The story of Gmeiner
Originally founded as a manufacturer of spreaders for Unimog vehicles, Gmeiner was founded in 1965. Ever since it was established, Gmeiner has maintained its original basis: To supply safe, reliable, flexible products, striking the perfect balance between tradition and innovation.
In 1967, Gmeiner patented the first spreaders with a low-hopper design, which would go on to become a point of reference for the market. In the following years, a number of new models were introduced alongside the introduction of new electronic controls, and in 1996, Gmeiner presented the first spreader models with a double auger conveyor system, along with an optional second chamber allowing for the simultaneous use of two types of material. This system, which grants high pre-salt spreading, serves to further optimise the concept of low-profile machines, ultimately becoming a hallmark of the Gmeiner brand – indeed, even today, this continues to be the most recommended solution.
In recent years, Gmeiner has patented BrineStar, which offers a real alternative to combi spreaders or pure brine sprayers. All application scenarios ranging from spreading pure dry material to pre-wet till spraying pure brine are finally possible with this combination up to a width of 12 meters with a perfect certified spray pattern.
In 2007, Gmeiner joined the Bucher Municipal Group and became a part of the groups' winter maintenance program.
In 2018, Gmeiner applied for a patent for its BrineStar liquid spreading device - this unique spreading device distributes in an optimized pattern brine up to 12m and is characterised by its area-wide spraying pattern with less turbulence than conventional nozzle systems or spray bars.
In 2020, Gmeiner GmbH changed its name to Bucher Municipal Wernberg GmbH. This step consolidates the development and production site in Bavaria and allowed the company to merge even more with the group.