JUST LIKE FRIENDS

In 2011, Rontex achieved a breakthrough with the Ecoplow hydraulic snow pushing system. The system turns small vehicles into a manoeuvrable winter road maintenance friend that can be used all year round thanks to its mobile attachments. Ever since the first small series production of the Ecoplow, it has enjoyed growing popularity among winter road maintenance services throughout Germany and across Europe. Rontex has been producing clearance modules in Germany since 2014 and has been lauded as a manufacturer of forward-looking and durable products in trade publications ever since.

With the rapid development of the electric vehicle market and given the Ecoplow's unique product features, such as its low tare weight, demand for solutions tailored to light electric utility vehicles has been growing steadily since 2020. With its decision to adapt and develop the system with this in mind, Rontex is serving this future-oriented market. As of 2022, the company is the only manufacturer of snow blades to offer a complete portfolio for virtually all light electric vehicles. In addition, Rontex is developing a version of the system for vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes. And all our systems impress with unique product features.

WHAT'S NEW

An innovative product needs a stable business foundation. We are therefore delighted that Frank Demmler has been sharing his more than 25-year management experience with Rontex GmbH since the end of 2019. Klaus Thomsen joined the team as sales manager at the beginning of 2022. His more than 30 years of sales experience enables us to push ahead with the European expansion, while Frank Demmler focuses on overall development.

Today Rontex GmbH works with Mercedes-Benz as a service and assembly partner and with BERESA-Leasing-Gesellschaft (a company specialised in special and utility vehicles) as a leasing partner. This is a true quantum leap for us and our customers!

We now welcome customers and partners at our new site in Dessau-Roßlau. Saxony-Anhalt's third largest city Dessau-Roßlau is situated halfway between Berlin and Leipzig and is easily accessible by car, train and plane. The Dessau-Roßlau site combines production facilities and company headquarters. We are now presenting the Ecoplow and our entire product range in a modern showroom on the spacious premises of our service partner Autohaus Peter.

Frank Demmler

CEO Sales & Marketing

+49 340 877 199 82

Anja Trümper

General Manager

+49 340 877 199 81

Klaus Thomsen

Sales Manager

+49 340 877 199 83

René Streuber

CEO Rontex Vermietungsgesellschaft mbH

HISTORY

AN INVENTION MAKES HISTORY

2010

CLEARING SNOW FASTER. BUT HOW?

In 2010/2011, while driving a small tractor, Ronny Friedrich looked for something that takes you from A to B more flexibly and quickly. The small tractor was the right weight and size, but it was too slow.

2011

CLEVER AND "SMART"

Ronny designed a hydraulic snow blade to fit a suitable vehicle. He felt that the agile Smart car, which is inexpensive to buy, was the right type of vehicle. He purchased a 450 model and turned it into a prototype in just 14 days. This was followed by intensive and thorough tests.

2013

SERIAL PRODUCTION

The product was improved in line with the experience and tests in the snowy seasons of the previous three years. Ronny Friedrich named the hydraulic snow blade system ECOPLOW and had it patent-protected...

2016

SMALL SERIES AND FEEDBACK

Ronny Friedrich fitted more and more Smart cars with the snow clearing system. Magazines such as Auto Bild and Motor Talk soon became aware of Rontex and its Ecoplow and reported on its development.

2017

THE EXTRA: SPREADING DEVICE

Customers were also asking for a spreading device for the rear with a clever holding mechanism.

2019

NEW MANAGEMENT AND 100% ELECTRIC

Frank Demmler joined the company at the end of 2019. He joined the Rontex GmbH marketing and sales team, supporting them with more than 25 years of management experience. Anja Trümper joined the team as general manager with responsibilities for coordination, sales and project handling. An unbeatable team! The system was adapted to the slightly wider Smart 453 and the new Smart EQ.

2020

ECOPLOW NOW!

Start of production in Dessau. Rontex moved to the new site.

PROJECT ADDAX

The new production structure allowed us to expand our product portfolio by adapting the Ecoplow for the all-electric Addax light utility vehicle. The first customer vehicle went to Austria in December.

2021

QUICK-CHANGE DEVICE

The snow blade is attached to the vehicle with four screws. The screws can be loosened without a lifting platform or any other tools. The hydraulic connections are quick couplings. This way, the blade can be removed from and attached to the vehicle in minutes.

EUROPE-WIDE SERVICE

Cooperation with Hansa-Flex as Europe-wide service partner

2022

ADDAX 2.0

Addax system conversion to the quick-change device

PROJECT EVUM

Development of Evum to include quick-change device

PROJECT GOUPIL

Development of Goupil to include quick-change device

NEW CLASS

Development of the vehicle class up to 3.5 tonnes using the example of the VW Amarok.

WORKING WITH YOUR NEW FRIEND WILL BE A DELIGHT!