History

The story of our success. The development of our company.

Tradition or innovation?
These are not mutually exclusive at GRADERT.

In 1971, in a small town north of Hamburg, at first 70 sqm, Fritz Gradert turned roll bodies for various industrial applications, all of which were characterised by a requirement typical of the time: always faster, more precise and more efficient.

“Made in Schenefeld” becomes a quality feature, especially in the printing industry, and so it is only logical that an additional hall with 400 sqm of production space is built as early as 1974 with the increasing demand for GRADERT rolls.

"Can't do, won't do!" was the motto when Fritz Gradert outsourced his now internationally expanding business to the nearby industrial area in 1981. He also added the precision grinding of rolls and their surface coating with rubber and elastomers to the product range.

Numerous technological innovations consolidate our reputation as a specialist in mechanical engineering and precision rolls. Film coating systems, corrugating systems, textile and paper machines and special machines complete the portfolio. In addition to rolls and cylinders, complete assemblies, units and innovative technical special solutions are now being created.

1971: foundation, 70 sqm production area
1971: foundation, 70 sqm production area
1974: move, 400 sqm production area
1974: move, 400 sqm production area
1981: move, today more than 11,000 sqm production area
1981: move, today more than 11,000 sqm production area