RENOLIT is renowned worldwide for its technical excellence, modern product design and cooperative service: our products refine surfaces, seal, protect, stabilise and offer many other advantages. As an international, independent family-owned company, reliable business partner and employer, our ultimate goal is to ensure the company’s long-term success. With decorative, high-quality and sustainable plastic products, we create clear added value for our customers and improve the quality of life for many people.
These five brand values are the foundation of the RENOLIT Group. They define our aspirations, shape our corporate culture and make a promise to our customers every day. RENOLIT stands for a reliable partnership – because each of our values represents a practical benefit for our customers.
Partnership for success: We treat our customers and partners with respect and trust. We develop sustainable products and services for our customers competently and based on their needs.
Always one idea ahead: All of our employees are actively involved in our open culture of innovation and together we develop workable and attractive innovation for the future.
A high-quality range of products for the most sophisticated requirements: Over 70 years of expert knowledge goes into RENOLIT products – pure quality that benefits you and your products.
Around the globe: With our international focus and with over 4,700 employees in over 30 locations around the world, we are always close to our customers.
The foundation of our successful partnerships: Integrity and commitment have shaped our approach for over 70 years so our customers can rely on RENOLIT products and services.
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The RENOLIT brand and the “Rely on it” company slogan are a commitment to our customers so they can rely on our products and services – a commitment we live by every day.
The RENOLIT brand and the “Rely on it” company slogan are a commitment to our customers so they can rely on the RENOLIT products and services – a commitment we live by every day.
RENOLIT aims to achieve growth and profitability – through innovation, expansion on a regional and international scale, and gaining market shares. Tapping into dynamic growth markets for RENOLIT’s high-quality products and close cooperation in each region are therefore our top priorities. This is why we encourage local and global synergies with our global sales structures. Our international focus means we are able to work closely with our customers.
As a family-owned business, seriousness and commitment guide our actions and form the basis for a trusting and cooperative partnership. We take on responsibility for keeping people safe and protecting the environment in a sustainable way. We support our employees in developing their strengths. We show appreciation for what they achieve.
We work with products in technically demanding fields of application and take on a pioneering role in design, function, technology and innovation. RENOLIT products are used in a wide range of applications – from everyday objects to the latest developments in science and technology.
The market constantly places new demands on the quality of our products and services. This is why we are continuously optimising our processes, as well as our cooperation with our customers and partners. For RENOLIT quality extends from the product idea through to product disposal. RENOLIT’s DIN EN ISO 9001:2015-certified quality management system guarantees adherence to the strictest testing criteria for raw material input, process and final inspection, and ensures a consistently high level of quality in series production
We expect our supply partners to make the RENOLIT quality objectives their own in order to ensure RENOLIT quality standards. We work closely with our partners and involve them in the development and quality planning process early on to ensure error-free production and reliable delivery.
We regularly check the quality of our products. For example, by comparing with the original specifications, we ensure continuous high quality in the colour, surface gloss, embossing and dimensions. After several in-depth tests using different methods and approvals, the film is customised, assembled, packaged and shipped after production.
We attribute great importance to lean processes and low energy costs. All RENOLIT locations in Germany and abroad are ISO-certified. We discuss views on current energy topics regularly and train our employees to implement energy management as a fixture of their day-to-day work and to continuously improve our processes.
At RENOLIT, we value the continuous improvement of environmental protection measures. We supplement legal requirements in some areas with voluntary further-reaching efforts. Whenever possible, we reduce our raw material and energy consumption, optimise the entire product life cycle and check new products and processes for their environmental impact as early as the planning phase. We maintain anopen dialogue with our business partners and the authorities concerning this matter. We implement precautionary measures to minimise environmental impact and review our environmental awareness regularly using our internal environmental management system. Jurisdictions and responsibilities are regulated and communicated internally and externally.
The conscious use of energy is a fixture of our day-to-day work. In this way we strive to efficiently implement energy-optimising measures at all our locations. RENOLIT participates in projects to conserve scarce resources. We also avoid energy losses and reduce costs by optimising our processes.
The implementation of the RENOLIT energy policy is managed by the plants, coordinated by the Corporate Engineering department and supported by the company-wide Energy Management System (EMS). Following the principle of “learning from the best”, we examine processes in detail, eliminate weakness and emulate the best to achieve further savings potentials.
Best practice solutions are rolled out company-wide by the Corporate Engineering department, while plants implement individual measures as appropriate. Using this method, we achieved an energy saving of 16 percent in specific energy consumption in the years 2010 to 2013. Based on projected framework conditions, the RENOLIT SE Executive Board set itself the target of reducing specific energy consumption within the RENOLIT Group by a further 10 percent by the end of 2020. In order to achieve this goal we allocate up to 8 percent of the annual investment sum to energy-saving measures.
Up to 8% of annual investment goes into energy-saving measures
RENOLIT was founded on 4th May 1946 in Worms. At the time, the “RENOLIT-Werke-Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung” produced PVC sheets with seven employees. Its financial strength allowed investments, such as in the first calendar for continuous production in 1950. With shops in Holland and a plant in Spain, RENOLIT ventured abroad early on in its history. Thanks to its own production and investments, as well as consistent research and development, today RENOLIT has an outstanding reputation around the world as a specialist for first-class plastic films and other plastic products.
Farsighted intelligence, courage to take entrepreneurial risks, incredible efficiency, sound financial management, profound expertise.
After founding the RENOLIT Werke GmbH in Worms in 1946, the first calendar line for the industrial production of padded foils and films for producing office organisational equipment and flooring was set up in 1950. Integration of the engineering and production of machines and facilities for plastic processing began with the takeover of Paul Kiefel GmbH, Freilassing. The ground breaking ceremony for the current main plant in Worms took place in 1956 (reference 1958).
This was soon followed by the founding of RENOLIT Hispania, the first foreign subsidiary in Estella, Spain. The production of films for furniture surfaces started in Europe in 1963. This was followed in 1977 by the production of self-adhesive films, and films for window-frame profiles in 1981. The manufacture of 3D furniture foils started in 1988.
The acquisition of SOLVAY for the manufacture of CAST-PP films in La Porte in 1998 resulted in our first production site in the USA. In June 1998 the operational part of RENOLIT was divided off and the operational business continued under the name “RENOLIT Werke GmbH”. The company was changed from a limited company (“GmbH”) to a public limited company (“AG”) on 1st January 2003. In 1999, the “Pegulan” film division located in Frankenthal was taken over by Tarkett Sommer.
In 2003, RENOLIT Werke GmbH was transformed into three independent companies: RENOLIT AG, RKW AG and Kiefel GmbH. The holding company was JM Holding GmbH & Co. KGaA. Following the takeover of the SOLVAY Industrial Foils Business foil division of SOLVAY S.A in 2006, a film company was acquired in China in the same year. RENOLIT Hispania, S.A. officially entered into operation in 2008. The years 2008/2009 followed with further incorporations of sales entities in Moscow, Russia, in Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan.
In 2010 RENOLIT took over the Italian film manufacturer, Eurogloss. In 2011, RENOLIT became a European Company (SE). The RENOLIT Istanbul sales company was established in the same year. The takeover of the “Medical Film Division” of AUSTAR PMC, China took place in 2012.
RENOLIT Chile SpA opened its doors in Chile in May 2018. The investment of 8.5 million euros opened up new markets throughout South America. RENOLIT has invested a total of 20.2 million euros in the La Porte, USA site in order to meet the strong demand of the American market. Another milestone was the new PET plant located in Munich with an investment of 12 million euros. PET-based laminates open up new perspectives in furniture front design. A further 7.5 million euros was invested in the Thansau site. The new BS10 extrusion line to expand the capacity of RENOLIT MEDICAL was commissioned in April 2019.
As part of the reorganisation of the ownership structure, the Fischer and Lang families took over 100% of the shares in JM Holding and therefore of RENOLIT SE in 2019. RKW SE split off in tandem and was taken over by the Müller and de Alvear families.