Fact sheet

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REHAU is a global leader in polymer solutions for 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 approximately 20,000 employees at more than 170 locations, our independent privately held corporation has assumed a leadership role as an innovation driver and solution provider.

Founding of company

Founded in 1948 in the Bavarian town of 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 our first decade, REHAU was successful in establishing 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 more than 50 countries.

The REHAU Group headquarters is located in Muri, Switzerland. Our operations are divided into three global regions:

  • Americas
  • EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) 
  • Asia Pacific

The Americas headquarters is located in Leesburg, Virginia. It oversees operations across 4 sub-region administrative offices, 20 sales offices, 9 plants and 8 logistics centers throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America and South America.

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.

Business divisions

Our wide-ranging competencies are divided into five divisions: Window Solutions, Building Solutions, Furniture Solutions, Industrial Solutions and Automotive..

REHAU Academy

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. Seminars are held regularly at our training centers, at customers' locations and online.

Research and innovation

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.

Innovation highlights


  • Americas: 9 plants and 8 logistics centers, 20 sales offices
  • Worldwide: more than 170 locations, 40 plants and 110 sales offices


  • Americas: approximately 3,000
  • Worldwide: approximately 20,000


  • Theo Haast, president and CFO
  • Terry Barnaby, COO
  • Dr. Thomas Troeger, CMO

Engineering progress

Enhancing lives