(D) is a medium-sized industrial company with more than a 100 years of experience in the printing-, paper and corrugated board industry.
Our partners appreciate GNU not only for its high product quality, but also because service, flexibility and closeness to our customers represent the fundamental pillars of our corporate philosophy.
The company was founded in 1903 by Ernst Graef jr. and after his death in 1921, his brother August Graef continued to run the company.
The manufacturing product range were Metal Hack Saw Blades and Metal Band Saw Blades which got the brand "GNU".
Already in the early years the company got a lot of contracts to foreign countries and the GNU Saw Blades had soon a good worldwide reputation.
Since the beginning of the midth of the last century the production was switched step by step to the manufacturing of steel rules and accessories for the printing and packaging industry and the range of supply was constantly enlarged.