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History

Let us tell you a little bit about who we are and what Rauch Möbelwerke's heritage is.

2014

Winner of the "National German Sustainability Award 2014".
Rauch Möbelwerke GmbH is Germany's most sustainable medium-sized company.

2013

The "20up"-Logo

Launch of "20up".
"A range of stand-alone wardrobes that fit everywhere!"

2010

The four Rauch-Brands

Rauch develops new logos for its brand communication activities. The slogan it now uses consistently for everything is "A clever choice in furniture".

2009

Complete acquisition of all company shares of Steffen AG in Masterhausen as well as integrating this company into the Rauch Group.

The Rauch Museum
Rauch – Plant 14 – Bürgstadt

Extension of the manufacturing facility in Bürgstadt by about 10.000 sqm.

Rauch receives the "Golden M". This award presented by the German Community for Quality in Furniture ("Deutsche Gütergemeinschaft Möbel e.V.") is the most important seal for quality and safety in furniture production in europe.

2008

At the International Furniture Fair in Cologne, Rauch present their "Living Environments" concept to the public. A short-term-plan is to build a museum, which shows the history of the artwork of joinery and furniture.

2007

Showroom Centre in Freudenberg

Rauch opens a new 4,000 sqm Showroom Centre in Freudenberg.

2006

Rauch actively contributes to climate protection by putting an environmentally-friendly and CO2- neutral chip-combustor into operation. This provides heating for Plant 3, the administration buliding, the showroom and the Otto-Rauch-Foundation.

2004

Buy-out of all shares of the Steffen AG Mastershausen by the Rauch families.

1999

Logo from 1999
Logo from 1999
Logo from 1999

Rauch reacts to the changes of the German market conditions and launches the three product sections of DIALOG, PACK'S and SELECT (back then known as "select-Art"). Rauch also increases the manufacturing capacity of the chipboard factory in Markt Bibart.

1997

The Rauch family enterprise celebrates its 100th anniversary.

1994

Award of the environmental distinction "Blue Angel" for all Rauch products. All varnishes used are water-soluble and, therefore, environmentally friendly.

1989

Extension of the manufacturing facilities from 50,000 sqm to 65,000 sqm, i.e. an area as large as three football fields.

1979

Bürgstadt – furniture factory

Acquisition of the Zengel furniture factory in Bürgstadt. Real wood-veneer bedrooms are manufactured in this plant.

1977

Rauch invites its domestic and foreign customers for its first In-House Show on its premises in Freudenberg.

1973

Over the last 10 years staff numbers have doubled. More than 1,000 people work for Rauch now.

1972

Rauch – Plant-3 – Freudenberg

Opening of a new, 520 m long manufacturing facility on an area of 50,000 sqm. In this plant, Rauch specifically produce furniture with printed surfaces. Every minute, a complete bedroom or studio set comes off the production line with the aid of a new computer-controlled system.

1970

Rauch develops the French, Dutch and Belgian markets with the export share rapidly rising to 20%.

1963

Rauch employs a staff of more than 500.

1958

Chipboard factory – Markt Bibart – 1960

Acquisition of the Kreibaum chipboard factory in Markt Bibart with an area of 14,382 sqm. As from now, Rauch produces all chipboard required for their own furniture production in this facility.

1953

For the first time in its history, Rauch products are shown at the International Furniture Fair in Cologne which is known as the imm Cologne nowadays.

1945

Wendelin, Günther and Heinz Rauch

After World War II, Wendelin, Günther and Heinz – the founder's grandsons – join the company. They focus on the manufacture of bedrooms, kitchens and occasional furniture. 

1939

Wendelin Rauch, the founder of the Rauch Furniture Company, dies at the age of 67.

1937

An innovative production concept, separating the machine hall from the assembly hall, is introduced in the new manufacturing facilities. Staff numbers exceed the 100 mark.

1934

After some ups and downs in the 30s, Rauch buys the furniture factory of Emil Grein in Freudenberg. New CEOs of this company are Wendelin and his son Otto.

1927

Otto Rauch
Wendelin Rauch

Otto Rauch joins the company of his father Wendelin.

1897

Carpentry – 1897

At the age of 25, Wendelin Rauch establishes a small joinery in Freudenberg, Baden-Württemberg, producing occasional furniture.