Ceramics & bricks

Quality from clay

Diversity by GIMA

Product solutions

Tradition and know-how

Design freedom

Girnghuber GmbH is a traditional company now under fourth-generation ownership. This brickworks business was acquired in 1903 by the great grandmother of the current CEO Claus Girnghuber and has been in family ownership since then.

Ever since, the GIMA brickworks have been guided by a sense of tradition and an entrepreneurial grasp of the bigger picture. If you are looking for a special size or type of ceramics, or wish to develop a new color of brick, you are in the best of hands at GIMA.

“What sets us apart is the breadth of our product range. We are the only manufacturer who makes almost the entire range of ceramic construction materials. And together with tradition and experience, which of course many companies in this sector also have, we can offer an ultimate range of versatility coupled with a great willingness to innovate. We like being the first to make things, and we are committed to satisfying customer wishes by doing so”, explains proprietor Claus Girnghuber.

Whenever visible quality over a lifetime is called for in relation to paving and products for facades, involving extremely individual bespoke manufacturing, we fully commit our huge development and production potential. That is because here at GIMA we work hard on each project to gain a close understanding of what our customers wish to have, and we develop made-to-measure solutions. We have been committed to creating quality ceramic products for over a century.

Ever since, the GIMA brickworks have been guided by a sense of tradition and an entrepreneurial grasp of the bigger picture. If you are looking for a special size or type of ceramics, or wish to develop a new color of brick, you are in the best of hands at GIMA.

“What sets us apart is the breadth of our product range. We are the only manufacturer who makes almost the entire range of ceramic construction materials. And together with tradition and experience, which of course many companies in this sector also have, we can offer an ultimate range of versatility coupled with a great willingness to innovate. We like being the first to make things, and we are committed to satisfying customer wishes by doing so”, explains proprietor Claus Girnghuber.

Whenever visible quality over a lifetime is called for in relation to paving and products for facades, involving extremely individual bespoke manufacturing, we fully commit our huge development and production potential. That is because here at GIMA we work hard on each project to gain a close understanding of what our customers wish to have, and we develop made-to-measure solutions. We have been committed to creating quality ceramic products for over a century.

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Every project
is unique.

Inspiring

Let yourself be inspired by our references, our variety of laying patterns and bespoke colors. At GIMA we manufacture for specific projects and advise you from provision of samples to installation. You define the shape and color of the bricks, then we work together to develop the optimum solution for your project.
This makes every project unique.

Projects in detail

Current reference reports

Living at Verna-Park
In many locations, transforming traditional industrial towns into attractive residential areas presents a real challenge. A success story is the “Living at Verna-Park” project in Rüsselsheim, where a district close to the town centre has been created that blends discretely into its surroundings architecturally and in terms of urban planning, creating affordable residential housing. The draft design emerged from a competition and was produced by a young Munich-based architecture business, Baur & Latsch, comprising seven buildings with a total of 66 apartments, ranging from studios to four-room homes for students, commuters, pensioners and families. GIMA supplied the facade material, made of brick slips coated with a white finish.  © Sebastian Schels
Hotel Werk 17
No downtime at the former Pfanni factory site in the Munich district of Berg am Laim: Directly adjacent to the future concert hall, the new Werk 17 [Plant 17] hotel has risen up, with its visually striking facade design. A characteristic feature is the composition of a concrete facade with embedded ceramic panels made by GIMA which enable this building to blend visually into this dynamic district on a former factory site. Photos: © Alexander Bernhard
Schöller Wohnpark
Everyone knows Schöller. The ice cream maker from Nuremberg has been delighting young and old alike for more than 60 years. However, until now, that name was not associated with architecture and facade construction. For the Schöller family foundation, the firm of architects ATT Artur Asam designed Schöller Park for the Nuremberg district of Thon. Surrounded by mature trees, ten urban villas have been constructed, comprising a total of 80 residential units. For the facade, in keeping with the values of the foundation, durability and permanence, GIMA brickwork was chosen. Photos: © Alexander Bernhard
St. Johannis district
Until now, for most residents of Nuremberg, the area between the tram turning loop and the boundary of the St. Johannis district was a blank area on the map. However, after two years of construction work, the new residential district of St. Johannis has been created. Named after the eponymous suburb, this district features a total of 74 rental apartments and an integrative crèche facility, a service point for the resident’s association and a social meeting point - built around neighbourly, multi-generational and energy-efficient values. Photos: © Alexander Bernhard
Vitra Schaudepot

This open storage facility project by architects Herzog & de Meuron enables the Vitra Design Museum to open its doors to the public to showcase its collection of chairs, armchairs and recliners. Over a floor area of 1600 square metres, more than 400 key works are on show here, made between 1800 and the present day. The windowless brickwork structure is an inconspicuous backdrop to this wealth of design history. However, this latest new building on the Vitra Campus is not just a simple barn with a pitched roof and a door – the gleaming red building shell made of hand-broken bricks is reminiscent of fabric, and appears to flow smoothly into the forecourt, which is also paved with brick. Photos: © Girnghuber GmbH

The Tate Modern Project
A chamfered and truncated pyramid by Basel-based architects Herzog & de Meuron augments the massive Bankside power station on the South bank of the Thames, home since 2000 to the Tate Modern, one of the most important museums of modern and contemporary art in Europe. The perforated brick cladding of this new-build not only provides a link in aesthetic material terms between these different structures but it also imbues the building shell with a kind of plasticity and, at night, can be floodlit from inside. Photos: © Anke Müllerklein

Personal and digital

Our service

We are very committed to being close to and satisfying the wishes of our customers. Our experienced team is there to support you from initial concept through to production. Also, you will find all the tools and details online that are important to your planning needs.

Have you already discovered a color that looks appropriate for your project? If so, then take the opportunity of ordering individual samples or of asking us for a sample board.
Do you have a specific notion, for which you are unable to find a color match in our range? Then please contact us right away - bespoke solutions are our speciality.

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Would you like to download informative material, or order printed copies of our literature for facade, floor or building shell construction? If so, then visit our download and ordering portal where you will find all the key documents - from product brochure to press release, the right answer to every need.

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Informing

We are the only plant in the world to produce this variety of different ceramic products on a single site.

As well as our brickwork for facades and floors, our Marklkofen site also produces roof tiles for our sister company ERLUS as well as large brick slabs for our subsidiary MOEDING. From handmade brick maker to high-tech production, the entire range is represented here, and a visit to the plant and a personal guided tour is always a valuable experience.