Growing in Capability
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 Plastics Ltd formed in the UK. Head Office and warehouse opened in Slough.
Manchester Sales Office is opened.
The first UK Automotive Department starts up at Slough with the development of bumper pads for the Mark III Ford Cortina.
Amlwch production facility is opened.
Continued expansion and a second factory established at Blaenau-Ffestiniog.
The company name changes from "REHAU Plastics Ltd" to "REHAU Ltd".
New Year's Eve marks the most significant development of REHAU UK: the opening of the new headquarters in Ross-on-Wye. The entire head office is relocated from Slough to Hill Court.
New sales offices are opened at Glasgow and Dublin.
REHAU Academy is launched.
REHAU celebrated its 40th anniversary trading in the UK.
Launch of Polytec50 and RAUSOLID surfaces
Launch of REHAU-Edge - Fully Sculptured 70mm System.
REHAU has won the Bavarian Quality Prize in the Industry category for outstanding process and product quality
Red Dot Design Award for the glass laminate RAUVISIO crystal as well as the room controller Nea for controlling radiant floor heating systems.
REHAU is now an approved material manufacturer for BOEING with the RAU-FLIGHT material being developed in-house.
Two new systems for more comfort and safety: The RE.SOURCE water dispenser and the smart RE.GUARD water control device.
The UK also launches the Rio flush fit window, the alternative solution to timber windows.