Kortrijkse Textiel Maatschappij

THE ABANDONED FACTORY IN BELGIUM


‘Kortrijkse Textiel Maatschappij’ or ‘KTM’ was founded in 1927 by a group of Flemish industrialists. The cotton factory merged in 1980 with the ‘Algemene Fluweelweverij’. It produced yarns for the carpet, furniture, household and textile industries.

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The oldest buildings dates back to 1950, the newer halls were built in the 1970s. In their peak year during the 1980s there were 800 employees. In 1995 the ‘Kortrijkse Technische Spinnerij’ was also placed under KTM, but was sold again in 1997.

The 1990s are the beginning of the end of the once so flourishing cotton industry of Kortrijk. Every year more textile companies stop production in Belgium. The KTM went bankrupt in 2001 due to the debts they had. the costs of machines and buildings were too high for the company. I took these photos of the ‘Kortrijkse Textiel Maatschappij’ in 2007. The buildings were demolished one year later.

Kortrijkse Textiel Maatschappij
Kortrijkse Textiel Maatschappij
katoenspinnerij
katoenspinnerij
katoenspinnerij
Kortrijkse Textiel Maatschappij
katoenspinnerij
katoenspinnerij
Kortrijkse Textiel Maatschappij
katoenspinnerij
katoenspinnerij
katoenspinnerij
Kortrijkse Textiel Maatschappij
Kortrijkse Textiel Maatschappij
Kortrijkse Textiel Maatschappij
katoenspinnerij
katoenspinnerij
Kortrijkse Textiel Maatschappij
katoenspinnerij
Kortrijkse Textiel Maatschappij
katoenspinnerij
Kortrijkse Textiel Maatschappij
Kortrijkse Textiel Maatschappij
katoenspinnerij

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