Founded in 1878 as a family business in Greiz, Thüringen, a traditional area for the textile industry, the company specialized from the beginning in development and production of machines for the Jacquard weaving industry. Four generations of Grosse family owned and drove the Company for more than One Century.
In more recent years, the Company became part of the Swedish Eltex Group and later on was acquired by Hisun Group, a leading Chinese corporate conglomerate with more than 2500 employees.
Located in the quickly growing area of Zhoushan Island, in Zhejiang province, close to Ningbo port and Shanghai, Grosse Machinery Co. Ltd. extends over more than 40.000 sqm, 18.000 of which are covered.
The unit includes modern Production facilities with up-to-date quality inspection tools, prepared for high quality outputs. The surrounding area, one of the most dynamic in whole China, offers a wide pool of selected suppliers.
Since 2005, HISUN GROUP has been decisively contributing to the technological success story of GROSSE.
130 years of tradition in Jacquard Technology, Made in Germany.
On May 5, 1878 Mr. Herrmann Grosse founded a workshop for the manufacturing of Jacquard machines in Greiz / Thueringen.
Some of the milestones in the eventful history of the enterprise are:
1884 till 1901
Expansion and extension of production and product range.
Construction and combination of production sites in Greiz.
Expansion of casting house and further extension of production.
Foundation of a new production site at Neu - Ulm after World War II.
till 1970, extension of production and basic developments for Jacquard weaving.
Start of high-speed weaving in different fields of application and market leadership for GROSSE thanks to the mechanical Jacquard machine UNIRAPID.
Launching of the first GROSSE computer system.
Launching of the electronic Jacquard machine / series EJP-2.
Introduction of the first harnessless Jacquard machine UNISHED at ITMA-Paris.
Launching of the electronic Jacquard machine / series EJP-4.
Introduction of the new harnessless Jacquard machine UNISHED2 at ITMA-Munich.
Introduction of the harnessless Jacquard machine UNISHED2 with redesign on higher density and width at ITMA-Barcelona.
New location in Zhoushan, Zhejiang province, P.R.China: total ground 150,000 sqm; construction area 70,000 sqm
Introduction of the new machines EJP6, EJP6-S, EJP6-T, EJP6-V, EJP6-X, EJP6 MULTIPLE XDrive; EJP5, EJP5-T; C30, C26, UniShed2 and NAME-JAC2 at ITMA-Milan.