Today REX Holzbearbeitungsmaschinen employs around 85 employees. More than 35,000 REX planers are in use worldwide in over 90 countries.
2009/2010 REX engineers completely revise the SUPERMASTER and BIGMASTER product lines, thus responding to growing customer needs in terms of surface quality and energy efficiency. The innovations included optimised tooling systems, heavier construction, energy-saving inverter technology and beltless drive technology.
2009 the grandsons of company founder Georg Schwarzbeck, Christian and Joachim Schwarzbeck, took over as the third generation of management of the family business. Joachim takes responsibility for sales, Christian directs production.
Since 2005, the SKW series have been designed and manufactured at REX Werkzeugschleifmaschinen.
At the end of the 90s the new SUPER MASTER series was developed. In this regard, the company management restructured its product portfolio in order to obtain a clear and user-friendly mapping. The UNI series became known as the TIMBER MASTER product line and the HOMS series became the BIGMASTER product line.
The specialists in high power planers: REX staff
In the 90's the first business contacts were built with China. Since 2013 REX has had its own representation in the People's Republic.
In 1985, the first all-plastic REX planer was developed, the TOPMASTER.
In 1979 the founder Georg Schwarzbeck, who was active in the company until his death, died.
In 1975, Hans-Joachim Schwarzbeck took over the management of the company from his father.
In 1974, the UNI product range (later TIMBER MASTER) was developed which has since been continuously adapted to meet the needs of small-scale users.
In 1972 REX developed the world's first multi-side planing machine with constant table height. For this invention REX received utility model protection from the German Patent Office. Since the expiry of the protection period, the constant table principle has become the global standard and is copied by all manufacturers.
One of the best-selling planer machines from REX's HOMS range
In the early 70s, still in the time of the Soviet Union, first business contacts were made with Russia. This business has grown steadily over the years and is based today on a great deal of trust.
In 1968 the HOMS universal product range (later BIGMASTER) was created, which has been continuously developed and today is one of the best-selling planer machines by REX.
In 1964 REX engineers developed the first 4-side planer, a first in the industry. This led to new markets being opened in the areas of glued timber construction, carpentry and sawmills.
Due to its proximity to the international port and trading centre of Hamburg, it developed close relationships with overseas customers in the 60's, leading to increasing momentum in exports to distant lands.
In the 50s and 60s, mainly modern joinery and carpentry machines were developed and produced in large numbers.
In 1946, Engineer, Georg Schwarzbeck, founded the Georg Schwarzbeck Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG. in Pinneberg.
For over 70 years, REX machines have provided the best quality planers