History

The POLYRACK Electronic-Aufbausysteme GmbH was founded in 1979 by Horst Rapp as the first company of the POLYRACK TECH-GROUP. Horst Rapp, who graduated in mechanical engineering and business administration, was previously executive assistant to the board of directors of a large jewelry company, but saw better prospects in the field of electronics. What began in Straubenhardt-Conweiler with just one man is today a company whose success story is now in the hands of over 250 employees. At the same time, it is the story of an impressive development from a pure manufacturing service provider to a turnkey supplier, whose service portfolio ranges from engineering and design to the final product.

Thanks to extended fields of competences, new opportunities for growth have been created within the international competition also. The challenges of globalisation have been realised and used as opportunity. Thereby, the independent subsidiary in Rhode Island, USA, plays an important role. Founded in 2006, the POLYRACK North America Corp. has been able to establish itself in this promising market, operating out of its own company premises since 2008. The construction of a new plant in Straubenhardt in 2007, enabling thus to move in one location, brought together the technology sectors system, plastics and surface technology. To support the positive development, we created extra capacity in the fields of mechanics and plastics technology through the establishment of an additional production plant in Ettlingen in 2014.

But despite all the development and change, we always like to emphasise what we have remained: a family business that will continue this tradition in the next generation. Strongly anchored in the region. Committed to its people.

1979

Company foundation

Foundation of the POLYRACK Electronic-Aufbausysteme GmbH as the first company of the group (Straubenhardt, Germany)

1981

First company building

Purchase of the first office building in Straubenhardt (1.300 qm)

1990

Plant 1

Building of the present HQ in Straubenhardt (2.500 qm/total 3.800 qm)
Foundation of RAPP Oberflächenbearbeitung GmbH for surface treatment (Straubenhardt, Germany)

1993

RAPP Kunststofftechnik

Foundation of RAPP Kunststofftechnik GmbH for plastics technology (Straubenhardt,Germany) and POLYRACK AG (Urdorf, Schweiz)

1994

Expansion Plant 1

Expansion of plant one in Straubenhardt (4.000 qm/ total 8.500 qm)

1996

Systems Technology

Expansion about the new business line Systems Technology

2000

Expansion Systems Technology

Expansion / move of Systems Technology to Ittersbach, Germany (3.600 qm/ total 12.100 qm)

2006

POLYRACK USA

Foundation of POLYRACK North America Corp. (Rhode Island, USA)

2007

Plant 2

New building of plant two in Straubenhardt
Move of RAPP Kunststofftechnik GmbH and the Systems Technology (9.100 qm/ total 21.200 qm).

2008

Office building USA

The first company building of POLYRACK North America Corp. (USA) is built in Rhode Island (1.400 qm/ total 22.600 qm).

2009

POLYRACK CHINA

Foundation of POLYRACK Science and Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. (Shenzhen, China)

2010

ECON SOLUTIONS GMBH

Foundation of econ solutions GmbH (Straubenhardt, Germany)

2012

Expansion econ solutions

The econ solutions GmbH moves to Karlsruhe, Germany

2013

Expansion Plant 4

Expansion of the Mechanical Production to Plant 4 (Ettlingen, Germany) (4.400 qm / Total 23.900 qm)

2014

POLYRACK BENELUX S.P.R.L.

Foundation of POLYRACK Benelux (Fernelmont, Belgium)

2015

MOVE OF POLYRACK CHINA

Expansion and move of POLYRACK Science & Technology within Shenzhen, China

2016

Expansion Plant 4

Expansion of the production areas mechanics, plastics technology and assembly with an additional production hall section at plant 4 (Ettlingen, Germany)

2017

Championship Triple KTV Straubenhardt

The german gymnastics team KTV Straubenhardt, whose main sponsor is POLYRACK TECH-GROUP, wins the title of team champion of Germany the third time in a row

2018

New ESD-Area in Systems Technology

Expansion of the ESD-area in the production area of plant 2 (Straubenhardt, Germany)
Re-certification of DIN EN ISO 9001:2015

2019

40 Years of POLYRACK

Expansion of of plant 4 (Ettlingen, Germany)
Certification according to IATF 16949
Acquisition of the company Metalle in Form Geräteteile GmbH (Karlsruhe, Germany)

2020

POLYRACK Aerospace GmbH

Foundation of POLYRACK Aerospace GmbH (Straubenhardt, Germany)

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