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Röchling Medical Waldachtal

The Röchling site in Waldachtal is known for innovative, top-quality plastics processing. We are able to manufacture complex parts and products for the medical and industrial technology sectors thanks to our wide range of technical manufacturing and assembly expertise. Our portfolio also includes development and regulatory services, making Röchling in Waldachtal the ideal solution provider.

Facts & figures

Foundation 1940 in Halle/Saale
Site Waldachtal
Executive Board Dr. Boris Fröhlich
Employees over 290 permanent employees (thereof 21 trainees)

Executive Board

Dr. Boris Fröhlich heads up the company as the CEO.

Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board oversees and advises the Executive Board.

It consists of the following members:

  • Prof. Dr. Hanns-Peter Knaebel, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, President & CEO Medical Division, Röchling SE & Co. KG, Mannheim
  • Joachim Lehmann, Director BU Medical Europe, Röchling Medical Brensbach GmbH
  • Wolfgang Leimgruber
Advisory Board

A Strategic Advisory Board was set up in 2014 to complement the advisory function of the Supervisory Board and provide the company with support in dealing with matters concerning overall strategy. It now supports the entire Medical division of the Röchling Group.

It currently consists of the following individuals:

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Bonten, Head of the Institut für Kunststofftechnik (Institute for Plastics Technology) at the University of Stuttgart
  • Dr. h. c. Herbert Kraibühler, Independent Consultant and, until 2014, Technical Managing Director of ARBURG GmbH + Co KG
  • Prof. Dr. Christian Wunder, Head of the Anesthesia and Surgical Intensive Care Medicine department at the Robert Bosch Hospital in Stuttgart


Past and future

A brief summary of our company history, which dates back almost 80 years:

Growth, focus and Internationalization


Decision by the Röchling Group to construct the Center for Additive Manufacturing Processes at the Waldachtal site.

Company renamed Röchling Medical Waldachtal


Expansion of the clean-room area by an extra 400 m²

Röchling becomes new FRANK plastic AG shareholder


Expansion of the clean-room area by an extra 400 m²

New strategic direction for the future



Implementation of a platform strategyfor technical measurement and control products


Opening of a fully air-conditioned measuring room

Submission of numerous patent applications in the field of fluidics


For 2015, the Supervisory Board approves the largest investment plan in the company’s history focusing on quality, automation and the further reinforcement of development expertise.


Ferdinand Piëch Beteiligungs GmbH, represented by Ferdinand Piëch and Dr. Christian Holzherr, acquires the shares in FRANK plastic AG


Opening of new ISO 8-class clean room spanning over 2,000 m²

2000 bis 2008Construction of new premises for medical technology and measurement and control technology


Expansion of technological prowess and development of customer base

1982Commencement of manufacturing and assembly of medical technology-related parts and modules/products
1978Start of extrusion profile manufacturing
1966Development and production of flow rate measurement systems


Construction of manufacturing facilities for technical injection-molded parts

Foundation and relocation


Relocation to current site in Waldachtal (Salzstetten)


Company founded as FRANK plastic AG in Halle/Saale




As the successor to the previous company FRANK plastic AG, Röchling Medical Waldachtal is certified in accordance with the following medical technology-related standards:



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System solutions and components for Diagnostics, Fluid Management, Pharma and Surgery