Founded in the Bavarian town of Rehau. Three employees, one extruder. Initial products included shoe welting, garden hoses and automotive components.
Manufacturing of arm straps and sideboards begins for the VW Beetle.
Extrusion of first PVC window profile and first magnetic gasket system for refrigerator doors.
Profession of Plastics Technician introduced on REHAU's initiation.
Production of first bumper produced for the VW Passat.
Installation of first REHAU radiant floor heating system using PEX pipe.
Assembly of the millionth BMW bumper at the Viechtach plant.
Travel of first RAU-SIK silicone seal into space aboard the Ariane rocket.
Incorporation of REHAU fiber-reinforced materials in the Airbus family.
Award of "Recycling Product of the Year" for RAURECO inspection chamber made of recycled material .
Company founder Helmut Wagner transfers control of the company to his sons. Jobst Wagner becomes president of the board of directors and Dr. Veit Wagner becomes vice president.
REHAU ART, the meeting point for dialog, art and history, is opened at the company’s headquarters in Rehau (Germany).
Introduction of the innovative RAUPANELTM dry-panel installation system for radiant heating.
Medical technology business becomes an independent subsidiary of REHAU under the name RAUMEDIC.
Invention of zero-joint technology in edgeband processing.
Introduction of Ski-Line, an innovative ski jumping track system that combines summer and winter tracks into a single module.
REHAU ART expansion to include an art gallery with works by the Swiss artist Franz Gertsch.
Introduction of GENEO®, a fully reinforced window profile system made from the high-tech material RAUFIPRO®.
Patent application and construction of a production facility for complete conductor rail systems for underground and suburban railways.
Red Dot Design Award for the glass laminate RAUVISIO crystal as well as the room controller Nea for controlling radiant floor heating systems.
REHAU is now an approved material manufacturer for BOEING with the RAU-FLIGHT material being developed in-house.
The REHAU Smart Guard window alarm system already discourages burglars in several escalation stages from a potential break-in.