| A sturdy connection
When someone deals as thoroughly and successfully in technical hoses and fittings as we have been doing for more than 40 years, they are truly well versed in safe and durable connections. This applies to our products, but it applies just as much to our long-term relations with our customers and suppliers.
Walter Gondrom founded the company in Cologne in 1955 and at that stage the trade with technical hoses was already the focal point.
Hans-Joachim Kalesse took over Gondrom in 1970. It developed into a successful medium-sized company, which was relocated to Cologne-Lövenich five years later, because larger warehousing areas and more office space was better suited to meet the increased requirements.
The warehouse areas were increased once again in 1994.
The company changed its name to Walter Gondrom GmbH & Co. KG in 1996. Management was transferred from Hans-Joachim Kalesse to Gabriele Kalesse and Frank Gerdell in 1999. The warehouse area was increased for the third time halfway through 2000, to meet the increased demands imposed by the product range and logistics.
Soon our most important clients consisted of both domestic and foreign trailer manufactures and forwarding companies. Liquid or powdery goods transporters increasingly equipped their vehicles with Gondrom fittings. Gondrom established a subsidiary in the Netherlands to accommodate the intensive customer contacts in the Benelux States. A subsidiary has existed in France in Pacé, close to Rennes since 1999.
Apart from the trailer manufacturing and forwarding industry, we have been able to successfully contact industrial users and establish our products within their field.
We have consistently made the customer and his individual requirements the focal point. And what do we have to offer? Efficiency, high and continuously controlled quality, great value for money, flexibility and commitment, including for special requirements.
And today? We are the original supplier for renowned European manufacturers of tankers and silo trailer. Gondrom is one of the leading companies in the market sector – a challenge we are proud to meet on a daily basis. With quality products and willingness to perform.
Committed to quality and the environment
We are particularly committed to the quality of our products and performances. Gondrom was the first company in the industry to introduce a quality management system in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9002 in 1992.
We operate our own test equipment where our products have to prove they satisfy our high standards.
Of course we are also aware that a high quality standard can only be upheld by our staff´s continuous commitment. That is why our employees participate regularly in in-house and external training programmes. They are a basic component of our quality policy.
Environmental aspects were a major influence for quality evaluation at an early stage. The environmental compatibility of product and packaging is an important criterion.
The focal point: mankind
Naturally, not only the product stands in the foreground. More than ever before, comprehensive consulting and close customer contact are part of a successful business relationship today. That is why we at Gondrom pay particular attention to our consulting quality. Short communication paths are just as important here as the efficiency which our customers know they can trust.The customer generally meets his Gondrom consultant at his own site, where tasks and solutions are discussed directly on site. Frequently, the special requirements prerequisite modifications of existing products or special productions. Solutions which you can expect in the proven Gondrom quality.
A high qualification and the extensive know how of Gondrom staff have always been indispensable. Continuous staff training is therefore a special concern for Gondrom. And: we have been a successful training company for many years.
Powerful ex Warehouse
What our customers particularly appreciate: almost every item in our range can be delivered ex stock. What you order today will generally be on its way today. Not without reason do we place considerable importance on our warehouse logistics and optimum dispatch processing.
We have compiled some of the especially important articles from our range on the following pages. It is an extract from our total programme and perhaps you cannot find one or the other interesting product. In that case, please request our main catalogue. Perhaps you are also looking for a superior solution for a very special problem. Whatever the case: if you want to get to know Gondrom, its know how and range of products better, our field service officers will be pleased to help you.