Gernot Ehrlich starts producing tabletops made of slate in South Africa and sells them all over the world. His interest in slate grows.
Gernot decides to set up a production for slate table fountains in the United States.
R&D GmbH is founded in Germany by Gernot Ehrlich. The company philosophy is to improve and sell Slate-Lite all over the world.
R&D GmbH already has distributors in more than 10 different countries all over the world.
EcoStone, an even thinner and more flexible version of Slate-Lite material, is available.
Marius Ehrlich, Gernot’s son, and Jan Hofmann carry on as CEO’s of R&D GmbH.
R&D GmbH has distributors in over 20 countries and the number keeps on growing.