Our company history began with porcelain, which still provides an important basis for our polishing media product line. In 1933, Richard Stephan Rösler founded a porcelain company in Dessendorf/Sudetenland, He rebuilt the company in 1948, after the end of the war, in Tettau - Schauberg/Upper Franconia. The first polishing medias were created from production scrap: broken pieces of beer bottle tops, pharmaceutical porcelain, and technical ceramics.
In 1958, the family acquired the Alboth & Kaiser porcelain factory in Staffelstein - Hausen, where Richard Stephan"s son, Roland Rösler, built up a production branch dedicated to polishing media. In 1974, he began to develop and produce mass finishing systems and compounds.
A few years later, mass finishing was booming. Successful sales of polishing media and equipment led to further expansion and the relocation of mechanical engineering from Hausen to Untermerzbach in 1980.
In 1991, Rösler became an international company. With the purchase of the Rotofinish - Group we gained subsidiaries in France, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, and Spain.
In 1995, Stephan Rösler, representing the third generation, took the helm and continued with the expansion of the company.
In 1997/1998, the entire company was certified according to DIN EN 14001 and according to DIN EN 9001 standards.
In 1998, the company entered the shotblasting field with the purchase of Hunziker Industriestrahltechnik/Switzerland.
In 1998/1999, the shotblasting technology was expanded at the Untermerzbach site with a 2nd testing center.
In 2000/2001, mechanical engineering, administration, and customer service were expanded in Untermerzbach.
By 2001, additional subsidiaries were also opened in Austria, Switzerland, Singapore, Brazil, South Africa, and the USA.
2004 the strategic alignment of the Rösler-Group was extended with the integration of Vapor Blast (specialist for aerospace applications) and Köhne GmbH (complete preservation lines).
2006 new building of an additional shotblasting assembly hall in Untermerzbach. Rösler acquires the shotblasting manufacturer JetwheelBlast USA. Aquisition of the shotblasting manufacturer Baiker Maschinenbau AG, Switzerland.
2007 Acquisition of the shotblasting manufacturer Baiker Maschinenbau AG, Switzerland. Investment of 12 Mio. EUR in buildings and equipment for shot blasting at Untermerzbach site. Acquisation of Reni Cirillo S.p.A., an acknowledged Italian manufacturer of mass finishing systems.
2008 New office buildings and a hall at Untermerzbach site and follow-up actions as another laser cutting or machine tools. Investment volume of € 6 million. Establishment of Rosler SurfaceTech Private Limited, India.
2011 Acquisition of Rutten Wheels, Belgium, a world leader for over 20 years in the area of Long Life Shotblasting Turbines. Investment of 7 million US$ at Battle Creek USA facility. 11,000 m2 building expansion for laser cutting, steel fabrication, CNC operation, equipment assembly and administrative offices.
2012 Completion of two new building extensions and additional fully automatic high-bay warehouse with loading yard at headquarters Untermerzbach. Rösler invests 8,5 million € into the manufacturing location in Germany. Moreover, expansion of the Indian branch by a new shotblasting and mass finishing production site in Pune, Maharashtra.
2013 European market leader in blasting techniques based on new equipment sold.
2014 New manufacturing facility in Pune, India - 2680 m² manufacturing area with additional 240 m² of office space.
2015 Restructure of the Rösler Group; Mr Stephan Rösler has appointed Mr. Frank Möller as Operations Director Shotblasting and Mr. Volker Löhnert as Operations Director Mass Finishing.
DIN EN ISO 50001 certification for energy management
2016 Expansion of office buildings by an additional 320 m² in Untermerzbach. Expansion of media production by an additional 5.600 m² in Bad Staffelstein.
2017 Start of the seminar programme at the Rösler Academy, which was founded in 2016
2018 Creation of the brand “AM Solutions” as a specialist for post-processing additive manufactured components.
180 m² of office space added at the Untermerzbach location
2019 Move and commissioning of the new compound production plant in Untermerzbach/Memmelsdorf. Completion and occupancy of the Rösler Academy building.
2020 Commissioning of the newly constructed ceramic media production plant in Untermerzbach/Memmelsdorf.
Completion of the new AM Solutions - 3D post processing technology development centre in Untermerzbach/Memmelsdorf.
Start of AM Solutions – Manufacturing service partner (AM Solutions S.r.l.) at the Italy location
Installation of 7,000 m2 photovoltaic systems at the Memmelsdorf and Hausen sites – reducing the environmental impact of our operation by around 475 tons of CO2 per year.
2021 Management of Rösler Oberflächentechnik GmbH will be shared in future by Mr. Stephan Rösler, Mr. Volker Löhnert, and Mr. Oliver Grün.
Completion/opening of the new company restaurant.
Further investments/conversions to optimize processes in internal logistics and in mechanical engineering (e.g. travelling column milling machine).
Today, the Rösler - Group employs more than 1500 people worldwide, including 995 in Germany. Our distribution network is supported by 17 branches and over 150 worldwide representatives. In spite of our size, we are still a family company and plan to remain so in the future.