Prinz's history

Over 125 years of family business with tradition.

The Prinz Company, founded by businessman Carl Prinz in 1890, has its origins in Werdohl, in the Sauerland region. From 1924 onwards, it developed from a wholesale business for internal decoration items and brassware, into a manufacturer of brass sections and curtain rails. In 1956 the buildings in Werdohl became too small, and the company moved to Goch in the Lower Rhine region.

Joachim W. Prinz – grandson of the company’s founder – strategically reoriented the product program. In-house production became the main focus, concentrating on all activities for the development and manufacture of high-quality sections for floors, walls and ceilings.

In 1990, the Prinz D.O.S. System (Anchored without screws) – the first section system with concealed fastening – came onto the market. The Prinz Profi-Tec Clips section system with its ground-breaking ball and joint technology followed in the second half of the 90’s. At the beginning of the new millennium, the PS400 Screw section system was ready for the market – the first European wide section system with self-tapping screws.

[] Prinz 60-Jahrfeier 1950.

Due to the good development of the company, the location at Jakobstrasse became too small. In 1997, a modern logistics centre was built on a 27.000 m² site in the industrial area of Goch-West, which needed to be substantially enlarged in 2010. To compliment the section range, in 2009 Prinz took over the company of ProtectFloor GmbH, a company that specialises in impact noise insulation and parquet underlays. Since 2000, Joachim W. Prinz and his daughter Katharina Prinz have jointly managed the family owned business. In 2015, the 125th company anniversary was celebrated - employees, customers, partners and VIPs gave Prinz the honor and celebrated a lavish anniversary ceremony at the "Kastell" in Goch.

Headquarter Jakobstraße
Headquarter Jakobstraße
Logistics center Siemenstraße
Logistics center Siemenstraße
Prinz family
Prinz family
Katharina Prinz and Joachim W. Prinz
Katharina Prinz and Joachim W. Prinz
Strategy meeting
Strategy meeting

2015

 

Celebration of the 125th company anniversary with a big gala event.

 

 

125th anniversary event
125th anniversary event

2009

 

Acquisition of ProtectFloor GmbH to expand the product range of footfall sound insulating underlays.

 

 

ProtectFloor

2008

 

New brand, new catalogue.

 

 

New brand, new catalogue.

2007

 

Prinz PS 400 cable ducts.

 

 

PS 400 cable ducts

2003

 

Prinz PS 400 system patent no. 1442687

 

 

Prinz PS 400 system

2000

 

Prinz PROFI-TEC system

 

 

Prinz PROFI-TEC System

1997

 

New distribution and logistics center 

 

 

New distribution and logistics center

1997

 

Prinz D.O.S. system

 

 

Prinz D.O.S. system

1954

 

Relocation to the Lower Rhine Region

 

 

Relocation to the Lower Rhine Region

1920

 

In-house production.

 

 

In-house production.

1890

 

Enterprise foundation

 

 

Enterprise foundation.