As a polymer specialist, REHAU is an international leader in construction, automotive and industry. Around the world, we offer our customers in every market innovative system solutions and outstanding service from a single source. Even today, we are already directing our developments toward such future-significant topics as energy efficiency, renewable energy, water management, mobility and future living. With about 20,0000 employees at more than 170 locations, our independent privately held corporation has assumed a leadership role as an innovation driver and solution provider.
Founded in 1948 in the Bavarian town Rehau, the company was successful in identifying many opportunities to replace traditional materials with more effective, polymer-based materials. Initial products included shoe welting, garden hose and automotive components.
REHAU established a North American division in Montreal called Plasticana in 1959, which initially sold products including tires, tiles and handrails. The North American headquarters moved to Leesburg, Virginia, in 1979.
In 2000, company founder Helmut Wagner transferred control of the company to his sons. Jobst Wagner became president of the REHAU Group and Dr. Veit Wagner became vice president.
During the first decade, REHAU successfully established its business in Germany and Austria. This was followed by expansion throughout Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Asia and Australia. Today, REHAU is represented worldwide in 54 countries.
REHAU is active worldwide with different emphasis on the individual divisions in the respective regions. Geographically, the Group is divided into three regions. The Group Headquarters of REHAU is located in Muri/Switzerland.
By focusing on medium- and long-term goals rather than on short-term profits, REHAU will remain an independent and reliable business partner. With an emphasis on stable growth, the company targets industries and regions that promise long-term potential.
As a leading supplier of polymer-based solutions to construction, REHAU addresses sustainable design priorities by engineering products that enhance comfort and convenience, reduce energy costs, create healthy and safe environments, and conserve finite resources. REHAU’s products and systems for the window and door, heating and plumbing, and pipe markets complement each other in integrated high-performance solutions.
REHAU optimizes design, comfort and safety as a creative development partner to the automotive industry. With key programs including exterior components such as bumpers and fenders, intelligent modules for water management, and thermoplastic sealing systems, REHAU is a worldwide premium supplier to all major automotive manufacturers.
With its polymer-based innovations, REHAU is a leading supplier of products and systems to industry. From furniture to appliance and transportation, REHAU solutions offer unique performance and design features that integrate seamlessly into its customers’ production environments.
REHAU Academy is the central knowledge institute for our system solutions in construction and industry. We honor our promise of quality by continually offering targeted training to architects, craftsmen, retailers and sales personnel so they are able to develop in-depth knowledge of our solutions. Courses are held regularly at our training centers, at REHAU sales offices and even directly at our customers' locations.
Research and Innovation
Based on industry-specific, customer-oriented research, REHAU develops materials, formulas and processes suitable for series production. Through successful collaboration of applications engineers, laboratory technicians, process engineers, and tooling and machinery design specialists, REHAU provides significant benefit to our customers.
2014 REHAU starts the lightweight engineering for the development of the hydrogen pressure tank in Viechtach.
2015 GENEO INOVENT – The window that ventilates while closed thanks to an integrated ventilation system and therefore reduces energy losses.
2015 REHAU presents an innovative bicycle frame concept called nam:e which allows frames of e-bikes to be industrially manufactured in Germany and which captivates with individual designs as well functions and surprising features which can be integrated.
2016 REHAU presents with the introduction of a smart shelf prototype the vision of the interconnected and interactive shelf of the future.
2017 REHAU is now an accredited material manufacturer for BOEING with the RAU-FLIGHT material developed in-house.
2017 The MULTIPLEX glass lid system for chest freezers allows unrestricted access to both sides of the chest even if the lids are opened simultaneously.
2017 Smart Sense transforms the piece of furniture into an operating surface: the polymer profile sensitive to touch invisibly integrates into the environment, can be operated from any position and be integrated into any piece of furniture.
2017 With the smart Bumper and the smart Taligate REHAU shows trendsetting concepts for future mobility.
2018 The window alarm system REHAU Smart Guard already deters burglars prior to a potential mechanical intervention with several escalation levels.
2018 REHAU has developed the intelligent irrigation control MIYO for the garden in collaboration with the start-up viRaTec.
2018 The frame of the REHAU E-Bike NUVELOS is made of composite materials in an unique procedure. It is 100% recyclable and battery, cables and motor can be integrated.