RKW Group Among the TOP 500 Family-Owned Companies in Germany

With 2013 annual sales of EUR 860 million, the RKW Group is among the TOP 500 family-owned companies in Germany according to the latest ranking published by the German “Wirtschaftsblatt” business magazine. The magazine’s yearly analysis looks at the 500 family-owned companies with the highest sales and examines their impact on the business location Germany. Family-owned companies such as the RKW Group secure jobs, invest in research and development and are viewed with justification as the growth drivers of the German economy.

In recent years, the RKW Group has expanded worldwide. Compared to the previous year, the company recorded a 10 % rise in sales in 2014. The company, which is based in the Rhine-Palatinate region of Germany, will soon open a new production facility in Guangzhou, China and will thus further strengthen its position as one of the world’s leading manufacturers of plastic films and nonwovens.

Dependable company culture assures employees

Apart from positive business developments, the CEO Harald Biederbick always has the interests of the workforce in focus: “The dependability of a family-owned company together with the dynamics of a global player is our big advantage which attracts the best people”. The approximately 3,000 employees value, in particular, the wide-ranging development opportunities which RKW offers at 23 locations around the world. Young people benefit from high-quality training which has often been praised by the local Chamber of Commerce. Openness, fairness and respect are not just buzzwords but the guiding principles of our everyday life.

Commercial success and responsibility for the society we live in and the environment are inseparably linked in the RKW Group and the company participates in a number of sustainability initiatives. Production methods which protect resources and the environment are an integral part of our company policy.

Inclusion in the Wirtschaftsblatt’s TOP 500 family-owned companies ranking is confirmation of the performance of the RKW Group which has been setting standards in terms of quality, innovation and service for almost 60 years.

Convince yourself of our respect-based company culture at our Carees websites or read about what some of our employees value most about the RKW Group.

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Katharina Ehmer
Corporate Marketing & Communications
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