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2020
HALL PURCHASE - FURTHER COMMERCIAL SPACE IS ADDED TO THE SITE

The additional planned expansion at the Hückeswagen site comes just in time. In the last few years, we were able to gain additional customers due to the good economic development. However, our warehouse was also not expandable due to further logistics improvements. With the purchase of an adjacent plot of land, we are now optimally equipped for the future at the Hückeswagen location.

2019
NORTHCOMP° - A NEW BRAND FOR COMPONENTS IS BORN

The design language of the future - for furniture ideas of today. Solid aluminium and strong lines in the
Aviation design - this is the new "Wings" foot cross

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2018
PROROLL WITH ITS OWN SOLAR SYSTEM

Creating sustainability has long been an important part of the proroll company philosophy: It was therefore only logical that proroll should implement its own solar energy system in order to also harness the power of the Bergisch sun in the future. On the huge area of the warehouses and assembly halls of the Hückeswagen headquarters, 180 solar modules were installed, which form the supply basis of a new solar energy plant that delivers 59KW of energy. This is enough to supply proroll throughout the day - and beyond.

2017
WINGS - A DESIGN OF TOMORROW - ALREADY TODAY AT PROROLL

The design language of the future - for furniture ideas of today. Solid aluminium and strong lines in the
Aviation design - this is the new "Wings" foot cross

2016
30 YEARS OF PROROLL

It's incredible what has happened at proroll over the last three decades - from very small beginnings as a roll dealer in a backyard, the company has developed into an internationally active producer and wholesaler. But times have not always been rosy, because there have been ups and downs to which proroll has also had to react ... what has happened in the last thirty years? Travel further down the page with our memories of the last three decades.

2015
100SQM PROROLL QS-CENTER:

A quality test is good... endurance tests are even better! That is why extensive endurance tests of various articles have been running in the brand new proroll test centre for a few weeks now. Here, modern test machines now complement the extensive quality assurance management at the Hückeswagen site. In the new test centre we verify the products of our suppliers, regularly update our own test data and determine the technical properties of our own products, developments and innovations. //

2014
FOOT CROSS SERIES BERLIN IS DEVELOPED

In 2014, the development of a completely new foot cross series was on the agenda, and the internal proroll think tank was successful in answering the question: What does the market need, which design fits with current furniture designs? Berlin is the answer. Clear structures reduced design and a convincing presentation at interzum 2015.

2013
PROROLL CONTINUES TO GROW

Yes, you can expand the hall...that's why 1,600 square meters are now being added. What began with a manageable stock of a few boxes and cartons has now developed into a success story. Today, 22 permanent employees generate a turnover of around 10 million euros. With an export quota of 32% and business activities in over 30 countries, the name proroll is known throughout Europe and even beyond in countries such as the USA and Australia.

2012
THE IDEA FOR AN EXTENSION

More space for component assembly "Made in Hückeswagen" and for the development of contract components - could a new hall be added to the existing one for this purpose?

2011
FOOT CROSS SERIES LONDON

Sales launch of the innovative foot cross series LONDON_345, a modern classic with high aesthetic potential.

Made of solid cast aluminium and produced in Europe, it is on its triumphal march.

2010
OFFICE CHAIR RACE

For the first time, proroll is sponsoring the "Office Chair Race" - a wacky event in which traditional office furniture is given a real run for its money. A point of honour: Team proroll throws itself onto the course!

2008
FINALLY HOME

Building plans become reality - in Heinrich-Schicht-Straße ideal location conditions are found for the huge new building. At last, a domicile of our own is being built, completely tailor-made for proroll!

2008
PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE

In 2008, the cramped situation in Industriestraße is no longer fun; the increasing component assembly in Hückeswagen requires more space and the outsourced storage capacities are inefficient and cost-intensive. In January a new transport roller series is released...and proroll breaks ground to combine administration, assembly and warehouse in a modern domicile.

2003
SALES 2 MILLION EURO

Demand continues to rise, and another 400 square metre high-bay warehouse will soon be needed!

2007
SALES 5 MILLION EURO
1999
OWN ROLLER SERIES & FURNITURE COMPONENTS

proroll develops from a trading company into a manufacturer. The company's own tools are used to manufacture its own base crosses and apparatus rollers at home and abroad - this means that quality standards can be set right from the design stage. A second area is added to the product portfolio. Chair and furniture components are now added.

1997
INTERZUM IN COLOGNE

The product range has been intensively revised and realigned in recent years. The new focus for products and customers is now the furniture industry and shopfitting.

1991
ON THE TRAIL OF SUCCESS

After taking over Reinhold Kohn's shares, sales manager Stefan Fornahl becomes managing partner in 1991. Turnover has already more than doubled. The difficult new start only five years earlier has given way to dynamic growth - up to DM 1.8 million!

1992
IT IS ALSO OFFICIALLY CALLED PROROLL

The successful changes are also to be made clear by a new company name. After the name had already been used as a product brand before, there is now also the company "proroll" officially...soon after, the Fornahl family takes over all business shares.

1989
NORDSTRASSE 90 IN REMSCHEID

While snow is once again being shovelled in the Bergisches Land, it is time for a change at proroll - the move to larger premises. From 1989 onwards, 600 square metres are available for the wheel and castor range in an old car workshop. The company's first major growth spurt takes place at this location in the following years.

Stefan Fornahl finishes his professional training and brings new impulses and young ideas into the company as sales manager.

1988
HARDWARE FAIR

Business starts to take off - two years after the takeover of the reel business, the new company proudly presents itself at the hardware fair in Cologne. The program mainly addresses the hardware trade and industry...

1987
ELBERFELDER STR. 112

While in the same year the MIR space station was launched into orbit as a pioneering technical feat, inventory was taken in Remscheidemsig, the stored screws and rollers were counted and new products were considered that could catapult the company into a higher orbit. In 1987, today's managing director Stefan Fornahl begins his training as a merchant in wholesale and foreign trade

03 FEBRUARY
1986
THE ORIGIN

The proroll story began in 1986 with a stock of 30,000 DM. What a success story this was to become, nobody would have thought at that time, in that uncomfortable winter in the Bergisches Land. In February, Mr. Fornahl Senior became one of the reorganization partners of "Rollentechnik Kohn" - a rather small wholesaler for wheels and castors. This was the origin of the later proroll...