history

With origins traceable to Europe, Werner International, as we know it today, was founded in New York City, USA in 1939. The office located on Broadway soon became a reference point for the North American textile and apparel business community. With the rapid expansion of overseas activities, an international office was opened in the mid 1940s in Zurich, Switzerland.

In the early 1950s, with the advent of the European Economic Community, Werner opportunely transferred its international operations office to Brussels, Belgium.
The advent of the 1980's meant providing our extensive global clientele with a wider array of strategy support services including market intelligence, supply chain management, global strategic networking, brand and retail management, information technology and M&A assistance.

As a consequence of textile market dynamics, in the year 2000, a representative office was opened in Beijing, China.

Over the years, Werner International has provided professional consulting services to over 5,000 organizations in more than 70 countries.
Werner International operates today with an international multidisciplinary consulting force, through local representatives in more than 50 countries and three main support and research desks.

A long time has passed since Herbert Werner, our founder, started traveling the world; nevertheless the spirit of Werner International keeps faith to his founding principles of professionalism, specialization and passion, making our unique organization ideally positioned to support leading industry players and organizations into the dense challenges and opportunities of the future textile and fashion global markets.

It is with this steadfast spirit, a blend of a rich ethical tradition and the intimate understanding of future industry dynamics, that the Werner organization, with its specialized divisions, global presence and overall perspective, will continue to represent a unique management knowledge for the world’s textile, apparel and fashion industry.