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.
Foundation of the POLYRACK Electronic-Aufbausysteme GmbH as the first company of the group.
Foundation office building
First office building in Straubenhardt, Germany (1.300qm).
RAPP Surface Treatment
Building: the present HQ in Straubenhardt, Germany. (2.500qm/total 3.800qm).
Söllingen,Germany (700qm/ total 4.500qm) POLYRACK AG, Urdorf, Schweiz.
Expansion of plant one. (4.000qm/ total 8.500qm).
Expansion about the new business line Systems Technology.
Expansion Systems Technology
Expansion / move Systems Technology to Ittersbach, Germany. (3.600qm/ total 12.100qm).
Foundation of POLYRACK North America Corp., Rhode Island, USA.
Plant 2 RAPP Kunststofftechnik
New building of plant two in Straubenhardt. Move of RAPP Kunststofftechnik GmbH and of the Systems Technology. (9.100qm/ total 21.200qm).
First office building in the USA
First office building POLYRACK North America Corp., USA (1.400qm/ total 22.600qm).
POLYRACK Science and Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Shenzhen, China.
ECON SOLUTIONS GMBH
Foundation econ solutions GmbH, Straubenhardt, Germany.
Expansion econ solutions
Expansion / move econ solutions GmbH, Karlsruhe, Germany.
Expansion Plant 4
Expansion of the Mechanical Production to Plant 4, Ettlingen, Germany. (4.400 qm / Total 23.900 qm)
POLYRACK BENELUX S.P.R.L.
Foundation of POLYRACK Benelux, in Fernelmontp, Belgium
FOUNDATION OF POLYRACK CHINA
Expansion and move of POLYRACK Science & Technology within Shenzhen, China
Expansion Plant 4
Expansion of the production areas Mechanics, Plastics Technology and Assembly with an additional production hall section.