Winner of the "National German Sustainability Award 2014".
Rauch Möbelwerke GmbH is Germany's most sustainable medium-sized company.
Launch of "20up".
"A range of stand-alone wardrobes that fit everywhere!"
Complete acquisition of all company shares of Steffen AG in Masterhausen as well as integrating this company into the Rauch Group.
Opening of the Rauch Museum "Provenance and Presence".
Extension of the manufacturing facility in Bürgstadt by about 10.000 sqm.
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.
Rauch opens a new 4,000 sqm Showroom Center in Freudenberg.
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.
Buy-out of all shares of the Steffen AG Mastershausen by the Rauch families.
The Rauch family enterprise celebrates its 100th anniversary.
Award of the environmental distinction "Blue Angel" for all Rauch products. All varnishes used are water-soluble and, therefore, environmentally friendly.
Extension of the manufacturing facilities from 50,000 sqm to 65,000 sqm, i.e. an area as large as three football fields.
Acquisition of the Zengel furniture factory in Bürgstadt. Real wood-veneer bedrooms are manufactured in this plant.
Rauch invites its domestic and foreign customers for its first In-House Show on its premises in Freudenberg.
Over the last 10 years staff numbers have doubled. More than 1,000 people work for Rauch now.
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.
Rauch develops the French, Dutch and Belgian markets with the export share rapidly rising to 20%.
Rauch employs a staff of more than 500.
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.
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.
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.
Wendelin Rauch, the founder of the Rauch Furniture Company, dies at the age of 67.
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.
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.
Otto Rauch joins the company of his father Wendelin.
At the age of 25, Wendelin Rauch establishes a small joinery in Freudenberg, Baden-Württemberg, producing occasional furniture.