Innovation from passion

Further development is what drives us.

Innovative through research 2022/2023

Progress as a tradition

How we drive innovations

Innovation is at the heart of everything we do. It is part of our company tradition to drive innovation through intensive research and development work – that is our passion. This is how new innovative solutions are created, in close partnership with customers, users, universities and research partners. Based on the many years of expertise of our employees in research and development, we are a partner in numerous national and international projects to shape a more sustainable future.

Why innovative spirit is our drive

Our spirit of innovation is traditionally deeply rooted. Ever since company founder and visionary Wilhelm Grillo laid the foundation stone for our unparalleled success story in 1842, innovation has always been the driving force and growth generator of our company. This passion is part of our corporate culture. Our research and innovation-oriented infrastructure makes us one of the leading innovation drivers in the industry. This is guaranteed by our own research and development department, excellently trained employees, the involvement of our customers and partners in development projects and our close links with the German and European research landscape. This is how we consistently and reliably develop new technologies and products that move both society and the economy forward.

Innovations are made by people

We develop innovative products through intensive research work. However, this would not be possible without the people behind it – customers, employees and research partners are our focus, because they make our high-quality work possible in the first place.

Our innovation projects for a better future

We have set ourselves the goal of creating innovations that optimise the future with our intensive research and development. That is why we are working on many innovation projects with our scientific partners. Whether batteries for electric vehicles, environmentally friendly wrought alloys or optimal storage technologies – we develop solutions for the most diverse areas of life. Discover our innovation projects and learn how we drive innovation.

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Why our highly qualified employees make innovations possible in the first place

Our excellently trained employees make the decisive difference in our work – it is their personal commitment, their skills and knowledge and years of experience that make our projects possible. Our living corporate culture with concrete values creates a functioning cooperation both internally and externally. Employee motivation and qualification are at the centre of our human resources strategy.

Together with you we find optimal solutions

A close partnership with our customers is one of our strengths. The basis for this lies in our deep understanding of our customers and the various application areas. For special challenges, we use our own research centre and find suitable solutions there – this is how we overcome every hurdle together with you. With this approach, we optimise products and develop innovations together. In doing so, we are always close to you worldwide with our team and partners – with personal contact partners and on-site application technology advice.

Our partners

Our partners from science and associations always support us in the development of innovative solutions. This is how we create innovations together. Discover our partners.


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