History of company Rutenbeck

 

2016 - 25 years FMT

 

FMT has been a mainstay of the Rutenbeck group since 1991 with production, manufacturing and logistics.
Continuous extension and expansion of production facilities, as well as investments in future developments, have been the driving force for the company and the region over the last 25 years.

On May 07, 2016, we celebrated this with a big party with the employees and representatives from politics and business.

 

 

 

2012/2013 - Rutenbeck-The fifth generation

 

With Alexander, Holger and Tobias Rutenbeck, the fifth generation takes responsibility. For 140 years a Rutenbeck family member has always been the chief executive officer of the company. With the entry of the three cousins,  ​​this proud tradition is secured for the future.

 



Alexander Rutenbeck, Director Marketing and Sales
Holger Rutenbeck, Head of Sales Force
Tobias Rutenbeck, Managing Director Marksuhl

 

 

2012

 

At Light+Building 2012 Rutenbeck presents the world's first and only WLAN Access point for flush-mounting.

 

 

 

2012 - The fourth business branch "Multimedia" was founded.

 

The increasing amount of communication adapters and signal amplifiers in our product range and the newly added high-performance cable VGA / HDMI area are the trigger for the establishment of the business branch Multimedia

 

 

 

2007 - POF-Polymere Optical Fibre

 

With the plastic optical fiber technology the company has entered a completely new Approach in data network technology. Easy processing and installation without special tools characterise the Technology.

 

 

2004

 

With line21 ® Rutenbeck presents for the first time a technology that allows using a standard telephone wiring also for simultaneous data transmission. Only the sockets must be replaced.

 

 

 

2001

 

Due to the increasing number of products, particularly in the area of remote switching and alarm dialing devices, as well as in the data technology area, 3 separate business branches are founded.

 

 

2000

 

Since the first Light + Building in Frankfurt's exhibition halls, Rutenbeck is an exhibitor.
Light+Building.

 

 

1997

 

With the Cat.5 universal connector units Rutenbeck produces for the first time data jacks in a Zinc die cast process.

 

 

1990 - Foundation of the subsidiary

 

In the year after the fall of the Berlin Wall, a subsidiary was founded in Marksuhl, Thuringia, which expands continuously. Currently, there is the logistics center, as well as almost the entire production and assembly of data and telephone technical products.

"Quality products Made in Germany" is not just a marketing slogan for us.

 



1 Location "Vachaer Straße"


Expansion of the production site "Im Meilesfeld"

 

 

1989

 

With the liberalisation of the telecommunications market and the end of the monopoly of Deutsche Bundespost the company has developed RUBIK, the new connection system for second- and third telephones, answering machines, fax-machines, BTX, second ringers and signalling devices.

 

 

1979

 

 

Since 1979 Harald Rutenbeck has been leading the company as managing partner together with his brother Heino. Ever since Rutenbeck has changed from a manufacturer of telecommunication products for the Deutsche Bundespost to a supplier of products and systems for the information- and communication-technology.

 

 

Company buildings today

 



Niederworth 1-10


Klagebach 33

 

 

Company buildings around 1967

 



Niederworth 1-10


Klagebach 33

 

 

Company buildings around 1952

 



Klagebach 33

 

 

Since 1947 – the entry into telecommunication

 

The telecommunication –
the telephone line was followed …

… from the telephone pole …
… in the apartment.









 

A copper soldering iron with thermite-incendiary composition for soldering of aerial telephone lines.

 

 

Product range from 1947 to 1979

 

Development and production of parts for the automobile industry:

ashtrays
armrests
control buttons
window lifter
 
Borgward-Gruppe (Borgward, Goliath, Lloyd)
Opel

Glas (Goggomobil)
later BMW
Ford

 

 

Company buildings around 1942

 



Klagebach 33

 

 

Product range 1939 – 1945

 

 

 

Development Logo

 

Basics of the actual company logo are derived from chemistr.

 

 

Product range 1935 – 1939 Dr. Franz & Rutenbeck

 

Floor wax
shoe polish
tooth paste
shaving soap

 

 

1935

 

The youngest of the three Rutenbeck-brothers, Emil Rutenbeck (1916 – 1979), lead the company  from 1935.
After returning from the second world war he also managed the company Wilhelm Rutenbeck.

 

 

1935

 

1935 Alex Rutenbeck (1912 – 1935) founded with Dr. Hermann Franz the chemical company. Dr. Franz & Rutenbeck. Dr. Franz withdrew shortly after foundation. Alex Rutenbeck got killed in the year of foundation after an accident in the Company.

 

 

1939

 

1939 followed the third generation. Karl-Wilhelm Rutenbeck (1910 – 1944) joined the company and in 1939 started additionally the production of press- and injection moulds for the booming plastics industry Wilhelm Rutenbeck got killed in action in Poland in 1944.

 

 

1907

 

1907 his son Gustav Rutenbeck (1878 – 1952) took over the forge Company.

 

 

The first products

 

Carpenter-, locksmith- and bricklayer hammers, peening devices

 

 

1873

 

Everything started in 1873 in Oedenthal, near Schalksmühle.







Wilhelm Rutenbeck (1845 – 1907) founded a business for himself and started the batch production of hammers and other tools.
 

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