MELBOURNE, VIC, Mar. 16, 2023 – The Shann Group and Amann Group are excited to announce the appointment of The Shann Group as the exclusive importer of Amann thread into Australia.

For those not familiar with both companies, Amann Group, head-quartered in Germany, are one of the largest thread companies in the world, with an impressive 168-year-old history. Amann manufacture a wide range of extremely high-quality threads, including familiar brand names; Saba, Rasant, Rasant Oxella, Isacord, Strongbond and Serafil. Amann are also key suppliers into the retail and haberdashery thread markets under the brand name Mettler.

The Shann Group boast an almost 70-year-old history, with seven offices and warehouses around Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji, supplying a broad range of products, with thread being a foundation product for the company.

Simplicity Pty Ltd, who have been joint importers of Amann thread with Shann, soon will no longer be a distributor for the Amann range of threads. Their stock will transfer to Shann in early May and updates with more exact details will be made closer to the transfer date. In the meantime, and during the transition period, as Shann increase stocks, it will be business as usual. If you currently purchase from Simplicity, please continue to do so until the end of April. If you are not currently a Shann thread customer, it is important that you contact your local Shann branch via the details included below, or your sales representative, to discuss your future requirements.

  • Shann VIC – Ph: (03) 8480 0800
  • Shann NSW – Ph: (02) 9832 7000
  • Shann QLD – Ph: (07) 3808 7277
  • Shann SA – Ph: (08) 8277 7733
  • Shann WA – Ph: (08) 9244 4433

Alternatively, email with your full details and a member of the Shann team will be in touch.

Both Amann and Shann would like to thank Simplicity for their professionalism shown whilst distributing the range over the years and during the transition period.

Victorian Textiles will be continuing as a distributor for the retail threads, e.g. Mettler/Rasant.

The Shann Group looks forward to a long and mutually rewarding relationship with you.

Always assuring you of our best attention.

Yours Sincerely,

Martin O’Shannassy
Managing Director

The Shann Group
Head Office: 1/73 Gower St Preston VIC

Mr. Arved Westerkamp
Chief Sales Officer

Amann & Söhne GmbH & Co. KG

Hauptstraße 1, 74357 Bönnigheim, Germany

Kommanditgesellschaft Sitz Bönnigheim; USt-IdNr. DE 144 960 031
Registergericht Stuttgart HRA 300309
Pers. haftende Gesellschafterin: Amann Beteiligungen GmbH Sitz Bönnigheim
Registergericht Stuttgart HRB 301997
Geschäftsführer: Wolfgang Findeis, Ivo Herzog, Peter Morgalla, Arved Westerkamp