In December, on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the company’s founding, REHAU began celebrating 75 years of enhancing lives with world-class engineering expertise, adaptability and a strong value-based foundation.
Over the years, REHAU has grown from a family-owned company into today's family of companies that will continue to invest in sustainable growth.
The yearlong celebration is dedicated to exploring the company claim "Engineering progress. Enhancing lives." and to uniting employees around the globe – across times zones, languages and geopolitical circumstances – in a common experience of the REHAU Way.
“REHAU is now celebrating its 75th anniversary,” said Dr. Thomas Troeger, CEO of REHAU Americas. “Together with our customers, suppliers and employees, REHAU is looking back and drawing inspiration from the pioneering spirit and visionary power of our founder. But above all, the Group is looking forward to how we can create even better experiences for our customers.”
The foundation for the REHAU success story was laid by company founder Helmut Wagner in 1948 in the Bavarian town of the same name, when on the premises of the Franconian leather factory he, two other men and one machine began to replace conventional materials with polymers. Building on the values of trust, reliability and innovation, he created a successful business. REHAU know-how and technical expertise is found in numerous applications and locations throughout the world: the Ariane rocket for space research, the turf heating in Berlin's Olympic Stadium or the subway in Cairo, to name a few.
In 2000, sons Jobst Wagner and Dr. Veit Wagner took over the company as president and vice president, respectively, and consistently developed it further in the direction of today's subgroups. In 2021, Jobst Wagner handed over the presidency to Dr. Veit Wagner and moved to the vice presidency. With Nils Wagner as head of REHAU New Ventures, the third generation is represented in a leading position within the group. In 2021, the pioneering and visionary company founder Helmut Wagner passed away at the age of 95.
Today, the REHAU Group is an international family of companies with 190 locations, more than 20,000 employees and an annual turnover of more than 4.5 billion euros.