Our history

From Johannes to TRYBA…
or how a passion becomes a trade, and how a trade becomes an outstanding success story.

Johannes TRYBA was originally qualified as a joiner, just like both his father and his grandfather.

1980 – Johannes Tryba started to launch the production of PVC windows in Gundershoffen, in Alsace with 15 employees in a 1,200 sqm building. Twenty windows per day were manufactured over the first months, which were dedicated to the German Market and then sold in France. TRYBA was born in France.

1984 – TRYBA designed its first range of profiles distributed under the brand name SOPROFEN. The first Show Rooms were created and the agent network was set up.

1988 – The manufacturing processes were automated.

1995 – TRYBA created an insulating glazing production unit. At this early stage, TRYBA already had its own Training Centre for both the agents and all the employees.


With this continuous success story, TRYBA managed to consolidate its presence on all the market segments. Targeted acquisitions as well as the creation of several manufacturing units in France, Switzerland and Germany have set the foundations of the European dimension of the Group.

In addition to manufacturing and trading PVC windows and doors, TRYBA now makes and distributes its own wooden and aluminium windows and doors. SOPROFEN makes roller shutters whereas NORBA manages the Public Building Joinery Department of the Group.

Ever since 2004, the Group has been committing itself in new energies. The group trades renewable heating systems (solar, granules boilers, condensation boilers, heat pumps).

In 2004, the TRYBA Group became the ATRYA Group.

An international scope, a human face

Since then, ATRYA has been continuing its expansion in France, Germany, Switzerland and Belgium.

2007 – The veranda activity and the garage doors complete the Group portfolio.

2008 – The TRYBA Company Foundation "A world for children" was created in June. It supports various projects in France and in Vietnam.

2009 – After the factory in Mayenne in 2008, the site in Gundershoffen obtained the ISO 14001 certification in May 2009. Highly concerned about the future of our planet, ATRYA is fully engaged in a responsible development, based on permanent innovation, totally in line with both humans and environment.

2012 – With the takeover of both TBS (roller shutters) in Cholet and Guttomat (garage doors) in Austria, the ATRYA Group has strengthened its leading position in terms of high-quality closings.

2014 – The ATRYA Group innovates in a new signature: “ATRYA, Making the best of WE” (World’s Energy)

2015 – The Group celebrates its 35th anniversary.

The Tryba Stiftung gGmbH is created in Baden-Baden (Germany)

The takeover of Menuiserie Thareaut in St Laurent du Mottay (49) increases the amount of production sites of the ATRYA Group to 21. This company was founded in 1749 and has been specialising in the manufacturing of traditional wooden joineries. Thareaut is reputed for its great know-how and its products are aimed at completing the ATRYA range.