Our 2018 production record

  • 216 km of weld seams a year
  • 190 tsd. welds on mass produced components (growing trend)
  • Plus 3,900 QA metallographic cross sections
  • 515 tons of aluminium processed

RIFTEC – More than 15 years of "Made in Germany" industrial friction stir welding

We have been your competent partner in friction stir welding since 2003, always ready to explore new avenues with you. 


Our mission is to find ground-breaking solutions for joining aluminium.


With this aim, we have developed into Germany’s largest provider of friction stir welding for industrial mass-produced components. In our two new, fully automated production cells, we now weld and process up to 400,000 radiators a year. 


We attach great value to satisfying each individual customer's requirements, no matter how big or how small. We therefore also weld single parts, prototypes and short runs, using the most diverse processing steps. And of course, we are delighted when a prototype project turns into series production.  


These are our key values: innovation – commitment – involvement


RIFTEC´s open day

At the end of November our first "Open Day" took place. And it was a complete success! In cooperation with the City Marketing of Geesthacht we had two groups of 20 visitors each. After a brief introduction to friction stir welding at RIFTEC, we offered guided tours through our production. Our guests were particularly impressed by how "clean and orderly" our welding process is. And also our Corporate Health Management including fruit basket and fitness room was well received. We will be happy to open our doors again next year for those interested. If you send us a message, we will inform you in time about the dates.

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