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Learn more about the RKW Group in our company brochure.

Corporate Profile

“With sustainable film solutions, we enable our customers to improve the daily life of consumers all over the world.”

  • Founded by Jakob Müller in 1957 as Rheinische Kunststoffwerke GmbH in Worms, Germany
  • Privately owned
  • More than 60 years of experience in research, development, and manufacturing of polyolefin films
  • State-of-the-art technologies and machines
  • Annual processing of approx. 367,000 tons of PE and PP
  • 20 locations (19 manufacturing sites plus corporate headquarters)
  • About 3,000 employees
  • Sales of EUR 878 million (2018)

The RKW Group is an independent, privately-owned company headquartered in Frankenthal, Germany, and one of the world’s foremost manufacturers of excellent film solutions. RKW is the market leader in the areas of hygiene and agricultural films, films for the beverage industry and packaging for powdery goods. In addition, the company makes films and nonwovens for medical applications, for the chemical and converting industries as well as for the construction sector. RKW’s sustainable films enable its customers to improve the daily life of consumers all over the world.

In the 2018 fiscal year, RKW generated total sales of EUR 878 million. About 3,000 employees process 367,000 tons of plastic materials at 20 locations around the world. True to the corporate slogan “When excellence matters”, the company, which was founded in 1957, offers outstanding performance in terms of quality and service. Respect and reliability are the core values of RKW and form the basis of the company’s success.

RKW global - Sites worldwide

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RKW ACE | Belgium | Liège

RKW ACE
Belgium

RKW ACE SA
Rue de Renory, 499
4030 | Liège

T+32-4-349-86-60
ace@rkw-group.com

RKW ACE, established in 1973, manufactures cast embossed films, laminates of film to nonwoven, and aperture films. The company is located in Liège, Belgium and has been a part of the RKW Group since 1999.

A Pioneer of Embossed Films for the Hygiene Industry
RKW ACE has the distinction of being one of the very first film producers for the nascent hygiene market back in the ‘70s and one of the founder members of EDANA, the globally renowned trade association for the nonwovens industry.

As RKW’s core location for the medical market, the company’s business mission is to excel in the manufacture of film and laminate products on which its customers rely for consistent high quality, service and innovation. RKW ACE is arguably one of the global leaders in its field of expertise.

With a wide portfolio of product offerings that are recognized throughout the industry, RKW ACE’s long experience in the business brings new value to its customers.

RKW Hyplast | Belgium | Hoogstraten

RKW Hyplast
Belgium

RKW Hyplast NV
Sint-Lenaartseweg 26
Kluis Z1 1340
2320 | Hoogstraten

T+32-3-340-25-50
F+32-3-314-23-72
hoogstraten@rkw-group.com

RKW Hyplast, founded in 1975 and part of the RKW Group since 2014, produces a wide range of polyethylene films for innumerous applications in the agriculture, horticulture, construction and processing industry.

High-quality Products, Excellent Customer Service and Continuous Development
The portfolio encompasses silo and grain bags, agricultural films, inliner and greenhouse films that are produced on state-of-the-art production equipment with up to 7-layer extruders.

With Hyitbag® for bags, Hytidouble® and Hermetix® for agricultural films, our products are acknowledged worldwide for quality and good forage results. In the field of greenhouse films and inliners, RKW Hoogstraten is one of the market leaders, providing solutions that are tailor made to meet the customers’ specific requirements.

RKW’s broad distribution network, committed employees and established long-term customer relationships confirm our success.

RKW Guangzhou | China | Guangzhou

RKW Guangzhou
China

RKW Guangzhou Company Ltd.
Block 8, No. 2, Hengda Road
Yunpu Industrial District, Huangpu
510760 | Guangzhou

T +86 (0) 20 22 30 35 00
guangzhou@rkw-group.com

On 15th May 2015, RKW officially opened its newest film manufacturing plant in Guangzhou, China.

This brand new greenfield site covers 34,000 m² and produces backsheet films for disposable hygiene products in China. Since its opening, the company has invested significantly and doubled in size and now employs 74 staff members.

Serving the local hygiene market, RKW Guangzhou produces multicolor printed breathable films, RKW HyCare. As one of RKW's global core products, RKW HyCare is engineered in Germany at RKW's Center of Excellence for breathable films and printing, and is manufactured locally across four continents.

RKW is famed for the quality of its printing on backsheet films and guarantees the highest product reliability.

Equipped with latest on-line and off-line quality controls, our customers can be sure of the quality of our films.

RKW Egypt | Egypt | Cairo

RKW Egypt
Egypt

RKW Egypt Ltd.
North Extension of Industrial Zones
E² - Industrial Park, M15
6th of October City
Cairo

egypt@rkw-group.com

RKW Egypt is RKW’s core location for production of hygiene films for the Middle East and Africa. The Site was established in 2010, starting as a greenfield project in Sixth of October City, Cairo.

Today, RKW Egypt serves the growing market for hygiene absorbent disposables in the region with a range of ultra-thin films, both printed and unprinted. These films are tailored to suit specific customer and market demands.

RKW Finland | Finland | Pori

RKW Finland
Finland

RKW Finland Ltd.
P.O. Box 22
Ulasoorintie 185
28600 | Pori

T+358-2-517-88-99
F+358-2-517-88-90
finland@rkw-group.com

The Finnish location is specialized in the development of packaging solutions for industry. The location was established in 1920 in Pori and has been a part of the RKW Group since 2000. The product range includes plastic sacks, various packaging and label films as well as laminated products such as roofing underlay films.

RKW Finland has an in-house recycling facility where re-granulate is extruded from film residues.

Packaging Solutions – Tailored to the Customer's Needs
Experience and ongoing development have played a large role in the success of the Finnish location. In the 1960s, with the introduction of plastic sacks, the production of packaging materials rapidly increased.

The following years, RKW Finland has become one of the largest European manufacturer of packaging films with a focus on plastic sacks, bags for the retail industry, as well as packaging and technical films.

RKW Castelletta | France | Saint-Galmier

RKW Castelletta
France

RKW Castelletta S.A.S.
2, allée de la Richelande
Chamboeuf / BP3
42330 | Saint-Galmier

T+33-477-540-385
F+33-477-949-640
castelletta@rkw-group.com

Established in 1961, the French Site RKW Castelletta has been a part of the RKW Group since 2002. The location offers a wide range of innovative packaging solutions with a special focus on Multipack shrink films.

10-color Multipack Shrink Films for the Beverage Industry
Our Multipack shrink films enwrap the beverage packs without wrinkling and offer optimum product protection as well as easier handling and storage.

Realistic print designs with high color fidelity and smooth transitions transform packaging films into brand ambassadors – in up to 10 colors and full HD flexo print.

RKW Remy | France | Saultain

RKW Remy
France

RKW Remy S.A.S.
63, Avenue Henri Barbusse
59990 | Saultain

T+33-3-27-14-72-00
F+33-3-27-36-44-41
remy@rkw-group.com

Located in Saultain, the French RKW location Rémy is a specialist in the manufacturing of industrial and heavy-duty shrink films. RKW Rémy manufactures high-performance films for the processing industry.

Market Leader in France
Experience and know-how pay off: In France, the company has made a name for itself as the market leader in technical films. The films manufactured by RKW Rémy fulfill the highest requirements and are employed in the most diverse industries such as the food and beverage industry, for medical packaging, as well as in the automotive, steel, and metal industries. Our high-performance surface protection solutions, which offer excellent optical and mechanical properties, are renowned throughout the market.

RKW SFE | France | Ville le Marclet

RKW SFE
France

RKW Saint Frères Emballage S.A.S
Rue Marius Sire, B.P. 4
80420 | Ville le Marclet

T+33-3-22-39-49-00
F+33-3-22-39-49-49
sfe@rkw-group.com

The French location RKW Saint Frères Emballage is specialized in films for consumer and industrial packaging, with a particular focus on printed Multipack films for the beverage industry. Established in 1955, the location has been a part of the RKW Group since 2000.

Packaging Solutions – Tailored to the Customers’ Needs
The French location offers its well-known multinational customers a wide range of innovative and sustainable packaging solutions. Printed Multipack films for the beverage industry are the Site’s most important core product. With an expertise of more than 60 years, RKW is a market leader in this area and perfectly meets the customer requirements in the beverage industry. In addition, RKW SFE also provides transport pallet safety films.

RKW Echte | Germany | Kalefeld

RKW Echte
Germany

RKW SE Zweigniederlassung Echte
Am Windmühlenstein 15
37589 | Kalefeld

T+49 (0) 55 53-2 01-0
F+49 (0) 55 53-2 01-61
echte@rkw-group.com

The Site in Echte has been part of the RKW Group since 1968. It develops and manufactures high-quality industrial packaging solutions, based on over 50 years of experience.

Sustainable Self-venting Bags for Powdery Goods
Around 13 years ago, RKW developed the RKW ProVent® plastic bag and set a completely new industry standard for the packaging of powdery and moisture-sensitive goods. The consumer-friendly self-venting sack is a genuine and sustainable alternative to conventional paper sacks.
Likewise, RKW was also the first manufacturer world-wide who introduced an easy-to-use online configurator where customers can create their own designs.

RKW Gronau | Germany | Gronau

RKW Gronau
Germany

RKW SE Zweigniederlassung Gronau
Düppelstr. 16
48599 | Gronau

T+49 (0) 25 62-7 10-0
F+49 (0) 25 62-7 10-2 19
gronau@rkw-group.com

The Gronau location was established in 1969 and has been a part of the RKW Group since 2002. It manufactures carded, spunbond and hydro-entangled spunbond nonwovens.

Films and Nonwovens – the Perfect Fit

An expert in the manufacturing of nonwovens, RKW Gronau is proud to have been working with global and local customers for many years. Excellent quality, in-depth technological knowledge and the combination of films and nonwovens have made RKW a highly respected business partner for tailor-made solutions.

With RKW HyJet®, RKW produces innovative endless-filament nonwovens for a broad range of applications, e.g., surface protection, automotive acoustics as well as hygiene and medical.

RKW HydroSpun | Germany | Halberstadt

RKW HydroSpun
Germany

RKW HydroSpun GmbH
Osttangente 17
38820 | Halberstadt

T+49 (0) 39 41-5 95-43-10
F+49 (0) 39 41-5 95-43-29
hydrospun@rkw-group.com

The manufacturer of high-performance nonwovens was established in Halberstadt in 2005, and has been an independent subsidiary of the RKW Group since 2007. The RKW Site in Halberstadt produces hydroentangled and thermobonded spunbond nonwovens, and is a global technology and innovative leader in this field.

Global Leader in Innovation
Marketed under the brand name RKW HyJet®, RKW produces this innovative endless-filament nonwovens in an in-line process. RKW HyJet® is found in applications as diverse as surface protection, acoustics in the automotive industry as well as in the growing hygiene market for personal care and medical areas.

RKW Michelstadt | Germany | Michelstadt

RKW Michelstadt
Germany

RKW Agri GmbH & Co. KG
Rossbacher Weg 5
64720 | Michelstadt

T+49 (0) 60 61-77-0
F+49 (0) 60 61-77-209
michelstadt@rkw-group.com

Established as a cloth factory in 1828, the location has been part of the RKW Group since 2002. It is specialized in the research, development, and manufacturing of high-quality agricultural films and round-bale nets.

RKW is one of the largest employers in the local region. With committed and highly skilled employees and excellent products, RKW Michelstadt sets itself apart from the competition.

The Michelstadt Site has been continuously enhanced and upgraded. In 2018, the latest expansion took encompassed the commissioning of an additional extrusion line.

RKW has always been a pioneer in innovative agricultural films, from the first silage films and bags in 1960 to the first DLG seal-tested films. RKW invented the round bale nets in the 1980s and is still well known worldwide for its high-quality agricultural brands Polydress® and Rondotex®.

RKW Nordhorn | Germany | Nordhorn

RKW Nordhorn
Germany

RKW SE Zweigniederlassung Nordhorn
Euregiostr. 1
48527 | Nordhorn

T+49 (0) 59 21-8 72-0
F+49 (0) 59 21-8 72-2 78
nordhorn@rkw-group.com

The Nordhorn location – established in 1978 and part of the RKW Group since 2002 – is located in Germany in the Bentheim district on the border to the Netherlands.

The films manufactured in Nordhorn are sold worldwide, with a focus on Europe. They are further processed into demanding hygiene articles or applied as modern and flexible packaging films in various industrial applications.

Long-term Partner to the Glass industry
The RKW location Nordhorn is the center of excellence when it comes to stretchhoods and provides excellent service as well as sophisticated production technologies. For over 30 years now, the location has been a reliable partner in the manufacturing of shrink film for the stringent packaging requirements in the glass industry. The high-quality hygiene films manufactured in Nordhorn are in demand worldwide and are being applied in the further processing of diapers for baby care and adult incontinence as well as for feminine care products.

Effective recycling facilities are used in production to ensure sustainability.

RKW Petersaurach | Germany | Petersaurach

RKW Petersaurach
Germany

RKW SE Zweigniederlassung Petersaurach
Jakob-Müller-Ring 2
91580 | Petersaurach

T+49 (0) 98 72-8 03-0
F +49 (0) 98 72-8 03-22
petersaurach@rkw-group.com

The Site Petersaurach, which is located near the city of Nuremburg, has been part of the RKW Group as early as 1962. The location supplies hygiene and technical films as well as films for consumer packaging. Our films are known for their excellent quality.

From Baby Diapers to Consumer Packaging
The Site's product portfolio is suited for a broad range of applications, with a focus on high-quality films for baby diapers and feminine hygiene disposables. In addition, RKW Petersaurach manufactures high-performance technical films for further processing such as lamination and label films as well as films for flexible consumer packaging. Cutting-edge flexo printing lines enable printing even the most complex images.

Driving Global Competence
The Site Petersaurach is RKW’s Center of Competence for breathable films for hygiene as well as for multi-color printing.

RKW SE | Germany | Frankenthal

RKW SE
Germany

RKW SE Headquarters
Nachtweideweg 1-7
67227 | Frankenthal

T+49 (0) 62 33-87 09-0
F+49 (0) 62 33-87 09-1 77

Strategic Center

The RKW Headquarters in Frankenthal is home to the Executive Board and the administration. This encompasses all corporate departments providing Group-wide services:

Accounting & Finance Reporting, Controlling, Human Resources, IT, Operational Excellence, R&D, Sales, Corporate Communications, Marketing, Purchasing, and Treasury & Legal Affairs.

RKW Wasserburg | Germany | Wasserburg

RKW Wasserburg
Germany

RKW SE Zweigniederlassung Wasserburg
Alkorstr. 6
83512 | Wasserburg am Inn

T+49 (0) 80 71-72-0
F+49 (0) 80 71-72-2 00
wasserburg@rkw-group.com

The Wasserburg location was established in 1964 and has been a part of the RKW Group since 2002.

Leading Position in Hygiene and Medical
Since its very beginning, the Wasserburg plant has specialized in the development and production of polyethylene and polypropylene films. Today, the focus is on hygiene and medical applications as well as on industrial packaging and technical applications.

RKW Wasserburg is the Center of Competence for our Hyfol® range of films and laminates for the global hygiene disposables market.

RKW Sweden | Sweden | Helsingborg

RKW Sweden
Sweden

RKW Sweden AB
Bunkagårdsgatan 2
25368 | Helsingborg

T+46-42-29-59-00
F+46-42-29-84-83
sweden@rkw-group.com

RKW Sweden has been part of the RKW Group of companies since 1999.
The Swedish location was founded in 1987 by Tetra Pak under the name Filltech R&D AB.
FPO® (mineral filled) polyolefin products are manufactured as compound, film, or sheet.

FPO® - Naturally Different
Our mineral filled compounds and films are not only unique and more environmentally friendly than 100% oil-based alternatives; we serve a wide range of applications for the food and non-food segment.

RKW Klerks | USA | Chester

RKW Klerks
Chester

RKW Klerks Inc.
527 Mahlon Drive
S.C. 29706 | Chester

T+1-888-255-3757
F +1-803-789-4045
chester@rkw-group.com

RKW Klerks in Chester, California – established in 2008 – is part of the RKW Group and serves the RKW agricultural Sites in Hoogstraten, Belgium and Michelstadt, Germany.

The subsidiary distributes RKW agricultural films, nets and bags as well as horticultural, construction and industrial films to North America, Canada, and Mexico. A large stock of finished products, including silage bags, silage films, inliners, greenhouse films and round bale nets, ensures fast and uncomplicated delivery to our customers.

RKW North America | USA | Franklin

RKW North America
USA

RKW North America, Inc.
270 Reasonover Drive
KY 42134 | Franklin

T+1-270-598-77-00
F+1-270-598-77-11
info.NA@rkw-group.com

RKW North America in Franklin, Kentucky, USA has been a part of the RKW Group since the end of 2010. The current location was built in 2000 for the manufacture of films for lamination and technical applications.

Expanded Manufacturing
In 2012, RKW invested in new capacity for the production of film extrusion and printing for the North American absorbent hygiene disposables market.

RKW Vietnam | Vietnam | Ho Chi Minh City

RKW Vietnam
Vietnam

RKW Vietnam Ltd.
Lot 22 Road B
Tan Tao Industrial Park
Tan Tao A Ward, Binh Tan District
Ho Chi Minh City

T+84-8-3754-7124
F+84-8-3754-7126
vietnam@rkw-group.com

RKW Vietnam, established in 1996, is located in Ho Chi Minh City and has been a part of the RKW Group since 2004. The location specializes in the manufacturing of consumer packaging and multipack shrink film.

Leading Consumer Packaging Manufacturer in Vietnam
RKW Vietnam is a global supplier of consumer packaging and one of the largest manufacturers of plastic packaging films in Vietnam. As a leader in our industry, we develop innovative products and packaging solutions that are tailor-made to meet the customers’ requirements and sustainable development strategy. With state-of-the-art technology and enhanced product design, we can print with up to 8 colors in excellent quality. We are proud to be valued by our global customers as a reliable partner.