In the German town of Rehau, a monument has been unveiled today, 22nd June, in recognition of the late REHAU company founder Helmut Wagner. In front of the main entrance of the Rheniumhaus, his grandchildren unveiled the monument in his honour. The artist Marcel Schwander from Strasser AG Thun in Switzerland created the stele, which shows the likeness of the entrepreneur, who died one and a half years ago. Also on display is the wagon wheel from the Wagner family coat of arms, the symbol for leather with reference to the founding history and the REHAU logo.
The town of Rehau has also honoured Helmut Wagner. Otto-Hahn-Straße, where the Rheniumhaus is located, will now bear a new name ‘Helmut-Wagner-Straße’. Rehau's mayor Michael Abraham gave a short speech in front of the monument and said "Helmut Wagner has done great things for our region, his entrepreneurial spirit is a role model for us all. This street name should be an outward sign of our deep gratitude." Michael Abraham laid out the Golden Book of the town of Rehau for the family to sign - just as Helmut Wagner had done himself a few years ago.