Mit seinen zwei Standorten stößt das Briloner Unternehmen REMBE® GmbH Safety+Control schon wieder an seine räumlichen Grenzen. Aktuell wird der Büroturm am Gallbergweg renoviert und erweitert. Direkt nach Fertigstellung wird auf der anderen Seite des Grundstücks eine innovative Hybridhalle errichtet. „Diese Halle wird eine Mischung aus Lager, Produktion und direkt angrenzendem Engineering. Hier werden wir vor allem Stückzahl intensive Produkte teilautomatisiert herstellen“, so Volker Henke, Produktionsleiter bei REMBE®.

Mit einem Investitionsvolumen von mehr als 3 Millionen EURO ist das ein klares Bekenntnis zum Standort Brilon.

REMBE® Geschäftsführer Stefan Penno merkt aber an: „Die Pandemie hat uns gelehrt: Wir dürfen uns nicht mehr nur auf eine Produktionsstätte verlassen und werden daher auf allen Kontinenten unabhängige Drehkreuze aufbauen“. Der Grundstein dafür wurde über die letzten 15 Jahre gelegt. REMBE® besitzt weltweit 10 eigene Niederlassungen, sogenannte Satelliten, die sukzessive mit Lagerkapazitäten und Produktionsmaschinen aufgerüstet werden. Den Anfang macht die amerikanische Tochter in Fort Mill, South Carolina. Dort steht seit Anfang des Jahres ein eigenes Gebäude mit 1500 qm Produktions- und Lagerfläche auf 5000 qm Grundstück. REMBE®, Inc. – so der Name der amerikanischen Tochter – beschäftigt mittlerweile 15 Mitarbeiter/innen und setzt weiter auf Expansion in den USA, Canada und Mexico.

Update per 2022-01-14

Due to the current development of the COVID-19 pandemic the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs has decided to tighten the occupational health and safety standard COVID-19 for the companies in order to reduce the number of new infections. Companies are obliged as well as the option of mobile workplaces for the employees, who are able to work at home, to offer at least two COVID-19 self-test per calendar week for the employees on site.


Thanks to the already on 2020-03-16 realized introduction of mobile workplaces for employees being able to work at home as well as the ongoing adaption of the below mentioned safety measures, independent from legal regulations, and their implementation by all employees the lights are still GREEN at REMBE® even now.

Your contacts in all teams of the company are available for you, the supply chain is safe and the production is still running on full power. We still don’t allow ourselves to be unnerved due to the general existing unease. We are moving forward the REMBE®-way which is dynamic, flexible and is adapted at any time – if necessary.

Yet only one thing is important: Mutual confidence and reliability in partnership.


As “life protectors” we know that preventive measures are part of a holistic protection concept. We cannot change the situation, but our attitude and how we deal with it! One of the REMBE® advantages is the young team. The majority of us are not in the risk group. It‘s good.

Furthermore, REMBE® is financially fully independent and can therefore handle even bad times and ensure full operational status without any restriction. Our decision making process is as swift as it can be.

I am constantly in contact with my Steering Committee Members as well as the designated COVID-19 Supervisors and most of the Staff Members.

Our supply chain is safe. Our stocks are still well filled.

To give you a brief insight in our Pandemic Emergency Plan COVID-19, here is an extract of Precautions and Safety Measures already having been valid since 2020-03-16 and continuously adapted to current requirements.

  • All areas continue to work absolutely safely.              
  • Everyone is at least 1.5 m apart. Professionally and privately.  Now self-responsibility comes before selfishness.
  • The minimum distance of 1.5 m is visible by floor marking if necessary.
  • If the minimum distance of 1.5 m cannot be maintained employees must use a medical or FFP2/KFP 95 mask, even when entering and leaving the buildings resp. of the offices during the working time.
  • If a COVID-19 infection is suspected, the employee gets in touch directly with our company doctor, his family doctor or a COVID-19 test center allocated by the local health authority.
  • Employees with relevant symptoms immediately inform the responsible team leader, the shift leader or the responsible Chief Officer. If on site, those employees leave the premises promptly. They contact their doctor or alternatively the company doctor. The responsible team leader, the shift leader or the responsible Chief Officer immediately identifies the other employees which whom they have been in contact and informs them about potential infection risks.
  • Conference rooms are also converted for people to take their breaks at a safe distance of 1.5 m.

  • The max. number of person per conference resp. break room and per table in these rooms is defined and for the employees easily comprehensible by clear marking.
  • We have separated Sales from Production. The areas within the buildings are clearly separated.
  • Office space is occupied in such a way that there is sufficient space between everyone.
  • There is no longer an exchange of people between the individual buildings, the individual sectors in the buildings and locations in Brilon and our 9 Subsidiaries all over the planet.
  • In production the working time is from 5:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m. By working in units and the systematic arrangement of the employees (even clearly visualized by wearing shirts in different colors) the conditions are provided to keep the minimum distance of 1.5 m in production.
  • All employees who can work on the move stay at home until further notice.

  • The quota of mobile work places in comparison with the total number of office workplaces is at least 60 %.
  • Employees who have to work on site use their private car or two-wheeler for coming to work. Cars are not shared. Local public transport is not used.

  • All employees, both those who work in production and those who have to work in the offices on site, carry out a COVID-19 self-test every day before starting work. 
  • We reduce internal meetings to a minimum. We avoid people gathering in front of coffee machines, for example.

  • We cancel planned trainings on site resp. change alternatively to virtual sessions.
  • Business trips are only carried out after consultation with the responsible Chief Officer.
  • External visitors have access to our buildings if approved by the responsible Chief Officer and undertaking a supervised COVID-19 self-test with medical or FFP2/KFP 95 mask only. The visitors have to fill in and sign the REMBE® COVID-19 visitor survey prior to their visit. 2G Plus including the corresponding proof is obligatory for persons outside the company. With access to the building they are instructed to follow the defined hygiene rules for visitors.

  • A 3G obligation applies to all employees throughout the company. The company premises may only be entered by employees who can present a complete vaccination, recovery or test certificate in accordance with the Ordinance on Protection against New Infections with the Corona Virus SARS-CoV-2 (Corona Protection Ordinance - CoronaSchVO) of 11 January 2022. 

We are flexible in our approach, communicate within the teams and work together. These instructions will change as necessary as we monitor the ongoing situation.

Be assured that with REMBE® you have a rock-solid, reliable and financially strong Partner.

You can count on us.

Be well everyone! Stay safe!



Stefan Penno
Chief Executive Officer

Dear valued Customer,

Due to the frequent inquiries regarding the ability to deliver during the prevailing pandemic COVID-19, we confirm as of 14.01.2022 that our products are still fully deliverable.

Despite sufficient stocks, we are in close contact with our exclusively German and European suppliers, from whom we source our materials. If there are unexpected delivery delays due to the pandemic, we will contact you immediately.

The appropriate safety measures introduced in good time are continuously adapted compliant with the current requirements to protect the employees and internal company processes. Visits and trips are only carried out after consultation with the responsible Chief Officer.

You are welcome to contact us at any time with any questions. Your contact is

Dr.-Ing. Stefan Rüsenberg
Chief Technical Officer
T: +49 2961 7405-0
[email protected]

We are the first manufacturer worldwide to offer you the ability to participate digitally in inspections, tests and certifications and to examine your products before delivery. Adapted to your individual requirements, transparent and

with flexible deadlines, we perform your acceptance test according to your requirements and therefore reduce your effort to a minimum. You are involved in real time and can follow along with everything as it happens.

When using REMBE® Digital Audit Services for the first time or in case of particularly extensive audits and inspections, we are happy to offer you a pre-test of the inspection so that you have the option to cement your requirements for the final acceptance. We guarantee you the highest level of quality, transparency and flexibility with high-tech equipment and the expertise of our REMBE® safety engineers.

Overview of your advantges

  • By saving time and money – no more travel time or expenses
  • By safeguarding the required documentation – full digital documentation is provided, including images and sound
  • By acting globally – your colleagues and partners at other locations around the world can participate in acceptance audits and tests, even at short notice


To begin, we coordinate with you on which tests/inspections are to be performed. Most digital audits include burst tests, hydrostatic tests, leak tests or material-specific tests, such as PMI. The question of “how” follows – you decide what you want to see, whether you want to follow along with the approval live or whether a recording of the tests is sufficient. By request, we implement a pre-test so that you can get to know the test environment and the equipment used in advance and, if necessary, determine additional requirements for the acceptance tests.
The actual inspection follows as well as its documentation and follow-up. You can also choose freely whether you want photo or video documentation and how we should send you the desired data.

Find our REMBE® Digital Audit Video here

Dr.-Ing. Johannes Lottermann refers in this POWTECH World Magazine interview about the latest REMBE® developments in terms of explosion safety and what is important to protect your plant.

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When it comes to the winners of design awards, most people think of futuristic automobiles, furnishings or everyday objects. However, for the first time, protection systems have now also received an award. Two in-house developments from REMBE® have received the Red Dot Design Award: the Q-Bic™ extinguishing barrier and the design study for a new generation of the EXKOP® quench valve, both products for explosion isolation. The REMBE® engineers have thus demonstrated that, besides the highest standards of safety and reliability, they also have an eye for the visual.

However, not only does the new Q-Bic™ isolation system look good but the design has been developed with functional and hygienic aspects in mind. The Q-Bic™ extinguishing barrier offers a variety of visible and invisible highlights: the firmly attached transport handles, which allow safe installation and transport of the extinguishing barriers, are obvious. They are very helpful, especially when the Q-Bic™ is installed in hard-to-reach places or at high altitudes. Thanks to the convex dirt protection cap, neither water nor dust deposits can accumulate on the Q-Bic™. The “inner values” of the Q-Bic™ are also remarkable: the blue-green extinguishing powder QXP prevents cross-contamination and the patented SJX nozzle ensures an optimum application of the extinguishing powder. Thanks to the specially developed release mechanism without explosives, the Q-Bic™ can be easily imported worldwide. The Q-Bic™ is particularly suitable for large pipes attached to dryers and filters or complex shaft geometries such as conveyors and elevators.

The Explosion Safety team led by Dr. Johannes Lottermann moved into a new office building at Zur Heide in autumn 2019. The premises on Gallbergweg that have been used until now no longer offer sufficient space due to the constantly growing number of employees.

In addition to the ultra-modern offices, the new two-storey office building also houses a large, friendly lounge, which is also used for events such as the REMBE® Safety Days. The short distances to the production areas at Zur Heide and to the test field at the REMBE® Research + Technology Center that have resulted from the move enable even faster coordination between sales, development and production.

We operate sustainably – REMBE® is certified according to EN ISO 14001:2015 environmental management systems and attaches great importance to the careful, considered handling of resources. There was therefore no question that the issue of environmental and climate protection would play a major role in the planning of the new building. The focus here was on energy-efficient construction through the use of renewable energies such as heating with an air heat pump and energy-efficient glazing with automatic adjustment of the light exposure level. 

The findings and experience from the internal REMBE® green initiative were also incorporated into the new production and packaging methods.

The event series “REMBE® Safety Days” will continue this year. After the event topics Explosion Safety for spray dryers and Explosion Safety in the woodworking industry in the past, this year’s focus is on the food and beverage industry, specially the daily challenges in the food-, sweet-, grain- and convenience product plants as well as soft drink factories and breweries.

The REMBE® Explosion Safety Days combine the latest topics and presentations, top rank speakers as well as extraordinary evening events. It is a two-day networking event to exchange experiences and protection approaches.

A broad range of perspectives are required to obtain a holistic picture regarding Explosion Safety in the food and beverage industry. This is why the speakers at REMBE® Safety Days 2019 include operators, OEMs, insurance companies and authorities.

One of the highlights at the event is the live explosion demonstration carried out by REMBE® Research + Technology Center GmbH.

The event will be held in English due to the international audience. In addition to theoretical explanations and practical experience reports, a key importance is also placed on providing sufficient time for the personal exchange of information.


Find here the full programme as well as the registration form.

In the podcast episode DSS027 of the Dust Safety Science, Dr.-Ing Johannes Lottermann, Director of Explosion Safety at REMBE® GmbH Safety + Control talks about the German VDI standards for explosion safety.


During the discussion, Johannes explains:

-How the VDI standard compares with the ATEX standards commonly used in Europe

-The different parts of the standard, which are broken down by equipment type

-The ways that German regulations on combustible dust safety differ from those in other parts of the world

-The differences between dust explosion and gas explosion


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In the podcast episode DSS024, Niklas Kitzhöfer, Managing Director of REMBE® China Ltd. in Shanghai, talks about Chinese national standards for explosion safety.


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