Approaching 100 years of innovation and technical excellence

In 1922, A.T. Schmitz founded the company that has become Rotarex. In the decades since then, under the guidance of several generations of the Schmitz family, Rotarex has grown steadily and is now a world leader in gas control products, systems and solutions. We’ve accomplished this thanks to...

  • Technical Excellence
  • Quality
  • Innovation
  • Responsive Service

We invite you to scroll through our history timeline to see the events, breakthroughs and expansion that have shaped today’s Rotarex.

  • 1934
    The beginning
  • 1940 - 1980
    Growing up
  • 1980 - 1997
    DEVELOPMENT – SRG BECOMES PART OF SHELL
  • 1997 - 2000
    SRG BECOMES PART OF REGO
  • 2000
    SRG BECOMES PART OF ROTAREX GROUP
  • 2000 - TODAY
    CONSOLIDATION AND GROWTH

Willi Rackow invented the original Quick coupling connection system for cylinder valves and regulators which he patented in 1934.

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