EARLY BRAND AWARENESS
Karl Theodor Rösle was also a pioneer in the area of branding. Early on, he realized the importance of spreading brand quality awareness among buyers of industry products. The first registered trademark originates from 1924. In 2002, GRÖMO went from purely a brand name to an independent company, Grömo GmbH & Co. KG, and the eight-point GRÖMO star became a registered logo in Germany; since then, it has been engraved on many products as an additional trademark.
The common threads throughout GRÖMO’s entire history are the innovative strength, the high standard of quality, the orientation to the needs of tinsmiths and roofers - and the company location in Marktoberdorf.
LEADING SINCE 1927: THE GRÖMO PLUG-IN GUTTER OUTLET
An example of GRÖMO’s innovative strength is the plug-in gutter outlet. Their success story began in the 1920s. The two tinsmiths Karl and Georg Rösle, sons of the company founder Karl Theodor Rösle, invented the gutter outlet in 1927 and had it patented in Switzerland. It was folded and soldered at the time; its former name was “nozzles” or “roof gutter head.”
Continually streamlined, often copied, unrivaled to this day
The gutter outlet was continually improved over the years and adapted to increasing requirements. So today it’s butt welded, which allows the connections between the two half shells to be hardly discernible anymore. But most notably, it’s equipped with a spring clip that makes a fast, secure connection from gutter outlet and elbows possible. The GRÖMO gutter outlet is inspected in accordance with DIN EN 12056-3. The measurement results of the drain capacity were determined by the Technical University of Munich in accordance with the specifications of DIN EN 12056-3. In doing so, it was confirmed that GRÖMO gutter outlet not only meet the standard, they surpass it.
A good product soon finds copycats: The gutter outlet has been copied many times. The original is discernible by the GRÖMO star, which has been engraved on every gutter outlet since 1995. The GRÖMO star has been registered as a logo since 2002 and cannot be copied. It stands for top quality materials, innovative products, and expert solutions that make work easier and more cost-effective for tinsmiths and roofers. You know it’s the original gutter outlet in the industry when many customers ask for the “gutter outlet with the star.”