At all stages of a project
Here you will find an overview of the relevant topics associated with the planning and production of brick products. You can of course obtain further advice from our Field Service and in-house Service teams. With our many years of experience, we are there at all times to assist you with planning and implementation.
High product quality is essential for the long-term success of every project. Our bricks carry conviction through their genuine coal and salt firing processes. They are colored right through and have no artificial colors applied. Due to the high temperature at which they are fired, our products are frost-resistant, do not bloom and are resistant to UV light. Our products are water-absorbent across a range of 2-6%, with compression strength of greater than or equal to 28 – 60 N/mm². Of course, the precise value for a ceramic element can be requested at any time.
Shaped and corner stones are always produced by us in one piece, and are never glued together. Our building-specific bespoke approach to production means that a full range of colors and formats is always available. All desired colors can be manufactured in all formats, and on request also as small 15 mm brick slips.
We can produce a watercourse look, a rough broken surface or other special surfaces on request. Through our bespoke, building-specific approach to production our high quality standards assure the durability of the facade at all times.
We are very committed to being close to, and satisfying the wishes of, our customers. Our experienced team is there to support you right from the initial concept. Right from the draft planning stage, our experts are there to assist you with their many years of experience because there is often a long journey from first draft to final form and color scheme. We can produce sample boards for you, and can also of course assist with the creation of mock-ups — we can produce samples to accompany the planning stage, providing you with a perfect decision-making tool.
We also provide you with professional service support covering all aspects of the planning and implementation of projects. As well as our comprehensive collation of technical details, we can also provide you with text proposals for your product specifications. We can support you with detailed planning of the facade and with your discussions with the building proprietor. Our team of technical specialists also produces structural-physical calculations for projects as well as structural calculations for prefabricated brick elements – GIMA offers a one-stop shop solution with its comprehensive package of services.
Wherever in the world GIMA ceramic facades or floor coverings are found, they were all developed in the company’s own research laboratory in Marklkofen.
Every enquiry is implemented with absolute perfectionist dedication. The correct color is always achieved through the right mixture of raw materials. In addition, glazes are also developed specifically to suit customer wishes and are matched against our glaze shards to establish their expansion and shrinkage characteristics.
The process of finding the desired color, surface or even touch of the brick material is an exciting one, achieved in large measure through the decades of experience of our team of development specialists.
For subsequent production runs or similar enquiries, the colors of all bricks are measured digitally, as is the composition of raw materials and the data of the firing process, all stored in our in-house database.
Creating a ceramic element
Production steps in detail
Discover the individual steps involved in ceramic production. Simply run the house over the relevant production step and learn all the details of the individual processes.
Feel free to get an idea of our factory yourself. The wide range of productions is always worth a visit with a personal factory tour. If you are interested, please contact us at any time using our contact form.