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RAEDER-VOGEL®: German Manufacturer of Premium Quality Wheels, Tires, and Castors

Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 ( #572 )
Head office and plant 1 of RAEDER-VOGEL® in Hamburg/Germany
Q. What are your company’s products/services?

We manufacture a wide range of wheels, pallet rollers, press-on tyres, and castors with VULKOLLAN® and polyurethane treads for the forklift and materials handling industry, as well as wheels and castors for industrial use, including heavy-duty, electrically conductive, and other special applications.

All over the world, our products are used in the most demanding applications – from automotive plants to the chemical industry, from coal mines to pipelining, from container cranes to sewage plants, from airports to automatic car parking systems.
RAEDER-VOGEL® plant 2 in Hamburg/Germany

Moreover, we are experts in engineering custom solutions designed to fulfil our customers’ specific requirements.  

Q. Give a brief history of your company’s involvement in the materials handling industry.

Since our foundation in 1946 we have supplied wheels and castors for the materials handling industry with different
tread materials  (VULKOLLAN®/VULKOSOFT,
Wheels and pallet rollers for industrial trucks with VULKOLLAN® tread

Due to the continuous development of new wheel materials and products and investment in state-of-the-art production facilities, we have become the world’s biggest producer of VULKOLLAN® wheels and a leading supplier for industrial truck manufacturers and key players in the materials handling industry.

Q. What is your company’s current position in the regional market? How about globally?

VULKOLLAN® and PEVOPUR® wheels, castors, and pallet rollers for industrial trucks
RAEDER-VOGEL® is market leader in Europe for wheels, castors, and press-on tyres for industrial trucks made of VULKOLLAN® and special polyurethanes.

Our specialties include forklift and materials handling parts such as drive wheels, press-on tires, guiding wheels, load wheels, running wheels, pallet rollers, wheels for wheel hub drives, stabilising wheels, stabilising castors, as well as bespoke wheels. We supply almost all major forklift, electrical drive, and materials handling OEM in Europe, North and South America, as well as in Asia.

We are also renowned worldwide for our comprehensive range of heavy-duty wheels and castors and tailor-made solutions used in
a wide range of industries.
Examples of wheels, castors, pallet rollers, and press-on tyres manufactured by RAEDER-VOGEL®

In more than 40 countries worldwide we cooperate with local partners. Their excellent service response times and in-depth knowledge of the local markets combined with our high-quality products and our support as a truly global manufacturer are the key to success in developing market opportunities and introducing our products to the logistics and other markets.

Q. What makes your company outstanding in its market?

Premium quality, flexibility, and the service mentality of our staff and trade partners according to our motto "FOR BETTER WHEELS AND BETTER SERVICE" are the key to our global success. With modern, highly productive and flexible state-of-the-art production facilities in Hamburg/ Germany, our company manufactures wheels from 30 to 920 mm diameter, from single items to tens of thousands of pieces, according to customer requirements.

More than thirty years of experience in manufacturing VULKOLLAN® wheels and continuous improvements make us the most innovative and reliable partner for all industries.

Q. Tell us your company’s future plans.

Continuous substantial investments, permanent improvements, and new developments such as the innovative wheel materials PEVODYN® and PEVODYN®-SOFT will maintain and strengthen our ability to fulfil existing and potential customers’ requirements for premium quality products and growing quantities in expanding markets. This will enable us
to increase our market share in Europe and globally, together with existing and new distribution partners.

Moreover, we have started building a new factory and office building at our Plant 1 site with a total investment volume of 6 million EUR which is scheduled for completion by the end of April 2013.

Please visit or our shopfront for more company or product information.

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