In 1911, the company was founded when Anton Reifenhäuser opened a small forge in Troisdorf, Germany. His sons later made it their dream to shape Reifenhäuser into a successful machinery manufacturer. With the sale of the first extruder in 1948, this dream was realized. The story of Reifenhäuser's international success began.


Anton Reifenhäuser establishes the Reifenhäuser forge.

The first Reifenhäuser Extruder The first Reifenhäuser Extruder 1948
Reifenhäuser ventures into its future business field: The first Reifenhäuser extruder for the processing of thermoplastic materials was presented.


Reifenhäuser is gaining global importance: with 35 representations abroad and an export share of 54 percent of its total production.

Reifenhäuser is expanding: A production hall of 3000m² is built and a 700m² large area for ancillary plants bought.

Stamina requested: The development of the spunbond technology begins – it will last 12 years.


Reiloy Metall is established as an expert for highly wear-resistant screws and barrels.

Klaus and Ulrich Reifenhäuser 1992 Klaus and Ulrich Reifenhäuser 1992 1992
Change to the third generation: Klaus and Ulrich Reifenhäuser take over the management of the company.

At the forefront also with used machinery: Reifenhäuser demerges Polyrema.

A separate company for tapes and monofilaments: Reifenhäuser demerges Reimotec.

Clear course towards growth and globalisation: Reifenhäuser adopts a holding structure.

Nonwoven lines on the road to success: Reifenhäuser demerges the synthetic fibre division and establishes the independent Reicofil company.

Spunbond nonwoven line Spunbond nonwoven line 2006
All film activities are bundled: Reifenhäuser founds Reifenhäuser Extrusion.

Shaping the future: Reifenhäuser invests over 30 million euro and establishes the largest privately operated technology center for research and development in the plastics extrusion industry.

Best of Two for blown film lines: In the midst of the financial and economic crisis, Reifenhäuser acquires its former Worms-based competitor Kiefel Extrusion, and establishes the joint company Reifenhäuser Kiefel Extrusion.

Reifenhäuser celebrates its 100th anniversary.

Consistent continuation of the restructuring process: The two business units of Reifenhäuser Extrusion are divided into the independent companies Reifenhäuser Cast Sheet Coating and Reifenhäuser Extrusion Technology.

Strengthening the North American market for screws and barrels: Reifenhäuser acquires Wichita-based Westland Corporation which becomes a part of the Business Unit Reiloy and operates under the name Reiloy Westland.

Reifenhäuser acquires the Italian winder manufacturer Nuova Protex. The company operates as of now under the name Reimotec Winding Technology as part of the Business Unit Reimotec.

Reifenhäuser invests further 20 million Euro in the expansion of the Technology Center

Effective April 16, 2015, the Reifenhäuser Group acquires the German spinneret manufacturer and longstanding supplier Enka Tecnica.

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Reifenhauser Incorporated

12260 W 53rd Street North
Maize KS 67101

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Reifenhauser Plastic Machinery (Suzhou) Co. Ltd.

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Istanbul Office
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