Into the future with vision, a focus on customers and engineering excellence
Since 1893, our goal has been to generate added value for you and your products and processes, through expertise and the power of innovation. However, tradition alone is not what makes us a good machine manufacturer. Rather, it serves as the foundation on which we build our future corporate development.
To do so, it is essential that we understand the requirements for your products and processes in detail. Only with this knowledge, we can develop innovative solutions that offer true added value every day. We do this through the close collaboration of our engineers and process technologists, who have the exciting job of bringing the two worlds of »mechanical engineering« and »food production« together.
At the same time, we remain open and sensitive to new technologies and we are ready to continue our dynamic development in recent years by further investments.
taste engineering - since 1893
REICH is Germany's oldest name in the area of thermoprocessing systems for food and is considered one of the world's leading providers in this industry. We offer solutions for thermal treatment of meat and sausage, fish, poultry, cheese, convenience food, vegan and vegetarian products and pet food.
Made in Germany.
Made for you.
REICH stands for “Made in Germany” quality and reliability.
All REICH systems are produced in our plant with a high level of vertical integration from design to state-of-the-art sheet metal production to the final product, with outstanding quality. Carefully selecting top-class materials and components is one of our highest priorities. The fully assembled machines are inspected thoroughly on the strictest specifications. Our customers all around the world receive a ready-to-install system that can start operating within a very short time. REICH also sets extremely high internal standards for customer care and after sales services.
Take a look at what we offer – we would be happy to explain how our systems are manufactured at your personal factory tour.
Company founded by Karl Reich
In the 1930s REICH developed the first removable and rotatable smoke unit, a hanging track system for thermal smoke chambers, and obtained a patent for it.The Second World War then interrupted further developments until 1948.
Presentation of the first cooking vessels in Germany made from chromium-nickel steel
In the 1960s the first universal industrial cooking and smoking system "KRT" with central unit was created. This system was also patented.
Federal patent for stackable smoker trolley
First emissions measurements of the CircoSystem
World's first microprocessor controls for smoker units
REICH develops the world's first fully-automatic, patented friction smoker.
Development and launch of the product line AIRMASTER® UK.
In the 1990s REICH undergoes an expansion phase and develops the sales network worldwide.
Presentation of the AIRMASTER® UKF.
Presentation of the new controls UNICONTROL 2000.
Development of the new AIRMASTERS® UKF smartsmoker with the conical friction wheel
Complete revision of the AIRMASTERS® UK with many improvements, such as increasing the circulating air capacity, new full stainless steel closure system and full-view glass doors with internal lighting
Development of a full stainless steel friction wheel for the FrictionSmoker FR 702 / 1002 and the development of the dual-flow ClimaStar large climatic system for 150 to 250 trolleys
Development of the high-performance cross-flow universal system type AIRMASTER® UKQ AIRJET for 1 and 2-row units
Presentation of the steam smoker SteamSmoker S 800 H for industrial hot smokers and the new control generation UNICONTROL 2000 TS and CLIMACONTROL 2000 TS with touchscreen at IFFA 2007
The establishment of OOO REICH in St. Petersburg under the direction of Vladimir Ponomarenko lays the foundation for further successful expansion on the Russian market.
Introduction of SAP for enhanced internal and external documentation and communication
Development of the high-quality cross-flow systems AIRMASTER® UKQ and BKQ AIRJET
Development of the first Hybrid unit on the market manufactured as standard - the AIRMASTER® IC InterCooler
With effect from July 1, 2013, REICH Thermoprozesstechnik GmbH will take over the business of REICH Klima-Räuchertechnik. The new managing partners are Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing. (FH) Steffen Jaiser (left) and Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Tobias Layer (right)
New building for production and administration, doubling the capacity at the new location in Schechingen, Ostalb administrative district.
In 2014 REICH opened a new branch in Valencia, Spain. The manager there is Ernesto Gallent.
Development of the innovative pneumatic door closing system INTERLOCK
Also our controllers and electrical cabinets have been built directly in our factory in Schechingen since 2015.
Considerable growth since 2013 makes it necessary to extend the building, which is ready to be used since mid-2016.
Market launch of the double wheel friction smoke generator FR 2008 with high smoke volume for short, intensive smoke processes
The new, unique steam smoke generator REICH SteamSmoker S 900 H is on the market. Its patent-pending details reduce the maintenance effort in operation many times over.
Development of the new MaxxSmoker smoke generator series G 700 H with groundbreaking innovations
REICH continues to grow: Sunrise over our new buildings. Start of construction December 2019. Commissioning July 2020.