Over 50 years of GRAF - Milestones of a success story:

2017

The Graf Group, Teningen, is taking over the company Sotralentz in Skierniewice, Poland. The company will operate under the name Graf Polska. This takeover sees the Graf Group extending its expertise for local wastewater disposal and consolidating its market positioning as the leading provider of water management systems in Europe

2016

Graf China Co., Ltd., the Chinese subsidiary was founded on 1. December 2016, in order to expand the market presence of Graf and also to strengthen its leading position in the range of Water Management

2015

The GARANTIA garden board lays the foundation for a new range of products in the field of garden building materials.

2014

After more than 10 years of intensive cooperation, Otto Graf GmbH takes over their long standing technology partner in the area of decentralized sewage, Klaro GmbH.

Graf UK Ltd was established with the acquisition of the English company SCP Water Management Ltd who are now another member of the Graf group.

2013

1st place once more: GRAF receives first prize from the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology for the project "Developing welding technologies for large-volume plastic containers".

2012

Otto Graf GmbH celebrates its 50th anniversary.

2011

At the Dachstein plant, we invested in two rotary machines of the latest generation. These completely automated machines set new benchmarks for quality and energy efficiency. Further investments in a new silo plant and three injection moulding machines were made at the Teningen plant.

2010

1st place: Otto Graf GmbH was awarded the Baden-Württemberg regional innovation prize.

2009

Sustainability starts with the use of raw materials. This is why GRAF has invested in its own raw material recycling process.

2008

Renewed expansion of capacity at the Teningen plant through the incorporation of blow-moulding production facilities. The production area is extended by a further 6,000 square metres. The investment volume amounts to €8 million.

Sales branches in Australia and the United Kingdom are founded.

2007

The launch of the Carat S underground tank lays the foundations for the expansion of global export activities.
A sales branch in Spain is founded.

2006

Construction of a second, brand-new production site in Teningen. Around €20 million is invested in the expansion of production and logistics facilities over an area of 155,000 square metres. The new plant, with a surface area of 13,500 square metres, is home to one of the world's most modern manufacturing facilities for plastic products.

2002

With its column tank, GRAF opens up the segment of decorative rainwater collectors - which is now an important range at GRAF.

2001

Expansion of injection moulding production to include a further three large-scale machines.

2001

GRAF expands its range to include completely biological wastewater treatment systems, thus founding its now very successful wastewater disposal range.

1998

The first generation of GRAF percolation blocks lays the foundations for the rainwater infiltration and retention range.

1997

In Dachstein (France), a record investment is made in our own injection moulding production facilities with three large-scale machines.

1997

The Herkules tank revolutionises tank logistics. Its two halves fit together using a patented system.

1996

Otto P. Graf, the son of the company's founder, joined GRAF as an additional managing director.

1990

Rotational moulding production facilities in France are significantly expanded with the commissioning of what was then the largest rotary machine in Europe.

1982

Launch of the first GRAF composter. Over 4 million composters are now used around the world.

1978

The French subsidiary, GRAF S.A.R.L., moves to its current location in Dachstein, Alsace, and starts rotational moulding production in the same year.

1978

With the market launch of plastic underground rainwater tanks, GRAF opens up a completely new product segment

1974

The market launch of the first GRAF water butts lays the foundations for what is now the company's most important product segment: rainwater harvesting.

1970

A new sales branch, GRAF S.A.R.L., is founded in France (Sigolsheim).

1962

Otto F. Graf founds Otto Graf GmbH. To begin with, he sold plastic containers and drums for fruit and wine growing as well as for industrial applications.