Made in Germany
GROSS+FROELICH is headquartered in Weil der Stadt, Stuttgart area, in southwest Germany. Not only development and sales is located here, but also the complete production. And the depth of our in house production is high, almost all plastic parts are produced internally in the plastic injection molding division. Adjacent to injection molding is our fully automated production for large series products and also the assembly, where small series products and delicate chrome casters are assembled partially or completely by hand. This is true Made-in-Germany quality in practice and also a significant advantage over our competitors.
Our employees follow a clear aspiration day after day: We aim to supply the best chair and furniture casters in the world. This aspiration shapes us from development through to sales and shipping.
Engineering & Development
Our team of specialists in product development, process optimization, and toolmaking works continuously to research and discover new solutions and to develop new products. For us, this naturally includes testing new materials and optimizing processes in development and production. Last but not least, we develop the toolings for our plastic injection molding division together and in close coordination with our toolmaker. As a family business, it is particularly important for us to gain and maintain the necessary know-how in house and to invest accordingly.
Quality & Test Lab
Many of our products have a long product life cycle once introduced to the market, some even for several decades. With our quality management and internal test lab, we ensure that the high quality requirements of our customers are met consistently, over time. In our test lab, we continuously test and re-test our products around the clock according to all current international standards. Our internal test specifications often greatly exceed the standard specifications - just as our customers regularly require of our products.
The core area of our production is plastic injection molding. And the depth of our in house production is high, almost all plastic parts are produced internally in the plastic injection molding division. Our extensive machinery consists of 25 injection molding machines which utilize a clamping force of up to 350 tons and we process mainly technical thermoplastics.
We are very proud to be able to continue to produce our products in Germany, which remains unchanged since the foundation of the company. This is still possible today because we began investing in modern production lines and optimizing processes early on. It also allows us to keep quality, response time and logistics costs under one roof and our control. We produce large series products on our fully automated production lines around the clock with a three shift model.
Adjacent to the fully automated production is the assembly, where small series products and delicate chrome casters are assembled partially or completely by hand. These items are subjected to an additional quality check before shipment.