RAFI has grown to become an international high-tech company with more than 100 years of history. Naturally, we have our founder Ernst Bucher to thank for this, but also all the people who have made a valuable contribution since 1900 in Berg and all our other locations.
Through our joint work, we have developed many innovations that have significantly advanced our company and the industry itself. Whether key switches, HMI systems or E2MS solutions – RAFI has repeatedly succeeded in defining new standards. Find out more about our history, locations and networks here.
Continued growth, countless innovative products, and global expansion have always built a solid foundation. For us as a company, and also for our employees, our partners, and the future we share.
Ernst Bucher founds the “Institute for Electrical, Optical & Mechanical Engineering” in Ravensburg; Raimund Finsterhölzl is CEO
Raimund Finsterhölzl (RaFi) acquires ownership of the company
Staff: 64 employees, sales: EUR 0.8 million
Development and production of the first RAFI keyboard
Development and production of flat data entry systems
RAFI becomes part of Hoesch AG, later Krupp-Hoesch
RAFI is re-established as a private enterprise; Albert Wasmeier is the new shareholding partner
RAFI’s own touch sensor production is established for capacitive operating systems
RAFI Group: 2,273 employees
The new owner is the asset management company Oaktree
With eight locations on three continents, RAFI can respond flexibly to inquiries. We have the right production facility for every project, and the right contact person nearby for every customer.
Figures alone never completely describe a company. But they give you a good idea of the big picture.
RAFI also realizes products in signaling and lighting technology based on the experience gained in LED technology for control systems. RAFI works very closely in this area with OSRAM-OS and is a reliable partner in the network “LED Light for you”.