and progress

Since its foundation by Gustav Rau in 1877, the privately held company G.RAU is known for both tradition and progress.


Gustav Rau founded the company for the manufacture of pressings from gold and silver alloys


Move into an own corporate building
By then the production program also included the manufacturing of semi-finished products from precious metals, non-precious metals, their alloys and from doublé


Introduction of modern mechanical production


Expansion of our production program through the manufacturing of specialty products for electrical and apparatus engineering, thermobimetal, contact bimetal, contacts and specialty tubing …


The increasing demand for specialty products resulted in an expansion of our delivery program for all technical products as well as in the expansion of our facility


Construction of our second plant in Pforzheim, Germany


Second phase of construction in our second plant


Semi-finished products for the medical engineering were added to our range of products


G.RAU founded the subsidiary company EUROFLEX GmbH with NDC as a sales company for Nitinol products as well as for other semi-finished products for the medical engineering industry


Completion of the new building of plant II (Seperate new rooms for the production of semi-finished products for medical engineering)


High-purity production of contact parts, purity defined and specified by maximum rest particles (size and amount)
Packaging within the production line in blisters


Further expansion of the tube drawing production with the aim of increasing our supply to the automobile industry
G.RAU purchases 50% of the EUROFLEX shares from its Joint Venture Partner NDC (a Johnson & Johnson company) and now holds 100% of the EUROFLEX shares. Due to this purchase G.RAU holds 66,67 % of the ADMEDES Schuessler GmbH in Pforzheim


EUROFLEX becomes a shareholder of NDC, Fremont USA, which parted from Johnson & Johnson and is now an independent company
ADMEDES founds its overseas branch in Livermore, USA, named ADMEDES Inc.
Series production readiness of the cold plating process
New construction software for FEM calculation (stress simulation)


Advancements in the development of wire compound production by the use of new material combinations Expansion of our measuring rooms (Werth Scope-Check 3D, outline indicator CT-Matic, Formtester Rondcum 44)
Foil stamping of plated strips of up to 60 µm
Circular cutting to achieve flat edge trimming of cups in the production of deep drawn parts


Expansion of the tube production in order to enable ID surface treatments ADMEDES launches its US production line


Foundation of RAU PRECISION METALS S.A. in Costa Rica to produce tubes for the medical technologies


The third production site in Pforzheim covering an area of 1600 m² has been taken into service
New and larger production premises for future-oriented production of deep-drawn parts


The extension of the company building in Costa Rica covering 2650 m² of production space
Start of serial production


Establishment of a subsidiary in the US G.RAU Inc.


Acquisition of the shares of ADMEDES Schuessler GmbH - G.RAU Group is now sole owner of ADMEDES Schuessler GmbH


Expansion at the location in Costa Rica - new production line stamped parts


140th anniversary of the company


Investment for pure nitinol (HCF)


Expansion of the surface technology area with two strip electroplating plants