Since 1923 the STAHLGRUBER group REMA TIP TOP is part of has been delivering top quality for satisfied customers. Today subsidiaries and agents represent REMA TIP TOP in more than 170 countries around the globe. The continuous expansion of national and international market activities as well as the expansion and optimization of the sales structure, service and product range guarantee customers excellent performance.
Come with us on a time travel!
Come with us on a 90-year journey through time
1923 - The beginning
Otto and Willy Gruber found a joint company. First, the brothers trade in screws and small metal parts under the name “Otto Gruber & Co.”, soon they also sell compressors and lift platforms.
1928 - The term "Stahlgruber"
Stahlgruber evolves into a trade supplier of automobile accessories, tools and workshop equipment.
1935 - A real market niche
The Gruber brothers discover a real market niche when visiting a vulcanizing operation for old tyres.
1937 - Tyre patches
The Gruber brothers start producing e.g. inner tube patches, inner sleeves and tyre patches.
1938 - The name
During a product trial in 1938 Willy Gruber said: "These things really are tip top." – and created the idea and brand which later conquered the market.
1944 - Increase in demand
Set up of a production plant for tube patches in Fürstenzell in Bavaria.
1949 - Record level
The millionth inner tube patch is manufactured.
1950 - First agencies abroad
First agencies abroad (Italy, Japan). The portfolio (car parts, accessories, tools and workshop equipment) is extended continuously.
1954 - Poing
Opening of the factory in Poing.
1960 - Expansion
Opening of the factory in Desdorf, near Cologne.
1965 - Wear protection
Birth of business division Material Processing: development of wear protection material for conveying systems.
1969 - New headquarters
Company’s ownership transitions to selected employees.
1990 - New processing plants
Expansion is rapid in the new eastern German states. The processing plants Borna, Schwarze Pumpe, Neuruppin and Wittenberg are set up.
1992 - Acquisition Gummiwerk Elbe GmbH
Introduction of the Surface Protection division by acquiring Gummiwerk Elbe GmbH (today TIP TOP Oberflächenschutz Elbe GmbH).
2002 - From Munich to Poing
Headquarter relocation from Munich to Poing.
2006 - Foundation of the GmbH
Founding of REMA TIP TOP GmbH.
2009 - South Africa
Acquisition of Dunlop belting products South Africa extends portfolio with conveyor belts.
2010 - Alfa Development
Consolidation of development departments into the separate entity alfa Development GmbH.
2011 - Latin America
REMA TIP TOP Latin America SPA is founded.
2013 - Acquisitions
Acquisition of TECMA, KTR, and SKO.
Purchase of majority interests in NEXGEN and Western Mining Services.