Gridi (Gridi Kraftfahrzeugbau GmbH)
The Gridi motor vehicle company was a German automobile manufacturer from the 1920s.
The company was founded in 1922 in Saulgau by Messrs. Griebel and Wilhelm Diez for the production of automobiles . The brand name Gridi consists of the names of the company owners. Initially, the company was in Saulgau, later at the instigation of Louis Goldmann in Pforzheim . designer was Mr. Ortlieb in Stuttgart . Before he worked for the International Motor Company in New York. driver was Carl Koepf, and Josef Scheck was one of the coachbuilders . In 1924, the company employed 20 to 25 or about 50 employees. The inflation of that time and a major fire in 1924 led to liquidation. Overall they produced 20 to 30 vehicles.
The company produced small cars. The vehicle had a single cylinder four cycle engine with 865 cc displacement and 15 PS output. The engine was fitted at the front in the vehicle. Instead of an ordinary transmission friction was used. In addition, the vehicle had a worm steering. The open body offered space for two people in a row.