Our History

1878

The Rettenmaier family acquires an oil and corn mill with the field name "Im Holz" (Wood).

1938

Industrial wood fiber production begins.

1949

The Heilbronn factory is acquired.

1956

Cellulose powder production begins.

1967

JRS develops new cellulose granules.

1975

Cellulose powder is refined further.

1977

JRS provides cellulose fibers as an environmentally-friendly alternative for the asbestos processing industry.

1988

Production of fiber pellets for road construction in the Calenberg/Hanover plant begins.

1992

The Weissenborn site in Saxony starts producing MCC (microcrystalline cellulose) products for the pharmaceutical industry.

1993

Wheat fiber is introduced to the market and production begins.

1994

The Lodenau site begins production of fiber pellets for road construction. The first JRS office in Hong Kong opens.

1997

Production of carboxymethyl starch (CMS) begins at the Pirna site.

1998

The JRS plant in Schoolcraft, MI, USA starts production.

1999

Production of croscarmellose begins at the Pirna plant.

2001

Oat fiber production begins at the Lodenau factory.

2003

JRS Pharma is established in Europe and USA. The business expands to include further production sites in Finland and USA. Production of colloidal MCC begins at the Weissenborn site.

2004

Capacity for MCC production is expanded.

2006

Another plant for food products is constructed in Cedar Rapids, IA, USA. A joint venture between JRS Pharma/GMW, Gujarat Microwax Private Limited (GMPL, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India) is established.

2008

A joint venture with S. Zhaveri Pharmakem, Mumbai, India development and laboratory services, is established to aid in the development of formulations for the pharmaceutical industry.

2009

Production of HPMC and MC work in Zacapu, Mexico begins.

2010

UFC (ultra-fine cellulose) is presented. The Dunacell plant in Hungary for corn grain products is acquired. ProJect Pharmaceutics GmbH, Biotech Services, joins the JRS Pharma Family.

2011

Production at the Ellwangen site begins. Celonic AG, Biotech Services, joins the JRS Pharma Family.

2012

The Balakhna factory in Russia is completed.

2013

Rettenmaier, Switzerland AG is founded. Absorption Corp./Healthy Pet, USA, become part of the Petcare Family.

2014

The Food Application Laboratory is opened in Asia and USA.

2015   

Integration Canadian Harvest Oat Fiber-Production
JRS South Africa founded
JRS Holzenergie Willburgstetten
Rettenmaier SAE Malaysia

2016   

JRS-plant Brenil, France
Integration JRS Holzenergie HEW Ettenheim and Herbrechtingen

Jakob Rettenmaier 1854-1927
Jakob Rettenmaier 1854-1927
1880
1880
1919
1919
One of the first Lanz tractors in the region
One of the first Lanz tractors in the region
Josef Rettenmaier 1882-1974
Josef Rettenmaier 1882-1974
1963
1963
1990
1990
JRS site Rosenberg 2014
JRS site Rosenberg 2014
 
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