Either we find a way,
or we forge our won path.
With business foresight and innovative drive, this family business has shaped its own unique journey over generations. The past successes of the Rösler Group motivates us every day to shape the future with further innovations.
Management of Rösler Oberflächentechnik GmbH will be shared in future by Stephan Rösler, Volker Löhnert, and Oliver Grün.
Completion/opening of the new company restaurant. Further investments/conversions to optimize processes in internal logistics and mechanical engineering (e.g. traveling column milling machine).
Expansion of the France site.
Commissioning of the newly constructed ceramic finishing media production plant in Untermerzbach.
Completion of the new AM Solutions – 3D post processing technology development center in Untermerzbach.
Start of AM Solutions – Manufacturing service partner (AM Solutions S.r.l.) at the Italian site.
Installation of photovoltaic systems on an area of approx. 7,000 m² in Untermerzbach and Bad Staffelstein – reducing the environmental impact by around 600 metric tons of CO2 per year.
Move and commissioning of the new compound production plant in Untermerzbach.
Completion and occupancy of the Rösler Academy building.
Creation of the brand “AM Solutions” as a specialist for the post-processing of additive manufactured components.
Expansion of the office space at the Untermerzbach site by 180 m².
Commissioning of the newly constructed plastic finishing media production plant in Bad Staffelstein.
Start of the training program at the Rösler Academy, which was founded in 2016.
Expansion of the office space at the Untermerzbach site by 320 m².
Expansion of the finishing media production plant at the Bad Staffelstein site by 5,600 m².
European market leader in shot blasting based on new equipment sold.
Completion of two new buildings for machine production and a fully automatic high-bay warehouse with loading yard at the Untermerzbach headquarters.
Rösler invests €8.5 million into the German site.
Acquisition of RUTTEN Wheels, Belgium, a global leader for more than 20 years in the field of long life blast turbines.
Investment of 7 million US$ in a 11,000 m² building extension for laser cutting, steel construction, CNC operations, equipment assembly and administrative offices at the Battle Creek, MI site, USA.
From medium-sized business to global player – worldwide expansion
In the 2000s, Rösler Oberflächentechnik GmbH expanded its business through acquisitions and the expansion of strategically important sites, such as France and the USA. Rösler also heavily invested in Germany over the following years, including new production plants and office space at the Bad Staffelstein site.
Change to company management and the start of our journey into shot blasting
Stephan Rösler has been at the head of the company since 1995, representing the third generation. Within a short time, he set the company on a new path that would significantly change the structure of the company over the coming years: in 1998, Rösler entered the field of shot blasting with the purchase of Hunziker Industriestrahltechnik. The Untermerzbach site became the base for the company’s new shot blasting department. This evolved and expanded over the next few years.
The Rösler success story picks up speed
In 1958, the Rösler family acquired the land and buildings of a former porcelain factory in Bad Staffelstein. With Roland Rösler at the helm, over the next few years the second Rösler generation increasingly focused on the mass finishing side of the business. A production department dedicated to finishing media was established, and in 1974 the company began to develop compounds and mass finishing machines. From 1980, these were produced at a new site in Untermerzbach.
Company beginnings and rebuilding
The origins of the company go back to the year 1933, when the father of our company, Richard Stephan Rösler, founded a porcelain business in Desná, previously Dessendorf, in the former Sudetenland. In 1948, he rebuilt the company in Tettau-Schauberg, Upper Franconia.
At that time, beer bottle tops, pharmaceutical porcelain and technical ceramics were the main items produced – the first finishing media were made from breakages that occurred during this production process.