The RUD Groups

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.
For hoisting, pulling, driving and conveying, our RUD Hoist Chains, RUD Lifting Means and RUD Conveying Systems are a guarantee of quality, innovation and safety.

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.
RUD and Erlau tyre protection chains protect the tyre treads and sidewalls on earth moving machines.
Our new developed Barriertech System protect humans and their belongings against natural disaster.

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 160 million euros, and currently has over 1,000 employees working in our production facilities, and sales offices located in over 120 countries worldwide.

In keeping with its "Tradition in Dynamic Innovation", the RUD Group has officially been nominated as a Hidden Champion of the 21st Century.

More information about our products


Our RUD Corporate Introduction Brochure

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