Friedhelm Loh Group
 Facts and Figures
Facts and Figures
Headquarters Haiger, Germany
Set up in 1961
Number of global production sites 18
Number of global subsidiaries 80
Turnover 2018 2.6 billion Euro
Owner Prof. Dr.-Ing E.H. Friedhelm Loh
Number of global staff 12,500
Number of staff in Germany 5,400
Trainees 150
Top 100 Innovator

Rittal is one of the most innovative companies in Germany

Heiko Denner, Tobias Heilmann and Andreas Kirsch (from left to right) of Rittal accepted the special award for innovative digital transformation at the Besser Lackieren awards. Rittal receives special award for digital transformation at paint shop

Rittal’s drive for ever-greater digital connectivity has been recognised by the judges of the Besser Lackieren (“Better Painting”) awards, a highly coveted accolade in the German painting industry. The business received the newly created special prize for digital transformation at its advanced paint shop at its plant in Haiger, Germany. The Besser Lackieren awards are an annual competition organised by Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA and the editorial team of industry magazine Besser Lackieren.

Rittal received the coveted Bosch Global Supplier Award, granted every two years. From a total of some 43,000 suppliers around the world, Bosch honoured 47 companies from 15 countries. Bosch Global Supplier Award für Rittal

Rittal received the coveted Bosch Global Supplier Award, granted every two years. From a total of some 43,000 suppliers around the world, Bosch honoured 47 companies from 15 countries.

The VX25 large enclosure system from Rittal has won the 2019 German Innovation Award. The German Design Council honoured the innovative large enclosure system on May 28 as the winner in the “Excellence in Business to Business/Machines & Engineering” category. German Innovation Award for the Rittal VX25 large enclosure system

The VX25 large enclosure system from Rittal has won the 2019 German Innovation Award. The German Design Council honoured the innovative large enclosure system on May 28 as the winner in the “Excellence in Business to Business/Machines & Engineering” category.

Data centre in a wind turbine unit wins award Data centre in a wind turbine unit wins award

• Rittal, SICP and WestfalenWIND IT win first prize at German Data Center Award 2019 • They won the top prize in the “Ideas and research in relation to data centres” category for high-density IT rooms for colocation operation mode • Sustainable solution geared towards standardisation and cost-efficient operation

Friedhelm Loh Group: “Top German Employer” for eleven years Friedhelm Loh Group: “Top German Employer” for eleven years

The Friedhelm Loh Group has again been named one of Germany’s leading employers. The Top Employers Institute has awarded this accolade to the family-owned and -operated business for now the eleventh time in a row.

Top 100: Rittal gehört zu den innovativsten Unternehmen Rittal honoured as a driver of innovations among medium-sized companies

In an independent selection process, Rittal has secured a place among Germanys hundred most innovative companies in 2017. The world’s leading provider of industrial enclosures, power distribution, climate control and IT infrastructure has been honoured by leading innovation researchers for developing ground-breaking technologies. German TV host Ranga Yogeshwar acknowledged the innovative power of the family business and awarded it the prestigious “Top 100” medal.

Meilensteine der Elektronik: Rittal prämiert Rittal honoured as an electronics pioneer

Rittal has been recognised by trade magazine “Elektronikpraxis” as a “Milestone in Electronics”. In the context of the magazine’s 50th anniversary in 2017, the world’s provider of industrial enclosures, power distribution, climate control and IT infrastructure won the award in the category of enclosures and climate control. The jury praised Rittal’s decisive influence on Germany as an industrial location and its groundbreaking technologies.

Friedhelm Loh Group named a top employer for its commitment to its people

The Top Employers Institute has declared the Friedhelm Loh Group a “Top German Employer” for the ninth year running. The Group passed a rigorous selection process and received this honour in 2017 thanks to its various skills development programmes, highly effective communications with employees, and value-driven corporate culture.

Cool award – Rittal cooling unit wins Best of Industry Award

The readers have decided – Blue e+ from Rittal is one of the best products in 2017. Industry magazine MaschinenMarkt has honoured this generation of cooling units with the 2017 Best of Industry Award in the Automation category. The Vogel Business Media publishing group presents the award for solutions that have already won an industry award or have met with an outstanding market response. Voting was by a panel of experts and online readers.

Focus on people: Rittal wins award for best PR picture of the year

A total of 1,500 entries and 8,000 votes: A photograph from Rittal, the enclosure and system provider based in central Hesse, Germany, has won the PR image award 2016 from the dpa subsidiary “news aktuell”. Most votes for an image in the “Corporate Communications” category went to Rittal’s Global Distribution Center in Haiger. The photograph was taken by Michael Koch from “Digital Photo Group”.

The Vogel Business Media publishing house has honoured Dr. Friedhelm Loh for his visionary handling of climate protection and energy efficiency in industry. He received the 2016 Leadership Award in the “Energy” category. Entrepreneur and standard-bearer: receives Leadership Award

The Vogel Business Media publishing house has presented Dr Friedhelm Loh with the “Connected World” Leadership Award 2016 in Würzburg, Germany. In awarding this prize, the publisher has recognised the owner and CEO of the Friedhelm Loh Group as, according to the jury, one of ten “remarkable figures” setting the course for an increasingly networked future.

Steffen Wagner (second from left) and Jörg Knetsch (second from right) accepted the award on behalf of Rittal. On the right is the host, English comedian Paul Sinha, and on the left Nigel Hillier, Managing Director Carel UK. International recognition! Rittal wins a “Cooling Oscar”

The Blue e+ generation of cooling units from Rittal have won two international awards. The average energy efficiency and CO2 saving of 75 percent and its suitability for worldwide use impressed the British panel of judges for the RAC Cooling Industry Awards 2016. The jurors awarded Blue e+ the prize for “Refrigeration Product of the Year”. At the “World of Technology & Science” trade fair in the Nether-lands, the cooling units also won the TechAward as “most popular innovation”. These two awards were the first prizes Blue e+ has won at international level.

A strong community: Friedhelm Loh Group is What trainees want: Friedhelm Loh Group honoured as a top training company

The Friedhelm Loh Group performed very well in a nationwide study commissioned by “Deutschland Test” and “Focus Money” in 2016. The study revealed that the family-run business in Central Hesse, which employs more than 11,500 people worldwide, is one of the best companies in Germany when it comes to training. The 2,000 businesses with most employees in 22 different sectors were examined.

A strong community: Friedhelm Loh Group is A strong community: Friedhelm Loh Group is "Top Employer" again

This tops it all: For the eighth time in a row, the Top Employers Institute has voted the Friedhelm Loh Group one of the best employers in Germany. The family-owned company excels by promoting young talent at an early stage, by having passionate managers and a value-oriented corporate culture. That is why the Friedhelm Loh Group has again received a "Top German Employer" award in 2016.

German Industry Innovation Award: Blue e+ is the best product in 2015! German Industry Innovation Award: Blue e+ is the best product in 2015!

The new generation of Blue e+ cooling units from Rittal has received German industry’s Innovation Award for the best product. The jury from “Produktion” magazine and Staufen AG management consultancy, who awarded the prize for the first time this year, was impressed by the high energy efficiency, intuitive operation and the Industry 4.0 readiness of the cooling units. The German Industry Innovation Award acknowledges outstanding developments that boost Germany’s Mittelstand of medium-sized companies in particular.

Axia Award Axia Award

In 2011, audit and consulting company Deloitte awarded the Axia Award category "Innovation culture – Success factor for mid-sized companies" to Rittal, the largest company in the Friedhelm Loh Group, to honour Rittal's outstanding innovative strength.

Top Employer Top Employer

The Friedhelm Loh Group continues to be one of Germany’s top employers. This year, the "Top Employers Institute", has honoured the Group for the seventh year in a row for its forwardlooking personnel concepts, and praised its enthusiastic management, social commitment and innovative ideas.

Audience Award at the German Data Centre Awards Audience Award at the German Data Centre Awards

Rittal received the audience award at the German Data Centre Awards ceremony 2011. The majority of trade visitors to the "Future Thinking" day event voted for Celler Brunnenbau's Rittal project in the Innovative Data Centre Applications category. This data centre utilises a very energy-efficient cooling system using geothermal energy.

Regional Innovation Award for Rheinland-Pfalz Regional Innovation Award for Rheinland-Pfalz

"Companies who receive the Innovation Award serve as examples as they've focused on innovation as the key to their business." With these words the former regional Minister of Trade and Commerce, Hendrik Hering, awarded the special industry prize to Rittal's thermoelectric cooler in 2009.

Champion of Hessen Champion of Hessen

In 2007 Rittal received a sought-after Hessen Champion Award. Former Hessian minister president Roland Koch awarded the Rittal success story in the IT industry 3rd place in the Global Leadership category.