RENOLIT is 75 years old and celebrates its birthday with pride. RENOLIT is now a reliable and globally recognized brand in the production of high-quality membranes, films and other plastic products. With more than 30 production sites and sales locations in over 20 countries and a 1,032 MLN € turnover - this is an achievement that the commitment and collaboration with over 4.800 employees have brought about.
Seventy-five years ago, the beginning of such an extraordinary adventure. May 4, 1946, that’s when RENOLIT Werke GmbH was established in Worms, in the German region of Rhineland-Palatinate, thanks to Jakob Müller and his ingenuity. The war had been just over and Müller owned a leather factory at the time. The production kept being interrupted, leather was scarce - the necessity led to intuition and genius.
Jakob Müller figured that PVC would be a fair replacement for leather; he then found a suitable factory in Worms and founded RENOLIT. There were seven employees at the time. Soon PVC became a valid alternative to leather and beyond, in fact it was also used and offered for floors, films, roof coverings, swimming pools and much more.
From that visionary idea, RENOLIT became an international company in a matter of a few years, first in the Netherlands, then in Spain, Great Britain, Italy and everywhere in the world, up to the 30 current branches. Jakob Müller died in 1976 but his foresight, knowledge and financial solidity have remained the assets for the company, the family and the management that still guides RENOLIT today.
From a humble business to a global player, the story of RENOLIT is about innovation, research, goal sharing, awareness of the company’s social value, as demonstrated by its membership in the Circular Plastics Alliance (CPA), an initiative promoted by more than 100 European companies, including SMEs, large companies, research institutes and administrative authorities whose aim is to promote voluntary action for a European market which is attentive and sensitive to the recycling of plastics.
RENOLIT ALKORPLAN roofing products is the reference point for the production of synthetic membranes for the waterproofing of roofs and is proudly part of this success story.