Thomas Rippert (CEO)

Versatile plant technology – environmentally friendly and safe
Rippert Anlagentechnik GmbH und Co. KG successfully holds its own in the market with its four divisions – coating and automation plants, filter systems and industrial fans. The system supplier has been developing, producing and installing state-of-the-art, energy-saving plants for industrial customers all over the world for 50 years.

Thomas Rippert is the head of the company, whose registered office is in Herzebrock-Clarholz in East Westphalia. 440 highly-qualified employees plan and manufacture made-to-measure high-tech products at these works and at two further locations in Germany and Austria.

These include firstly the surface refinement, which not only protects against chemical and physical stress, but also extends the service life. Whether metal, plastics or wood is involved – Rippert Anlagentechnik GmbH uses its profound know-how for many materials. In addition to complex coating systems with components such as pre-treatment, powder coating and drying plants, the mid-size company also offers standard products such as spray walls, spray booths and paint dryers. Secondly the family-owned company is an expert in air pollution control. Its repertoire in dedusting technology extends from dust source analysis, extraction and filtration to air return, pneumatic transport and energy recovery – and thus sets standards. Thirdly, Rippert Anlagentechnik manufactures fans for the most diverse application and performance ranges. Whether these are standard fans, special series or individual custom designs – all products score with energy efficiency, longevity and noise protection.

The region of OstWestfalenLippe (East Westphalia-Lippe)
OstWestfalenLippe (OWL) is ‘right at the top in North Rhine-Westphalia’ - and not just geographically: with 120,000 companies and a gross domestic product of €60 billion, the region is one of the strongest economic locations in Germany. The honouring of it's OWL in the cluster of excellence competition held by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research underlines still further the fact that OWL is one of the strongest high-tech locations in Europe and secures production in Germany as a location. Characteristic of the regional economy (/technologie-netzwerk/region/wirtschaft/) is a widely ranging mixture of industries with an emphasis on the processing business. Family-owned mid-size companies offer attractive working conditions and outstanding career opportunities. A dynamic research landscape with an emphasis on the field of intelligent technical systems opens up interesting fields of activity for scientists and allows companies direct access to cutting-edge research.

Located in the middle of Germany, OWL is easy to reach by road, rail and air. Multifaceted natural landscapes such as the Teutoburger Forest, historic old towns and an attractive scene offer diversions for every taste and a high leisure value (/technologie netzwerk/region/leben in owl/).