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Our company history

From our founding in 1971 to today, we have decades of innovation, growth and commitment behind us.

  1. 2022

    The shortage of electronic components is the central challenge for the entire EMS industry. On 24 February 2022, Russia invades Ukraine, which fundamentally changes all forecasts and framework conditions for economic development in Germany and the world. The inflation rate in Germany is 7.9 %.

    With sales of € 67.59 million, which are significantly higher than the previous year at +22.5% and also higher than the planned sales, RAWE is making it through the difficult year very successfully despite all the adversities.

    As part of the digitalization strategy, a CAQ system is introduced in addition to new ERP software. The company's 50th anniversary is celebrated with an Oktoberfest with all employees and their families and friends, despite a delay due to the pandemic. A great event that will be remembered for a long time to come.

  2. 2021

    "50 years of RAWE" - an anniversary year that cannot be properly celebrated due to the ongoing pandemic. The global economy is on a growth trajectory, while the already tight procurement market for electronic components is tightening dramatically. Recurring coronavirus outbreaks and material bottlenecks are the biggest challenges this year. With sales 5% above plan and 12% above the previous year, RAWE is coming through this extremely difficult year very well.

    RAWE acquires 100% of Mair Elektronik GmbH in Schwaig near Munich with a branch in Lutherstadt Eisleben. A new ERP system is introduced at the turn of 2021/2022, a milestone for process optimization and organizational improvements.

  3. 2020

    The consequences of the coronavirus pandemic and the measures to contain it have a significant impact on the global economy. RAWE has come through the crisis comparatively well. Despite a decline in sales, earnings are above plan and only slightly below the previous year. A new CAQ system is being introduced to further optimise processes and the "Introduction of a new ERP system" project launched in 2019 is running at full speed.

    Dr Gerd Müller, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, visits RAWE and learns about the manufacture of electronic assemblies in automated production during a tour of the company.

  4. 2019

    Trade conflicts, BREXIT and structural change in the automotive industry characterize the global economy. The German electrical industry recorded a 4% decline at the end of the year.

    RAWE is nevertheless growing against the trend and continues to invest in production.

    A fully automated painting line goes into operation, the development department is delighted with a professional 3D printer and RAWE receives the BestEMS 2019 award in the “Markt&Technik” readers' poll.

  5. 2018

    Another record year for RAWE. Turnover and earnings increase significantly once again. With an increase in turnover of 10% to €54.5 million and a rise in the number of employees by 15 to a total of 295, RAWE remains on course for success.

  6. 2017

    RAWE writes a piece of industrial history in October with the production of its 100 Mill headlamp adjustment unit. The new development and administration building were finished before the end of the year and offers 2,000 square meters of office space on three floors with attractive and modern workplaces.

    Turnover and earnings reach record levels. The workforce grows to 280 employees and turnover reaches €49.6 million.

    Historisches Bild Von 2017
  7. 2016

    A new business division is created. The HMI keyboards and input systems product area of Demmel AG is transferred to RAWE Electronic in the second half of the year. Due to continued growth, construction of a new administration and development building in Bregenzer Strasse begins. Turnover increases to over 39 million euros.

  8. 2015

    RAWE continues its successful course this year with a new record turnover of € 36 million.

    In addition to being named a premium supplier to Rational, RAWE is awarded the BEST EMS 2015 by the trade magazine Markt & Technik in the four categories

    "Development Services", "Obsolescence Management", "Smart EMS" and "Leading Edge Manufacturing Technologies".

    Another highlight is the move to a new production hall, which, in addition to expanding the production area, also enables the optimization of manufacturing processes and a more efficient logistics chain.

  9. 2014

    Start of the production expansion.

    On 8 December, the first excavators arrive at the company premises in Weiler and the excavation of the site begins. The extension with a production area of 2,000 square meters is directly connected to the assembly hall built 6 years ago.

    Turnover increases again by around 13% compared to the previous year.

    Historisches Bild Von 2014
  10. 2013

    In the company's history a turnover of over € 30 million is achieved for the first time.  
    RAWE once again achieved top positions in the BestEMS readers' poll organized by the trade magazine “Markt&Technik”. RAWE achieves second place in the "Product Quality" category and third place in the "Delivery Punctuality" category.

  11. 2012

    Top rating for RAWE Electronic. Grade 1 from Dun & Bradstreet Germany.

  12. 2011

    In the readers' vote for BestEMS by the trade magazine “Markt&Technik”, RAWE takes two excellent third places in the categories "Development Expertise" and "Repair Service".

  13. 2010

    In the readers' vote for BestEMS in the trade magazine “Markt&Technik”, RAWE takes two excellent third places in the categories "Quality" and "Repair Service".

  14. 2009

    RAWE takes over the Swiss company TEFAG Elektronik AG with retroactive effect from 1 January 2009. The close integration of the two companies and the resulting synergies are expected to lead to a further increase in competitiveness.

    Historisches Bild Von 2009
  15. 2008

    RAWE expands its production by a new assembly hall with 1,800 square meters of production space. Movement takes place on schedule in November.

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  16. 2007

    Successful certification according to ISO 13485.

  17. 2006

    Successful certification according to TS 16949.

  18. 2005

    Starting signal for the introduction of TS 16949 (QA standard of the international automotive industry).

  19. 2004

    Introduction of certified environmental management in accordance with ISO 14001 and ISO 9001-2000.

  20. 2003

    Creation of an automated production concept and start of production for the mobile communications industry.

  21. 2002

    Turnover exceeds 20 million euros.

  22. 1997

    First automated production concept for the automotive industry. Manual production in Asia is relocated to fully automated production in Weiler im Allgäu.

  23. 1995

    Entry into the market for heating control, communication technology and industrial control. Turnover exceeds DM 15 million.

  24. 1991

    RAWE enters the production of computer mainboards.

  25. 1987

    Turnover exceeds DM 10 million.

  26. 1985

    Entry into the electronics market for craftsmen.

  27. 1984

    The company building is extended by a rear extension.

    Historisches Bild Von 1984
  28. 1983

    Turnover exceeds DM 5 million.

  29. 1982

    Chess computers go into production.

  30. 1978

    The new building in Bregenzer Straße was finished.

    Historisches Bild Von 1978
  31. 1973

    Turnover reaches DM 1 million.

  32. 1971

    RAWE Electronic GmbH is founded. First products are measuring devices.

    Historisches Bild Von 1971