75 Years RAHN-Group
RAHN-Group celebrates 75 years in business
Precisely 75 years ago, in 1940 and in the middle of the chaos unleashed by the Second World War, Hans Rahn founded RAHN AG in Zurich as a one-man business. The tradition-steeped Swiss corporate group is still based in Zurich today.
RAHN AG and its six subsidiaries now have a total workforce of 114 and achieve annual sales of some 120 million Swiss francs. As a technology-oriented company, the Group provides customers in around 50 countries all over the world with natural and synthetic raw materials and services, for industries including paints and coatings, cosmetics and foodstuffs. Designated R&D departments facilitate ongoing product development and application support for a diverse range of customers. As a result, the company is driven by innovation and cutting-edge technology.
Even now, RANH AG continues to be a family business, shaped by members of the Zurich-based Rahn family. Hans Rahn, Hans Konrad Rahn and Ana Patricia Rahn Erden represent three generations of this family, which first started making its mark on Zurich’s history several centuries ago.
The RAHN-Group also serves as a positive example for other SMEs. Though firmly rooted in Switzerland, the company’s outlook was international from the start and it now enjoys a strong position in many countries. Its strengths lie in a commitment to providing good service to both suppliers and customers and the ability of its highly competent and experienced staff to respond effectively to changing market requirements.
The anniversary celebrations planned for 2015 cover a range of internal and public events. In keeping with the focus of the Rahn Cultural Fund, a concert will be held in Zurich on 23 February, featuring international top cellist Sol Gabetta and with a gala dinner afterwards for invited guests. Inspired by the traditions of the Hans Konrad Rahn Foundation, the company and several staff members will be taking part in a community campaign in the Zurich area. Of course, the anniversary year will also be a chance to look ahead – further investments in geographical expansion and innovation capacity are set to lay the foundations for the next 75 years of success.