Heinz RoderThe family name Röder spans over 50 years association in the tent business, from the pioneering days of Heinrich Röder in 1959 with the rental of wooden framed tents through to the present day of high capacity production and global distribution of modern day, modular temporary structure systems.  Today the new family owned company, HTS Clearspan Structure Systems operates at  the leading edge in the design and construction of temporary structure systems and is led by the son of Heinrich Röder, CEO Heinz Röder who set up his new company in 2001, ensuring the family tradition continues into the next generation. A brief history of the Röder family’s association in the temporary structures sector:

1959The Röder family tent business early beginnings started with the rental of wooden frame tents with canvas covers for use as the companies own rental inventory.
1961The Röder family business expands into the market of supplying their tents which are now offered for sale to other tent rental companies.
1965The company’s early product range develops with the introduction of steel which is used as the main material for the main frame components instead of the previously used material of timber.
1975The development and availability of extruded aluminium, combined with the substantial weight reductions aluminium offered when compared to steel, leant itself as a more user friendly material for use in the construction of the modular tent systems. The use of extruded aluminium had the added benefit of integrated channels which facilitated a significant design improvement by using the “keder” channels for securing the roof and wall covers by means of the keder fixation system making the new design a truly modular system.
1978The new aluminium frame with keder groove system together with an ever growing range of tent designs soon became a success for the Röder family business. To capitalise on an ever increasing demand for the products, the Röder family open a new factory specifically for the mass production of its various tent systems. The factory was located in the Röder family’s home town of Wolferborn, Büdingen, Germany.
1984Continuous product development enabled the Röder family business to excel as a major market leader, a highlight of the development program lead to the design, manufacture and launch of the world’s first 2-storey, multi-level modular tent, yet fully demountable construction – today found in numerous applications worldwide.
1992Heinz and Edwin Röder introduce the family business, Röder AG, to the German stock exchange.
1993The majority shareholding of the company Röder AG is taken over by Klöckner & Co AG. At this time the Röder family relinquish their ownership in the company.
1994Heinz Röder finalizes the handover of the business to Klöckner & Co AG and leaves Röder AG.
2001After seven years of pursuing other business interests Heinz Röder launches his new specialist temporary structure manufacturing company Röder HTS High Tech Structures KG, again based in the area of Wolferborn, Büdingen, Germany.
2002Röder HTS KG opens first sales offices in the UK, France.
2003Röder HTS KG opens a sales office servicing the Middle East region.
2004Röder HTS KG acquires industry competitor business Höcker Structures, Bad Salzuflen, Germany. The strategic acquisition of Höcker Structures opened new markets and added new product lines to the product portfolio offered by Röder HTS KG at the time.
2005Röder HTS KG and Höcker GmbH formally join into one trading entity to be known as Röder HTS Höcker GmbH. During the same year, the Röder HTS and Höcker Structures production facilities merge into one newly commissioned state-of-the-art 42,000m² head office and manufacturing facility located in Kefenrod, Germany.
2006 Röder HTS Höcker GmbH opens strategic sales office in Singapore and Russia.
2007Röder HTS Höcker GmbH opens strategic sales office India.
2008Röder HTS Höcker GmbH introduces a new range of tent systems designed to be fully compatible with other designs supplied by other manufactures.
2009The Röder family celebrates 50 years association in the tent business at the 2009 Röder HTS Höcker GmbH TENT-EXPO trade show. The same year with the launch of the patented carbon / alloy hybrid frame structure.
2010Official launch of the patented carbon / alloy hybrid frame structure system – a lightweight and worlds first in clear span modular tent technology.
2011The family company, Röder HTS Höcker GmbH is represented globally in 32 countries worldwide. The company announces the acquisition of 22,000m² of land adjacent to the current 42,000m² production facility – the new site will provide adequate additional space for future expansion. The first phase is set for completion in October 2011 with the construction of a 2,600m² state-of-the-art PVC cover making facility.
2012Röder HTS Höcker GmbH creates a dedicated military and humanitarian division offering a new specialist range of lightweight, versatile rapid deployment temporary structure systems designed to meet the variable climatic deployment environments requirements of this specialist sector.