History

Carl Albert GreinerCarl Albert Greiner
Carl Albert and Emilie GreinerCarl Albert and Emilie Greiner
Carl Albert and familyCarl Albert and family

1868...

Foundation of the Company by Carl Albert and Emilie Greiner in Nürtingen/Stuttgart.

1878...

While visiting the World Exhibition in Paris, Carl Albert Greiner acquires a cork cutting machine.

1899...

Hermann Greiner (second eldest son of Carl Albert) is asked to build a bottle cork factory in Kremsmünster, Upper Austria.

1950...

In the 1950s, the cork producing countries establish exorbitant export taxes for cork, which leads to increasing the production of polymers within the family company C.A.Greiner und Söhne. In the early 1950s, Erwin Greiner moves to Johannisthal (Schwanenstadt, Upper Austria) and starts to rebuild an acquired spinning company. This is said to be the actual start of Greiner PURtec.

1965...

Begin foam moulding production in Schwanenstadt.

1967...

Merger of spinning mill and change of corporate name into C.A. Greiner und Söhne, Kremsmünster. Spinning production is phased out and in its place a foam moulding production plant is established.

1980...

Production of the first rigid foam insulation.

1983...

Insulation production of former nationalized Semperit AG is acquired.

1986...

Begin aircraft cushion production. Within the first year, about 100 pieces are produced.

1998...

Greiner PURtec becomes an independent company consolidated by the Greiner Holding AG.

1999...

Greiner PURtec founds the Czech subsidiary Greiner PURtec spol. s r.o. in Nyrsko.

2003...

Opening of the North American subsidiary in Fort Worth, Texas.

2005...

Enlargement of the Czech subsidiary with commencement of aircraft seat cushion and dress cover production.

2006...

Begin aircraft seat production at Greiner PURtec, Inc. in Fort Worth, Texas.

2008...

Construction of the new production facility in Nyrsko, Czech Republic, Inauguration of Chinese subsidiary in Shanghai.

2009...

Establishment of production at the new facility in Nyrsko, CZ.

2010...

Establishment of strategic office and stock warehouse in Kilkeel, Northern Ireland.

2011...

Greiner aerospace name and logo introduced, still registered as Greiner PURtec GmbH.

2012...

September - Separation of the "aerospace" business unit from Greiner PURtec GmbH complete.

2013...

Opening of the fourth production facility in Shanghai. Greiner aerospace (Shanghai) Co., Ltd is founded.