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The history of GROB-WERKE

  • 1926Company foundation in Munich by Ernst Grob 
    1933Start of production of fixtures and machines for thread milling 
    1939Own process development for non-cutting metal forming leads to the construction of thread rolling machines
    1952Burkhart Grob, son of the founder, takes over the responsibility for the company
    1956Foundation of the first factory abroad in São Paulo (Brazil) 
    1961Expansion of the production capacity in São Paulo (Brazil)
    1968Foundation of the second factory in Mindelheim (Germany)
    Construction of the first transfer line 
    1976Relocation of company headquarters to Mindelheim - closure of the Munich plant
    Expansion of the production capacity in Mindelheim 
    1981Expansion of the factory in São Paulo (Brazil)
    1982Construction of the first automatic assembly line
    1983Foundation of the branch in Bluffton, Ohio (USA), building of the first universal machining centers
    1984Building of the first GROB gantry
    1990Foundation of the GROB branch in Wellesbourne (United Kingdom) 
    1991Branch in Bluffton, Ohio (USA) expands into a production factory with its own production department 
    1995Doubling of the production capacity at the Bluffton plant, Ohio (USA)
    1999Increase of capacity at the installation sites: Bluffton plant grows to approx. 23,000 m² and the Mindelheim plant to approx. 80,000 m² of floor space 
    2000Foundation of the GROB branch in Saltillo (Mexico) 
    2003Foundation of the GROB branch in Beijing (China)
    Expansion of the São Paulo plant by a further 10,000 m² of floor space
    2004Market launch of the modular machining centers (G-series) 
    2005Foundation of the GROB branches in Shanghai (China) and Seoul (South Korea)
    200680-year company anniversary of GROB-WERKE
    50-year company anniversary of B. GROB do Brasil
    2008Market launch of the standalone machining center G350 and the modular special-purpose machine
    Sale of the 1000th G-module 
    2009Foundation of the GROB branch in Chennai (India), market launch of the universal machining center G550, expansion of the Mindelheim factory to almost 95,000 m² floor space
    2010Market launch of the hydraulic-free machining center, foundation of the fourth production factory in Dalian (China)
    Relocation of the GROB branch in Mexico to Querétaro 
    2011Foundation of the GROB branch in Moscow (Russia)
    Relocation of the GROB branch India to Hyderabad
    Laying of the foundation stone for the plant in Dalian (China)
    Expansion of the Mindelheim plant by a further 10,000 m² of floor space 
    2012New milestone of the growth strategy: the GROB Group is prepared for revenue of 1 billion euros
    Foundation of the GROB serivce branch Györ (Hungary)
    June 18 - Opening of the GROB Dalian factory
    Expansion of the Mindelheim plant by 10,000 m² of assembly area
    Increase of capacity at the Bluffton plant (9,000 m² of additional assembly area)
    2013Move of GROB branch U.K. to Birmingham
    Construction of an ultramodern logistics center at the parent plant (14,000 sqm)
    Expansion of construction building in Mindelheim (3,700 square meter additional office space in the technical field)
    Establishment of a Technology and Application Center (TAC) in the plant in Bluffton
    2014Plant Expansion in Bluffton (9,000 sqm)
    Plant expansion in Dalian (total production area of 27,000 sqm)
    New automation hall in Mindelheim (15,600 sqm)
    Opening of GROB Mexico in own facilities (Queretaro)
    Completion of GROB training center H12 (5,200 sqm for vocational Training)
    2015GROB Group achieved the revenue-Billion in the financial year 2014/15
    New construction and expansion of the Technology and Application Center (TAZ) in Mindelheim (2,000 square meters)
    Opening GROB Technology and Application Center in Shanghai
    Construction of a new central administration building of the GROB Group in Mindelheim
    Foundation of GROB subsidaries in Italy and Poland
    2016Completion of the new corporate head office and construction start for a production hall of more than 30,000 m² in Mindelheim
    90-year company anniversary of GROB-WERKE
    60-year company anniversary of B. GROB do Brasil  
  • Mindelheim plant at the end of the seventies
    Mindelheim plant at the end of the seventies
    Social buildings at the end of the seventies
    Social buildings at the end of the seventies
    Mindelheim plant at the end of the eighties
    Mindelheim plant at the end of the eighties
    Mindelheim plant at the end of the nineties
    Mindelheim plant at the end of the nineties
    São Paolo plant
    São Paolo plant
    Bluffton plant
    Bluffton plant
    Dalian plant
    Dalian plant
    GROB Apprenticeship Hall (H12)
    GROB Apprenticeship Hall (H12)
    Construction building
    Construction building
    Technology and Application center
    Technology and Application center
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