Chronicle

With Gröning, the textile industry came to mesum in 1871
2021 Completion of the new laboratory and R&D centre. Registration of the „G-Flowpack“ trademark.
2020 Certification BRC Global Standard for packaging materials. Further development of coextrusion (5 layer) and converting for tubular films.
Opening of the „Wilhelm Gröning Forum“ as a training and event centre.
2018Further investments in machines and buildings as well as strategic developments in the plastic sector.
New company logo with the slogan „passion for quality film“.
2017In May, a large fire destroyed the equipment and confection of our glass fibre production. After more than 145 years of successful market presence in the sector of technical fabrics, in October, we completely closed the textile sector.
2016Further development of coextrusion and starting with barrier films of up to 7 layers.
Expansion of the laboratory towards film analytics.
2014 Implementation of the energy management system DIN EN ISO 50001:2011.
2013 Completion and opening of the new logistic and recycling centre. Extension of printing operations, installation of a 10-colour flexographic printing press.
2011DFTA Award for excellent flexographic printing in the category of large packaging. Celebration of the company's 140th anniversary.
2010Integration of the Gröningstraße to the premises.
2009 DIN EN 15593 certification. „Management of hygiene in the production of packaging for foodstuffs“.DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 certification. „Quality Management System“.
2008Extension of printing and packaging operations, installation of an 8-colour flexographic printing press. With Matthias Becker-Gröning, the fifth Generation joins the company.
2007Expansion of our coextrusion sector.
2003DIN EN ISO 9001:2000 certification.
1996Three — day celebration of the company's 125th anniversary.
1994DIN EN ISO 9002 certification. Addition of a 6-colour flexographic printing press to the printing division.
1985Expansion of the extrusion hall at the „Stienkamp“
1979Production of the first HD film from Hoechst Hostalen resin.
1975Closing of jute production sector.
1973Expansion of extrusion hall.
1972Shift from jute to fibre glass production.
1971Celebration of the company's 100th anniversary together with the staff.
1970Installation of the first 6-colour flexographic printing press.
1965Kick — off of polyethylene film production with one extruder, a heat — seal machine and printing press.
1958Production of jute sack with PE inliner.
1947Production is re-assumed under adverse post-war conditions and constantly extended over the following years.
1904Extension of production by adding a jute spinning mill consisting of boiler room and machine room.
1887Upon completion of a factory building and a mechanised jute weaving plant, manual weaving is abandoned.
1871In Rheine — Mesum, Wilhelm Gröning establishes a jute and linen trading business with manual weaving and calendering.

Owner-managed for 5 generations

Rudolf Kölling-Gröning (s. 1972) Matthias Becker-Gröning (s. 2008)

A company in motion

Our family enterprise is located and has its origin in the midst of the Münsterland area. This is where its successful development from a jute and linen manufacturer to a producer of modern materials took place.

Started in 1871 with the manufacture of textiles, our way led us to a strong producer of flexible packing and technical films. We owe this success to the successful synthesis of tradition and innovation and, not less important, to the confidence our customers and suppliers have always placed in us.

The competence derived from our 148-year tradition in the industry is our strength. It is this strength we use to consolidate and expand our market position in a healthy mix of consistency and the courage to pursue innovations.

Due our employees' commitment and identification with the company and with the region, they are guarantors for Gröning's success, and, furthermore, due to their high level of education, qualification, competence and flexibility.

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