gravion is a leading manufacturer of embossing rollers and anilox rollers. Company founder Dietmar Buchholz has revolutionized the manufacturing process for embossing rollers – gravion uses absolutely no acid and relies on state-of-the-art laser technology, even for steel, hardened steel or HSS embossing rollers.
"If I were not 100 percent on board with our vision, I wouldn't have invested so much money and so many sleepless nights. But it has all paid off. Today, we supply customers in more than 16 countries, and this number is only continuing to grow."
Dietmar Buchholz, gravion founder and man of conviction
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HOW IT ALL BEGAN – OVERCOMING CHALLENGES
Dietmar Buchholz was facing market entry costs amounting to millions and millions of Euros, as well as the upcoming COVID-19 crisis.
But he was convinced that he was onto a winner, so he resigned from his role as Managing Director of a roller manufacturer and founded gravion on July 19, 2019.
This family-owned business grew from two to more than ten employees in just a few months. Today, at their company premises in Rheinfelden, covering an area of 1000 square meters, they supply products to customers in every corner of the world.
SUSTAINABILITY – IMPROVING EFFICIENCY
One thing is crystal clear to the company's founder: "Our resources are finite and will not become cheaper in the long term.
As a result, at gravion we scrutinize existing technology and spend every day developing more efficient solutions."
For instance, the gravion team has reduced the amount of waste produced by the manufacturing process by such an extent that a regular trash will hold it all. The power that gravion uses comes from renewable sources of energy. The roof of the company's premises is used to generate power and even rainwater is collected, treated and re-used.
Dietmar Buchholz and his team put everything they've got into acting in line with the company's motto: Be different – be innovative!
QUALITY – BREAK WITH CONVENTION
During the years he spent working in the embossing industry, Dietmar Buchholz saw the disadvantages of conventional methods first-hand:
They are too slow, too imprecise and too harmful for both people and the environment.
After lots of work developing, refining and investing in his ideas, he had a breakthrough: Nowadays, gravion uses no acid at all in its manufacturing process, using clean laser technology even for the toughest materials. The embossing results this achieves are significantly more consistent, which means they can be stacked and reproduced more successfully.
MISSION – OUR INNOVATION WILL REPLACE ALL MANUAL MANUFACTURING PROCESSES
gravion is a family-run business that uses the very latest technology to manufacture embossing rollers and union sets made of steel and other materials. This technology will replace all manual processes involved in manufacturing embossing rollers. gravion is a pioneer in this industry and intends to continually develop and strengthen its leading position. gravion is the leading manufacturer of embossing rollers for embossing rolling processes within the context of Industry 4.0. Alongside state-of-the-art production facilities, gravion also uses the very latest measuring equipment to size up any 3D structures.