AN INVENTION MAKES HISTORY
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.
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.
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...
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.
THE EXTRA: SPREADING DEVICE
Customers were also asking for a spreading device for the rear with a clever holding mechanism.
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.
Start of production in Dessau. Rontex moved to the new site.
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.
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.
Cooperation with Hansa-Flex as Europe-wide service partner
Addax system conversion to the quick-change device
Development of Evum to include quick-change device
Development of Goupil to include quick-change device
Development of the vehicle class up to 3.5 tonnes using the example of the VW Amarok.