Girnghuber GmbH, better known as GIMA, maintains a long tradition in the manufacturing of clay building materials. With its quality products it is not only an important supplier for the region, but also provides its customers outside of Germany with convincing individual solutions and innovative approaches.
A little history about GIMA, Bricks for walls, floors and roofs have been made for more than 100 years in the brick works in Marklkofen. The brickyard has been owned by the Girnghuber family since 1903.
(View GIMA Handmade Brick Catalog)
(View GIMA Clinker Euro Brick Catalog)
Marklkofen is in the lower Bavarian Vils valley. Lower Bavaria has been a preferred location for brickyards due to its outstanding clay and loess loam deposits, since Roman times. Water and wood which were necessary raw materials for brick manufacture in earlier days were also available in abundance in the Vilstal area and in the nearby hilly countryside.
Today 250 people are employed at the Marklkofen plant. The entire company premises are organized into individual autonomous production facilities.
The products manufactured here include:
• Euro-module clinker
• Old Bavarian hand-made brick and floor tile
• Facing brickwork – prefabricated elements
• Acoustic tile
• Paving clinker
• Clinker tile
• Roof tile
Please note GIMA materials conform to European Specifications and are only available in standard European sizing. European standard for masonry material exceed the specifications in the ASTM C216. The clinker in bar format is an extruded vertically perforated brick or facing clinker brick with and without perforation ratio - a proven and tested quality product from GIMA that far exceeds the minimum requirements of DIN 105 and/or EN 771-1.