Reichel & Drews and Rümmer System Engineering Launch Joint Venture to Expand Machinery Offering in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

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Reichel & Drews and Rümmer System Engineering launch joint venture to expand machinery offering for roofing and waterproofing manufacturers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

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Reichel & Drews, a global leader in roofing and waterproofing manufacturing machinery, announces its joint venture with Rümmer System Engineering GmbH. The new joint venture organization to be known as Rümmer Reichel & Drews (RR&D) will be based at Rümmer’s headquarters in Baunach, Germany. With a shared vision of innovation, quality and superior customer service both companies have come together with a common goal of providing bitumen roofing manufacturers with state-of-the-art technology, production equipment and control systems.

The experience of the two partners enhances the new organization’s ability to provide outsourced engineering and process solutions to a broader range of customers. By combining the technologies, engineering and manufacturing resources of both companies, RR&D will provide the European, Middle Eastern and African markets with innovative production systems and machinery for the manufacture of bitumen roofing and waterproofing products. RR&D will also offer expanded equipment optimization, service and parts support for existing production facilities in this market.

Curtis Maas, CEO of Reichel & Drews stated that “Increased competition and rising raw material costs will continue to require our customers to optimize their manufacturing capabilities. The combination of our two companies provides our customers with a whole new range of opportunities to help them improve productivity and product quality. Our primary focus is, and will continue to be, to provide world-class machinery, production and engineering solutions that will provide our customers with the best value for their investment.”

About the Companies

Reichel & Drews

Throughout its 105 years of history Reichel & Drews ( has established a reputation for supplying superb customer service and innovatively designed production systems used to manufacture bitumen shingle and roll roofing products. Based in the Chicago area, the company provides machinery and support services to customers on five continents. Reichel & Drews is located in Itasca Illinois.

Rümmer System Engineering GmbH

For the past 30 years Rümmer ( has established a reputation for being a forward-thinking solution provider to the bitumen processing industry. Rümmer offers an innovative range of precision engineered machinery focused on helping its customers to improve productivity and manufacturing quality. Rümmer is based in Baunach Germany.

Joe Gajc
Reichel & Drews
630-773-3414 (fax)

Thomas Rümmer
Rümmer System Engineering GmbH
0049-9544-9879011 (fax)


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