Globally active

Strong in the Group through continuity

Almost 90 years ago, Wilhelm Frank set the basis for Roto's success story with his visionary pioneering spirit. Today, the Roto group, with its headquarters in Leinfelden-Echterdingen, is still 100% owned by the successor families of its founder.
Since 2019, Roto Frank Holding AG has served as the holding company for three independent divisions. The holding company is responsible for the governance of the entire group. It is responsible for group-wide compliance with the values that Roto stands for. The Holding supports the divisions in realising the defined goals, is responsible for strategy development and implementation and performs the tasks of treasury and group accounting throughout the group. Additionally, it oversees the unified corporate identity (CI) and corporate design (CD) across the group. The Holding also provides legal advisory services to the divisions.

"We see ourselves as a driving force for an entire industry, committed to our core German values."

Dr. Eckhard Keill, Roto Frank Holding AG

dr-keill-4c

Thinking further since 1935

Since 1935, the name Roto has been associated with a pioneering spirit and technological expertise in the field of building industry system components. In that year, Wilhelm Frank applied for a patent for the first industrially manufactured Tilt&Turn hardware "Roto N", which allows window sashes to be tilted - and founded a company together with his wife Elfriede. What began with two people now represents a corporate group with 18 factories on four continents that faces a daily challenge: Which technology generates the highest customer benefit?

1935

Patent application for the "Roto N" Tilt&Turn hardware and foundation of the company Wilhelm Frank in Stuttgart

1937

Presentation of the Roto loft ladder at the Leipzig trade fair

1950

Restart of production in Leinfelden-Echterdingen

Introduction of the world's first pivoting roof window construction: the Roto residential roof window

1968

1982

Founding of the factory in Bad Mergentheim-Edelfingen (Germany) for roof window production, now Roto Frank Dachsystem-Technologie GmbH

2012

Acquisition of Fasco Die Cast Inc. in Mississauga, Ontario (Canada), now Roto Fasco Canada, Inc.

2013

Acquisition of Fermax Componentes para Esquadrias in São Paulo (Brazil), now Roto e Fermax do Brasil LTDA

Acquisition of Union Ltd, Ningbo City, China

2017

2019

New group structure through the formation of Roto Frank Holding AG and the three independently operating companies Roto Frank Fenster- und Türtechnologie GmbH, Roto Frank Dachsystem-Technologie GmbH and Roto Frank Professional Service GmbH which are each responsible for their own results

2022

Acquisition of Ultrafab Inc., Farmington, USA

1935

Patentanmeldung des Drehkipp-Beschlags „Roto N“ und Gründung des Unternehmens Wilhelm Frank in Stuttgart

Vorstellung der weltweit ersten Dachfensterkonstruktion zum Klappen vor: das Roto Wohndachfenster

1968

2013

Übernahme von Fermax Componentes para Esquadrias in Sao Paulo (BR), heute Roto e Fermax do Brazil LTDA

2022

Übernahme der Ultrafab Inc.,  Farmington, USA

1937

Vorstellung der Roto Bodentreppe auf der Leipziger Messe

1982

Werksgründung in Bad Mergentheim-Edelfingen (D) für die Dachfenster-Fertigung, heute Roto Frank Dachsystem-Technologie GmbH

Übernahme der Union Ltd, Ningbo City, China

2017

2024

Wissenschaftlich fundiertes Klimaziel wird verabschiedet. Erarbeitung und Umsetzung von Maßnahmen zur Zielerreichung.

1950

Neubeginn der Produktion in Leinfelden-Echterdingen

2012

Übernahme von Fasco Die Cast Inc. in Mississauga, Ontario (CA), heute Roto Fasco Canada, Inc.

2019

Neue Gruppenstruktur durch Bildung der Roto Frank Holding AG und den dreieigenständigen, ergebnis-verantwortlichen Unternehmen Roto Frank Fenster- und Türtechnologie GmbH Roto Frank Dachsystem-Technologie GmbH und Roto Frank Professional Service GmbH

Our Board

Responsibility characterises the history of the Roto group. The Board and the Managing Directors are deeply committed to this value towards customers, partners and employees. They see their responsibility as a mandate to lead Roto Frank Holding and its three divisions into the future in a focussed and success-oriented manner.

Living values together

The Roto group has one fundamental goal: to be the first solution partner for its customers and to maximise customer benefits. Ambitious ideas and profound experience have always been one part of this success. Roto's thoughts and actions are characterised above all by four central values. These values serve as a compass for the pioneering further development of the entire range of products and services from the customer's perspective.

german-flag-700x450px

german made

We base the success that has made us a leading German company on the traditional values of continuity, consistency and reliability as well as experience, the will to succeed and foresight. In the development of our product and service solutions, we follow the principles of German engineering.

german-made

team-building-700x450px

Guiding principles

Effective and value-based leadership is based on the principle of strengthening strengths. By trusting each other and being able to think positively and constructively, everyone contributes to empowering the corporate group and thus the community.

glazing-detail-700x450px

Lean principles

In all areas of the company, processes and solutions are continuously developed to increase value and achieve the best possible customer service. All employees rely on their extensive experience to think and implement systematically, conceptually, and in a structured manner.

roto-office-laptop-and-people-700x450px

Process organisation

The needs of the customers are the driving force in all areas of the Roto group. Clearly defined processes are oriented towards these needs to offer products and services that are superior to the competition. The aim is to fulfil customer needs quickly, efficiently and in a focused manner and to continue to grow as a company.

Roto in figures

Roto in Zahlen

1935

Year of foundation

100%

Owned by families

3

Divisions

~ 885

Mio. € Turnover

1935

Gründungsjahr

100%

Familienbesitz

3

Divisionen

~ 885

Jahresumsatz (in Mio. €)

18

Production companies

21

Distribution companies

10

Service companies

~ 5.000

Staff worldwide

18

Produktionsgesellschaften weltweit

21

Vertriebsgesellschaften weltweit

10

Servicegesellschaften weltweit

~ 5.000

Mitarbeitende weltweit

*As of fiscal year 2023

* Stand: Geschäftsjahr 2023.

Roto Compliance Management

The successful business operations of the Roto group are based on Roto's binding value framework and on legal and lawful conduct. Roto Compliance Management supports compliant behaviour with integrity and the avoidance of possible misconduct.