History

It all began more than 30 years ago as the first plastics parts were being manufactured for the automotive industry. Customer satisfaction was our top priority then as it is now.

2017

Location expansion with new production hall

2016

Redesign of the entrance area for visitors

2015

Completion of the new building of Stettler Tech in Romania

2014

60 injection moulding machines in use

2013

New central material supply system commissioned

2012

Raw material warehouse expanded

2010

42 injection moulding machines in use including multi-component technology

2008

Third expansion to 2600m² production area

2007

Gira acquires STETTLER Kunststofftechnik

Plastics technology expanded. Investment initiated to expand production at STETTLER. German factory now internationally competitive.

As part of a succession plan, Gira was able to acquire the well-known Burgwindheim, Bavaria company STETTLER Kunststofftechnik GmbH & Co. KG on 01.01.2007. The company founded in 1981 by Lothar Stettler had achieved a very good position in the market with the production of precision plastic parts for the automotive and electronics industries. With 75 employees, the family-owned operation was appreciated by its demanding customers for its expertise, quality and reliability, values that fit perfectly with Gira's corporate philosophy. The company would continue operating as STETTLER Kunststofftechnik GmbH & Co. KG. Gira also opted for continuity in the company's management by naming long-time managers Klaus Romeis and Matthias Seelmann as managing directors and Petra Kaiser as authorized signatory. Gira Managing Director Alfred A. Bulitz represented the interests of Gira's shareholders on STETTLER's supervisory board, together with Lothar Stettler for the first two years after the purchase.

2006

Production site in Romania opened

2005

30 injection moulding machines in use

2003

Expansion of production area and warehouse space

1987

Construction of a new production hall

1981

Company founded by Lothar Stettler