Company History

Gibbs Textiles, Inc. was founded by Mr. Jimmy Gibbs in 1972 supplying primarily replacement parts and accessories for the weaving industry. Gibbs International, Inc., the successor to Gibbs Textiles, Inc. and Gibbs Machinery, Inc., has grown to a worldwide organization. Gibbs International, Inc. is now one of the foremost companies in the world dealing in pre-owned textile machines and complete plants of all kinds. Gibbs has purchased, then resold or liquidated, more than 2000 complete textile plants.

Message from the President

From our humble beginnings in 1972, we have grown to a world leader in the business of pre-owned textile equipment. Today, our company is staffed with professionals with many years experience to assist our customers in locating and selecting the best possible equipment for their use. It is our intent to offer the best quality used equipment available. Through our resources, Gibbs is able to access our customers' needs instantly for any textile equipment and accessories desired anywhere on any continent. Our commitment continues to be to fully and completely serve the textile needs of our customers regardless of the location, size and availability of textile equipment. Our sustained growth reflects the confidence of our clients in our enterprise. We pledge to strive relentlessly to continue to merit this confidence!

Mission Statement

  • To be the preferred worldwide supplier of pre-owned textile equipment by:
  • Assisting our customers in locating and selecting appropriate textile equipment and accessories to meet their unique requirements
  • Providing quality equipment
  • Serving the immediate needs of our customers
  • Serving the needs of the textile industry by facilitating auctions and liquidations of textile related assets as well as appraisals


Gibbs continually strives to accomplish this through:
  • Years of experience
  • Established worldwide relationships to access available textile equipment
  • Strong work ethic