History

A company between tradition and progress

Since its foundation in 1839, when Johann Michael Leiner founded a small locksmith’s shop in Augsburg, LEINER has successfully evolved. Today's strong market position is the result of solid, organic growth and the combination of tradition and progress:

 

Our milestones

1839

Johann Michael Leiner founds the company as a metalworking business in Augsburg

 

1955

Start of G. Leiner KG, Gertrud Leiner – they begin to produce curtain rails and lighting strips

 

1960

Hansjörg Braun, a relative of the Leiner family, joins the company; eleven year later, additionally his brother, Ernst Braun

 

1975

G. Leiner KG, Gertrud Leiner starts to manufacture awnings, and thus sets the new product focus

 

1976

The company grows and moves into a new company ground in Horgau, Bavaria

 

1977

The name of the company is changed to Leiner GmbH & Co., the owners were the Braun brothers

 

1988

The company is sold to Dr. Ulrich Zwissler / MIRA Wirtschaftsberatung; the new managing director is Helmut Reinelt

 

1991

A production site is opened in Röblingen, Saxony-Anhalt

 

1994

Change of company name to LEINER GmbH and the entire company passes to Dr. Zwissler Holding AG

 

1995

The branch in Röblingen moves into new buildings in Farnstädt, Saxony-Anhalt

 

2001

Jürgen Schulz takes over as managing director of LEINER GmbH

 

2005

The first SUNRAIN awnings are sold

 

2006

The business fields are expanded to cover the hotel and gastronomy industries

 

2010

LEINER is the market leader for restaurant shade systems in Germany

 

2012

The innovative Q.bus® product is introduced into the market

 

2016

The AREA terrace glass system is introduced. A production site is opened in Dinkelscherben / Bavaria.

 

2017

LEINER Oberflächentechnik GmbH is founded to provide in-house powder coating

180 years of LEINER; history of the logo