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UNITED EXPERIENCE IN

ELASTOMER PROCESSING


United experience in elastomere processing

LOCALLY BASED.
GLOBALLY STRONG.

RICO GROUP is a premium global provider of complex individual elastomer and plastics projects. Through four locations worldwide the group has established a globally powerful technology and production network.

Its portfolio of service range from the manufacturing of injection molds to the special production of customized components, with consulting costs included throughout development stages. The group focuses on the processing of elastomers, particularly in the liquid silicone rubber (LSR) and solid silicone rubber (HTV) varieties. The parts are manufactured using one-shot, two-shot or multi-component injection molding, such as LSR + thermoplastics, rubber + thermoplastics, LSR + metal, LSR + LSR, thermoplastics + LSR + metal inserts.

The molds and their components are used in a wide range of applications throughout the medical, automotive and sanitary industries. Though many of the components are not readily visible, they contribute significantly to the proper function and safety of the products.

The group

RICO GROUP includes Rico Elastomere Projecting GmbH, Silcoplast AG, Simtec Silicone Parts LLC and HTR Rosenblattl GmbH.

International success and sustainable growth require a powerful organization. RICO GROUP develops ideas with engaged enthusiasm and accompanies its customers from the beginning of a project all the way to completion. Its four subsidiaries now operate under the umbrella of RICO GROUP to allow for the improved coordination of activities.

The owners

Alfred Griesbaum

Owner

Ing. Gerhard Kornfelder

Owner

Johannes Grabner

Owner
We find solutions to technically sophisticated projects in collaboration with our customers and accompany them from the development of their first blueprints through to the finished product. RICO GROUP offers its services to customers worldwide.
Alfred Griesbaum, Johannes Grabner and Gerhard Kornfelder, founders and owners of RICO GROUP.

News

Grand opening of cleanroom at SIMTEC Florida

SIMTEC Silicone Parts, a US-based leader in LSR and LSR multi-shot injection molder, has added a Class 8 Clean Room to respond to demand from its life science customers...
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RICO donates 7000 Euro to Kumplgut

"The employees donate money - and we double it." Just as every year, RICO Elastomere Projecting GmbH staff collected charity money in 2018. The employees collected a...
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RICO at Chinaplas in Guangzhou/China

Welcome to the fair Chinaplas in Guangzhou/China from May, 21-24, 2019. On the international plastics and rubber trade fair Chinaplas RICO exhibits in cooperation with...
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Simtec and RICO at MD&M West in Anaheim/USA

Welcome to the fair MD&M in Anaheim/USA from February, 5-7, 2019. On the suppliers fair Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West in Anaheim, Florida/USA...
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RICO - Transition of leadership

Since the company was set up in 1994, RICO Elastomere Projecting GmbH has gone from strength to strength under the management of owners Alfred Griesbaum, Gerhard...
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Company Expansion Moldmaking Rico

Expansion of the space for mold making

Rico Elastomere Projecting GmbH expands their facility in Thalheim bei Wels, Austria for a fourth time. In 2013, the latest expansion has been completed. This time Rico...
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Johannes Grabner, Enrique Camacho, Elizabeth Camacho, Alfred Griesbaum, Gerhard Kornfelder

High-performance portfolio created by RICO GROUP

Thalheim/Wolfhalden/South Florida. The focus is on sustainable growth and concentrated know-how from the use of comprehensive synergies and global efficiency. This is...
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Geschäftsführung Rico und Silcoplast

FULFIL CUSTOMERS‘ EXPECTATIONS THROUGH SYNERGY

With two companies working together since quite some time, more synergies can be a result of such a cooperation. This was the case between Rico and Silcoplast AG in...
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History

  1. 1967

    Plasticspritzerei Plastic AG was founded in Wolfhalden/Switzerland by Willi Wagner.

  2. 1975

    Relocation of the Plasticspritzerei AG to the “Alte Traube”/”Old Grape” building.

  3. 1985

    Silwo Silikon-Spritzerei AG was founded in Wolfhalden/Switzerland.

  4. 1986

    Plasticspritzerei AG and Silwo Silikon-Spritzerei AG extend the facility in Wolfhalden for the first time. (Later both companies join to form Silcoplast AG)

  5. 1988

    Plasticspritzerei AG and Silwo Silikon-Spritzerei AG extend the facility in Wolfhalden for the second time.

  6. 1994

    Foundation of Rico Elastomere Projecting GmbH by the three associates Johannes Grabner, Alfred Griesbaum and Ing. Gerhard Kornfelder

  7. 2000

    Foundation of subsidiary Härtereitechnik HTR GmbH in Thalheim bei Wels, Austria by Rico Elastomere Projecting GmbH.

    Plasticspritzerei AG and Silwo Silikon-Spritzerei obtain ISO 9001 certification.

  8. 2001

    SIMTEC Silicone Parts LLC established in MAdison, WI USA by Enrique Camacho.

    Rico Elastomere Projecting GmbH moves into the new company building in Thalheim bei Wels, Austria.

  9. 2003

    SIMTEC Silicone Parts LLC gets ISO 9001 certified and introduces LSR injection molded grommets into the US market.

  10. 2004

    Rico Elastomere Projecting GmbH obtains ISO 9001 certification.

  11. 2005

    Rico Elastomere Projecting GmbH extends the facility in Thalheim bei Wels for the first time.

  12. 2006

    SIMTEC Silicone Parts LLC declared winner of the “Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Thermoset Durability Award” for Innovation in Thermoset Processing.

  13. 2007

    Plasticspritzerei AG and Silwo Silikon-Spritzerei AG extend the facility in Wolfhalden for the third time.

  14. 2008

    SIMTEC Silicone Parts LLC was awarded contracts for the production of LSR 2-Shot (LSR/PA) parts for a customer in America and LSR 2-Shot (LSR/PBT) parts for another customer in Europe.
    The injection molding units employed for these new contracts were the first production units of their kind in the World.

  15. 2009

    Rico Elastomere Projecting GmbH extends the facility in Thalheim bei Wels for the second time.

    SIMTEC Silicone Parts LLC expands its production facility in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

  16. 2010

    Rico Elastomere Projecting GmbH obtains ISO 14001 certification.

    HTR Rosenblattl GmbH extends the facility in Thalheim bei Wels, Austria for the first time.

  17. 2011

    Rico Elastomere Projecting GmbH introduces a logistic system related to the production

  18. 2012

    Rico Elastomere Projecting GmbH extends the facility in Thalheim bei Wels for the third time.

    SIMTEC Silicone Parts LLC begins construction of new facilities in South Florida as well as obtaining ISO 13485 certification.

  19. 2013

    Rico Elastomere Projecting GmbH extends the facility in Thalheim bei Wels for the fourth time.

    HTR Rosenblattl GmbH extends the facility in Thalheim bei Wels, Austria for the second time.

    SIMTEC Silicone Parts LLC relocates to their new state-of-the art facility in South Florida.

  20. 2014

    Rico Elastomere Projecting GmbH obtains ISO TS 16949:2009 certification and celebrates 20 year company anniversary.

    Plasticspritzerei AG and Silwo Silikon-Spritzerei AG join to form Silcoplast AG

    HTR Rosenblattl GmbH obtains ISO 14001 certification.

    SIMTEC Silicone Parts LLC gets ISO/TS 16949 certified

  21. 2015

    Rico Elastomere Projecting GmbH and Silcoplast AG enter into a partnership.

    Silcoplast AG obtains ISO 13485 certification.

    SIMTEC Silicone Parts LLC expands their facility in South Florida for a second time.

  22. 2016

    Rico Elastomere Projecting GmbH and SIMTEC Silicone Parts LLC enter into partnership.

    Foundation of the RICO GROUP: Rico Elastomere Projecting GmbH, Silcoplast AG, SIMTEC Silicone Parts LLC and HTR Rosenblattl GmbH appear under the RICO GROUP umbrella.

Locations

RICO Elastomere Projecting GmbH

Am Thalbach 8, 4600 Thalheim/Wels, Austria
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Silcoplast AG

Luchten 75, 9427 Wolfhalden, Switzerland
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SIMTEC Silicone Parts, LLC

9658 Premier Pkwy, Miramar, FL 33025, United States
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HTR Rosenblattl GmbH

Am Thalbach 7, 4600 Thalheim bei Wels, Austria
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