Bolenz & Schäfer becomes Roth Hydraulics


Worldwide proven quality gets a new face

For more than seven decades the company Bolenz & Schäfer -which is part of Roth industries – has been known for its commitment to costumers, faire business partnerships, and technical excellence. During these years, the constant change of our business environment has led us to make successful adjustments as a company. Adapting to this dynamic of transformation will be given a high priority also in the future.


 Restructuring our parent company Roth Industries, we will consolidate all related areas of business so that we can concentrate our professional expertise in six divisions. All of them will carry the brand name Roth and the Roth logo. This way Roth Industries moves away from being a group with multiple brands to becoming an integral unit initiated by and based on the Roth family business. Operating under one brand name only will promote this approach more strongly and give us a global identity.

As of April 2016 the company Bolenz & Schäfer will use the name Roth Hydraulics GmbH to conduct business and represent the division Hydraulic Technology. In order to even better position ourselves in a world of global competition we have added two subsidiaries to our group: The first one was founded 2014 in Taicang, China, the second one in North America in January 2016. It is called Roth Hydraulics NA, Inc. and is located in Syracuse, USA.

We are convinced that our new organizational structure optimally positions us to meet future challenges and international requirements. It is our goal to handle new applications and the continuous development of technological and economic demands with flexibility and an active orientation towards the future. Also in these coming years you will have a strong and reliable business partner at your side. As your supplier we will ensure that you receive customized solutions for your hydraulic projects.

Roth Industries – a thriving family-owned company

 (from left to right) Dipl.-Bw. Claus-Hinrich Roth, Dipl.-Kffr. Christin Roth-Jäger,
Dipl.-Kffr. Dr. Anne-Kathrin Roth, Dipl.-Vw. Manfred Roth

Roth Industries GmbH & Co. KG comprises several companies and more than 1,000 employees around the world. It is one of the most innovative companies in the areas of Building Solutions and Industrial Solutions. The head office of our long-established company (founded in 1947) is located in Dautphetal, Germany, near the university city of Marburg. 

The head office handles corporate strategy, controlling, auditing, and financial matters. Our employees at our various locations are responsible for the development, production and marketing our products. We are a globally active company and market leader in our core segments, having 22 production and sales companies around the world. Roth Industries brings together all activities of the Group’s companies in Germany and abroad. The company is fully owned by the Roth family.

Roth Industries brings together all activities of the Group’s companies
in Germany and abroad. The company is fully owned by the Roth family.

Roth – one brand, many strengths

Roth Industries is undergoing a restructuring process and getting in shape for the global market. Related business fields are being consolidated, with company expertise grouped into six divisions. Roth Industries is migrating from a group of companies with various brands to a homogenous unit with one uniform brand image. The Roth family has initiated this change and is setting the pace. All divisions will be grouped under the Roth brand, the public face of this family company that gives us a global identity.

For many years, the name of our family company Roth and the Roth brand represented for reliability and trust, customer focus and partnership, quality and service, competence and innovation leadership,along with sustainable company growth.
We have a responsibility to our business partners, to the environment, and to society.
We focus our experience and expertise and use synergies to expand our innovation leadership and offer our customers peak performance.



Roth Industries – an industrial company with a diverse portfolio

With our core expertise in the fields of energy, water and plastics, we deliver a high level of performance across different sectors, which strengthens our global market position and builds a sound foundation for the future. We provide top-quality business and technological services as well as innovative and environmentally sustainable solutions for buildings and industry.

The divisions of Energy Systems, Sanitary Systems and Environmental
Systems will offer products and services in the Building Solutions area

The Composite Technology, Plastic Technology and Hydraulic Technology
divisions will be active in the area of Industrial Solutions.

The Bolenz & Schäfer company has been renamed to Roth Hydraulics
and will represent the Hydraulic Technology division. Roth Hydraulics
has subsidiaries in China and the US.

EHA and Schlesinger are being merged into the company Roth Composite
Machinery, representing the Composite Technology division.

Roth – added value for our customers

The new company structure will better leverage Roth’s interdisciplinary expertise and years of experience in the field. Roth customers benefit from

  • more in-depth, improved consulting
  • effective, comprehensive and carefully-planned development
  • useful innovations with added value
  • enhanced global service

Our new company structure

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