Based in Lüdenscheid.
At Home in the World.
We are one of the largest developers and producers on the market for electroplated and technically demanding plastic parts in Europe. Approximately 1,500 employees manufacture high-quality products for the interior and exterior of the automotive industry at our sites in Lüdenscheid, Altena, Ibbenbüren and Montgomery (USA).
At GERHARDI, we give numerous well-known brands in the automotive industry their shiny metal finish – and therefore that little bit “more”. We are innovative by tradition. Our know-how enables us to develop and implement more demanding technological solutions to make your visions of the future come true. Our finished surfaces are a crucial part of the technologically innovative design of many car brands.
Who we are
More than 1500 specialists in 5 locations
What we do
More quality for excellent products
What motivates us
More customer satisfaction in all areas
What we stand for
More sustainability for a clean environment
More Tradition. More Innovation. Every finished part from our company contains seemingly contradictory values: innovation and tradition. At GERHARDI they belong inseparably together.
In order to meet the demands of the market, we use state-of-the-art production technology as well as a distinctive innovation strategy. A continuous improvement process is important to us in everything we do. Therefore, we focus on measurable goals and traceability of work results. This way, we increase our process performance while taking risks and opportunities into account. We comply with the requirements in terms of availability of means, resources and information. We always meet all our binding obligations – whether they are legal or self-imposed. As a leader in the industry, our social and environmental responsibility, our business ethics as well as our compliance are particularly important to us. That’s why we actively protect the environment, reduce harmful environmental impacts, use our resources sustainably and use energy efficiently – including sustainable, responsible procurement. We support and further train our employees and ensure safe and healthy working conditions. Download the management policy document here.
We are constantly developing our management system further in accordance with new standards. Each individual employee is involved in this process. This helps to improve our competitive position through demonstrable quality and processes. We will continue to find new ways to improve the quality of our products and processes in the future. We are certified according to: DIN EN ISO 9001, IATF 16949, DIN EN ISO 14001, DIN EN ISO 50001, DIN ISO 45001 Our current certificates are also available at any time in the menu “Download“.
Our Code of Conduct combines the essential principles and rules for our actions and communicates our own standards to our business partners and third parties. Would you like to learn MORE about this topic? Then click here: • Download Code of Conduct
More than 1,500 employees at over 5 locations worldwide are committed to develop and produce demanding plastic parts every day.
Altena - Rosmart
New since 1796.
The origin of today’s GERHARDI Kunststofftechnik GmbH goes back to the year 1796. Founded by Hermann Richard Gerhardi in collaboration with his nephew Caspar Gerhardi and Friedrich Nottebohm, “Gerhardi & Cie.” was one of the pioneers in the production of brass and copper buckles. The product range was later expanded to the fabrication of tea and coffee sets. In the years 1867 – 1871, the co-owner at the time, Ruderus Steinweg, bought the premises at the “Loher Wäldchen”. It was there that the production site Lüdenscheid was established in 1879, and it is where the headquarters of GERHARDI Kunststofftechnik GmbH are still located today. Despite its constant innovative strength, the company has also suffered considerable setbacks in the meantime. In 1891, for example, large parts of the plant were destroyed by a major fire. There was another fire outbreak in 1906, and in 1940 half of the plant was destroyed by an explosion. In 1952, the changing demands of the market brought about the need for operational expansions. The plant in Lüdenscheid was modernized and the focus was gradually shifted to manufacturing products for the automotive industry. Due to increasing production, the Ibbenbüren plant was founded in 1970. That same year, one of the first chrome-plated plastic parts rolled off the production line there. In 1999, the former owners decided to sell the company “Gerhardi & Cie.” to the company “Lydall Inc.”. By means of a MBO of our current company management in 2000, Gerhardi Kunststofftechnik GmbH was founded. The business grew further when GERHARDI Kunststofftechnik GmbH announced the acquisition of the majority shareholding in the injection molding company Megatec in 2010. As part of its growth strategy, GERHARDI expanded its corporate activities and established a plant in Montgomery / Alabama (USA) in 2016. Production started in 2018. On the 4th of July 2018, the groundbreaking ceremony for the new “Rosmart plant” in Altena was held. The “Rosmart plant” started production in January 2020. In a production area of over 26,000 square meters, state-of-the-art technology is used on all levels. The Rosmart site is home to one of the world’s most modern and largest electroplating plants.
You have an appointment with us at one of our locations? We are looking forward to your visit. Please note that there are certain regulations regarding access to our plants. Our colleagues at the reception or the gatekeeper will be happy to welcome you, familiarize you with our regulations and inform your contact person about your visit. During the Corona pandemic, the following rules apply at our sites: • Medical mask requirement on the entire plant premises • 3G+Rule: vaccinated or recovered + tested (on the same day) or tested only (on the same day) • Maintain distance and observe hygiene rules The addresses and directions to the respective locations can be found in the “Company” section.
for the Population
A safety report and an internal and external alarm and hazard prevention plan with corresponding process descriptions are available for major accidents in accordance with the Major Accidents Ordinance (12. BImSchV). Our employees are trained in all of the above-mentioned procedures, so that a reliable command for the initiation of effective danger prevention measures is guaranteed.
We would like to be more available for your concerns. Therefore, please feel free to contact our customer service.
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