The company

rohi was founded in 1933 by the designer Marga Hielle-Vatter and textile engineer Rolf Hielle, after whom rohi is named. The family business is today successfully run in third generation.

Even today, 80 years later, the family tie “Woven from best wool” remains the top guarantee of success of employees and customers. With their philosophy “Close to the customer. Open to new things. In a strong team.” Katrin Hielle-Dahm, Philipp Dahm and Tina Wendler have ensured that rohi remains a strong force on the highly-competitive textile market. To be faster, more creative, more reliable and better than the competition.

Rolf Hielle was the inventor and engineer who transformed his theoretical knowledge into practical, mechanical weaving technology. His pioneering spirit knew no bounds. The textile industry owes a lot to the inspirations his technical expertise provided. On the other hand, his wife Marga Hielle-Vatter served as a designer, as the creative head and mainspring of the company from day one. We now know that her ideas and designs were ahead of their time. The fact that Marga Hielle-Vatter congenially complemented her husband and both created a solid foundation for the company continues to ensure the rohi brand’s survival today. Thank you.

In the second generation, it was Bernd Hielle who followed in his parents footsteps. He stabilised the family company and took it to new heights. As a textile engineer and businessman, he very quickly realised that even the most ingenious creations do not generate any business value without uncompromising quality. The in-house test laboratory he initiated remains an essential part of rohi’s quality assurance system today. It is also thanks to his personal dedication and entrepreneurial flair that rohi was one of the first textile manufacturers to capture the aircraft sector.

We are married to wool

Rolf Hielle was the inventor and engineer who transformed his theoretical knowledge into practical, mechanical weaving technology. His pioneering spirit knew no bounds. The textile industry owes a lot to the inspirations his technical expertise provided. On the other hand, his wife Marga Hielle-Vatter served as a designer, as the creative head and mainspring of the company from day one. We now know that her ideas and designs were ahead of their time. The fact that Marga Hielle-Vatter congenially complemented her husband and both created a solid foundation for the company continues to ensure the rohi brand’s survival today. Thank you.

We are married to wool

In the second generation, it was Bernd Hielle who followed in his parents footsteps. He stabilised the family company and took it to new heights. As a textile engineer and businessman, he very quickly realised that even the most ingenious creations do not generate any business value without uncompromising quality. The in-house test laboratory he initiated remains an essential part of rohi’s quality assurance system today. It is also thanks to his personal dedication and entrepreneurial flair that rohi was one of the first textile manufacturers to capture the aircraft sector.

Even today, 80 years later, the family tie “Woven from best wool” remains the top guarantee of success of employees and customers. With their philosophy “Close to the customer. Open to new things. In a strong team.” Katrin Hielle-Dahm, Philipp Dahm and Tina Wendler have ensured that rohi remains a strong force on the highly-competitive textile market. To be faster, more creative, more reliable and better than the competition.

  • Unternehmen - Junge am Webstuhl

    handweaving mill in Ammerland

    Unternehmen - Frau

    Marga Hielle-Vatter creating new patterns (1955)

    married to wool

  • Unternehmen - Sitze

    mock-up cabin, Airbus (1975)

     COR (1973)

    Unternehmen - Recaro

    Recaro car seat (1985)

  • re-interpreting rohi's classic OPERA (2016)

    Unternehmenssitz Geretsried

    rohi head office Geretsried

    Teppich

    13RUGS by rohi (2016)

    rohi exhibition area at Design Post Cologne


ROHI

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