Innovations

Adaptable, connected, digital – becoming a world-class innovator

International markets are in constant flux, and global players face an increasingly sophisticated competitive environment. Our clients’ requirements are changing, too. They want more than quality: service and additional functions are becoming just as important. As part of our strategic initiative REHAU 2020, we are implementing the changes required to meet these requirements, now and in future. The SMARTIFY section of the initiative focuses on new fields of activity, new materials, new technologies and new business models. REHAU is using agile approaches and methods to overcome entrenched structures. We will also leverage strategic alliances, such as developmental partnerships, to succeed on the market. 

Dr. Stefan Girschik, Deputy CEO of REHAU Group

“REHAU has always been innovative when it comes to materials, processes and applications. We want to sustain our strong performance in our core business while introducing innovative, successful products and solutions at the same time. Our customers’ demands will be even more central to our operations. Rapid implementation, new business models, and innovative approaches and methods will transform us into a world-class innovator. Investments in innovations are investments in the future of REHAU.”

Dr Stefan Girschik, Deputy CEO of the REHAU Group

Digitalisation and convenience

REHAU Smart Guard

Smart protection against burglary for windows and doors

Let the REHAU Smart Guard be your guard dog. First of all, the acoustic warning and light signals attract attention ...

REHAU makes furniture a user interface

The touch-sensitive polymer profile makes furniture a user interface: the table height can be adjusted, the light ...
Air Purifier

A smart solution for air pollution

In partnership with the Swedish start-up “Nyluft”, REHAU developed an air purifier that officially hit the Chinese ...

Alternative materials and technologies

Lyteus OLED

A Roll of Light

REHAU participates in EU-funded lighting project

"Is Hydrogen Technology the breakthrough?"

Interview with Martin Wippermann, member of REHAU's Automotive Business Management Team
NUVELOS

NUVELOS – Das E-Bike made by REHAU

In November 2016, the company established the NUVELOS team. Since then, it has been diligently working on the first ...
Ralf Winterling,Technical Head of ‘Traffic Route Engineering’ at REHAU

The future energy source

Hydrogen is one of the basic building blocks of the universe. It is found, chemically-bound, in every living ...

Light, lighter, ultralight - Composite components from REHAU

Dr. Ahmad Al-Sheyyab and the future of lightweight design.

High-Flying Polymers

REHAU sets standards in aeronautical engineering.

Processes and fabrication

Dr. Steven Schmidt, Recycling, Plastic recyclate, reduce CO₂emissions

Recyclate for new product life

The history of plastics is an ongoing success story. Daily life is just inconceivable without plastics.
Laser Technology, edgeband Laser welding, laser scribing, laser cutting, rehau

Laser for processing plastics

Laser welding, laser scribing and laser cutting are essential techniques that REHAU employs when processing polymers.

Networks and partnerships

Centralized REHAU technology

At REHAU, research and development into new processes as well as into core process engineering is the remit of ...

Material expertise network

The Corporate Research and Development Material (C-R&D MAT) department is REHAU’s global material expertise network.