About RP-Group – Global Player from the Frankfurt area

The RP-Group employs over 210 people at two production sites in Germany as well as at further sales locations in Germany and abroad. The medium-sized family business is jointly managed by its owners Reinald and Roland Pasedag and the managing director Andreas Hainz.

By means of a global sales network, the RP-Group provides its lighting solutions to partner companies, OEMs and electrical wholesalers. The company group owns 20 patents, achieved a turnover of EUR 41 million in 2017 with an export share of more than 50 percent.

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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Reinald and Roland Pasedag founded RP-Technik GmbH in a small barn in Rodgau.
1981
Roland Pasedag established the company ROPAG High-Tech as a technical wholesale for general lighting.
1990
Besides the production of luminaires, also power supply systems are developed and manufactured. By means of a cooperation in Könitz, hence, a second location is created.
1991
The production site for power supply systems is relocated to Saalfeld in Thuringia.
1994
A new production hall with an area of 1,000 m² is built in Rodgau.
1995
Shortly after market introduction of the white LED, RP-Technik supplies the first emergency lights with LED technology in Germany.
1998
The production site Unterwellenborn in Thuringia is taken over completely. For the first time, RP luminaires are exported, namely to Austria and Switzerland.
2001
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
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
In Thuringia too, more space is needed, and another company building with an area of 5,000 m² is acquired in Saalfeld.
2010
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
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
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 certified by TÜV Rheinland.
2015
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.
2016
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
The number of employees increases to 210 worldwide. The escape sign luminaire of the new A-series receives the German Design Award.
2018