Who we are

The Peppermint Group

We develop innovative textiles across the entire value chain for the corporate, protection, mobility, industrial, interior and fashion sectors. We also create personalised special solutions for the most highly specific and complex requirements.

Run by the General Managing Partners Ingeborg Neumann and Marcus Baumbach, the industrial group was founded in 1997 and is based in Berlin. Ingeborg Neumann also volunteers her time for the industry in her role as President of the Confederation of the German Textile and Fashion Industry.

With over 600 employees and seven locations in Europe – four of them in Germany – the Peppermint Group generates an annual turnover of approx. €90 million.

Innovation is the driver of our success – even outside the textile world. We are involved with various start-ups as well as two German venture capital funds that invest in young technology companies in the areas of life sciences and medical technology.

Peppermint Group Milestones

<small>since</small><br> 1883


ZKS and Ertex


Founding of the Peppermint Group; this includes the acquisition of ZKS, Ertex and Color Textil


Engagement Venture Capital


ZKS Miletin in the Czech Republic is acquired


Ertex International is founded in Romania


A major fire breaks out at the Color Textil finishing factory in Frankenberg and results in a temporary shut-down


Ertex International: New construction of a production hall in Codlea, Romania


Start of the technical center: AMCC (Advanced Materials Competence Center)


Investment in blockchain technology to protect product counterfeiting through interest in authentic network


Investment in ETHCL Food Labs with the brands OH MY DOUGH and TSAMPA

The Management

Advancing the company together with the Peppermint team – utilising strengths, adding value, leading responsibly.

INGEBORG NEUMANN Founder & Managing Partner

“Corporate responsibility and social commitment are key to the way we think and act. Our long-term success relies on sustainable management and supporting the community that nourishes us.”


“Our focus is on establishing and maintaining client relationships that are based on partnerships. High product quality, unconditional delivery reliability and a passion for innovations are the key elements.”

Peppermint in figures

Peppermint in figures

600+ employees
7 European locations
€90 million sales (rounded)
135+ years of corporate history