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Family business
with tradition

Creating history with clinkers

for more than 100 years we have been facilitating people’s desires to create a unique house or structure – with customised clinker bricks that are unmistakable in hue, form and vitality.

As the last operating ring kiln in North Rhine-Westphalia, and thus one of the few remaining companies in Germany and Europe, we offer a successful niche product with our ring kiln facing bricks. Our drive is to produce the highest possible quality clinker bricks, hard-fired, using only natural soils from our own quarry without the addition of foreign substances.

As a medium-sized family business, now in its fourth generation, we are not guided by short-term trends and goals but pursue long-term and sustainable objectives for our company. However, we can only achieve these goals through the outstanding collaboration of our employees. They are the reason we can provide exceptional performance and top-notch service to our customers.

Ultimately, we must also thank our customers in many respects for their long-standing trust and support. We look forward to interesting and challenging projects in the future.


Then and Now

For over 150 years, the Gillrath brick and clinker factory has been in existence, with its current location established since the 1950s. Learn how it all began and how we became a Europe-wide provider of quality clinker bricks.

More on the history of the clinker factory

Sustainability &
environmental protection

More than just empty words for us.

Sustainability and environmental protection are at the core of our actions, and we are actively pursuing the path towards climate neutrality.

Clinker bricks are a sustainable building material. They have a lifespan of 150 years and longer, and during this time, virtually no maintenance or upkeep is required for the facade.

More on the topic of sustainability

Our Team

The production of high-quality clinker bricks and brick slips, as well as the individual and needs-based consultation of our customers, can only be achieved with a highly collaborative and motivated team.

Gillrath – traditional manufacturer