OUR HISTORY

THE SOLID BASIS FOR A GREAT FUTURE WITH YOU

Continued growth, innovative products and global expansion create a solid basis, for us as a company, for you as our customer, and for the future we share.

1900Ernst Bucher founded the “Institute for Electrical, Optical & Mechanical Engineering” in Ravensburg with Raimund Finsterhölzl as CEO

1908 Raimund Finsterhölzl (RaFi) acquired ownership of the company

1947 New owner: Werner Raimund Finsterhölzl-Vernière (1909 – 2004), son of Raimund Finsterhölzl.  The CEO was Rolf Kreeb, a former schoolmate

1952Staff: 64 employees, sales: EUR 0.8 million

1970 Development and production of the first RAFI keyboard

1982 Establishment of RAFI France

1983 Development and production of flat data entry systems

1987 RAFI joined Hoesch AG, later Krupp-Hoesch

1988 Establishment of RAFI Italy

1991 Establishment of RAFI Hungary (RAFI Hungaria KFT)

1993 DIN EN ISO 9001 Certification (DQS)

1994RAFI re-established as a private enterprise with Albert Wasmeier as a new shareholder

1995 Other shareholders: Gerhard Schenk and Michael Holeczek (until 2006)

2002 Implementation of SAP R/3

2005 Establishment of RAFI Systec GmbH & Co. KG, takeover of Elcoteq Überlingen, now RAFI Eltec GmbH

2006 ISO/TS 16949:2002 Certification (DQS)

2008 Establishment of RAFI Electronics Co. Ltd., Shanghai, CHINA

2009 Takeover of Dekorsy GmbH i.I., now RAFI Dekotec GmbH

2009 Extension of the quality management system to include ISO 13485

2011 Certification according to ISO 14001

2011 Establishment of RAFI USA

2015 Establishment of RAFI Syscom, Mexico

2015 RAFI Group: 2,273 employees

YOUR CONTACT

RAFI GmbH & Co. KG

Ravensburger Str. 128–134
D-88276 Berg/Ravensburg
Tel.: +49 751 89-0
Fax: +49 751 89-1300