THE COMPANY RAUMPLUS
raumplus manufactures customized sliding doors, room dividers, and closet systems. As a company headquartered in Bremen/Germany we are able to produce flexibly, from one-off pieces to large quantities.
raumplus manufactures customized sliding doors, room dividers, and closet systems. As a company headquartered in Bremen/Germany we are able to produce flexibly, from one-off pieces to large quantities.
Our successful history goes back three generations – from the first sliding door, built in 1986 by family head and company founder Jürgen Guddas, through development into a global brand under Carsten and Uta Bergmann (née Guddas) to the illuminated S1200 LED sliding door developed by his granddaughter, industrial designer Nane-Sophie Bergmann, to mark the company’s 30th anniversary. Under the management of current CEO Carsten Bergmann raumplus is today at home in all corners of the globe, with partners in 70 countries, including shares in businesses in the USA, Canada, Russia, Switzerland and Poland. Despite the brand’s ongoing success and growth, raumplus continues to stand for the ethical principles that have been an integral brand component since the company was founded – customer-friendly service, diversity, uncompromising quality, and competence.
With its various range of products raumplus is able not only to produce individual and tailor-made built-in closets and room dividers. raumplus stands for clever and innovative room solutions beyond standards and usual products.
Anyone can follow standards; this has never encouraged us. We have always taken up the challenge to fulfill customer wishes 100%.
We realize anything for our customers, however taking into account fair trading and behavior. We thus attach great importance to follow the credo of our company founder Jürgen Guddas: to be a fair, respectful and honest Hanseatic businessman and to behave in this manner vis-à-vis our suppliers and many qualified employees.
Maximum product protection with minimum environmental impact – this is our credo when it comes to packaging. It goes without saying that we believe that not only our closet and room divider systems but also our planet’s resources should be protected. To this end, Interseroh GmbH regularly carries out audits based on the Fraunhofer Institute’s UMSICHT study to identify how much of a contribution recycling of our transport packaging is making to saving primary resources and avoiding greenhouse gas emissions. The »resources SAVED by recycling« study and our personal Resource Protection Certificates confirm that we were able to achieve new best performances over the last years. For example: by returning raumplus packaging to the recycling flow we were able to avoid 20,903 kilograms of greenhouse gases and save 177 metric tons of resources in 2016. This is equivalent to the weight of 417 apple trees – an image that is as inspiring as it is interesting and motivates us to continue to work hard to act responsibly. Towards our customers and the environment.
We use cardboard instead of foils or foams for our packagings as far as possible. 80% of the produced corrugated board already consists of recycled paper. Cardboard packaging waste is shredded and used as filling material.
As far as flights cannot be avoided, we pay attention to low-emission flight bookings.
We are saving global warming gases by switching to LED lamps in our offices, production and warehouse.
The corrugated board we use for our packaging is 100% recyclable.
Our main brochure »Smart Sliding & More« is printed climate-neutral and with FSC certified paper.
The energy required to produce aluminium is high. As a material, however, it is 100% recyclable and its reusability endless.
By visualizing our image images using CGI technology, we don't waste material or resources on elaborate photo shoots.
We use in our canteen and at company parties exclusively reusable dishes.
For our doors and interior systems we only use mirrors without lead content.
raumplus works together with renowned designers and renowned research institutes to develop and test new products, technical innovations and new manufacturing methods. In this context, we are particularly proud to have received important prizes and honors from national and international expert committees.
We were able to successfully certify five product categories!
We are proud to announce that we are certified with the label: Furniture. Made in Germany! The intelligent room solutions and products produced by raumplus have passed the tests of the German Institute for Furniture Technology (DIM) according to the RAL guidelines by the German Association for Furniture Production (DGM). Walk-in wardrobes, built-in wardrobes, room dividers, chests of drawers and room doors with the label were certified.
Since 2020, the »Furniture Made in Germany« label has stood for the high quality of German furniture manufacturers, for innovation, durability and healthy living. The new label was defined by the renowned German Institute for Quality Assurance and Labelling (RAL) and is laid down in RAL-RG 0191.
»With the label: Furniture. Made in Germany, we can send a clear signal in exports, but also expand our market position in the DACH region. For us, it is a clear commitment to Germany and Bremen as a business location,« says Carsten D. Bergmann, Managing Director of raumplus.
raumplus customers can be sure that they are buying quality products made in Germany.
The raumplus product categories room dividers, walk-in wardrobes, built-in wardrobes, chests of drawers and room doors have now been successfully awarded. What does this mean for raumplus customers? One thing above all: raumplus customers can be sure that they are buying quality products made in Germany. Or to put it in the words of the Association of the German Furniture Industry: »We have thus introduced certified proof of quality furniture from Germany«.
Which products exactly have been certified?
In the made-to-measure furniture sector, all raumplus products. Because each product is individually manufactured according to the customer's wishes. These are the made-to-measure wardrobes, here meant as walk-in wardrobes or other wardrobes & solutions. Built-in wardrobes, our masters for practical storage space.
Our chests of drawers and sideboards or the lowboard. The raumplus room dividers and sliding doors. Whether with LED light, as a sliding TV door or a personalised digital print variant. Last but not least, the raumplus room doors, such as the Slim Door Slim Line, also available as a version with a fanlight and side panel.
Furniture Made in Germany. A label, more than just a sales argument!
Among German manufacturers, the popularity of the DGM label is growing. raumplus is pleased to be one of the first manufacturers to receive the award. Furthermore, raumplus will continue to invest in process optimisation in order to successfully master the next audits.
Inspected in the audit were not only the production and storage halls, but also the test equipment and results, as well as the product presentation, the showroom, the dealers and suppliers. A high degree of care is taken by DIM during the certification process. Supply chains and product policy are examined in detail. Price calculation is also part of the audit to determine the production share of German and foreign components.
»We hope to be able to show our partners once again that we are serious about our commitment to quality and our location. With the label, we want to show raumplus customers that we not only claim to be Made in Germany, but have also proven it,« says Kathrin Strauß, Head of Marketing at raumplus.
Development of the first profile series begins. Jürgen Guddas’ goal is to create a profile series fulfilling the highest quality requirements. The system’s perfect technology should be invisibly convincing.
Jürgen Guddas founds the raumplus company and brand. An unrivalled aluminum sliding door system is launched onto the market - the 2000 profile series. raumplus exhibits its products at a fair for the first time - the hafa Bremen.
Norway becomes raumplus’ first export market. raumplus exhibits at a national fair for the first time, the »glasstec« in Düsseldorf.
The export market is consolidated. The 1000 Profile Series is developed to achieve a price advantage in overseas markets and become more competitive.
In addition to Norway the export market now includes the Neatherlands and Spain. Development of the 1500 Profile Series begins, making it possible to manufacture not only sliding doors but also wall-partitioning systems. Parallel to this, a new profile series with a mounting depth of just 34 mm is designed.
raumplus is exporting to seven countries. The dedicated »Guddas Schranktüren + Bausätze« brand is born to supply German building supplies stores. For the first time a plastic glider is used instead of the top
tandem roller. The 500 Profile Series is launched, initially only in building supplies stores.
raumplus is exporting to nine countries. Carsten D. Bergmann, Jürgen Guddas’ son-in-law, takes charge of Organization and Controlling.
raumplus is exporting to 15 countries. In the new »Building Supplies Stores« segment the company now begins to offer customer-friendly product presentation in the form of shop systems. The 500 Profile Series is now also available to export markets. The price benefit over the 1000 Profile Series is around 25 %.
Carsten D. Bergmann assumes responsibility for the entire Materials Logistics Division. »Guddas Schranktüren + Bausätze« is expanded to include the 750 Series, offering better roller performance.
Exports are now being made to 14 countries. The First Export Meeting takes place in Bremen. The sales line for building supplies stores collapses and the German distribution rights are sold to a sales organization. raumplus responds to export customer demand with a sliding door system for balcony glazing. The 1001 and 751 Profile Series are launched onto the market with spectacular success.
The export market stagnates. Götz Guddas, son of Jürgen Guddas, assumes responsibility for materials logistics. Carsten D. Bergmann transfers to the Sales Division, focusing on export sales. The 1001 and 751 Profile Series enable the company to win competitors as partners.
raumplus is supplying 16 countries. While the export market is experiencing positive growth, difficulties on the German market are becoming more pronounced. The sales company handling the German market goes bankrupt and the sales rights revert to raumplus.
raumplus is supplying 24 countries. Manfred Röse founds raumplus Agentur, rebuilding the German distribution network. Götz Guddas takes over the Bremen market and management of customers in Bremen. The 200 Profile Series, an imported steel system, is added to the product range, however is not able to establish itself and is withdrawn from the market two years later.
raumplus is exporting to 27 countries. The 2nd Export Meeting is held in Bremen. Uta Bergmann, daughter of Jürgen Guddas, takes charge of Marketing. German target groups now include furniture stores and design companies in addition to carpenters and building supplies stores. Including the steel line the product range now comprises ten different sliding door systems.
raumplus is supplying 30 countries. Customers are won in China, North America and Brazil. The company’s first booth at the »imm cologne« fair leads to a breakthrough in the domestic market.
raumplus is exporting to 36 countries. The 3rd Export Meeting takes place in Bremen. Participation in the »imm cologne« and »Interzum« fairs in Cologne and in the »ZOW – International fair for suppliers to the furniture and interior design industries« in Bad Salzuflen is successful. Substantial sales in Germany confirm the success of the intensive marketing activities.
Founder Jürgen Guddas retires from the operational business, transferring his shareholding to his daughter Uta and her husband Carsten D. Bergmann. Relationships with China and the Far East are intensified. Among others, raumplus exhibits at the »BATIMAT – International Construction Trade Fair« in Paris, presenting its system for glazing balconies to an international audience.
The 4th Export Meeting in Bremen with guests from over 30 countries is a highlight of the year. A new company, raumplus Möbelwerkstätten GmbH, is founded, focusing exclusively on the German market.
The company enters the contract business, taking part in the »ORGATEC – International Office & Facility Fair« in Cologne for the first time.
raumplus North America Inc. with sales offices in Vancouver and Seattle is founded in cooperation with two partners. The Anti-Jump Roller, today’s safety roller, wins the »Interzum: intelligent material & design« award for top product quality, combining innovation in material, function and design at the Interzum show.
The 5th Export Meeting in Bremen welcomes guests from 36 countries. Positioning in the German market is consolidated. raumplus exhibits at the ORGATEC for the second time. The raumplus room divider system is expanded to include attractive new options such as, for e.g., locks, cable channels, etc.
raumplus is accepted into the »German Design Standards« system. raumplus Materiallogistik GmbH is founded. The new »Die Kunst vom schönen Wohnen« (The Art of Fine Living) brochure is premiered at the imm cologne, setting new standards in design. The first frame profiles for hinged doors open up a new market segment.
raumplus relocates to the new company headquarters at Dortmunder Strasse in Bremen. The premises include 5,000 m² of manufacturing and 2,000 m² of administration space. The 6th Export Meeting is organized as a major 20th anniversary celebration at the new company headquarters. The first Corporate Architecture Concept is developed, with the first showroom opened in Bünde/Germany. New product visions are developed in cooperation with the Designlabor in Bremerhaven and under the leadership of Werner Aislinger.
The booming export business makes construction of a new production hall with 3,500 m² floor space necessary. The S800 Profile Series is launched onto the market. The results of the cooperation with Designlabor are presented at the imm cologne under the title »Moving spaces«. At this year’s Interzum the company wins another »Interzum: intelligent material & design« top product quality award for its sliding door brake.
raumplus acquires a 20 % holding in raumplus Schweiz AG. 140 visitors from 39 countries attend the 7th Export Meeting. The export hall is inaugurated, thus reuniting all the divisions under one roof. The C42 Profile Series is launched onto the market. The company begins manufacturing its own interior systems.
The first movie ads are shown.
raumplus holds 35 % in LLC raumplus Russia. The all-new Cornice interior system concept is premiered at the imm cologne, winning three prestigious awards. The company exhibits at the »Salone Internazionale del Mobile – Milan Furniture Fair« for the first time, increasing the brand’s positive cachet.
The 8th Export Meeting is held in Bremen with 127 guests from 38 countries. raumplus makes its debut as an exhibitor at the »ICFF – International Contemporary Furniture Fair« in New York. The Swing room door achieves second place at the »2010 homesolute.awards«. The Cornice interior system is nominated for a further award – the »2010 German Design Award«. raumplus wins the »Special Design Prize« at the North German Website Awards for the market launch of its new website.
450 guests from all over the world come together to celebrate the company’s 25th anniversary at a lavish party. The »gudcina Gleit- und Falttüren für Genießer« brand is founded to serve the kitchen segment. The new Mobile system makes its debut at the »Salone Internazionale del Mobile« in Milan. The first Russian export meeting is held in Bremen, with 50 guests from all over Russia attending. Three new showrooms are opened in Russia – in St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Novosibirsk.
Mobile wins the »2012 Interior Innovation Award« and is nominated for the »2013 German Design Award«. The Flua furniture system with carcass-mounted doors, developed for the export market, is launched at the »Salone Internazionale del Mobile« in Milan. raumplus makes its debut as an exhibitor at the »IFFS – International Furniture Fair Singapore«. Another new Russian showroom is opened in Rostov.
A wholly-owned raumplus subsidiary with its own production facilities and a large showroom is founded in China. As a result the 9th Export Meeting takes place in Shanghai instead of in Bremen. raumplus participates in the founding of raumplus Poland in Warsaw, holding 75 % of the shares.
raumplus is exporting to 69 countries around the world. A cabinetmaker’s workshop is acquired to facilitate manufacturing of highly bespoke customer wishes. The raumplus Agentur GmbH showroom in Bünde/Germany presents a new exhibition. raumplus opens its own showroom in Warsaw. This year raumplus exhibits at ten fairs worldwide.
The Pocket Door is nominated for the »2015 German Design Award«. raumplus opens its second showroom in Shanghai. The 10th Export Meeting takes place in Bremen and is attended by 47 companies from 40 countries with opening of the showroom in the headquarter in Bremen. A warehouse providing approx. 1,600 m² storage space is constructed in Wildeshausen, Germany. On the 19th of December our highly respected company founder Jürgen Guddas dies at the age of 81 years. The sadness of the family, employees and customers is huge.
The new raumplus website with the raumplus do it! goes online for the 2015 imm international interiors fair in Cologne. The all-glass door and S1200 profile series are launched onto the market. The Ligran furniture system sees raumplus expand its product portfolio in the stand-alone freestanding furniture segment. For the first time, an Export Meeting specifically for Latin America and Switzerland takes place in Bremen.
raumplus celebrates the 30th anniversary of the company’s founding with guests from 54 countries at its 11th Export Meeting in Bremen. raumplus is awarded 1st place in the »Leser Awards Wohnidee 2015« for the Sliding door system S1500 AIR at the imm cologne international interiors fair. The sliding door system S1200 wins the »Iconic Award 2016« and the »German Design Award 2017 - Special« for outstanding design. The sliding door system S1200 LED wins the Shanghai »Home Style Award by iF Design 2016«.
raumplus is nominated for the »Best Brand Award 2017«.
At the imm cologne international interiors show raumplus presents the S1200 folding and hinge doors as additions to the S1200 series plus aluminum frame hinge door RPS as elegant fronts for everything from closets to display cabinets. The raumplus Agentur GmbH in Bünde celebrates the 20th anniversary of the company’s founding on 14.02.2017. raumplus wins the »German Brand Award 2017« for the best brand strategy in the category »Excellence in Branding«. The S1200 sliding door system wins the »German Design Award 2017 - Special«. The S1200 LED sliding door system wins the »Iconic Award 2017 - Product Winner« and is nominated for the »German Design Award 2018«. raumplus expands in China – a 6,000 m² production facility is established in Taicang / Shanghai and the number of employees doubles to over 60.
The S1200 LED sliding door system wins the »German Design Award«.
raumplus successfully sells its rapidly expanding branch in China. In cooperation with the new partner, sales in the Chinese market are to be further expanded. raumplus is concentrating on product development. Around 100 guests come to Bremen for the 12th export meeting to discover new products and news from the marketing sector.
Uta Bergmann leaves the company as managing director. raumplus receives the »German
Brand Award 2019« for its outstanding brand work for the second time since 2017 in the category »Excellent Brands - Interior Living«. At the imm cologne international interiors fair raumplus presents the Sliding TV Door, which wins the »Red Dot Design Award 2019« in March 2019.
raumplus launches the new Apperia interior system and the Swing Door Slim Line double-leaf room door in autumn.
raumplus is always happy to participate in future-oriented projects and is always open to innovations.
Below you will find a selection of interesting cooperations that we have already implemented.
It’s the first closet to suggest the ideal outfit to its owner. Depending on the weather, event, and the owner’s schedule, MOON puts together a perfect combination of clothing and accessories, using light signals to show the user where the items are located. A ground-breaking development originating from a collaboration between raumplus and IT students at the University of Bremen.
raumplus is working together with the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) in Bremen to assist people with limited physical functions to live autonomous lives in their own homes. No-threshold door systems; extra-wide dimensions; and touch-free operation guarantee that there are no barriers, making rooms easily accessible to their occupants, no matter what their personal circumstances.
A collaborative project with the Designlabor Bremerhaven focused on optimizing the raumplus Internet offering. Within the scope of a study we identified how we can offer customers needs-based inspiration via the Internet; further consolidate our international brand on the design market; and meet the wish for comprehensive information at a mouse click 24/7 using cutting edge communication on the Web.