About us

Redefining what’s possible through polymers

Collaboration is in our DNA  at REHAU, enabling us to develop customized material solutions with a focus on sustainable and recycled materials. Our extensive network of chemists and engineers work in our own R&D labs and in academic partnerships, researching process, material and technology innovations.  

Five business divisions across three global regions openly share resources and expertise.

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About us

For more than 70 years, REHAU has been driven by the ambition to enhance the lives of people around the world by developing innovative polymer-based solutions that continue to redefine what is possible in construction, automotive and industry. 

Upon the start of the company with just two employees in 1948, Helmut Wagner built the foundations for a business with competence, passion and technical curiosity at its core. By staying true to these principles, REHAU remains an independent, privately held company, employing about 20,000 people in more than 50 countries around the world – each of whom continues to redefine how the products our customers interact with enhance their personal and professional lives.

Today, with in-depth knowledge of materials and extensive experience in technologies and manufacturing processes, we meet wide-ranging individual needs with customized solutions. Whether improving road safety, enhancing a home’s appearance or helping to reduce a building’s energy consumption, REHAU’s tailor-made polymer products make life better in countless ways.

By remaining focused on the growing importance of quality, efficiency and sustainability, REHAU solutions not only help people to be safer, healthier and more efficient, but also ensure the world they live in remains sustainable for generations to come.

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Perfecting  our expertise since 1948

Originating from the leather industry in 1948, we began manufacturing shoe welts, garden hoses and automotive components. Since then, we have successfully replaced thousands of conventional materials in many applications with more efficient polymers. 

Today, our expertise has expanded to include new polymer materials, recyclates, composite technologies, additive manufacturing, advanced processes and even incorporating electronics into polymer materials.

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A quality- based  value chain

We develop products and solutions throughout the entire value chain that move the world towards a better tomorrow. Every day we work tirelessly with our business partners to overcome technical barriers, make innovation more accessible and help them to achieve value-driven business growth.

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Silently improving  your world

Millions of people across the world benefit from REHAU products every day, usually without even noticing. Whether it‘s window systems that make homes more energy efficient or bumpers that make driving safer. Whether it‘s smart heating controls that improve indoor comfort or drinking water systems that deliver safe, clean water right from the tap. Our products are quietly working behind the scenes to enhance everyday life. 

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Engineering progress

Enhancing lives