RUDOLF GROUP - a story of success

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Present

The RUDOLF GROUP manufactures in 8 countries, owns 20 foreign subsidiaries and 30 agencies worldwide and currently has more than 1,000 employees around the world.

2013

An administration building is refurbished with the latest IT and communication technology, the third production hall is built.

2010-2011

RUDOLF SIZING in Brazil and RUDOLF POLYMERS in Indonesia are founded.

2007

Expansion and modernisation

of production and the laboratories in Geretsried

2007

The Bavarian State Ministry gives RUDOLF the Bavarian Quality Award.

2005

Voluntary commitment

to participation in the Bavarian Environmental Pact

1997

First joint

certification of development and production in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001 and 14001.

1992-2007

More production operations

are founded abroad: 1992 Hong Kong, 1995 Indonesia, 1997 Brazil, 1998 Turkey and USA, 2005 Pakistan, 2007 India.

1990

A high-bay warehouse

with the latest storage technology for raw materials and finished goods is put into operation

1984

The first overseas production operation is founded: RUDOLF South Africa

1971

Administration department

is expanded by enlarging hall 94

1970

Dipl. Economist Wolfgang Schumann

joins the company.

1968

Construction

of a production hall for chemical conversion (hall A).

1956 - 1959

A boiler house

is refurbished, completion of construction and furnishing of a production hall for fitting (hall B)

1952

The first

office building is constructed

1951

RUCONETZER S, a universal wetting agent for textile finishing processes, which is initially unrivalled in the textile auxiliary agents market, is brought to market.

1950

The first

structural extension: construction of a shipping warehouse

1948

The „Voralpenwerke“

industrial association is founded by 17 Geretsried-based companies, including RUDOLF & Co.

1947

The production of textile auxiliary agents and chemical-technical products (hand cleaners, for example) begins in spring. The first Pfaudler chemical reactor is put into operation.

1946

RUDOLF & Co.

are assigned buildings 93 and 94 of a former ordnance factory for producing textile auxiliary agents.

1945

RUDOLF & Co. in Warnsdorf

is placed under national management by the Czech state and confiscated. The branch in Zittau is later also turned into a „Publically Owned Operation“ (Volkseigener Betrieb). Ernst and Wolfgang Schumann tour West Germany under primitive travel conditions in order to investigate the options for establishing a production company. On 13 December 1945, RUDOLF & Co. receives a „work permit for the production of textile auxiliary agents“ in Geretsried from the State Authority for Chemistry in Munich.

1942

Wolfgang Schumann,

who had been discharged from the army with a serious war wound, becomes a partner.

1926

A branch

is founded in Zittau in Saxony, near the German-Czech border.

1924

Eng. Ernst Schumann (1884-1965), businessman and representative of Farbwerke Höchst in Reichenberg from 1908, takes over the company.

1922

Chemical engineer Reinhold Rudolf, who had relevant experience in the production of chemical-technical products and, in particular, of textile auxiliary agents, founds the RUDOLF & Co. chemical factory in Warnsdorf in Northern Bohemia