History and tradition

Nowadays, gymnasts all over the world train, compete and perform on SPIETH equipment – originally developed under the REUTHER brand. SPIETH's range of equipment is used not only by schools and sports clubs, but all the way up to major international competitions. The products cover artistic and rhythmic gymnastics, acrobatics, tumbling, aerobics and Just For kids.


This is a history of innovative and creative traditions being applied to drive progress in the field of gymnastics equipment. Get a taste of that market-leading progress below!

  • 1831: Company founded in Esslingen – originally SPIETH was a carpenter´s shop.
  • 1953: Rudolf Spieth and Richard Reuther, both passionate gymnasts, started making gymnastic equipment. The company SPIETH Holztechnik GmbH developed the production methods to construct the new gymnastic apparatuses. Richard Reuther developed the pre-tensioned wooden springboard.
  • 1956: The newly created wooden springboard was used at the Olympic Games in Melbourne.
  • 1964: The company moved from Plochingerstraße to Zeppelinstraße in Oberesslingen to a larger buildung. The wooden gymnastic apparatuses were produced in the factory in Wernau.
  • 1968: SPIETH started exporting gymnastics equipment to more than 40 countries around the world.
  • 1972: SPIETH is official supplier of the Olympic Games in Munich. At this opportunity SPIETH presents its new rollable mats.
  • 1974: The new rollable floor is officially on duty. 
  • 1976: SPIETH is official supplier of the Olympic Games in Montreal.
  • 1980: The complete production moved to Zeppelinstraße in Oberesslingen. 
  • 1988: SPIETH is official supplier of the Olympic Games in Seoul.
  • 1991: The mat’s and floor’s color changed from yellow into the well known typical “SPIETHblue".
  • 1992: SPIETH is official supplier of the Olympic Games in Barcelona.
  • 1994: SPIETH started producing „Just for Kids“-gymnastics apparatuses. At first the gymnastic equipment was delivered from the former partner Spieth-Anderson in Canada.
  • 1996: The business name changes to SPIETH Gymnastic GmbH instead of Spieth Holztechnik GmbH.
  • 1996: The „Just for Kids“ equipment is manufactured in Esslingen itself.
  • 2004: SPIETH is official supplier of the Olympic Games in Athens for Rhythmic Gymnastics.
  • 2008: SPIETH is official supplier of the Olympic Games in Beijing for Rhythmic Gymnastics.
  • 2010: The Freestyle-Park in Laax is equipped by SPIETH – a completely different and fantastic indoor- proctect aside the projects in gymnastics.
  • 2013: New construction of SPIETH Gymnastics GmbH and move to the new company building in Altbach from Oberesslingen to the new building in Altbach.
  • 2014: Vaulting table Ergojet Rio

Benefit from this prestigious background by using SPIETH equipment for all your gymnastic requirements.