RUTEC© Shooting- and splinterguard
High quality natural rubber products from the beginning!
The company Spezial Gummiprodukte GmbH (SGP) was founded in 2002 by Clyde Lock and Andreas Rubahn in the city Saarbrücken with the aim of establishing a qualitative opposition to previous suppliers of natural rubber products in Europe. Through technically high-quality products and the development of the core competencies of consulting, delivery and assembly, the company was able to establish itself on the market. Among the first customers were vulcanization enterprises, which urgently sought alternatives for high-quality wear protection due to the ever-increasing raw material prices. The company was able to operate predominantly in small niche markets, to set up sales channels and test other markets from there. In the meantime, SGP has been involved in various sectors of industry and technical commerce. The special properties of natural rubber are particularly convincing in mechanical engineering, the recycling industry, in dust-proofing and in vibration technology. Since then, wear (attrition) protection products have been developed under the RUTEC© brand for a variety of uses.
Since 2005, SGP has been supplying and testing natural rubber products for the security sector. A first test took place at the state office for central police services North Rhine-Westphalia (Landesamt fur Zentrale Polizeiliche Dienste Nordrhein-Westfalen - LZPD). In this trial, the material was used as splinter protection for the absorption of projectile splinters or fragments and was able to convince by excellent reclosing properties and long service life. This prompted the company to expand its range of shooting ranges and adapt them to the needs of the authorities. With the first positive test results at the police, the company expanded its reputation with the authorities. The certification of the splinter protection at the Federal Armed Forces also opened the possibility to deliver products for military shooting ranges.
Thanks to modern production options and reliable partners, we can fulfil individual customer requests at short notice. To ensure our high-quality standards, we subject our products to both internal and external testing. The practical examination is conducted by official proof-houses for ballistics, shooting range experts (SSV) or external companies specializing in ballistics.
Our company vision
Behind the success of our company lies a very special corporate philosophy and common values which determine daily activities:
Already 500 years before Christ Confucius realized: "Stagnation means regression, to stop striving is spiritual death!". To counteract this, we take the initiative and constantly evolve. Visionary thinking drives us always to reach new milestones and ensures the sustainable development of the company. All employees are called upon to contribute their ideas and creativity. It is important to learn something new and to be open to ideas. We see difficulties as opportunities and make improvements.
Especially when it comes to safety, we are there for our customers. Jointly on developments and problem solutions, with the goal of creating sustainable improvements, are the focus here. We think about tomorrow and invest in technologies and people. We take responsibility with our products and involve others in the solution.
We are typical of the Ruhrgebiet (area): We are straightforward and stand by our word, respect other opinions and talk to each other instead of above another. We value trust and reliability and stand for a long cooperation with our customers and partners.