Profile: Rheinzink SA

Contact details:

T: +27 21 6712600
C: +27 729980218
F: +27 21 6712601
P: PostNet Suite No. 450 Private Bag X16 Constantia 7848 South Africa


RHEINZINK was founded by the Grillo Stolberger Zinc companies together with Vereinigte Deutsche Metallwerke in 1966. Today it belongs to the Grillo group of companies and has a workforce of over 800 people. RHEINZINK has an international presence, boasting subsidiaries and sales branches in 30 different countries on five continents.

When talking about titanium zinc everyone in the market is thinking about the quality standards that RHEINZINK has set. It was about 45 years ago that RHEINZINK, as Europe’s first manufacturer of zinc for use as a building material, replaced the traditional pack-rolling process with a brand-new technology, the wide-strip casting and rolling mill. Since then the innovation driver of this industrial sector has set several benchmarks by own developments like e. g. the pre-weathering technique by a unique patented pickling process, innovative roofing and facade systems as well as new product lines like the RHEINZINK-PATINA, PROTECT, COLOR and INTERIEUR LINE.

There are not many other materials with such a favourable environmental life cycle assessment as RHEINZINK: The amount of energy required to obtain and process zinc is extremely low. Emissions are kept to a minimum thanks to state-of-the-art production facilities. RHEINZINK products can be recycled 100%: Nowadays a third of every RHEINZINK product is made up of recycled zinc once used for construction. Following comprehensive evaluation of its entire life cycle the material RHEINZINK was certified as an environmentally friendly building product by the independent organisation Institute Construction and Environment (Institut Bauen und Umwelt e.V. – IBU) in 1999. Furthermore RHEINZINK is certified by BREEAM and LEED.

International architects opt for RHEINZINK to give perfect expression to their designs. For them the great attraction of RHEINZINK as a material is the enormous variety it offers: From avant-garde to more traditional – roofs and facades made of RHEINZINK always represent a high-quality functional solution that won’t date. Further enhanced by a wide range of accessories: Whether cladding for dormers, gables or chimneys, verges, soffits or garage doors, RHEINZINK accessories will blend in with any architectural style and materials – they are guaranteed to be the highlight of every building.

Areas of Expertise

Titanium Zinc, roofing, facades.