The RUD Group
RUD Ketten Rieger & Dietz GmbH u. Co. KG was founded in 1875 by Carl Rieger and Friedrich Dietz in Swabian Aalen. Since Friedrich Dietz’s departure, the company has been in the sole possession of the Rieger family who have systematically developed and expanded the organisation into today's internationally successfully positioned RUD family business.
Today, the RUD Group is a global player. Its main development and production facility in Aalen, offers future-oriented solutions with chain systems and components for a wide range of applications.
RUD and Erlau non-skid chains offer innovative fitting systems to ensure safe driving on snow, icy roads and even on the toughest off-road terrain.
The Erlau range of outdoor furniture is manufactured by Erlau AG, our subsidiary company, also located in Aalen. With a selection of stylish designs the range offers a complete seating solution. Erlau also offers a range of outdoor gymnastic apparatus suitable for the elderly or infirm. Plus, the Erlau Human Care product range provide safety and grab rails for the sanitary.
Our RUD family has an annual turnover of 170 million euros, and currently has over 1500 employees working in our production facilities, and sales offices located in over 120 countries worldwide.
In keeping with its "Tradition of Leadership", i.e. in the tradition of a modern and dynamically growing family organisation, the RUD Group has officially been nominated as a Hidden Champion of the 21st Century.