Place:Sindelfingen, Württemberg, Germany

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NameSindelfingen
TypeTown
Coordinates48.7°N 9.017°E
Located inWürttemberg, Germany
Also located inBöblingen, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany    
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Sindelfingen is a German town near Stuttgart at the headwaters of the Schwippe (a tributary of the river Würm) that is the site of a Mercedes-Benz assembly plant.

History

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  • 1155 First documented mention of Sindelfingen

In 1263, Sindelfingen was founded by the Count Rudolf Scherer of Tübingen-Herrenberg.

In 1351 the city was sold to Württemberg.[1]

The weaving industry survived until most of Europe's textile industry was wiped out due to Asian imports. Some textile distribution centres are still left in the town. Former weaving mills can still be found in the city area, now used as offices for the computer industry. This is due to the takeover of Hollerith by IBM which used the punched card technology from the weaving mills.

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