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About Graepels

Graepels Ireland and UK manufacture Perforated Metal Sheets, Woven Wire Mesh and Rubber and Polyurethane for a wide range applications in a huge range of industries.

“Our broad range of customers has enabled us to be flexible and innovative and it is very important to us that this culture of innovation and flexibility continues to thrive. We work closely with our customers to ensure we provide a superior service for our customers.” Fred Graepel

Graepels take pride in offering fresh, bespoke solutions and products. Our innovation, quality and dependability leads the way for tailored manufacturing using precision tooling and the best available machinery.

Graepels are ISO  quality accredited, a standard recognized throughout the industry. UKAS quality management Certified and comply with all BS Standards.

Please take some time to around our website and contact us if you would like more information or to discuss a current project with us email info@graepels.com

A Synopsis; The History of Graepels

In 1889 in Budapest, Hungry Hugo Graepel founded ‘Graepel’ Industry for Perforated metal products and began supplying the first screening machines for agricultural use in Europe

In 1908 in Hannover, Germany Claudius Graepel set up a factory for perforating metal. In 1919 the Company was transferred to Halberstadt, Germany where in 1944 when the Russian occupation of Eastern Germany resulted in the expropriation and nationalization of the Company.

In 1946 After the Russian occupation of Eastern Germany the Company relocated to West Germany and production started again at Wilhelmshaven.

By 1948 Graepel Loeningen, Germany had been established by Friedrich Graepel GmbH.

In 1957 Harald Graepel third-generation of grandson Hugo Graepel arrived from Germany to Ireland to sell grain driers to the agricultural industry.

By 1959 Harald Graepel had founded H.Graepel Ltd. in Kinsale.

In 1971 Harald took over a competitor in Warrington, England and established Graepel Perforators Ltd (UK). In 1980 Harald had expanded into Glasgow, Scotland.

Today Graepels is an Irish run family business with Fredrick and Judith Graepel heading the operations from the headquarters in Kinsale.

History Timeline

Foundation of the Hugo Graepel industry for perforated metals in 1889

1889

BUDAPEST

Hungary

Foundation of the Hugo Graepel industry for perforated metals

Foundation of the Claudius Graepel industry for perforated metals in 1908

1908

HANOVER

Germany

Foundation of the Claudius Graepel industry for perforated metals.
Production of the first ‘Graepel Sieve’

Friedrich Graepel

1915-1923

HALBERSTADT

Germany

Transfer of the company from Hannover to Halberstadt, 1923 Friedrich Graepel (b. 1898 d. 1954) joins the company. He applies for the rights of 70 inventions and patents.

Graepel 1944

1944

HALBERSTADT

Germany

Russian occupation of Eastern Germany: expropriation and nationalization of the company

Foundation of the Friedrich Graepel GmbH, now Friedrich Graepel AG in 1948

1948

LOENINGEN

Western Germany

Foundation of the Friedrich Graepel GmbH, now Friedrich Graepel AG. Pictured is the original entrance to Graepel Loeningen Office.

Foundation of Graepel Perforators Ltd. Production of perforated metal commences in Kinsale.

1959

KINSALE

Ireland

Foundation of Graepel Perforators Ltd. Production of perforated metal commences in Kinsale.

Graepel 1967

1967

SABBIONETA

Italy

Foundation of Graepel Italiana di Riko Graepel, now Graepel Italiana S.p.A.

Graepel Perforators Ltd. takes over a competitor in Warrington in 1971

1971

WARRINGTON

England

Graepel Perforators Ltd. takes over a competitor

woven mesh

1976

KINSALE

Ireland

Graepels comences production of woven mesh in Kinsale

Friedrich Graepel AG takes over STUV GmbH in 1990

1990

SEEHAUSEN

Germany

Friedrich Graepel AG takes over STUV GmbH.

Graepel Kinsale, Cork

2009

KINSALE

Ireland

Graepel Perforators and Weavers celebrate 50 years in business

Graepel Germany celebrates 125th anniversary

2014

KINSALE

Ireland

Graepel Germany celebrates 125th anniversary with members of the Graepel family, employees, customers, politicians and guests from various industries.

Graepels at 60 Sponsorship

2019

KINSALE

Graepels turns 60

Graepels celebrate 60 years of business. As part of the anniversary celebrations Graepels sponsor the Kinsale Lions club Annual Gold Classic and the Albert Weiss  ‘After Bauhaus’ exhibition.

The 60th is marked in house too, the company thanks the Graepels Team for their dedication and hard work over the years.

Graepels look forward to the coming years.

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