Milestones in the company history of GEGGUS GmbH
The future needs a past
The most important stages of GEGGUS GmbH since the company was founded by Theodor Geggus in 1947.
Foundation company "Gummi-Geggus", owner Theodor Geggus in Weingarten. Production of rubber plain coil mats out of truck tyre (armed forces) in the cellar of the parental home Burgstraße 12 in Weingarten
Construction of the first production hall with office and the move to the new company premises in Höhefeldstraße.
Construction of a further factory building.
Takeover of the Gummi-Geggus company by Gerhard Geggus. The company continues in to the second generation.
Production of honeycomb rubber mats in the former Yugoslavia.
Extension of the factory building.
Granting complete procuration to Helmut Geggus.
Production shift of honeycomb rubber mats to Sri Lanka.
Construction of a new administration building.
Market launch of the aluminum profile.
Transformation of the sole proprietorship Gummi-Geggus into Geggus E∙M∙S GmbH with Gerhard Geggus as Managing Director.
Transformation of the sole proprietorship SMS into SMS GmbH, Entrance Matting Systems Switzerland, with Kai Geggus as Managing Director. The product name TOP CLEAN TREND® is registered as a European trademark. Kai Geggus becomes Managing Director of Geggus E·M·S GmbH, Weingarten. The company is continues in to the third generation.
Granting of a patent for aluminium profile mats type TOP CLEAN TREND®. Foundation of Geggus E·M·S S.A.R.L. France in Strasbourg with Kai Geggus as Managing Director.
Geggus E·M·S.® is registered as a trademark. Rubber honeycomb mat KARO AS® is registered as a trademark. DOMINO® honeycomb rubber mat is registered as a trademark.
Construction of a hall for production, storage and shipping. Expansion of export activities, export quota at approx. 30%.
Transformation of the sole proprietorship SMS into SMS GmbH, Entrance Matting Systems Switzerland, with Kai Geggus as Managing Director. The product name TOP CLEAN TREND® is registered as a European trademark. Kai Geggus becomes Managing Director of Geggus E·M·S GmbH, Weingarten. The company is continuing into the third generation.
Construction of a further production hall (approx. 850 m²). Demolition of the 1956 halls, modernisation of the 1982 warehouse.
Foundation of Geggus E·M·S UK Ltd. England in Selby.
The distribution company in Switzerland, SMS GmbH, was renamed Geggus E·M·S GmbH Switzerland.
Exports to more than 30 countries, export ratio over 40 percent.
Modernisation and expansion of the factory facility. There is now approx. 3,000 m² of covered and heated production area, approx. 500 m² of office space and approx. 250 m² of new social rooms available.
Foundation of Geggus Måttesystemer ApS in Silkeborg (Denmark). General renovation of the administration building.
Dipl.-Ing. Christian Sandkühler is appointed authorised signatory. The company opens its own sales offices in Eastern Switzerland and Paris.
New warehouse (approx. 800 m²) with state-of-the-art, movable racking systems and expansion of the production area by a further approx. 500 m². Construction started in June, completed in October 2013. Approx. 4,000 m² of covered production and storage space is now available. Geggus E·M·S Asia Pte. Ltd. is founded as a further sales location in Singapore. Geggus E·M·S realises the highest turnover in the company's long history.
Geggus E·M·S is awarded the renowned TOP 100 innovation prize by a top-class jury. Geggus E·M·S receives the coveted BLUE ANGEL eco-label from the renowned testing institute RAL GmbH from Sankt Augustin. Geggus E·M·S is also active on Facebook.
As part of the internationalisation process, Geggus E·M·S is renamed GEGGUS GmbH.
GEGGUS GmbH is awarded the prestigious German Design Award in the competition category "Building and Elements" for the product Top Clean BRUSH. Gerhard Geggus retires as Managing Director of GEGGUS GmbH and takes office as head of the Advisory Council of the GEGGUS Group.
GEGGUS GmbH receives the Iconic Award 2017 "Interior Innovation - Best of Best" for its innovative Safe Clean TREND product development. GEGGUS GmbH is a double winner of the German Brand Award 2017: Winner in the categories "Brand Strategy" and "Building Elements". GEGGUS GmbH presents its brand world at EuroShop in Düsseldorf, the world's largest shopfitting trade fair. GEGGUS GmbH celebrates its 70th anniversary on 1 August 2017. Master craftsman Herbert Hartmann, employed by the company for over 45 years, retires.
After 20 years of abstinence, GEGGUS GmbH is once again represented with a stand at DOMOTEX in Hanover, the world's largest carpet trade fair. GEGGUS GmbH is presenting its new range of workplace matting systems. In the future, GEGGUS also wants to gain market share in the field of ergonomic floor coverings. GEGGUS Schweiz GmbH buys a plot of land of approx. 2,200 m² directly on the A1 Zurich-Bern motorway near Aarau. The planning for the construction of a new administration building with warehouse is commissioned. Occupation of the new building is planned for the end of 2019.
Completion of the new GEGGUS Switzerland building in Hunzenschwil.
GEGGUS Schweiz GmbH will move into its new company building in Hunzenschwil, directly on the A1 Zurich - Bern motorway, in December 2019.
The new website of GEGGUS GmbH will go online in June 2021 after extensive revision and using the latest web technology.