• 1950

    The foundation for the GARDINA curtain rail factory is laid. Adolf Wälder and Gebhard Klein patent a brand-new type of groove and a wooden bend.

  • 1958

    Foundation of the GARDINIA plastic factory. The increasing remand makes the production of plastic curtain rails necessary. In parallel, accessories are produced by a process of injection moulding.

  • 1972

    GARDINIA SB, the sales and production company, is established. A shift in demand takes place as the construction industry grows rapidly. GARDINIA produces roller blinds, venetian blinds, vertical blinds, curtain poles and accessories.

  • 1982

    The ALUGARD distribution channel is established. It supplies specialist shops with aluminium rails, sun protection systems and other items.

  • 1990

    Establishment of the Gardinia branch in Žatec, Czech Republic. 45 members of staff look after our Czech customers.

  • 1993

    Fire at the GARDINIA plastic factory. In 1993, almost 7,500 square metres of factory space are destroyed by a severe fire over Easter causing millions in damage. The reconstruction of the factory begins in the same year.

  • 1994

    Establishment of the Gardinia branch in Domaslaw, Poland, and Budapest, Hungary. Two strong teams are carrying out successful business on the market.

  • 1996

    GARDINIA keeps growing! Two additional branches are established: in Pantelimon, Romania and Minsk, Belarus.

  • 1997

    GARDINIA expands further, establishing branches in Prievidza, Slovakia and in Istanbul/Maltepe, Turkey.

  • 1998

    The listed, US-based Newell Corporation takes over all shares of the GARDINIA Group. The company is renamed to Newell Window Fashions Germany. Approx. 1,100 members of staff are employed worldwide. A branch opens in Kiev, Ukraine.

  • 2000

    In order to cover the Bulgarian market, GARDINIA Bulgaria opens in Sofia.

  • 2002

    GARDINIA expands further and establishes a branch in Moscow with approximately 70 members of staff.

  • 2003

    Establishment of the Gardinia branch in Jakovlje, Croatia. It functions as a central supplier for the distribution areas of Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia.

  • 2004

    The company is renamed to GARDINIA Home Decor GmbH. The name GARDINIA is synonymous with innovative products, a consistent product range and brand policy, sophisticated logistics and comprehensive service.

  • 2006

    GARDINIA is a family-run company once again. The long-standing Managing Director, Reinhard Heidemann, takes over all shares together with the Hunter Douglas Group.

  • 2008

    GARDINIA Home Decor GmbH wins a distinction. The leading company receives the Emerging Markets Award 2008 for its successful activities in Central and Eastern Europe.
    GARDINIA in the Baltic states! A new distribution office for the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania opens.

  • 2010

    GARDINIA celebrates its anniversary and 60 years of tradition & innovation. Good ideas for windows have been convincing the DIY sector and specialist trade industry for decades.

  • 2011

    Potentially record-breaking: 1,027,228 roller blinds were manufactured in 2011 alone!

  • 2012

    Discover a new side and the new face of GARDINIA: our new brochures directly address consumers. We show how easy it is to live well. Do you know our new product presenter yet? Placed perfectly in the limelight at the POS, it magically attracts the attention of our customers with its inspiring and seductive look.

  • 2013

    WORLD DEBUT: GARDINIA develops a solar-powered outdoor roller blind.
    ONLINE CONFIGURATOR: design your windows digitally. Select your fabric and favourite technology from the GARDINIA made-to-measure programme.

  • 2014

    KLÖCKNER Germany - The KLÖCKNER brand, well-known in the furniture trade, is taken over by GARDINIA.

  • 2017

    GARDINIA in-house exhibition. Over a period of approx. 4 weeks the novelties of the next season were presented for the first time in our premises.

  • 2018

    Consumers choose GARDINIA as TOP brand 2018. TEST Bild (a newspaper from Germany) identifies top brands for home + garden. 5,500 surveyed persons voted GARDINIA the most popular brand in the category house and living. Plissees, blinds and roller blinds received the best ratings for durability, quality, design, sustainability and installation.