Reimbold & Strick is the German subsidiary of the Torrecid Group located in Cologne on the Rhine. With a history of over 100 years, we are a long-term reliable partner to all our customers giving a full range of service, the highest quality and latest innovation on all kind of ceramic products, design and future trends to the ceramic and glass sectors.
Besides serving a wide range of ceramic products such as frits, glazes and colour stains to the industries of tiles, rooftiles, sanitary and tableware, R&S is also an expert on technical ceramics. The grinding wheel industry as well as advanced ceramics are among our different markets. Further, under the brand of “Welte Glasur und Farbe”, R&S has established a product line especially dedicated to the ceramic hobby and pottery market.
With the pathbreaking innovations related to the digital decoration on ceramics, R&S as a member of the Torrecid Group offers through the INKCID solution the newest developments on the highest chromatic range and effect variety of digital inks, integrated service on design and local technical expertise on glazes, inks and additives.
Through the exclusive concept of STYLE-CID we are continuing to provoke the change in the market in order to make an essential contribution to the added value of our customers and the whole ceramic sector.
1896 – Foundation of the company by Carl Reimbold and Adolf Strick. In the beginning tin oxide was produced, which was an indispensible opacifier for enamels and glazes at that time.
1945 – After the factory had been completely destroyed in the World War II, the reconstruction started under very difficult circumstances.
1970 – Take over of the company Heinz Welte, Ing. This was the breeding ground of the today’s division “Welte Glasur und Farbe”, supplier for the hobby and pottery market with a wide range of ready-to-use products.
1974 – Foundation of CCT (Colores Cerámicos de Tortosa, S.A.) specialized in development, production and sales of inorganic pigments and colours.
1985 – Foundation of Reimbold & Strick Italia s.r.l. in Fiorano, selling products of the CCT-Group in Italy.
1994 – Implementation of the Quality Management System according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2000.
2005 – Take over by the worldwide operating Group Torrecid, S.A., with global headquarters located in Alcora – Spain.
2008 – Relocation of the company from Köln-Kalk to Köln-Gremberghoven.