Corderie Meyer Sansboeuf

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  • 161 rue Théodore Deck
  • 68500 Guebwiller
  • France

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CORDERIE MEYER-SANSBOEUF (CMS) was established 1881 in Alsace. This factory, specialized in the manufacture of ropes, twines and braids has a long experience thanks to monitoring and keeping of ancestral knowledge.


Key figures

CMS is the French leader in the manufacture of strings. It is also a leading player on the braid and rope market. Today it holds a dominant position on the market with an international presence, 49 employees, a turnover of 5.4 million Euros in 2012 (+5% in 1 year, 11% in 3 years), 800 tons of twines, ropes and braids, more than 30% of the activity to export.



Its aim is to create lasting value shared among stakeholders, based on a historical know-how and innovation in the field of strings, ropes and braids in favor of the development of all and contributing to the use of environmental practices. Its manufacture is 100% French.


Quality and R&D


Top quality: to meet quality standards and ensure a finished product matching the more and more stringent market demands. Continuous investment and a dedicated team allow CMS to maintain its expertise of manufacturing technologies.

Driven by R & D: the maintain of expertise allows CMS to perform well in its manufacturing facilities. The R & D function is transverse: the monitoring is provided by the sales department, marketing, financial department, manager, external specialists,...

Each client request is analyzed by a team studying the entire key elements to make the textile solutions best suited to their needs: choice of raw materials, processing and preparation of fibers, internal procedures, traceability, quality control, packaging ... also CMS works closely with testing laboratories.




Anticipating new needs, listen to the needs of a changing market, offering original and surprising solutions: CMS has a policy of innovation to develop creative, resourceful and high technology products.

This dynamic allows CMS to be several times rewarded by the Alsace innovation prize:

In 2008, thanks to the string made of biodegradable natural fiber for wine growers, which replaces polypropylene..

In 2009, thanks to the elastic string without elastane. This innovation is patented.


CMS develops products for the future: biodegradable, eco-designed products, high resistance, flame retardant, tension checking, etc...

Range of services

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Functions provided are endless and can be applied to large fields. Its catalog contains more than 4500 references. These products are made of natural  and synthetic fibers. We operate in a wide range of different areas such as yachting, food processing, upholstery, household strings and industry.


These high-tech products can outperform at sea

Food processing

CMS is the first French industry to offer food contact twines which comply with the latest European regulations..


CMS's ability to meet very specific needs positions its high-tech products in many sectors: agriculture (ex: agricultural biodegradabletwine), furniture, automotive (ex: twine integrated into car seats), construction (ex: ropes for lifting), industry (ex: live-lines).

Each market has its distinctive feature; CMS will add its expertise and find a specific answer to customer needs. Efficiency, responsiveness, security, but also compliance and traceability elements for which the company is known in the technical fields.


Strings for household: DIY, Cooking, Gardening,... A range of eco-designed strings certifying that ecological footprint is limited, is under study.These strings are the result of innovation and originality, the European standards ensures safe use.

Partnerships and Communication


CMS is proud to develop partnerships and encourage talent

Sports partnerships...

Combined with Aymeric Chappellier, skipper of "The Turtle Aquarium La Rochelle" and Nicolas Boidevezi in their participation in the Transatlantic Race Mini Transat 2012 “Les Sables – Les Acores” by developing a range of ropes designed for this sporting and human challenge. Their high performance contributed to the ranking sailor: first position for Aymeric Chappellier and second for Nicolas Boidevezi.


And support to ... Art and Designthrough numerous collaborations:

-Donations of materials (ropes and twine) for the event "Power House Europe Connected"

- Participation with the architectural firm 2becreative to develop a cradle design egg-shaped award at the Concours Lépine 2011;

§Development with the trio of designers Wa.De.Be of furniture composed of strings;

Exhibitor at the following trade fair

Techtextil 2015

04.05.2015 - 07.05.2015 Hall: 3.1 Stand: A 69