Company history

1946

Company foundation by Thomas Gessmann – thermosetting plastics production

1970

First steps into thermoplastic injection moulding

1985

market entrance automotive on-board power supply system

1986

Sale of business shares to DSM

1992

Purchase of the business shares from DSM by Arnold Knipping Holding GmbH, Gummersbach

1995

Setup of the  in-house product design

2003

Introduction Moldflow simulation

2004

Purchase of Strüber GmbH & Co. located in Talheim

2005

Introduction of the 2K-injection moulding

2006

Introduction of the  FEM-calculation

2006

Introduction of the  silicon handling

2012

Merger of STRÜBER and GESSMANN

2012

Entry of TE-Building (Design, Project management, tool manufacture and technical centre)

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Introduction of the injection moulding with physical foam

Redesign and Expansion of the tool maintenance

Certification of the energy management system according to ISO 50001

Foundation of our subsidiary in Mexico

Foundation of our subsidiary in Hungary