Anniversary year 2020

On September 23, 2020, RAPA will celebrate the foundation of the company exactly 100 years ago! And we are sure: our founders Hans Rausch and August Pausch would be more than proud of our development and the numerous partnerships with top clients. From a small industrial company in Upper Franconia to a leading technology and development partner in the automotive, medical technology and industrial sectors – not every family business can do this! With our approximately 1000 employees in Germany, as well as in the US, we celebrate 100 years of RAPA, but also 100 years of customer satisfaction, values and individual solutions.

All information about the anniversary activities can be found here:


Recruiting Offensive: RAPA is hiring!

We continue to grow steadily, because despite the Corona crisis, RAPA was able to generate many new orders and projects. And in order to be able to continue to react quickly and flexibly to the new requests, we need to strengthen our staff.
Therefore, we are actively looking for committed employees who can optimally complement our team. Whether as an expert, technician or engineer – at RAPA you will find good and crisis-proof jobs with career opportunities.

In addition to an interesting and innovative working environment in an internationally active family business, we offer flat hierarchies and short decision-making processes, internal and external training opportunities, flexible working hours and  many other benefits and social services..

Find out about our vacant positions in our diverse functional and corporate divisions of Innovation & Engineering, Digitalization & Information Technology, and Manufacturing & Quality Management. Apply and become a RAPAjaner.

We currently have over 40 vacancies.


  • Happy Chinese Dragon Boat Festival
    June 14, 2021Happy Chinese Dragon Boat Festival
    RAPA wish you all a Happy Dragon Boat Festival! The Chinese Dragon Boat Festival, falls on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month. It can be traced back to 2,000 years ago and commemorates the death of Qu Yuan, a Chinese poet and national hero known for his patriotism and contributions to classical poetry. ...
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  • Looking back: Panel Discussion with our CEO Dr. Roman Pausch
    June 10, 2021Looking back: Panel Discussion with our CEO Dr. Roman Pausch
    On June 8, the 2nd Business Dialogue took place at the Wunsiedel District Office. Our CEO Dr. Roman Pausch was a guest as a participant in the IHK panel discussion on the topic “From crisis mode to future mode”. IHK Vice President Dr. Laura Krainz-Leupoldt welcomed the guests. Dr. Hans-Peter Friedrich, Vice President of the Bundestag, ...
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  • Vehicle Dynamics reportet about RAPA Automotive
    May 22, 2021Vehicle Dynamics reportet about RAPA Automotive
    Damper Valve Technolgogy from RAPA optimises chassis damping characteristics RAPA Automotive develops and manufactures innovative valves with high performance and special characteristics for the high-end automotive market. The company is one of the world’s leading suppliers of valve and valve system solutions for chassis components. Almost all of RAPA’s valves and systems are customised to meet ...
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  • “Who supplies what?” in the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Series 2021
    May 21, 2021"Who supplies what?"  in the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Series 2021
    The Mercedes C-Class has been around for around 28 years. In 1993 it replaced the Mercedes 190, the so-called “Baby Benz”. In June, the popular series will enter its fifth model generation and will receive some S-Class technology: RAPA Automotive will supply the damper valve in the chassis area. In the Automobilwoche data center you ...
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  • Successful Process of Certification ISO 9001/IATF16949
    May 21, 2021Successful Process of Certification ISO 9001/IATF16949
    IATF-Audit  passed successfully At the beginning of the year 2021 RAPA Automotive passed the annual surveillance audit in the field of quality management according to ISO 9001 and IATF16949. At the company headquarters in Selb, we successfully passed the demanding audit without any main deviation and the DQS GmbH certified us a good and especially a ...
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  • RAPA says “YES” to training!
    May 21, 2021RAPA says "YES" to training!
    Together with the IHK für Oberfranken Bayreuth (Chamber of Industry and Commerce for Upper Franconia Bayreuth) we also say YES to training. Currently, more than 40 apprentices and dual students are trained at RAPA in more than 10 different trades and fields of study. From electronics technician to cutting machine operator, from industrial clerk to ...
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Join our team and become part of the RAPA-family. You will find all information on vacancies with job descriptions and your application in our career portal.




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