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.
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.
Celebration of the 125th company anniversary with a big gala event.
Acquisition of ProtectFloor GmbH to expand the product range of footfall sound insulating underlays.
New brand, new catalogue.
Prinz PS 400 cable ducts.
Prinz PS 400 system patent no. 1442687
Prinz PROFI-TEC system
New distribution and logistics center
Prinz D.O.S. system
Relocation to the Lower Rhine Region