About RP-Group – Global Player from the Frankfurt area

The RP Group employs 270 members of staff at two production sites in Germany and at other sales outlets at home and abroad. Through its global sales network, the RP Group supplies its lighting solutions and batteries to partners, OEMs and the electrical wholesale trade.
 
The group of companies holds 20 of its own patents and in 2019 recorded sales of EUR 51 million, 50 percent of which was exported.

RP Technik GmbH handles the general-purpose lighting product range of ROPAG GmbH.

THE LOCATIONS

Location
Rodgau (Zentrale)
Hermann-Staudinger-Str. 10-16
63110 Rodgau
Phone: 00496106660280
Location
Saalfeld
Mittlerer Watzenbach 3
07318 Saalfeld/Saale
Phone: 0049367152850
Location
Chieming
Egererstr. 1
83339 Chieming
Phone: 004986647568030
Location
Bad Oldesloe
Kampstraße 23 b
23843 Bad Oldesloe
Phone: 004945318047360
Location
Oberursel
Langwiesenweg 37
61440 Oberursel
Phone: 0049617188660

Our success story

For more than 35 years, RP-Group ensures optimum safety in buildings through innovative emergency and safety lighting. Reinald and Roland Pasedag started in a barn in Rodgau near Frankfurt am Main. In the meantime, the small business has developed into a mid-sized company group with global operations, who’s product portfolio also comprises a wide range of products for general lighting and own battery series for power supply systems.

History
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Outdoor shot from the garage during the day
Founding
Reinald and Roland Pasedag founded RP-Technik GmbH in a small barn in Rodgau.
1981
Founding of ROPAG
Roland Pasedag established the company ROPAG High-Tech as a technical wholesale for general lighting.
1990
Central Battery Systems
Besides the production of luminaires, also power supply systems are developed and manufactured. By means of a cooperation in Könitz in Germany, hence, a second location is created.
1991
Location Saalfeld/Thuringia
The production site for power supply systems is relocated to Saalfeld in Thuringia.
1994
Production in Rodgau/Hesse
A new production hall with an area of 1,000 m² is built in Rodgau.
1995
LED technology
Shortly after market introduction of the white LED, RP-Technik supplies the first emergency lights with LED technology in Germany.
1998
Aerial view of the building in Unterwellenborn
International Expansion
The production site Unterwellenborn in Thuringia is taken over completely. For the first time, RP luminaires are exported, namely to Austria and Switzerland.
2001
Aerial view of building in Rodgau
Building extension
RP-Group grows steadily, and the one-storey company building in Rodgau is extended by two additional storeys.
2004
Expansion continuously advances, thus, the neighbouring property in Rodgau is acquired for an extension.
2008
Exterior view of the parking lot of the RP-Technik building
The new building is finished, and the production space grows from 2,000 to 5,500 m². By then, RP-Technik GmbH has 125 employees at the Rodgau location.
2009
Aerial view of the building in Saalfeld by day
Expansion in Saalfeld/Thuringia
The location in Thuringia also needs more space and another company building with an area of 5,000 m² is acquired in Saalfeld.
2010
Expansion of the battery stock
Sales of RPOWER® batteries are permanently rising, hence, the battery warehouse is extended and a logistics centre for the distribution of the batteries is established.
2011
iled RP Logo
In the field of general lighting, ‘iLED® by RP‘ is introduced, the new product series exclusively based on LED technology. Now, RP-Group also expands in the Middle East.
2012
handshake between two men
New event formats
A new event format, called ‘Planner Events’, for building and electrical planners as well as architects is launched. The company’s own light laboratory in Rodgau is audited by TÜV Rheinland.
2015
ROPAG's building from outside by day
ROPAG GmbH moves into a new building in Rodgau and increases its office, sales and warehouse space. The OLED escape sign luminaire receives the German Design Award and the reddot design award. The international sales force is expanding with local teams at different sites.
2016
Aerial view of the warehouse L 2017
The warehouse area of the logistics centre in Rodgau is expanded to 3,500 m². RP-Technik GmbH becomes certified according to ISO 14001 and 50001 and OHSAS 18001, numerous products are certified in compliance with ENEC 24 as well.
2017
German Design Award 2018 Logo
Design Award
The number of employees increases to 210 worldwide. The escape sign luminaire of the new A-series receives the German Design Award.
2018
International Expansion
Establishment of a branch in Poland. Foundation of a sales representation in England.
2019
International sales office in Bangkok
International expansion Asia-Pacific
Foundation of an RP sales office for the region Asia-Pacific based in Thailand.
2020
RP-Group bundles its business in Germany
2021