GRAF Group Company History
In recent years, GRAF has continuously expanded its sales activities in Europe. In order to increase GRAF’s presence in Ireland and to further expand its leading position in the field of rainwater harvesting, GRAF Ireland Environmental Ltd has been founded, with the company’s headquarters based in Milltown, Galway.
Investments exceeding €30m will give rise in Herbolzheim to the Graf Kompetenzzentrum Rohstoffe. On 6.5 hectares of land, the new building will cover about 24,000 m2 and have twelve raw material silos, each 30 m high. There, Graf will be converting secondary resources of plastic into high-quality re-granulate.
The Graf Group, Teningen, is taking over the company Sotralentz in Skierniewice, Poland. The company will operate under the name Graf Polska. This takeover sees the Graf Group extending its expertise for local wastewater disposal and consolidating its market positioning as the leading provider of water management systems in Europe
Graf China Co., Ltd., the Chinese subsidiary was founded on 1. December 2016, in order to expand the market presence of Graf and also to strengthen its leading position in the range of Water Management
The GARANTIA garden board lays the foundation for a new range of products in the field of garden building materials.
After more than 10 years of intensive cooperation, Otto Graf GmbH takes over their long standing technology partner in the area of decentralized sewage, Klaro GmbH. Graf UK Ltd was established with the acquisition of the English company SCP Water Management Ltd who are now another member of the Graf group.
1st place once more: GRAF receives first prize from the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology for the project “Developing welding technologies for large-volume plastic containers”.
Otto Graf GmbH celebrates its 50th anniversary.
At the Dachstein plant, we invested in two rotary machines of the latest generation. These completely automated machines set new benchmarks for quality and energy efficiency. Further investments in a new silo plant and three injection moulding machines were made at the Teningen plant.
1st place: Otto Graf GmbH was awarded the Baden-Württemberg regional innovation prize.
Sustainability starts with the use of raw materials. This is why GRAF has invested in its own raw material recycling process.
Renewed expansion of capacity at the Teningen plant through the incorporation of blow-moulding production facilities. The production area is extended by a further 6,000 square metres. The investment volume amounts to €8 million. Sales branches in Australia and the United Kingdom are founded.
The launch of the Carat S underground tank lays the foundations for the expansion of global export activities. A sales branch in Spain is founded.
Construction of a second, brand-new production site in Teningen. Around €20 million is invested in the expansion of production and logistics facilities over an area of 155,000 square metres. The new plant, with a surface area of 13,500 square metres, is home to one of the world’s most modern manufacturing facilities for plastic products.
With its column tank, GRAF opens up the segment of decorative rainwater collectors – which is now an important range at GRAF.
Expansion of injection moulding production to include a further three large-scale machines.
GRAF expands its range to include completely biological wastewater treatment systems, thus founding its now very successful wastewater disposal range.
The first generation of GRAF percolation blocks lays the foundations for the rainwater infiltration and retention range.
In Dachstein (France), a record investment is made in our own injection moulding production facilities with three large-scale machines.
The Herkules tank revolutionises tank logistics. Its two halves fit together using a patented system.
Otto P. Graf, the son of the company’s founder, joined GRAF as an additional managing director.
Rotational moulding production facilities in France are significantly expanded with the commissioning of what was then the largest rotary machine in Europe.
Launch of the first GRAF composter. Over 4 million composters are now used around the world.
The French subsidiary, GRAF S.A.R.L., moves to its current location in Dachstein, Alsace, and starts rotational moulding production in the same year.
With the market launch of plastic underground rainwater tanks, GRAF opens up a completely new product segment
The market launch of the first GRAF water butts lays the foundations for what is now the company’s most important product segment: rainwater harvesting.
A new sales branch, GRAF S.A.R.L., is founded in France (Sigolsheim)
Otto F. Graf founds Otto Graf GmbH. To begin with, he sold plastic containers and drums for fruit and wine growing as well as for industrial applications.