Franz Gruber takes over the blacksmith’s shop from the family Kroiß in Aspoltsberg, Gaspoltshofen.
Hans Gruber takes over the forge from his father
Production of rubber trailers, tractor harrows, tractor wings and field rollers. Trade and repair of agricultural machinery.
Because of lack of space, the company relocates to Kirchdorf/Gaspoltshofen: Purchase of the blacksmith’s shop and the farm of the fam. Burgstaller- 4 workers are employed.
Son Manfred Gruber joins the company.
New construction of the production hall with basement. Manufacture of silo doors and complete fermentation feed equipment – 13 employees.
Establishment of a limited liability company. Production of approx. 4000 silo doors per year. Start of in-house production of grain technology: manufacture of maize and grain mills.
Construction of a 2000m² assembly and storage hall. Gruber sets new standards in the development of internal silos and conveying equipment, as well as for grinding and mixing plants. 34 employees.
Gruber develops and produces its own grain silos and quickly becomes a leading manufacturer of grain storage technology.
Addition of another 2000m² warehouse. Family Gruber becomes Austria’s largest supplier of grain technology. Good export development – 45 employees.
Sale of the agricultural machinery trading division – concentration on the core division “grain technology”.
Transfer of the company to Ing. Mag. Johannes Gruber. Family Gruber becomes one of the most important suppliers of grain technology in Germany.
Construction of a 2500m2 production hall for fully automated sheet metal production by means of laser, punching machines and robot-supported logistics warehouse.
Foundation of the “contract manufacturing” division (lasering, edging, welding).
Expansion by a further fully automatically loaded 5 kW laser cutting system.
Export campaign: Family Gruber becomes market leader in Latvia and other CEE countries in the field of grinding and mixing technology. The export share is increased from 25 % to 50 % within one year.
Expansion of the company premises through the acquisition of 5000m²: Gruber becomes one of the most important suppliers of large-scale outdoor silo systems. The number of employees grows to 65.
Construction of a sheet metal production line for round silo systems.
Expansion of the company with a 1500m² assembly hall for mills, mixers and grain cleaners – 70 employees.
Purchase of the business location II “Oberbergham”.
Gruber HYBRID grain cleaner is awarded as an innovation by a committee: Minister of Agriculture presents the “AGRAR FUCHS”.
Development of several grain technology innovations: Grain crushers, aeration silos, hopper silos.
TÜV certification of the company according to EN 1090 steel construction standard.
Commissioning of an additional automated laser cutting system with robot technology.
Construction of a 1600 m² logistics and exhibition hall
Development of several optimised silo series using “finite element structural analysis software” and cooperation with the TU-Graz and structural analysis institutes.
Entry into laser-controlled sheet metal bending technology (automated angle measurement and programme creation)
Investment in a state-of-the-art CNC milling centre. Gruber expands the PV system to 200kVA by means of a roof-integrated PV system and is nominated for the “Energy Globe” innovation award.
Modernisation of the welding department by means of a dividing ring system and an extraction system with hall air conditioning.
Acquisition of a fully automatic Welding robot with 2 welding stations. The vehicle fleet is expanded to 6 crane trucks for assembly work or a total of 12 vehicles.
Expansion of the company’s own PV system to 400 kW – the power supply of the entire company becomes self-sufficient on an annual average.