a suc­cess story made in Aus­tria


Founded as a trad­ing agency for raw ma­te­ri­als and semi-fin­ished prod­ucts, Gebauer & Griller rapidly be­came a pro­duc­tion plant that now op­er­ates world­wide. As an Aus­trian fam­ily-owned busi­ness, we have al­ways been com­mit­ted to our sta­ble val­ues – the spirit of in­no­va­tion, com­pe­tence, and re­li­a­bil­ity.

In the 1940s, the for­mer trad­ing agency spe­cial­ized in jumper and re­sis­tance wires. The lat­ter are pro­duced to this day at our met­al­works in Linz.


The 1950s fo­cused on ca­ble and wire pro­duc­tion in Vi­enna. The sys­tem­atic ex­pan­sion of the prod­uct line was ac­com­pa­nied by a con­stant mod­ern­iza­tion of the fa­cil­i­ties.

In the 1960s, Gebauer & Griller was al­ready the #1 sup­plier of ther­mo­plas­tic-in­su­lated ca­ble and wires in Aus­tria. The com­pany de­vel­oped the coun­try's first op­er­a­tional un­der­wa­ter tele­phone ca­ble with plas­tic in­su­la­tion.


In the 1970s, Gebauer & Griller added a new sales mar­ket to its port­fo­lio:
As a spe­cial­ist for plas­tic-in­su­lated wires, the com­pany be­came an im­por­tant part­ner of the au­to­mo­tive in­dus­try. A sec­ond lo­ca­tion was es­tab­lished and quickly ex­panded in Poys­dorf.


A de­vel­op­ment boost in the 1980s: the de­vel­op­ment and pro­duc­tion of telecom­mu­ni­ca­tion ca­bles and el­e­va­tor con­trol ca­bles in Vi­enna, mod­ern PVC com­pound­ing in Poys­dorf and the op­ti­miza­tion of fine cop­per wire pro­duc­tion in Linz.


The 1990s led to an ex­pan­sion of the prod­uct port­fo­lio through­out the sup­ply chain: the sub­sidiaries Ka­belkon­fek­tion and Ka­bel­tech­nik in Mikulov (Czech Re­pub­lic) are founded for the pro­duc­tion of ca­ble har­nesses. The in­tro­duc­tion of a com­pre­hen­sive qual­ity as­sur­ance sys­tem leads to the first cer­ti­fi­ca­tion of a ca­ble plant world­wide in ac­cor­dance with the VDA 6.1 stan­dard. The en­tire ca­ble and wire pro­duc­tion is re­lo­cated to Poys­dorf.


In the 2000s, we ex­panded the scope of our busi­ness by adding ca­ble har­nesses and us­ing alu­minum as a wire ma­te­r­ial for ve­hi­cles. This be­came the foun­da­tion for our com­pa­ny’s growth un­til to­day.

A new coat­ing tower was erected at the Linz lo­ca­tion in 2009. With the spe­cially de­signed tin-plated flat wires for pho­to­voltaic pro­duc­ers, Gebauer & Griller also used its cop­per work­ing and sur­face fin­ish­ing know-how in this fu­ture-ori­ented in­dus­try.


The 2010s are marked by the in­creased glob­al­iza­tion of Gebauer & Griller. Sales of­fices in the United States and Ger­many as well as new pro­duc­tion sites in In­dia, the Re­pub­lic of Moldova, Mex­ico, Slo­va­kia and China cre­ated the foun­da­tion for fu­ture growth and af­firmed the dy­namic de­vel­op­ment of the com­pany.

In 2010, Gebauer & Griller ven­tured into the Asian mar­ket and opened its first plant in Ban­ga­lore, In­dia. This plant pro­duces pri­mar­ily el­e­va­tor wires and pho­to­voltaic el­e­ments.

In Balti (Re­pub­lic of Moldova), the ground­break­ing cer­e­mony for a plant pro­duc­ing sin­gle-core wires for the au­to­mo­tive sec­tor was held in 2012.

In 2013, a plant for cus­tomized prod­ucts for the el­e­va­tor and es­ca­la­tor sec­tor was es­tab­lished near the Poys­dorf lo­ca­tion in Vel’ke Lev­áre in West­ern Slo­va­kia.

In 2014, the first pro­duc­tion site across the At­lantic Ocean started its op­er­a­tion. Bat­tery har­nesses and sup­ply lines for the au­to­mo­tive sec­tor are pro­duced in San Juan del Río, Mex­ico.

Man­age­ment changes oc­cured at Gebauer & Griller in Vi­enna in 2016. Friederike Jacquelin, who had been the CEO for many years, be­came a mem­ber of the Su­per­vi­sory Board. Eva Schinkinger is her suc­ces­sor. Axel Blasko and Hol­ger Fastabend as well as Niko­laus Griller, who rep­re­sents the third gen­er­a­tion of the com­pa­ny’s found­ing fam­ily, also joined the man­age­ment team.

In 2017, the lo­ca­tions in Mex­ico and Moldova were ex­panded sig­nif­i­cantly and the first pro­duc­tion site in the Peo­ple’s Re­pub­lic of China opened in Shenyang.