Build on our expertise
60 years Grünig Natursteine
Hard stones and strong performances
Grünig Natursteine is a company that stands for experience, innovation, quality and responsibility. We operate our own quarries with Silberquarzit in Pfitsch, South Tyrol. We offer natural stone products and all related services. Silberquarzit is known internationally for its exceptional properties. Grünig Natursteine has supplied natural stone products for major and renowned projects such as Silberquarzit for the InterContinental Davos resort.
The 60-year history of Grünig Natursteine
The story of Grünig Natursteine is about different types of stone, the construction of the longest cable car in South Tyrol, modern economic upswing, a family from Germany and a professor of medicine, and the discovery of a natural stone that goes around the world. Are you curious?
Your contact persons
Our employees have worked for the company for many years.
They have the experience and expertise needed to plan and implement your project.
Prof. Dr. med. Ekkehard Grünig
Managing Director and Owner
Dr. Martin Schanung
Plant Management and Sales
Raffaella Da Col
The Pfitsch Plant
The plant in Pfitsch is located 1,500 meters above sea level at the Alpenhauptkamm (main Alpine ridge) in the rear Pfitschertal valley. The quarry and the site cover an area of roughly 80,000 square meters. Ten employees mine and process Silberquarzit at the plant. This requires drilling and blasting work, which is executed taking the highest safety precautions with slope protection and under constant geological observation.
The head office in Sterzing
Our administrative unit is located in Sterzing. The office building includes a storage area. The entire site is around 50,000 square meters in size. Six employees take care of administrative tasks and natural stone sales & distribution.
Responsible action and
Appreciation of nature
We value nature and treat what it gives us responsibly - durable and reusable natural stone. To this end, we ensure an ecological energy balance.
The stock of natural stone in our quarries has grown over millions of years. The deposit lasts for more than a hundred years, and our demand for the available resources is low.
A look at our work at the Pfitsch quarry
Safe working conditions for the protection of staff
We ensure safe working conditions in our quarry. This includes the exclusive use of machinery that meets the highest safety regulations. Our employees use appropriate safety equipment in their work. The quarry is examined geologically on a regular basis to prevent falling rocks and erosion. If hazardous situations do occur despite extensive safety precautions, we carefully and precisely monitor and analyze the situation with the help of a warning system.
Code of Ethics and Conduct
Grünig Natursteine has established a Code of Ethics and Conduct to ensure long-term compliance with our social responsibility and fundamental principles in all activities of the company.
Prof. Dr. med. Ekkehard Grünig is the owner of other companies in addition to Grünig Natursteine GmbH: Grünig Energie GmbH – a hydroelectric power plant and large photovoltaic systems – and Grünig Grundstücksverwaltung GmbH in Erlenbach, which built and manages a 13,700 square meter industrial park that now has about 70 private and commercial tenants.
Grünig has also begun to rent land, buildings and shops in South Tyrol. These include a roughly 30,000 square meter open storage area and various office and shop spaces in Pfunders from 100 square meters. An approximately 800 square meter hall and an outdoor area of up to 3,000 square meters are also available.