KÖPP can look back on a company history that stretches back to 1938.
Our production range has constantly expanded, and it now includes a great range of cellular materials which is unparalleled anywhere else in the world.
KÖPP has a long, illustrious history as a leading manufacturer and processor of cellular rubber, polyethylene foam and sponge rubber. Our product portfolio now also includes moulded parts and foam plastics of various types.
Expansion of the product range to include polyurethane and polyethylene.
Dipl. Kfm. Ernst Raab joined KÖPP as a partner in 1959. The company changed from being a private company to a limited partnership.
Another milestone in company’s development was the founding in 1965 of Köpp-Filtertechnik - filter technology.
In 1968 company activities expanded essentially further when it took over distribution of PE foams for the English company BXL Ltd. (now Zotefoams PLC).
Begin of sponge rubber production at the former Rudolf Haupt sponge rubber factory, which became the KÖPP branch at Bovenden near Göttingen.
A year later, in 1972 Köpp founded a foam elastomer company, Schaumelastomer GmbH & Co. KG, in Berlin and also started production of its own cellular rubber qualities.
A new chapter in company history was started in Bovenden in 2001: The start of production of innovative Formed In Place Foam Gaskets (FIPFG). This meant that KÖPP had become a system supplier.
Halfway through 2006, the company expanded its manufacturing activities in solid rubber components thus marking another major milestone in the company's continued success.
Shortly after the cellular rubber factory in Berlin closed in 2007, KÖPP bought a share in the company Rubbertec S.R.L., starting the production of cellular rubber in Arinis, Romania.
On 01.01.2008 Oliver Köpp and Dipl.-Kfm. Achim Raab are appointed to Managing Directors of W. KÖPP GmbH & Co. KG.
In 2011, the joint venture with our Indian partner Roop Polymers Ltd. was founded to enter the growth markets in Southeast Asia. The location in Sohna near Delhi produces and converts cellular rubber.
After extensive investment to modernise the installations of Rubbertec S.R.L., KÖPP took over the Romanian company completely in 2011 and founded the 100% owned subsidiary, SC Koepp Romania S.R.L., to restart production of our own cellular rubber qualities. At the same time, activities to expand the converting possibilities of the produced cellular rubber blocks are consequently advanced.
KÖPP celebrates the company’s 75th anniversary - 1938-2013.
Mid 2015 KÖPP takes over two SAPSOL presses from the British manufacturer Flexi-Cell (UK) as well as further equipment for the production of cellular rubber and installs it at its Romanian facility. Thereby, production capacity in Romania increases to 150.000 blocks per annum.
Under its new, streamlined management, W. KÖPP GmbH & Co. KG has achieved the best results in the company’s history.
Since the foundation of SC Koepp Romania SRL in 2011, the floor space and production area of the plant in Arinis, Romania has increased more than tenfold.
Further investments in production space and machinery , especially in additional splitting capacity, will follow in 2021. Köpp's position as the largest manufacturer of rolled goods in Europe will thus be consolidated and expanded.
In order to be able to meet the increased demand for block products, additional production lines for the manufacture of foamed cellular rubber and polyethylene blocks will be commissioned at the Romanian site.