YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1936
• Industrial coatings: 40%
• OEM (non-auto): 40%
• Rail & defense: 20%
Helmut Tappe, CEO Grebe Group; Dr. Manfred Becker, management board; Frank Glaser, management board; Tim Rand, Weilburger Coatings; Uwe Diener, marketing director.
The Grebe Group recorded sales of approximately $170 million in 2009. The firm’s coatings business can be broken down into the following segments: Industrial coatings, which accounted for 40% of sales; non-automotive OEM applications, which accounted for another 40% of revenue; and lastly, rail and defense applictions make up the remaining 20% of revenue for the year. For household articles the firm offers Greblon Non Stick coatings and decorative, temperature-resistant coatings. For the stove industry it offers high-temperature resistant coatings. For general industry applications Grebe offers coating systems for metals, plastics and glass in applications such as sewage pipes, household appliances, rail vehicles, mobile phones and defence technology. The group operates facilities in Germany, UK, Italy, Poland, China, Hong Kong Indonesia, India and Japan. In 2008 Grebe acquired Schramm Coatings GmbH.