Rabmer Group - Quality. Competence. innovation
Rabmer Group is a 2nd generation Upper Austrian family business – founded in 1963 by Josef & Maria Rabmer and managed since 2002 by their daughter Ulrike Rabmer-Koller.
We look back on a long history, stand on a solid foundation and continue to develop consistently. We combine tradition with ongoing innovation, regional roots with international success.
Our areas of activity include: Environmental Technology, Civil Engineering, Construction, Building Renovation, Timber & Carpentry, Painting & Floor Coatings, Real Estate, Earth Movements & Transportation, and Municipal Services.
The highly trained employees and our many years of know-how form the basis for satisfied customers and our sustainable corporate success.
Our company stands for: quality, competence, innovative solutions, flexibility and absolute reliability.
50 years Rabmer:
Josef and Maria Rabmer found the company and employ two people. In the early years, earthmoving, transport, river regulation and drainage are among the main areas of activity.
Very soon Rabmer shows a sense for innovation and is the first company in Austria to work with a special drainage bead, with which drainage can be dug and pipe laid in a single step. This construction sites were carried out throughout Austria and Germany.
Rabmer begins with the construction of water and irrigation pipes, canals, hatches and cable laying. In the following years, this area becomes for many years the main area of the company - numerous construction sites throughout Austria were built. Rabmer was famous to find even for the most difficult projects an optimal solution.
Rabmer extends the offer to the municipal area and takes care of snow clearing and scattering. Further services such as manhole lifting and trenching follow.
Rabmer enters the construction of containers and formwork as well as the building materials trade. A short time later, building construction is becoming a central activity. Under the motto "Everything from a single source", this area is being steadily expanded - Rabmer is developing into a regional specialist for building construction.
Rabmer recognizes the importance of environmental protection at an early stage and started with environmental technologies for water and wastewater. At that time Rabmer also presented the first TV inspection camera for pipelines in Austria. Thus, it was possible to determine the exact location and type of damaged areas in non-accessible lines.
Rabmer is again showing a pioneering spirit and is launching technologies for excavation-free pipe rehabilitation. With enormous innovative power, new processes and materials are developed and highly complex projects mastered. Rabmer becomes a pioneer and leading provider of pipe rehabilitation technologies in Europe.
Rabmer soon realizes the chances of opening of the East and starts with construction sites abroad in Hungary, the Czech Republic and Poland. Gradually, the inquiries pile up and in the following years subsidiaries are founded in Hungary (1992), the Czech Republic (1994) and Italy (1999).
Rabmer extends its offer to timber construction and carpentry. Together with the carpenter Gottfried Riener, r & r Holzbau is founded. The company offers the following services: roof trusses, roofs in various designs, dry and loft conversions, ceiling and wall structures made of wood, wooden facades, wooden terraces, balconies, annexes and additions, various objects made of wooden elements, such as garden sheds, carports, pergolas , Wooden houses & halls. Once again, Rabmer Group will become a full-service provider in the regional construction sector.
The company founders Josef and Maria Rabmer retire as shareholders and from the management. They hand over to the next generation, the siblings Josef Rabmer jun. and Ulrike Rabmer-Koller, who have been with the company for many years.
The environmental technology sector is being stepped up - Rabmer is gradually expanding this business area to include Central and Eastern Europe. Further subsidiaries in Romania (2002), Ukraine (2002) and Slovakia (2003) are founded and many challenging projects in the former East are handled.
Rabmer, together with a Turkish partner, has secured a major order in Istanbul and has set up a permanent establishment on site. Further orders followed and so Rabmer led in the consortium until 2010 a total of 4 major projects with a volume of approx. 36 million Euro in Istanbul.
Mag. Ulrike Rabmer-Koller takes over the sole management of Rabmer Group. She has been working for the company since 1989; in 1992 she took over the commercial management; in 1996 she became a co-partner and single Proxiholder. From 1999 she took over management functions of individual subsidiaries; since 2002 she was co-managing director of the holding company.
Rabmer winns the 2nd place in the MOE Award 2006, the most important Company award in the new growth regions. Managing Partner Mag. Ulrike Rabmer-Koller accepted the award in Vienna. With this price medium-sized companies that have successfully exploited opportunities in the new markets of Central and Eastern Europe are awarded. HypoVereinsbank spent the MOE Award 2006 in cooperation with the German medium-sized business magazine impulse and with the support of the Austrian business magazine FORMAT. Rabmer is the only small and middle enterprise among the laureates and was able to assert itself despite strong competition (1st place company Meggle from Germany with 1.704 coworkers, 3rd place company Kirchhoff likewise over 1000 coworkers) very well.
Rabmer founds another subsidiary in Croatia. In addition, the interantonal trade in environmental technology products will be further developed by an separate company r.tec and Rabmer will not only carry out projects, but will also subsequently grant licenses for self-developed technologies, supplying materials and equipment throughout the European area, as well as in overseas markets such as: Hong Kong, Singapore, India, Canada, Russia and Columbia.
Responding to the growth of Rabmer Group, the core business in local construction sector was incorporated into independent companies. This creates a good basis for further growth in this area. In building construction, renovation of old buildings and real estate development are added to the portfolio. The pipe rehabilitation division becomes a separate branch of the company. Another subsidiary was founded in Germany.
Our submitted project "Excavation-free rehabilitation of the water supply network of the city of Bydgoszcz in Poland with the innovative r.tec w2 liner" was awarded the grade "Very Good" and despite strong competition took 3rd place in the SOLID Construction Prize 2008.
Mag. Ulrike Rabmer-Koller takes over 100% of the established core business of the Rabmer Group. The pipe rehabilitation branch was outsourced and Josef Rabmer jun. sells its shares of this to the Company Sekisui. Mag. Ulrike Rabmer-Koller now leads the family business Rabmer into the future as the sole shareholder and managing director in 2nd generation.
Rabmer expands its range of products
Rabmer is increasingly focusing on solutions in the areas of environmental technology and environmental protection and is expanding its range of products and services to include the following: Energy from wastewater - our range of services extends from feasibility studies and profitability calculations to technology delivery and installation with our partners to monitoring and operating the system. Water treatment - Together with our suppliers, we plan and build systems for specific requirements in the area of water treatment. Aquabion - the sustainable and environmentally friendly limescale and corrosion protection for residential construction, hotels and industry. Vertiliner manhole rehabilitation systems - an innovative liner system for the statically load-bearing lining of manholes.To our environmental technology products
50 years of entrepreneurial success were celebrated with employees, guests of honor, customers and suppliers at a big Oktoberfest. Among the well-wishers were u.a. Minister of Economics Reinhold Mitterlehner, Governor Dr. Josef Pühringer, Governor Deputy Franz Hiesl, Economic Landrat Dr. med. Michael Strugl, WKO President Christoph Leitl, WKOÖ President Rudolf Trauner, WKO Secretary General Anna Maria Hochhauser, WKOÖ Director Deputy Walter Bremberger, EU Parliamentarian Paul Rübig, OÖ community federation president Hans Hingsamer, the Altenberger mayor Ferdinand Kaineder and many companions and friends of Rabmer.
In cooperation with the Altenberg Painter Michael Pfarrhofer we founded the R & P painting GmbH. Thus, we extend our range of services in the construction sector by the following activities: painting in the interior and exterior, facade design or facade renovation including full thermal insulation, the installation of plasterboard walls, indoor thermal insulation and floor coatings. In 2021 this area was integrated into the building construction division.
Rabmer wins the European Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) award in the New Partnerships category. In front of around 800 guests, we were honored in Bratislava together with our German partner, the Aquabion GmbH from Düsseldorf, for outstanding cross-border cooperation.
Rabmer receives the Austrian Federal Environmental Label. This was handed over on the sidelines of the energy saving fair by Minister of the Environment DI. Andrä Rupprechter to managing partner Mag. Ulrike Rabmer-Koller and division manager GreenTech Mag. Klaus Pichler for the "ECOTURBINO - water saving system for the shower" presented. The Austrian Ecolabel has been a reliable guide to green purchasing for over 25 years and guarantees environmentally friendly products and services.
Rabmer wins the ENERGY GLOBE OÖ AWARD in the water category for the ECOTURBINO water saving system for the shower. The coveted prize was received by the managing director Mag. Ulrike Rabmer-Koller and the Rabmer GreenTech division manager Mag. Klaus Pichler during the award ceremony at the company Holter in Wels. The Energy Globe Award is one of the world's most prestigious environmental awards and once again confirms our innovative approach to environmental technologies. The ENERGY GLOBE Award was founded in 1999 by Austrian energy pioneer Wolfgang Neumann and is today the world's most prestigious environmental award.
Award of the professional title Kommerzialrat to the Managing Partner Mag. Ulrike Rabmer-Koller for her achievements as an entrepreneur and her engagement in the representation of interests at regional, national and European level.
R & R Holzbau expands the company location. Founded in 2000 by the Altenberg master timberman Gottfried Riener and the Rabmer Bau Gruppe, r & r Holzbau GmbH has developed into a competent solution provider for timber construction services of all kinds. Wood as a sustainable building material is in ever greater demand, and thus r & r Holzbau continues to grow. For this reason, investments have now been made in a 700 m2 hall at the Rabmer Group site. Of course it is made of wood and is a showpiece for the hall construction of the r & r. Heated with wood chips and wood waste from the carpentry and building construction.
Chancellor Kurz visiting the Rabmer Group
Within the Rabmer Group we have already trained more than 80 apprentices, many of them now occupy leadership positions. We have been able to discuss the importance of a future-oriented and well-founded education, in a conversation with our Chancellor Sebastian Kurz in front of many guests. Apprentice training is a key factor to success to our company – it is the only way we get our well-trained young professionals and at the same time be able to provide the dedicated young people from the area a secure job in a family owned business, good development opportunities and a great future perspective. The slogan “CAREER WITH APPRENTICESHIP” is actively practiced inside the company. We were very pleased about the visit of our former Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and the linked appreciation for the Rabmer team.
Climate Alliance Company
Our family-run business in the 2nd generation combines tradition with innovation and regional roots with international activities. Sustainability has always played a major role. With our innovative environmental technologies and customer solutions, sustainable construction methods and regional procurement, we make a significant contribution to climate protection. We also attach great importance to environmental and climate protection measures within our company. This commitment was honoured by Governor Thomas Stelzer during our great summer festival. Together with the President of the Upper Austrian Association of Municipalities, Hans Hingsamer, he awarded us the title of a Climate Alliance Company.
Rabmer expands product range - energy from exhaust air with APESS
Warm and cold exhaust air in air conditioning and ventilation systems are an enormous energy potential that often remains unused. Through the use of innovative heat exchangers, if required also in connection with heat pumps, this energy can be returned efficiently and economically into the existing heating and cooling circuit. By using the innovative APESS system, we offer our customers highly efficient solutions to reduce energy consumption by up to 85%.
Ulrike Rabmer-Koller is leaving her position as Vice President of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce
After 17 years working for the Austrian economy on regional, national and European level, our managing director Mag. Ulrike Rabmer-Koller ended her position as vice-president of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce on June 25th and was awarded the large gold medal of honour of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber by President Harald Mahrer.
Ulrike Rabmer-Koller is sworn in as Belgian honorary consul
Mag. Ulrike Rabmer-Koller was appointed Upper Austrian Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Belgium at the beginning of October this year and was sworn in by the Belgian Ambassador Ghislain D’hoop.
GBB Award: Rabmer wins sustainability award
The Green & Blue Building Award brings sustainable projects and technologies in the real estate industry to the fore. Rabmer secured first place in the "Products / Services" category with its innovative solutions for energy from wastewater for sustainable heating and cooling of buildings. According to GBB regulations, ecological effects, innovative strength and life cycle relevance serve as criteria for the allocation of podium places. The Rabmer solutions for using wastewater energy to heat and cool buildings scored points in all three areas.
ECOTURBINO water & energy saving system is test winner
The ECOTURBINO water & energy saving system for the shower emerged as the TEST WINNER in tests by the German television stations RBB and SWR of various water saving products! ECOTURBINO has been a product of the Rabmer Group since 2015. The ECOTURBINO is a water and energy saving system for the shower that saves around 40% of water and energy consumption without compromising comfort. Typical areas of application are hotels, private households, student dormitories, hospitals, health institutions or sports facilities.
Rabmer Group certified as a leading Austrian company for the first time!
The Upper Austrian Rabmer Group has now been certified as a leading Austrian company. Managing partner Ulrike Rabmer-Koller accepted the award from Leitbetriebe Austria managing director Monica Rintersbacher during a company visit. After a comprehensive qualification process, exemplary companies that are committed to sustainable corporate success, innovation and social responsibility are recognized as leading companies.
Nomination for Energy Globe Upper Austria 2021
Rabmer was nominated with the project "100% heat and cold recovery in industrial ventilation system with innovative technology" besides three other ptojects in the category "Fire" for the Energy Globe Upper Austria 2021. The Energy Globe Award is one of the most prestigious environmental awards in the world. The nomination once again confirms our innovative approach to environmental technologies.
Rabmer has been ISO certified for 25 years
Clear structures, transparent processes and optimized procedures: ISO 9001 is one of the world's leading standards for quality management, which documents and monitors all essential operational processes and regularly puts them to the test. Rabmer was certified according to ISO 9001 for the first time in 1996 and can now look forward to a new re-certification by SystemCert Certification Ges.m.b.H.
Rabmer is local hero when it comes to renewable energy
This year, for the eleventh time, the BezirksRundschau honored companies, organizations and private individuals who are committed to value creation in the region and thus to maintaining the quality of life in Upper Austria. The winners were chosen during a ceremony at Steyregg Castle on September 14th – in the “Mobility and Renewable Energy” category, the Rabmer Group was able to impress with its strong regional roots and innovative and sustainable technologies, such as energy from waste water or exhaust air.
Rabmer Group awarded the coveted HERMES.Climate.Protection.Award
The Upper Austrian construction and environmental technology company Rabmer, based in Altenberg near Linz, was awarded the renowned HERMES.Klimaschutz.Prize 2021 in the Vienna Hofburg on October 21 for its decades of achievements in the field of environmental technology and climate protection. The jury particularly appreciated the innovative solution for generating sustainable and renewable energy from wastewater for heating and cooling buildings.
Innovation from Austria saves water and energy in Dubai
An innovation from the Austrian Rabmer Group is now intended to help save water and energy in Dubai: ECOTURBINO®, a mini-turbine for the shower, saves around 40% with the same showering comfort. In the course of the Austrian business delegation led by Federal Minister Margarete Schramböck, the sales partnership between the Upper Austrian family company Rabmer and the Dubai-based group of companies Danway was signed in Dubai.
TRIGOS-Award: Rabmer winner in the category "Climate Protection"
The pioneering activity in the field of energy from wastewater by the family-owned Rabmer Group was recognized at the TRIGOS-Award 2022, Austria's most renowned prize for responsible management and future viability in the "Climate Protection" category. The solution for sustainable heating and cooling supply with the energy source waste water makes a significant contribution to security of supply and CO2 reduction: up to 14 percent of the heating requirement could be covered with the valuable and available resource from the waste water canal.
With environmental technology from Rabmer, the SOS Children's Villages save 25 million liters of water
Rising energy prices pose enormous challenges for companies and private individuals alike. Fast and unbureaucratic help is required here, which brings sustainable and cost-effective solutions. This is especially true for non-profit organizations that want to invest every cent they save directly in the well-being of their protégés. As part of a fundraising campaign, the pawn shop Erika Martetschläger GesmbH and the Rabmer Group are therefore equipping all SOS Children's Villages in Austria with the Ecoturbino water and energy saving system. A total of 653 Ecoturbinos were installed in the showers, saving 25 million liters of water, one million kWh of energy and 330 tons of CO2 every year. All in all, the operating costs of the SOS Children's Villages will be reduced by 220,000 euros over the same period.
Ulrike Rabmer-Koller is an entrepreneur for more sustainability
With the "Entrepreneur for more sustainability" campaign, women in business want to show what self-employed women have been doing across all regions in Upper Austria for many years on the subject of sustainability. Ulrike Rabmer-Koller, Managing Director of the Rabmer Group based in Altenberg near Linz, was also honored as an "entrepreneur for more sustainability".
Energy Globe Upper Austria Award for energy from wastewater
A total of around 300 Austrian environmental projects were submitted for the Energy Globe Austria this year. Winners in the Earth, Fire, Water, Air, Sustainable Community and Youth categories were chosen at an online ceremony in October. The Rabmer Group was pleased to receive a medal of honor in the water category for "energy from waste water for renewable heating and cooling of buildings". Before the big Energy Globe Austria finale, projects at state level were already awarded the popular trophy: Rabmer was able to secure first place in Upper Austria in the water category with the generation of energy from wastewater.
Rabmer encourages saving energy and water. Now!
The current price increases on the energy market pose great challenges for all of us, households as well as companies, clubs and organizations. The newly created “Energy & Water Saving” initiative shows how easy it can be to save energy sustainably and reduce costs. Now!". The initiators and supporters of the campaign are the Federation of Industry, the Chamber of Commerce, the Opinion Leaders Network, Leitbetriebe Austria and the Rabmer Group. Together they want to reduce gas and energy consumption and also take an important measure for climate protection. More on this at www.energie-wasser-sparen.jetztSave Energy & Water. Now!