope of activities expanded to include sack and tarpaulin production.
Now a #1 leading manufacturer in sales and technology, the company moves to larger production facilities in Hamburg.
The company management is concentrated in Ahrensburg Germany, Near Hamburg. It has become the biggest player in our industry.
Birth of the Solidux Brand
Founding of Solidux in France, which has been a deluxe brand in Europe.
Spettmann USA is established as the fastest growing awning supplier in US history.
Spettmann USA enters the RV awning industry and quickly becomes the #1 awning supplier for high-end RVs in America.
Spettmann USA becomes a IFAI PAMA Diamond member.
Spettmann USA introduces its new Smart-Shade brand to the world. Incorporating Smart-Home Technology into all its shade products.
History of Excellence
Why not own a Spettmann awning?
For over a century, Spettmann has been offering the highest grade of shade products in the industry, there are many benefits in choosing Spettmann products, our German engineering and innovation has given us the ability to manufacturer everything from raw materials and forge our parts and components not cast. Forged construction offers strength and durability which will allow you to enjoy your Spettmann shade product, trouble-free, for many years to come.
In addition to high grade construction, our simple functionality, allows you to enjoy your Spettmann product anytime, without difficulty. The Spettmann brand offers a familiar name along with peace of mind, strength, style and most of all quality. We know choosing a new awning can be confusing, that’s why, at Spettmann U.S.A. we have a network of dealers available in your area, that can assist you in making the right decision, from choosing the right color fabric, to the installation, our referral system insures a hassle-free experience.
Our brand offers quality, functionality, and timelessly elegant design. Our unique advantage is the ability to combine proven technologies and innovative concepts. We forge new paths in artistic formation, technology and fabric design, without sacrificing tradition. Sustainability is the focus of our enterprise philosophy. Our awnings can be restrung many times because the drives and body components are extremely durable, using weather resistant materials; they stand for high quality and longevity.
Our products are manufactured using the finest German engineering and state of the art equipment, surpassing the toughest quality and safety requirements worldwide. Spettmann has been defining quality, experience and tradition for over a century. We developed the first Water Resistant fabric and invented the first Hidden-Spring lateral arm retractable awning. In order to stay competitive and continue to be innovative, we have grown larger than ever, as a result we have invested substantially into the latest, most technologically advanced equipment in the world.
We also have 3 shipping points for North America; California, Ningbo, China and Hamburg, Germany and two new state of the art manufacturing facilities located in Ningbo and Qingdao, China. There we manufacture our product parts and components from raw materials, using our own extrusions and forge all of our parts to provide a stronger more durable product. We will continue to provide our customers with the best quality, technology, and competitive prices from all of our global locations. Thank you for choosing Spettmann as your next shade product!