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ABOUT US

For almost 30 years, we have been committed to making the world more colorful every day – working together, with the courage to create color and function.

As one of the leading German manufacturers of masterbatches, we not only produce color masterbatches, additive masterbatches and functional plastic compounds – we are the embodiment of German research, engineering and entrepreneurship, and our products reach satisfied customers in more than 60 countries.

GRAFE stands for quality, customer orientation and innovation, and at our Blankenhain site we have one of the largest research and development departments in the entire industry, which develops the latest technologies to modify plastics and provide them with intelligent functions.

Customers

As a medium-sized company based in Germany, we supply more than 2000 customers from a wide variety of industries in over 60 countries. People on almost every continent therefore put their trust in the quality promise of GRAFE.

Years of experience

We are proud of what we have created, but we do not rest on our laurels. As a future-oriented company, healthy growth and the satisfaction of our customers are close to our heart. Only together can visions become innovations.

Employees

As a family-run company, we have a responsibility for the region. we operate sustainably and support young talent. Secure jobs and a commitment to art, education and culture are matters close to our heart.

OUR HISTORY

If you want to be successful, you need courage – courage to deliver color and function.
1991

Foundation of the family business

The four Grafe brothers founded GRAFE Color GmbH in Paderborn and shortly afterwards moved to Jena into a hall of the former ZEISS main factory.

1995 - 1998

Move to Blankenhain

1995: Official inauguration of the company premises in Blankenhain, founding of GRAFE Additiv Batch GmbH and construction of a pilot plant for fiber spinning.

1998: Founding of GRAFE Polymer Technik GmbH and expansion of the company complex (laboratory, technology and production).

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2002

100 employees

2011 - 2015

Acquisition of HD Kunststoffe GmbH

2011: Expansion of the machinery by 3 production extrusion lines, 3 pilot extrusion lines and 1 simulation extruder

2015: Installation of a pilot plant for bottle blowing and another production extrusion line and takeover of HD Kunststoffe as a 100 percent subsidiary of GRAFE Advanced Polymers GmbH

2003 - 2009

2003: Foundation of GRAFE Polska Sp.z.o.o.

2005: Investment in the warehouse, administration, pilot plant and machinery at the Blankenhain site.

2008: Expansion of our machinery by another high-performance extruder

2009: Foundation of GRAFE Italia S.r.L. and expansion of the compounding center as well as warehouse and production in Blankenhain

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2016

GRAFE enlarges again

Expansion of the fully automatic storage system for development samples and construction of a further production extrusion line. Sales activities in Spain and Portugal were also started.

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2015

300 employees

2017

Foundation of the GRAFE Ceska republika s.r.o.

Foundation of GRAFE Ceska republika s.r.o. and development of sales activities in Hungary. Furthermore, two additional pilot injection molding machines were installed at the Blankenhain location.

2019

Merger

Merger of the companies GRAFE Color Batch GmbH, GRAFE Additiv Batch GmbH, and GRAFE Polymertechnik GmbH to form GRAFE Polymer Solutions GmbH.

Start of the GRAFE brand relaunch with a new claim: GRAFE – Future in plastics.

OUR IMAGE FILM

If you want to be successful, you need courage – courage to deliver color and function.

GRAFE STANDS FOR

If you want to be successful, you need courage – courage to deliver color and function.

SUSTAINABILITY

As a family-run company, we have a responsibility for the region. We therefore operate sustainably and handle the resources available to us with care. This is also why we are certified according to ISO 50001:2011. In addition, we support young talent, because secure jobs and commitment to art, education and culture are matters close to our heart.

QUALITY

We attach great importance to our quality – and with successful results. After thorough testing by TÜV Rheinland, we were awarded the DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 certificate and are also certified according to the highest automotive standard IATF 16949:2016. This confirms our high quality in the development, production and distribution of color & additive masterbatches and compounds for plastics processing.

SECURITY

For us, service means reacting flexibly to customer requirements. Whether it’s by telephone, video conference or directly on your premises, we want to give our customers the security of knowing that they have made the right decision in choosing us as their partner.

INNOVATION

Everything is possible for us, because we never stand still. Always with the vision of our customers in mind, we create tailor-made products and solutions with passion. We do not follow trends, we set our own. Our development department and a specially established innovation team are already looking for solutions today for the problems of tomorrow.

OUR AGENCIES

We are constantly expanding our sales network.

GERMANY

GRAFE Polymer Solutions GmbH
Waldecker Straße 21
99444 Blankenhain

Phone
+49 (0) 36459 45 0
Fax
+49 (0) 36459 45 1 45
E-mail
grafe@grafe.com

GERMANY

HD Kunststoffe GmbH
Am Eichholz 30
42897 Remscheid

Phone
+49 (0) 2191 59 21 30
Fax
+49 (0) 2191 59 21 350
E-mail
info@hd-kunststoffe.com

POLAND

GRAFE Polska Sp.z.o.o.
ul.Oleska 85
42-700 Lubliniec

Phone
+48 (0) 34351 36 72
Fax
+48 (0) 34351 36 75
E-mail
grafe@grafe.pl

ITALY

GRAFE Italia S.r.L
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Socio Unico
Via Isonzo, 6/B
22078 Turate (CO)

Phone
+39 (0) 348 64 82 180
E-mail
italia@grafe.com

FRANCE

via Mr Jean Annequin

Mobile
+33 (0) 610 800 903
E-mail
jean.annequin@grafe.com

SPAIN / PORTUGAL

via Mr Constanti Ruiz

Mobile
+34 (0) 633 957 077
E-mail
constanti.ruiz@grafe.com

CZECH REPUBLIC

via Mr Tomas Stasek

Mobile
+42 (0) 734 458 651
E-mail
tomas.stasek@grafe.com

HUNGARY

via Mrs Anna Gulyas

Mobile
+36 (0) 302 698 968
E-mail
anna.gulyas@grafe.com

AUSTRIA

via Mr Thomas Beer

Mobile
+49 (0) 151 171 678 01
E-mail
thomas.beer@grafe.com

SWITZERLAND

via Mr Maximilian Zelmer

Mobile
+49 (0) 151 171 677 89
E-mail
maximilian.zelmer@grafe.com

INDIVIDUAL, PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AND ADVICE

Masterbatches, additives or compounds – we are specialists in the modification of plastics and support you in the development of your tailor-made products. Our color designers and plastics specialists support you in your projects with creativity and inspiration.

LET’S GET STARTED

Call us on +49 (0) 36459 45 0. Send us an e-mail to grafe@grafe.com or click here to use our contact form:

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