The RUD Group.
RUD Ketten Rieger & Dietz GmbH & Co. KG, founded in 1875 by Carl Rieger and Friedrich Dietz in the Swabian city of Aalen, Germany, achieves with over 1700 employees in more than 120 countries an annual turnover of 200 million Euro. At locations, among others in Germany, Australia, Brazil, China, India, Romania and the USA, the family business manufactures, apart from sling technology, lashing technology and Non-skid chains also hoist chains and conveyor systems. With the ERLAU brand, the German traditional company also manufactures tyre protection chains and property furnishings for indoor and outdoor areas.
Carl Rieger and Friedrich Dietz found the “Rieger & Dietz Kettenfabrik” in Aalen-Unterkochen with sixteen employees. Today, the company is located on the so-called “Peace Island”, when founded this was simply a meadow.
DIN 580 eyebolt and in-house designs.
Industrial quality chain manufacturing is set up as a second main pillar.
Awarding of the approval for quality Grade 5 (H1-5).
Awarding of the approval for quality Grade 8 (H1-8).
Development of the first lifting points RGB (load ring for screwing) and RBS (load ring weldable).
Extension of the lifting point programm around LBS (Load ring – weldable) and LBG (load ring thread).
WBG (Swivel load ring for screwing).
Initial certification as manufacturer with integrated quality management system according to ISO 9001.
VRS as the first eyebolt with adjustable direction.
Awarding of the approval for special quality 8S (H1-8S) -> VIP.
Powerpoint ® -first lifting point with universal connection.
Awarding of the approval for Grade 10 (H1-10) -> VIP 100.
Awarding of the approval for Grade 12 (D1-12) -> ICE 120.
ABA – first rigid lifting point that can be loaded on all sides.
Construction of the first TECDOS TOOL MOVER for tool handling
20 years of VIP.
ICE–LBG–SR® - first ball bearing lifting point for permanent rotating movements.
ICE-BOLT® - revolution in screwing technology with unbelievable properties.
2014 - 2020
RUD is the first lashing and lifting means manufacturer to equip many products with RFID transponders.
140 years of RUD Ketten Rieger & Dietz GmbH u. Co. KG.
Introduction of the innovative R 160 round steel chain
Commissioning of the new production hall at the Aalen-Unterkochen site.
The first lifting point, the body of which rotates automatically in the direction of force.
Production of the TECDOS TOOL SEPARATOR
A new giant for lifting, driving and conveying loads:
RUD Group and Caldwell Inc. pool their expertise in lifting/lashing equipment and material handling. Customers in the USA and Canada profit from a complete spectrum of product from a single source, as well as from even more quality, service and customer focus.