December 2023 marked REHAU’s 75th anniversary. It was founded in 1948 by Helmut Wagner (right) in the Bavarian town of Rehau. Photo courtesy of REHAU.

December 2023 marked REHAU’s 75th anniversary. It was founded in 1948 by Helmut Wagner in the Bavarian town of Rehau, Germany. The company extruded its first polymer window profile in 1958.

Today, REHAU Group comprises five companies: Meraxis, REHAU New Ventures, RAUMEDIC, REHAU Automotive and REHAU Industries.

“Together with our customers, suppliers and employees, REHAU is looking back and drawing inspiration from our founder’s pioneering spirit and visionary power,” says CEO Thomas Troege. “But above all, the Group is looking forward to how we can create even better experiences for our customers.”

REHAU has more than 190 locations with more than 20,000 employees. Helmut’s sons, Jobst and Veit, took over the company in 2000 as president and vice president. In 2021, Veit became president, while Jobst became vice president. Helmut died in 2021 at 95.

The company is exploring expansion into Africa, where it recently acquired a South African company. It also is looking into sites in Mexico.

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