About groninger

About groninger

More than 42 years of experience in filling and closing.

groninger at a glance

groninger is one of the leading international manufacturers of filling and closing machines for the pharmaceutical, consumer healthcare and cosmetics industries.

We stand for excellent know-how, innovative solutions and partnership in special machine construction. Our machines and lines set technological standards: We offer the entire spectrum from customer-specific individual solutions to line concepts in series production.

Since the founding of the company in 1980 by Horst Groninger, we have brought groundbreaking patents onto the market, such as the rotary piston pump, the tub opening system, the segment transport system and the tub decontamination chamber. As a family company in its second generation, we now employ over 1,300 people at our Crailsheim, Schnelldorf and Charlotte (USA) sites. The company’s headquarters are in Crailsheim, Baden-Württemberg.

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Sites
1300
Employee
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Years of experience
Company founder Horst and Eva Groninger
Company founder Horst and Eva Groninger

In a time of increasing uncertainty, family businesses make an important contribution to social stability with their value orientation.”

Horst Groninger
Company founder

Our management

We are family. Since 1999, two Groninger generations have determined the fortunes of the company - the sons of the company founder take over the responsibility, Jens Groninger in Crailsheim, Volker Groninger in Schnelldorf. With this, Horst Groninger is sending a positive message to employees, customers and partners - groninger is and will remain an independent family business - now and in the future.

 

Jens Groninger

Jens Groninger

Jens Groninger (52) is the second-generation managing director of the groninger group and also manages groninger & co. gmbh in Crailsheim, where the family business builds their lines for the pharmaceutical industry. The business administration graduate lives in Crailsheim and is the father of four children.

Volker Groninger

Volker Groninger

Volker Groninger (54) has been the Managing Director since 2004. The mechanical engineer has been with the company since 1999. Today, the son of company founder Horst Groninger manages the plant in Schnelldorf, which focuses on the production of filling machines for the cosmetics and consumer healthcare divisions. Volker Groninger is married and has two daughters.

Josef Veile

Josef Veile

Josef Veile (52) has been technical director of groninger & co. GmbH in Crailsheim. Previously, the machine builder supported various other functions within the company: Among other things, the father of three was the technical manager of various product areas, authorized signatory, design team leader and development engineer. Born in Ellwangen, he is married and lives in Westhausen.

Foundation of the company and new construction of a production hall with an office in Crailsheim
1980

Foundation of the company and new construction of a production hall with an office in Crailsheim

Invention and patenting of the sealless rotary piston pump
1982

Invention and patenting of the sealless rotary piston pump

Expansion in Crailsheim: New administration building
1993

Expansion in Crailsheim: New administration building

Expansion to the US Foundation of a branch
1997

Expansion to the US Foundation of a branch

Jens and Volker Groninger joined the managment
1999

Jens and Volker Groninger joined the managment

Expansion to Schnelldorf: Establishment of a second location and expansion of the cosmetics business unit
2001

Expansion to Schnelldorf: Establishment of a second location and expansion of the cosmetics business unit

Expansion of the Schnelldorf site
2017

Expansion of the Schnelldorf site

groninger receives awards: INTEGRA wins ACHEMA Innovation Award, FlexPro 50 wins Biotech Innovation Award at INTERPHEX
2018

groninger receives awards: INTEGRA wins ACHEMA Innovation Award, FlexPro 50 wins Biotech Innovation Award at INTERPHEX

Groundbreaking ceremony for the new warehouse logistics center in Crailsheim
2021

Groundbreaking ceremony for the new warehouse logistics center in Crailsheim

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