1948 Founded in the Bavarian town 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.
REHAU participates in Germany’s first heart operation using silicone tubes.
Extrusion of first PVC window profile and first magnetic gasket system for refrigerator doors.
REHAU expands to North America, opening a sales office in New York City.
North American production begins in Montreal with handrails, stair nosings and cove bases.
North American headquarters is established in Montreal.
Profession of Plastics Technician introduced on REHAU's initiative.
First bumper produced for the VW Passat.
North American headquarters moves to Leesburg, Virginia.
Automated paint line for automotive components is installed at REHAU Germany's Plant Brake.
First REHAU underfloor heating system using PEX pipe is installed.
REHAU's compression sleeve fitting is launched.
First RAU-SIK silicone seal goes into space aboard the Ariane rocket.
REHAU fiber-reinforced materials are incorporated in the Airbus family.
First polymer fender is put into large-scale series production by REHAU for the Audi A2.
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 introduces innovative RAUPANELTM dry-panel installation system for radiant heating.
Medical technology business becomes an independent subsidiary of REHAU under the name RAUMEDIC.
Received patent for windshield molding design that eliminates micro-cracking at the windshield's edge.
Introduces Ski-Line, an innovative ski jumping track system that combines summer and winter tracks into a single module.
Introduces GENEO®, a fully reinforced window profile system made from the high-tech material RAUFIPRO®.
Replaces traditional materials with polymers in RELAZZO terrace system, based on RAU-WOOD WPC composite material, and RAUTITAN polymer fitting system.
Completes REHAU heat pump energy-efficient program for heating and cooling.
Bavarian Quality Prize in the Industry category for outstanding process and product quality as well as for an innovative company-wide quality assurance concept; award from the Bavarian State Government for active protection of environment and health.
ULTRALITEC: a new type of production process that combines fibres with thermo-plastic by a special compression moulding and laying technique.
REHAU "Airbumps" define new side impact protection for Citroën C4 Cactus
REHAU receives “Best green innovation” award 2014 for micro-biogas plant “REHAU HomeGas”