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Our History

Since its founding in the 1960s Rollepaal has had an eventful history. For many years Rollepaal was part of Europe’s biggest pipe producer, giving the company the chance to learn all about pipe manufacturing from the customer’s point of view.


  • 1962 Rollepaal becomes part of Europe’s biggest pipe producer
  • 1963 First extruder
  • 1985 Rollepaal goes independent
  • 1988 First RMD multilayer die head
  • 1991 Opening of sales office in USA
  • 1993 ISO 9001 certification
  • 2001 Acquisition of mould specialist Ramix
  • 2001 Wadinko becomes only shareholder
  • 2003 Opening of manufacturing facility in India
  • 2008 Acquisition of Hoppmann
  • 2010 Introduction of RBlue technology
  • 2014 Opening of service point in Indonesia
  • 2018 Rebranding from Rollepaal Group to RPflow
  • 2019 RPflow continues without Hoppmann
  • 2019 Hydratec Industries NV becomes shareholder for 75%, Wadinko retains 25% interest
  • 2020 Hydratec becomes 100% shareholder
  • 2022 Ramix Moulds BV and Rollepaal BV merged into Rollepaal Pipe Extrusion Technology BV

Origin of our name

Our name Rollepaal originates from the industrial estate of the same name, where Rollepaal is located. Originally a rollepaal or rolpaal (literally ‘roll post’) was a stationary post that was used for boats being pulled in inland navigation. A person or horse towed the boat with a rope to guide it safely along the canals. These posts were located at spots where the canal made a turn. By keeping the rope strained around the post, the boat was able to make the turn without bumping into the side of the towpath.