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.
North American production begins in Montreal with handrails, stair nosings and cove bases.
North American headquarters is established in Montreal.
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.
Medical technology business becomes an independent subsidiary of REHAU under the name RAUMEDIC.
Received patent for windshield molding design that eliminates micro-cracking at the windshield’s edge.
Participates in the construction of the first German Passivhaus in North America, Concordia Language Villages in Minnesota.
Introduces Ski-Line, an innovative ski jumping track system that combines summer and winter tracks into a single module.
Introduces GENEO®, a fully reinforced window profile system made from the high-tech material RAUFIPRO®.
Introduces REHAU ECOAIRTM, an air to ground heat exchange system for the preconditioning and dehumidification of residential and commercial ventilation.
Replaces traditional materials with polymers in RELAZZO terrace system, based on RAU-WOOD WPC composite material, and RAUTITAN polymer fitting system.
Completes REHAU heat pump energy-efficient program for heating and cooling.
Awarded Bavarian Quality Prize in the Industry category for outstanding process and product quality as well as for an innovative company-wide quality assurance concept; recognized by the Bavarian State Government for active protection of environment and health.
Develops ULTRALITEC, a new type of production process that combines fibers with thermoplastic using a special compression molding and laying technique.