RAPA is a company with a long tradition and a forward-looking orientation. RAPA’s success story began as early as 1920 – and in a very manageable way. From small beginnings, RAPA has evolved from generation to generation, expanding its product portfolio and entering new markets. Internationalization has also been driven forward. At the company headquarters in Selb, the administration, production and logistics are housed on a 45,000 square meter site. In the meantime, RAPA is active nationally and internationally and is present with a plant in North America and its own sales office in China. Thus, since 1920, RAPA has successfully grown from a traditional family business to a global medium-sized company with almost 1000 employees worldwide. Nevertheless, RAPA is and remains an independent family business already in its fourth generation and is 100% family-owned.

In 2020, RAPA will expand in the growth market of China and open a purchasing and sales office at its new location in Shanghai. The associated production plant is to be built in the next three years. From 2023, a complete business unit with its own product development will serve the Chinese market. Around 100 jobs are to be created. The planned total investment is estimated at around 20 million euros.

In 2020, RAPA will expand in the growth market of China and open a purchasing and sales office at its new location in Shanghai. The associated production plant is to be built in the next three years in Changzhou (China). From 2023, a complete business unit with its own product development will serve the Chinese market. Around 100 jobs are to be created. The planned total investment is estimated at around 20 million euros.

As an employer, RAPA stands for equal opportunities and teamwork across borders. We offer interesting and challenging tasks with the opportunity for internal careers. Being a family-owned German company, we focus on innovation, growth, safety and long-term success.

For 40 years now, leading manufacturers in the automotive industry have been appreciating RAPA as an innovative development partner for valves and valve systems for chassis and power train in particular. Our know-how is embodied in key components around comfort, functionality, safe driving and environmental protection.  As a First Tier Supplier for the global automotive industry, we are in the first place behind the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) in the supplier pyramid. Our products are directly installed in the vehicle. Each of our products is developed and produced individually and customer-specific. We are making an active contribution to a clean environment. We manufacture components for the reduction of fuel consumption and CO2. Besides the automotive industry, other sectors such as medical technology are increasingly benefitting from this.

RAPA Automotive

Albert-Pausch-Ring 1
95100 Selb