RKW is a global manufacturer of Geosynthetic Barriers made from Polyethylene and Polypropylene for use in environmental and hydraulic engineering. With its product range of wepelen Geosynthetic Barriers RKW provides a 30 years’ experience in lining solutions for applications like landfill linings, groundwater protection linings, waterproofing, road building, hydraulic engineering and mining as well as solutions for pond -, canal -, reservoir - and tank linings. The high quality of the products is confirmed by certifications of independent institutes and reaches the most common technical guidelines and standards for worldwide use. RKW is working according to the quality management system DIN EN ISO 9001 since 1991 to ensure a permanent improvement in the quality of the products and customer satisfaction.
The RKW Group is an independent, family-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 fiscal year 2017, RKW generated total sales of EUR 905 million. About 3,000 employees process 378,000 tonnes 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 has been manufacturing high-quality plastic films and setting technical standards for over 60 years. We concentrate our core competences in business sectors to which we bring our considerable know-how and experience.
Our objectives are lasting business relationships, not just short-term successes. The company’s focus and actions are aimed at the creation of sustainable value so that the company can set clear trends and continue to develop independently over the long term. For years, this strategy has included systematic expansion with which RKW has continuously strengthened its global market position.
Everyone involved contributes to the aim of exceeding the business partner's requirements and expectations. This includes both our own employees as well as our business partners in the supply chain with whom we cultivate an open and cooperative coordination of activities. In this way we consistently achieve first-class results in terms of quality, products, services and systems. Today we are market leader in our industries.
Our employees develop high-quality film products for demanding customers. They constantly strive towards finding new and innovative solutions and offer our customers excellent service.
Their motivation, commitment, and expertise have made RKW the company it is today: A dynamic, internationally-active company with ambitious growth plans.
More information about our employees and career opportunities available at RKW can be found at Careers!
RKW acknowledges its responsibility and embraces its engagement in and with sustainability committees. To begin thinking of the day after tomorrow today and act correspondingly − this must be the ever present rule all along the value-added chain.
- RKW assumes its responsibility for the environment
- Sustainability is an integral part of our corporate policy
- Economic success and sustainability complement each other
'When excellence matters' – the RKW Group its their slogan with every fiber. The driving of innovations combined with the use of state-of-the-art technologies guarantees optimum results for sophisticated and individual customer requirements. First-class films, nonwovens, and nets are the result of the highest professional skills in the development and manufacture of products for the growing plastics market.
Quality at the highest level
The selection of raw materials already decides the quality of the finished products. RKW uncompromisingly uses high-quality raw materials and materials of well-known producers to ensure the highest quality from the beginning. Further processing applying state-of-the-art technologies is part of our everyday business: printing, coating, laminating, embossing, and perforating. The results are tailored top-quality products – matching exactly the requirements of demanding customers.
Competitive edge through innovation
60 years of experience in the production of polyethylene and polypropylene films, the various activities in research and development as well as the use of state-of-the-art technologies make RKW the industry leader. Combined with solid production know-how, this all forms the basis and the motor at the same time: on the one hand, the foundations for the excellent quality of the products are laid, and on the other, new paths to future solutions are opened.