Helmut Wagner, founder and honorary president of REHAU, passed away at the age of 95 in Switzerland, surrounded by his family.

Helmut Wagner has been shaping the world of plastics since 1948 and has given important stimuli to an entire industry. His founding of the company in the city of Rehau, Upper Franconia, Germany, marked the beginning of his polymer product manufacturing and the company’s success story.

After five decades of successful development, Helmut Wagner handed over the management of REHAU to his sons in 2000: Jobst Wagner became chairman of the supervisory board and Dr. Veit Wagner became vice chairman. The third generation is already active in shaping the family business. In 2015, Rehau city council paid a special tribute to the founder of REHAU: Helmut Wagner was appointed the first honorary citizen since the end of the Second World War.

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