From humble beginnings in the year 1894, the company Gericke evolved into a globally positioned and successful provider full of solutions in the bulk goods industry. This is reason enough to take a look at the Swiss family business‘ history.
1894 in the heart of Zürich Ing. Walter H. Gericke founded his machine and mill building factory. He attained quickly an excellent reputation as a specialist and as a reliable supplier of modern, partly already automated, milling plants. He sold roller mills from the prestigious company Seck from Dresden. Other important process steps involved particularly corn cleaning, storageing, conveying, sifting and mixing grains and flours. The vast array of machines was already widely-ranged.
At the beginning of the 20th century Gericke constructed its first vertical mixers and celebrated a major success with the patented „Soder-mills“, which resulted a higher yield. Innovation was in the foreground in the 40’s with the construction of pneumatic conveying systems and vibrational dosing unit or with steel band conveyors for chocolate industries. In this period of time the second generation with Otto and Walter Gericke was already standing at the helm.
From the 60’s on Dr. Hermann and Willi Gericke set significant milestones with the internationalization. New technologies remained in the focus, whereby less common types of machines succeeded into the program through licence agreements with US companies. The types of machines included the differential weigh feeder, the sack compactor and the continuous granulators. The target market included long ago new aspiring industries like chemical industries and food industry. Machine installations for the production of high-quality children’s food have already been a core competency of the company then.
Markus Gericke is leading the company in the 4th generation. The reliability and the durability of Gericke machines and installations is legendary. Meanwihle the engeneering and the construction competence has been extended to new locations like Asia, United States of America and South America. The Gericke Group Management is employing worldwide over 300 employees in 12 different locations, which renders customer’s clossnes with local teams.
The family business is happy about the decade-long trust, which customer’s have given. The executive Management and all the employees want to express their gratitude and are excited about new and interesting projects.