Milestone company history

1975:  Wolfgang GRABNER started the company with 6 outworkers

1977:  6 rented workshops, 30 employees

1980:  New company premises, sportive most successful life jacket brand, 100 employees

1981–1985: Ready Thermo Bag Patent, GS mark, National Price award for design, acquisition of sewing-shop at Ziegelgasse, 140 employees

1986:  Acquisition of SEMPERIT boat factory at Kirchberg o.d.Donau, Upper Austria.

1987:  Factory refurbishment, creation of a new generation of boats

1989 :  Purchase of the METZELER production plant, doubling the area of production

1999: Take over of the BIG PACK boat production, sole manufacturer in Western Europe of hot-melt vulcanisation processed quality inflatable boats

2000:  25th company anniversary, opening of the GRABNER Bootwelt showrooms at Haag, First edition of the GRABNER book

2015:  Commissioning of the new vulcanisation-autoclave, 40th GRABNER company aniversary 15 company organised boat test events, internet relaunch, export to 63 states

since the start:  Development of new products, numerous company awards of distinction, dealer training
seminars, TV product-citations, spectacular boating adventures, International Fair representation worldwide