After successful product innovations, technical further development of the new shoe collection, and a new corporate identity, the entire sales structure of the safety shoe manufacturer RUKAPOL in Behamberg near Steyr is being geared towards HIGH PERFORMANCE in customer services.

On 1 July 2019, Thomas Rudolf Haider transferred his shares in RUKAPOL Manufaktur für Sicherheitsschuhe GmbH to his managing director, Dr Horst König, who has over 10 years of experience in the shoe industry.

“In order to best guarantee the upcoming sales development, I have decided to transfer my company shares to our managing director Dr Horst König. He has the necessary international management and sales experience and is already an important pillar in the company”, says Thomas Rudolf Haider, who will concentrate on RUKAPOL Immobilienentwicklung GmbH in future.

König is honoured to take over the reigns of a traditional company of this kind: “Tradition obliges…a much quoted sentence takes on a special meaning in a family business in its third generation. 65 years on the market for occupational safety is a proud achievement, which obliges us to take on the future with the necessary care but also with new ideas and ways”, said König at the company takeover.

Among its customers, Rukapol can count the most renowned industrial companies, institutions, energy suppliers and commercial enterprises at home and abroad. With particular innovative strength, especially in the areas of heat, cold, steel construction, and forestry, Rukapol has developed into one of the leading Central European brand manufacturers in the safety shoe sector.