GRAEWE – made in Europe 03 June 2024

For almost seven decades GRAEWE has been firmly established in the fastener market, with the company now achieving a turnover of approximately €50 million – whilst still maintaining the atmosphere of a family owned business that is characterised by a flat hierarchy and a short decision making process.

Since its inception, GRAEWE has proven itself as a specialist in threaded parts, complemented by cutting technology, with the business relying on its manufacturing facilities in Germany to carry out the necessary processes. The company is able to manufacture a variety of DIN and ISO parts and maintains an extensive stock. Additionally, it specialises in the customised production of bespoke parts and precision turned components, based on individual drawings. “Our broad product portfolio includes threaded rods, threaded studs, double-ended studs, stud bolts, head screws, as well as precision turned parts and assemblies,” underlines Martin Vollmert, international sales manager at GRAEWE GmbH & Co KG. “A lot of these products are manufactured in-house, while the remainder is sourced from our partner companies – all bearing the ‘Made in Europe’ quality label.”

GRAEWE takes its in-house production capabilities very seriously and is always looking to develop its capabilities. A prime example is its expertise in the production of high strength cold formed screws, which originated from its close partnership with the company GRAEWE Tadiv in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and has enabled it to strengthen its presence in this particular product market.

In addition, GRAEWE also made the decision to carry out the heat treatment of high strength threaded rods internally and has continuously expanded this area. “This vertical integration ensures excellent transparency in our processes, thereby ensuring consistently high product quality,” points out Martin. “Our customers also benefit from the fact that we are one of the largest manufacturers of high strength threaded rods in Europe.”

Martin adds: “As a reliable partner to both trade and industry, our company has developed into a respected manufacturer of fasteners over the years. This evolution not only showcases our adaptability to evolving market demands, but also our commitment to continuous innovation and enhancement.”

To ensure the quality of its products, GRAEWE also employs targeted supplier selection, rigorous incoming inspections, continuous production monitoring, highly qualified staff, as well as a modern machinery park. Its quality management system is also certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001, enabling seamless traceability of batches.

“Quality and availability are very important to us as they ensure everything runs smoothly,” mentions Martin. “That is why we always keep commonly used items in stock. Also, our trained and experienced team are not only able to assist customers with their purchases but also provides expert advice. Our primary objective is to establish long-term business relationships rather than focusing on short-term transactions.”

The primary markets for GRAEWE extend beyond Germany into central and northern Europe, with the company looking to offer its expertise to customers not only in metric threads but also in multi-start trapezoidal and special threads, as well as machining applications. “We consider ourselves an innovation partner to our customers and – as a manufacturer located in the heart of Europe – we know we can play a significant role in supporting the market and our customers,” states Martin. “The increasing fragility of global supply chains, growing demands for ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) standards, as well as urgent climate goals, have prompted a heightened inclination towards ‘local sourcing’ for C-parts. Our customers recognise the need to source products in Europe, not only to operate fairly and sustainably but also to reduce their dependence on international supply chains, and by working with us they know they get high-quality products, produced locally, supported by a first class service.”


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