About Conrad Gruber
He is modest, calm, speaks very quietly, thinks about every word, has all the time in the world: that is Conrad Gruber from Thierbach in the remotest Wildschönau, a Tyrolean high valley near Wörgl at around 1200 metres above sea level. He was born here a good 50 years ago as the son of a mountain farming family. He grew up here he returned and stayed here with his own company after a few years away.
On the first encounter, you notice his outfit: black leather trousers, black shirt and – depending on the season – a black leather jacket on top of that. Only his brand name ALBREX, embroidered neatly on his shirt collar, is eye-catching. Pure modesty! Befitting his image, he is usually out and about on the road with a black VW T5 with an ALBREX logo in lush yellow. He loves the understatement, which is otherwise also characteristic of him.
After the first impression has solidified in the mind of the visitor, there is usually a discussion, which was actually the reason for meeting Conrad Gruber. It seems as if you have a psychologist in front of you. There is question after question (and hopefully the right answers) before he decides to take on the project. At some point, the topic of money also comes up briefly – but really just by the by – and then the schedule, delivery date. Plenty of time is required! Nothing happens quickly. Quick is not good. And merely good is not enough for him. It must be perfect! He is a tinkerer who does everything himself, in order to meet his own standards. He sees himself as a specialist for special things. He is in fact a brilliant developer of highly complex engine systems.
He has largely taught himself his astounding technical level of work and expert knowledge, he could even be called an autodidact. His “profiler methods” are the basis for this: he is able to think himself inside an engine. The result is that the professionals in various industries now ask him for advice.
The love of technology must have been given to Conrad Gruber at birth. Surrounded at his parents’ mountain farm by farming machines and tractors, he was only 10 when he first tinkered with a PUCH MS50, the legendary Austrian moped, followed by an NSU Prinz.
After his training as a vehicle mechanic, he worked at Albert Wörgl in the 1980s. Franz Albert, as a mechanic, developer, inventor and racing driving, was presumably the impetus for his further development, which he was able to deepen further at König in Munich. In 1996 he founded his own company ALBREX High-Performance Engine Technology Conrad Gruber in Thierbach, in the remote Wildschönau, a Tyrolean high valley near Wörgl at about 1200 metres above sea level.