• Company handover to managing director Dr Horst König
  • The BOA® lacing system is introduced
  • Foundation of Rukapol International in Romania System certified according to ISO 14001:2015
  • System certified according to ISO 9001:2015
  • Introduction of the Rukapol®_Senso_System
  • Foot measurement and introduction of the Rukapol® 5 width system for the first time in all of Austria
  • Introduction of “PODOS”, the safety shoe with podological structure
  • Development of the 10-point health concept
  • Icebreaker Boots, heatable work shoes “Karl Ritter von Ghega Prize”, Lower Austrian Innovation Prize for Icebreaker Boots.
  • Flexing boots; low shoes and half-boots with flexible instep fit.
  • Flexogrip sole, 99% absorption of bounce energy, 87% absorption of impact energy in the ball area.
  • State approval for the use of the national coat of arms
  • Modernisation and expansion of the shoe manufactory in Ramingdorf.
  • Development of the 10-level Rukapol® safety concept for occupational safety.
  • Special boots for voestalpine, fireproof up to 1750°C.
  • Extension of the production plant in Ramingdorf.
  • New production facility in Ramingdorf near Steyr.
  • Company foundation;
    Katharina and Rudolf Karner found the polishing wheel manufacturer RUdolf KArner POLishing wheels in Steyr. At the same time, Rukapol produces industrial clothing, clogs, gloves