of experience in casters: with pride we can say there is hardly an office furniture manufacturer in Europe that we do not supply to.
Welcome to your caster specialist!
GROSS+FROELICH is internationally known as a specialist for chair and furniture casters and glides. Our products are distributed worldwide under the GROSS STABIL brand. Our customers appreciate the design of our products, highest product quality and our sustainable solutions - combined with quick delivery times and a very helpful and accommodating customer service. GROSS+FROELICH has also positioned itself in the market with numerous patents and design awards, especially for the MOVE product family.
The company is headquartered in Weil der Stadt, in southwest Germany. Not only development and sales is located here, but also the complete production. This is true Made-in-Germany quality in practice and also a significant advantage over our competitors.
Despite all innovation, tradition is a top priority at GROSS+FROELICH: the company was founded in 1879 in Stuttgart as a cast iron foundry. In 1960, we added a plastic injection molding production for casters, and shortly thereafter the product portfolio was expanded to include chrome-plated ball and furniture casters. We continue to be a family owned business, currently managed by the 5th generation.
Customers in North America are served by our sales team at GROSS STABIL CORPORATION. Here our headquarters is in Coldwater, Michigan, close to a lot of the major office furniture manufacturers.
Environment & Sustainability
Our products are integrated into the design of our customers’ products - often over a long period of time. While an honor, this also poses us with a challenge, but plastic and sustainability do not have to be opposites! Our engineering enables the lowest possible material volume and its high quality and durability are more than convincing.
Our integrated management system is certified according to the international standards DIN EN ISO 9001 (quality), 14001 (environmental) and 50001 (energy management). This is a given for us and we take great pride in our quality. Protecting our customers is as much a concern as it is an obligation for us – therefore we only use materials regulated via REACH or RoHS, for example.
Our strength in innovation is evident in many facets - be it in the selection of materials we use, the production process or in design. We use the newest development methods and always focus on the added value for our customers.
Shipment & Delivery
We produce made-to-order and all our processes are in-house. Made in Germany means flexibility, high quality and dedication to meeting our customers’ delivery dates.
We have a suitable solution for almost every application - even if we have to find it especially for our customer. That is our standard.
Cash flow, assets or EBIT: as a family business, we have a solid financial backing and are financially independent. This gives us the space to maneuver and react accordingly.
Our numbers speak for us
various casters ranging in diameter from 32 to 100 mm.
Our headquarters has been located in Weil der Stadt in Baden-Württemberg, Germany since 1997 – Kepler’s hometown.
employees give their best to inspire our customers.
Gross Stabil Corporation was founded in Coldwater, Michigan. Since then, we have been a preferred partner of most well-known furniture manufacturers in North America.
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Market launch of MOVE 100
Market launch of MOVE 65 Slim Line in white
Changeover of company cars to hybrid models
MOVE 75 elegance receives iF DESIGN AWARD 2021
Conversion of factory lighting to LED
Market launch of MOVE 75 elegance
Nomination for the German Brand Award 2019 (German Design Council)
Assembly line for caster transport protectors commissioned
Third assembly line for the complete MOVE product family commissioned
First unmanned injection molding production line commissioned
iF product design award for STATO M glide family
First certification according to ISO 50001 for energy management
iF product design award for movetto rc®
red dot design award for MOVE elegance with Delta Brake
interzum award: intelligent material & design 2011 for MOVE elegance with Delta Brake
Market launch movetto
MOVE caster family receives interzum award: intelligent material & design 2007
LGA certificate for MOVE 50 received
First certification according to ISO 14001 for environmental management
First million MOVE casters rolled off the production line
LGA certificate for the MOVE 60 received
Market launch of the MOVE product family
Sale of the clamps business division and concentration on the furniture caster business unit
First fully automatic assembly line for 60mm and larger casters commissioned
Relocation of company headquarters from Stuttgart to Weil der Stadt in Germany
First certification according to ISO 9001 for quality management
First fully automatic assembly line for 50mm casters commissioned
First semi-automatic assembly line for 50mm casters commissioned
Foundation of the sales company GROSS STABIL CORP. in Coldwater (MI), USA
Closure of cast iron foundry
First plastic injection molded casters are developed and produced. This lays the foundation for today's core competence of GROSS+FROELICH.
Export activities begin worldwide
Product range is expanded to include casters and glides
Clamp production began
Foundation of a malleable cast iron foundry for door and window handles as well as keys in Stuttgart-Heslach by Mr. Gross and Mr. Froelich