How it all started

2017

2017

Launch of kms activities in the Near and Middle East

2016

2016

Launch of expanded metal production for airbag filters

Launch of kms activities in North America

2015

2015

EQUISTONE acquires RHODIUS as principal shareholder

2012

2012

Launch of cold forming technology for tubes

2011

2011

The site in Kunshan/Shanghai, China, is founded

2010

2010

A broadening of focus to include system solutions

2008

2008

Further investments in state-of-the -art production systems for airbag tube forming in Laage; an advance in technology for filters and tubes

Launch of tube forming mass production at the Laage site by RHODIUS in Weissenburg, Germany, with process technology the company developed itself

2005

2005

NORD Holding and BayBG acquire RHODIUS

2003

2003

The plant in Tapolca, Hungary, is founded

2002

2002

The first fully automated production plant is built in Laage, Germany

1999

1999

RHODIUS GmbH passes into the hands of Bürger AG

1996

1996

Initial certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001

1992

1992

EX-CELL-O purchases Max RHODIUS GmbH

1985

1985

Move from the city centre of Weissenburg to the industrial estate

Launch of airbag filter production

1970

1970

Launch of the kms business division – the first droplet separators are manufactured

1968

1968

Enlargement of the factory and introduction of knitted wire mesh catalytic converter technology for automotive use

1925

1925

The RHODIUS firm is established in Weissenburg, Germany, by Max RHODIUS