For more than 30 years, RLE INTERNATIONAL is known for its innovative know-how in the core competencies in engineering. Over the decades the company achieved great success and was able to increase their portfolio. Today it is a global company with more than 2.300 employees.

RLE INTERNATIONAL explicitly outlines corporate strategy for the international engineering market, centered around continuous enhancement of competency areas and to achieve steady gains in market share, based on a global oriented strategy.

2017 | Founding of RLE Australia, Opening of the Engineering Center Dearborn (USA)

2015 | RLE INTERNATIONAL celebrates 30 years of Engineering Excellence. Worldwide.

2013 | New organizational structure implemented to focus on the global engineering market

2012 | Opening of the Engineering Center in Munich; service array expanded to provide services across all industries, RLE INVISION

2011 | Founding of the eze development center for renewable energies in Overath

2008 | Expansion of business operations in southern Germany, opening of a location in Sindelfingen; enhancements in shell construction competency

2007 | Global implementation of the Engineering Center Strategy

2005 | Market entry in Asia; RLE India pvt. founded

2004 | RLE RHEIN MAIN GmbH founded, RLE nova innovation platform established

2003 | New corporate headquarters opens in Overath

1998 | Rupa & Laufenberg merges with PLE Engineering to form the RLE INTERNATIONAL Group

1997 | Expansion of business operations and formation of subsidiaries in and outside Europe

1992 | Rupa & Laufenberg expands service array to offer body development and manufacturing engineering

1989 | PLE Engineering GmbH founded, specializing in engineering services and personnel leasing

1985 | Rupa & Laufenberg GmbH founded, specializing in engineering and design services

With over 2300 employees worldwide, family- and owner-operated: the RLE INTERNATIONAL management with (f.l.t.r.) Hans-Joachim Laufenberg, Ralf Laufenberg, Robert P. Rupa

The RLE INTERNATIONAL Group meets regularly external evaluation and quality audits.


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