1948 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.
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 American, opening a sales office in New York City.
With start of production in Winnipeg, Manitoba, REHAU is first to introduce welded vinyl window systems to North America.
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 underfloor heating system is installed using PEX pipe pioneered by REHAU in 1968.
REHAU's compression sleeve fitting is launched.
Plant in Baie d’Urfé, Québec, begins production.
REHAU introduces radiant heating and snow melting to the North American market
First RAU-SIK silicone seal goes into space aboard the Ariane rocket.
REHAU fiber-reinforced materials are incorporated in the Airbus family.
Plant in Cullman, Alabama, is built to supply the first Mercedes vehicle produced in North America.
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.