Since its foundation in 1879, the company has always orientated themselves on the technological progress and changing customer demands. Originating from the malleable cast-iron foundry who's first location was in the centre of Stuttgart, Germany, over the decades they developed themselves into a highly-specialised and innovative company for chair and furniture casters. The caster production began in 1960 with their own plastic injection moulding facilities and five years later they specialised themselves in chrome-plated ball and furniture casters. In 1985 the GROSS STABIL CORPORATION / USA was founded and in 1997 the location of the mother company was relocated to Weil der Stadt, Germany.

Other important stations in the company history were when they moved into the new office in Coldwater / Michigan, USA and in 2007, the construction of a production line for the new and award-winning caster product range "MOVE". With the market introduction of the MOVE dynamic and MOVE elegance casters 2009 and the market introduction of the product range "movetto" high-performance casters, Gross + Froelich set benchmarks in the combination of design and function that were rewarded with the internationally renown reddot design award in 2011 and 2012.