GEMÜ Company history

GEMÜ Company history

2012 to today

10th anniversary


GEMÜ Canada is celebrating its tenth company anniversary.

New GEMÜ logo


Our new logo is just like us:
Straightforward, innovative and passionate.

Foundation of GEMÜ Iberica


The new GEMÜ subsidiary commenced operations in July 2022 and serves customers in Spain and Portugal.


40th anniversary


This year three GEMÜ subsidiaries are celebrating their 40th anniversary.


Expansion of production capacities at GEMÜ Valves China


As part of its global production concept, GEMÜ is expanding its production centre in Shanghai and continuing to develop its expertise in butterfly valves.

Innovation goes on


Under the motto "Innovation goes on", GEMÜ will celebrate its 55th company anniversary on 30th June 2019. GEMÜ has been an innovative company since day one and, now in the hands of the second generation, is making the transition into the digital future.

New surface technology centre (the "Oberflächentechnologiezentrum", known as the OTZ)


GEMÜ has concentrated all its expertise in surface technology into a single location at the Hohenlohe business park in Germany.


Racing towards the future


The RFID solution for paperless maintenance,CONEXO, offers potential that extends far beyond the scope of the valve market.  Consequently, in October 2018, GEMÜ founds inevvo solutions, a start-up company that develops and markets Industry 4.0 solutions such as CONEXO.M

ore information on the start-up


GEMÜ undergoes restructuring


Thanks to its wide range of products, GEMÜ offers solutions for the most varied customer groups. Strategic business units are therefore created to operate in a way that is more customer-oriented.

More information on the GEMÜ business units


Founding of GEMÜ Japan


In May 2016, the 27th GEMÜ subsidiary is founded in Nagoya, Japan.


New site in Shanghai


On 1st July 2015, GEMÜ opens its newest plant for manufacturing and administration, covering a total area of 21,000 m², in Shanghai, China.


Founding of GEMÜ Mexico


In May 2015, GEMÜ opens another subsidiary in Mexico.


Founding of GEMÜ Ireland


On 1st April 2015, GEMÜ Ireland Ltd. commences operations in County Cork.


50 years of GEMÜ


On the day of 30th June 2014, GEMÜ celebrates its 50th anniversary.


Company is handed over to the second generation


Gert Müller becomes Managing Partner of GEMÜ.


New European Production and Logistics Centre (PLC-E)


On 13th September 2013, the new Production and Logistics Centre is opened at the Hohenlohe business park (Germany) to supply all European customers directly.


New clean room facility


GEMÜ opens its new clean room facility in Emmen, Switzerland, on 21st September 2012.


2011–2009 The second generation and anniversaries

Company subsidiaries celebrate 30-year anniversary

2009 - 2011

GEMÜ Switzerland, GEMÜ Sweden and GEMÜ Great Britain celebrate their 30 years of existence.

New Managing Director


Gert Müller, son of company founder Fritz Müller, becomes Managing Director of GEMÜ.

New Managing Director


Stephan Müller, nephew of Fritz Müller, becomes Managing Director.

2009–1995 Global presence and investment in research and development?

New Development and Innovation Centre


The new GEMÜ Dome Development and Innovation Centre opens in Waldzimmern, not far from the German town of Niedernhall.More information on the timeline of GEMÜ innovations


Five new subsidiaries


Founding of:
- GEMÜ Africa in Johannesburg (South Africa)
- GEMÜ Russia in Moscow
- GEMÜ Belgium in Brussels
- GEMÜ Italy in Milan
- GEMÜ Finland in Helsinki

GEMÜ Denmark


Founding of GEMÜ Denmark in Ballerup

GEMÜ Indonesia


Founding of a representative office in Jakarta, Indonesia

New building for GEMÜ China


Opening of the new building in Shanghai with 3500 m² of space for production and administration

New production and office areas at the headquarters


Headquarters in the Criesbach district of Ingelfingen in Germany expanded by 4700 m² for production and administration

GEMÜ Taiwan


Founding of GEMÜ Taiwan in Taoyuan, near Taipei

GEMÜ Austria


Founding of GEMÜ Austria

Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany


Bundesverdienstkreuz (Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany) awarded to Fritz Müller

GEMÜ China


Founding of GEMÜ China in Shanghai


Expansion of production and office facilities


Expansion of the Criesbach site in Ingelfingen, Germany to include approx. 6000 m² of new production and office space

GEMÜ Singapore


Founding of GEMÜ Singapore for market entry into Asia

1964–1993 Founding, expansion to new shores, flood and fire



Historic flooding in Ingelfingen's Criesbach district results in substantial damage. Thanks to the active support of a motivated team, this is quickly rectified, with all setbacks compensated for.

GEMÜ Australia


Founding of GEMÜ Australia



Founding of GEMÜ USA in Atlanta

New GEMÜ subsidiaries


Founding of:

  • GEMÜ Brazil
  • GEMÜ Switzerland
  • GEMÜ Great Britain
  • GEMÜ France
  • GEMÜ Sweden


Fire at GEMÜ


A major fire destroys the production hall. Production is resumed a short while later, with bridging operations carried out in a large tent.

First production building


Relocation to the company's first own manufacturing premises in the Criesbach district of Ingelfingen, Germany, where the building is built by the employees themselves after work.


Founding of GEMÜ


Fritz Müller founds GEMÜ in the German town of Ingelfingen. The first plastic process valves invented by him are produced in his parents' garage and in the kitchen.