The company was founded in 1998 by the General Partners, Inge Christ and Horst Lieb, with participation of Thono GmbH Herdecke, under the name "Grizzly Gartengeräte GmbH & Co. KG" in the Southern Hessian town of Groß-Umstadt. It was planned together with a number of strong Italian gardening machine manufacturers, to supply the German gardening and recreational market with innovative and affordable gardening tools. The company has since then experienced rapid growth and is today among Europe's leading import companies in the gardening and recreational market. Further milestones since the founding:


  • 2002: Shifting of important production sites to the Far East and start of the strategic cooperation with select manufacturing enterprises in China.
  • 2005: Commissioning of the pallet rack warehouse in Messel with approx. 5000 m² storage space for the expansion of the logistics and customer services departments.
  • 2007: Decision to expand the product range for cleaning devices
  • 2008: Opening of an office with showroom in Shanghai 
    Founding of Grizzly France SARL
  • 2011: Takeover of the Thono shares by Grizzly Gartengeräte GmbH & Co. KG
  • 2012: Decision to expand the product range for electrical tools
  • 2014: Change of the company name to "Grizzly Tools GmbH & Co. KG"
    Move of the company to Großostheim
  • 2015: Outsourcing of the logistics and service department to the newly founded Motodox GmbH
  • 2017: Completion and commissioning of our new test and quality control center (QCC)