For decades, GWINNER has been synonymous with high-quality furniture that stands out thanks to appealing designs and innovative, detailed solutions. Our company has evolved from a 60-square-metre carpenter's shop in Pfalzgrafenweiler, Germany, and is now one of the leading suppliers in the German furniture market. Many things have changed over the years but our affinity with a unique material – wood – and our desire to manufacture quality furniture for people still remain.
Karl and Jakob Gwinner founded a carpenter's shop in Pfalzgrafenweiler (Northern Black Forest, Southern Germany).
The company moved to a three-storey building and began working with other workshops to incorporate machines.
GWINNER worked with its first trading partner in Pforzheim – a combination gentleman's cupboard known as the "Pforzheim" became a series model. Five pieces were manufactured every week.
The company expanded its sales network by working with a furniture wholesaler in Nuremberg. The "Pfalzgraf" model extended the range.
The first sales agent increased the demand in north and south Bavaria. GWINNER also hoped to increase demand by participating in the Cologne furniture trade fair for the first time.
The foundation stone for a new production building was laid. At the same time, GWINNER began its series production of models and subsequently expanded its sales network.
GWINNER improved the manufacturing process by focussing on one factory building. 110 employees work in a 11,000-square-metre building to produce 17,000 parts or 2000 cupboard types every week.
GWINNER launched the semi-circular classic "Team Bahia". In 1985, the Design Center Stuttgart included this design in the German collection of exemplary design – the original became a trend-setter that was copied many times.
The GWINNER Objektdesign sales area was launched to provide furniture for management and executive offices. In 2010, the company was sold to the Müller carpenter's shop in Bad Rippoldsau and the products are now marketed as "Müller Manufaktur".
GWINNER built the administration building that now covers two storeys.
The Production department invested in new-generation CNC-controlled manufacturing machinery.
The company built a new production building with offices and a factory exhibition space – now used as the company's headquarters.
A 500-square-metre extension is added for automatic panel storage with 35 storage locations and a direct link to the cutting plant.
First-time and successful participation in the "Salone del mobile" in Milan.
Completion of the product portfolio by GWINNER S-Design:
A dining room collection with dining tables, chairs and benches.
|GWINNER WOHNDESIGN GMBH|
|4TH GENERATION OF THE GWINNER FAMILY |
|180 EMPLOYEES |
|11.000 M² PRODUCTION AREA|
PRODUCTION OF 300 WARDROBES DAILY
|PERFECTION WITH PASSION - |
SUSTAINABLE QUALITY FROM TRADITION
|MANAGEMENT: VOLKER HELD, |
|BURKHARD SCHMIDT, THOMAS WÄLDE|
|SUPERVISORY BOARD: TILL FRIEDRICH (CHAIRMAN)|