GEWO was originally founded in 1898 in the city of Gelnhausen by Peter Wolf who started his business as a saddler. Two generations later in 1956 the company started producing table tennis tables with great success. It took them approximately 10 years until the mid sixties to become the leading table tennis table producer in Europe. In 1991 Frank Koschnick and Wolfgang Sohns took over GEWO and made it one of the biggest table tennis brands in Germany within 10 years. Since then Gewo has been growing at a breathtaking pace manufacturing highly sophisticated table tennis products and top quality fashionable textile lines.