1925

Founding

Joseph König founds the König blackmith’s shop

for production of tools

1927

First relocation to Marstall-Street.

First relocation to Marstall-Street.

1939

Gertrud and Adam Petri take over the company from deceased Josef König.

1945

Setbacks

The 2. World War leaves deep scars.

Adam Petri dies during the Russian Campaign.

The workshop in Marstell-Street lies in ruins.

1946

Reconstruction

The siblings Gertrud Petri, Maria and Walter König

rebuild the company.

1957

Killisfeld

 

Building of new premises at Killisfeld.

1959

Schmieder

Acquisition of company Schmieder Stuttgart.

1965

Brands

REXID – the first brand name is introduced.

1968

Brands

König starts the development and production of diamond tools

– the DIAREX brand is established.

1969

Trade Fairs

First Trade Fair appearance in 1969

at BAUMA in Munic.

First Trade Fair appearance in 1969

at BAUMA in Munic.

Exhibition booth Stone+tec 2015 –

since 1979 König is a constant exhibitor

at Nuremberg Stone+tec.

1970

Third generation

Hans Petri becomes CEO.

1975

The New World

Entering the US market:

Hans Petri and Peter de Kok found their common business

Gran Quartz Trading, Atlanta, USA.

1982

Participation in CDK Stone, Australia.

1993

Gran Quartz Canada is founded.

2001

Associates

The DIAREX Group, an association of trust

and friendship between companies in Germany,

the U.S., Canada and Australia is founded.

2007

Fourth Generation

Franziska and Daniel Petri, the fourth generation,

become CEOs of company KÖNIG.

Franziska and Daniel Petri, the fourth generation,

become CEOs of company KÖNIG.

2013

The next step

New building of the logistic center with test- and training center and professional shop.