Rothenberger was founded 1949 by Edwin Rothenberger in Germany. The company rapidly expanded into Europe in the 1970s with offices in France, Spain and Denmark then into Eastern Europe in the 1990s. By the beginning of 21st century they had become a worldwide company moving into South Africa, China, Brazil and Turkey then into India and Dubai and now into the USA.

Rothenberger produces a range of pipe tools and machinery that are sold in over 90 countries. ISO 9001 certified, there products are used in numerous industries such as: sanitary, heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, gas and environmental engineering.

In addition Rothenberger supports the Tools for Life foundation, founded by Dr Helmut Rothenberger on 2008, it provides material resources such as water and energy and educational training and coaching for poorer regions of the world.