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The history of Röwer & Rüb

  • 1867
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    Heinrich Röwer founds a forge for horse shoeing and wagon production. In 1906, he invents an innovative plough made of steel and the factory becomes one of the biggest of its kind in Germany.

  • 1928
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    Röwer launches its first trailer plough for tractors. The company meanwhile holds more than 100 patents worldwide.

  • 1962
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    The original facility cannot handle the demands of the growing business anymore, thus over the years an office building, a production building, and a new warehouse were built.

  • 1978

    The young mechanical engineer Elfert Rüb acquires the company and founds the Röwer & Rüb GmbH. The product focus shifts to barn equipment and later to horse stalls.

  • 1989

    10 years later, the company is specialized in horse stalls. The product portfolio is further expanded by AluTeam show-jumping fences, round arenas and horse walkers, even though it takes about 20 years for the new products to achieve a breakthrough.

  • 1992
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    Additional products are added to the Röwer & Rüb portfolio: outdoor stables, horse barns, barn doors, and barn windows.

  • 2000
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    The production facilities and offices move to Thedinghausen, a small town in the North of Germany. As well, the new product exhibition is opened and initial tests with bamboo as an alternative to hardwood are started.

  • 2003

    Röwer & Rüb GmbH celebrates its 25th anniversary.

  • 2006
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    The FREIMATIC horse walker is a best-seller: The 1000th horse walker leaves the factory.

  • 2007

    Röwer & Rüb GmbH founds the German Horse Industry (GHI) in cooperation with other companies and experts. The GHI offers concentrated expertise and know-how on a global scale.

  • 2008

    Dr. Andreas Jacobs and Rüdiger Deckert become new shareholders of the Röwer & Rüb GmbH in addition to Elfert Rüb and his family. Also, the production area is expanded by a new building to more than 100,000 square foot.

  • 2011

    The horse walker portfolio is expanded by TEOMATIC horse walkers and oval horse walkers. As well, exports keep playing an increasingly important role at Röwer & Rüb GmbH and we are nominated for the Lower Saxony's Foreign Trade Prize.

  • 2014

    Completion of the Röwer & Rüb product exhibition with an display area of more than 75,000 square foot.

  • 2016

    Elfert Rüb goes into retirement and Rüdiger Deckert remains the sole CEO of the Röwer & Rüb GmbH.