147 Years Progress by Innovation

Die vierte und fünfte Generation Owner-managed for 5 generations:
Rudolf Kölling-Gröning (s. 1972)
Matthias Becker-Gröning (s. 2008)
In 1871, Gröning brings the textile industry to Mesum
2014
DIN EN ISO 50001:2011 „Energy Management System“.
2013
Completion and opening of the new logistic and recycling center.
Extension of printing operations, installation of an 10-colour flexographic printing press.
2011
DFTA Award for excellent flexographic printing in the category of large packaging.
Celebration of the company's 140th anniversary.
2010
Integration of the Gröningstraße to the premisis.
2009
DIN EN 15593 certification. „Management of hygiene in the production of packaging for foodstuffs“.
DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 certification. „Quality Management System“.
2008
Extension of printing and packaging operations, installation of an 8-colour flexographic printing press.
 
With Matthias Becker-Gröning the fifth Generation joins the company.
2007
Extension of our coextrusion sector.
2003
DIN EN ISO 9001:2000 certification.
1996
3-day celebration of the company's 125th anniversary.
1994
DIN EN ISO 9002 certification.
Addition of a 6-colour flexographic printing press to the printing division.
1979
Production of the first HD film from Hoechst Hostalen resin.
1972
Shift from jute to fibre glass production.
1971
Celebration of the company's 100th anniversary.
1970
Installation of the first 6-colour flexographic printing press.
1965
Kick-off of polyethylene film production with extruder, heat-seal machine, and printing press. This business unit, consisting of film production and surface finishing, has been constantly developed and extended ever since then and represents state-of-the-art technology today, as it has in the past. Gröning is one of the first film manufacturers to produce film from low pressure (high density) polyethylene (HDPE).
1947
Production is re-assumed under adverse post-war conditions and constantly extended over the following years.
1904
Extension of production by adding a jute spinning mill consisting of boiler room and machine room.
1887
Upon completion of a factory building and a mechanised jute weaving plant, manual weaving is abandoned.
1871
Wilhelm Gröning establishes a jute and linen trading business in Rheine-Mesum, consisting of manual weaving and calendering.
Annemarie Kölling-Gröning Annemarie Kölling-Gröning
(from 1947)
Wilhelm Gröning jun. Wilhelm Gröning jun. (from 1902)
Firmengründer Wilhelm Gröning Founder of the Company
Wilhelm Gröning