History

SUPPLYING THE WORLD FROM GERMANY

US Formliner was born from a partnership between Nawkaw and RECKLI in 2013. What do we mean by POWERED BY RECKLI? US Formliner designs and manufactures quality reusable rubber formliners in the USA. Using German ingenuity and quality rubber provided by RECKLI, powered by RECKLI means US Formliner is a part of a global operation to bring the best quality reusable formliners to design professionals. The history of RECKLI started in 1968 with the idea of forming concrete both aesthetically and economically. Nearly 50 years later, the RECKLI name stands for freedom of design in shaping concrete.

1968

Hans-Jürgen Wiemers and Franz Ernst founded the company RECKLI K.G. on 15. August 1968. Wiemers and Co. in Recklinghausen. Their idea: They want to structure concrete with the help of elastic formliners. Since then, RECKLI formliners stands for aesthetics, individuality and economic efficiency.

1973

RECKLI’s first production halls emerge in Herne.  Since production levels continuously rise, it continues to be expanded until today.

1975

RECKLI starts to export to the Middle East and ships the first formliner to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

1978

The company establishes its first branch in France. Liquid synthetics are shipped soon as well, to produce the formliners directly on site.

1996

RECKLI purchases the French competitor SOCECO and has since been established as SOCECO RECKLI S.A.S in Paris. From then on, France develops into an important and innovative market for structured concrete.

2005

Thanks to the introduction of photo-engraving technology, images are transferred on to board material in a computer-supported process through a milling technique, into which the formliner is then cast. An especially attractive reference is the extension building at the University Paul Sabatier in Toulouse.

2008

Dr. Bernd Trompeter becomes a member of management and directs RECKLI jointly with the long-term managing director Horst Kosjak for the following years.

RECKLI includes the staining product NAWTONE in its product range. Concrete surfaces can now be colorfully designed with this new innovative coating system. Because the surface structure remains intact, the treated surface shines in numerous colorful nuances and is given more visual depth at the same time.

2010

The French designer Romain Taieb designs twelve new patterns for RECKLI that pick up on modern design trends. 

2012

Dr. Bernd Trompeter assumes a sole management position. 

The reworked and newly designed formliner catalog showcases the 250 standard patterns that RECKLI offers worldwide. 

The façade design of the Jan Cremer Museum in Enschede becomes the core cell for a new product development; RECKLI 3D Formliners. 

2013

The subsidiary company US Formliner is founded in Athens, GA USA.

2014

US Formliner grew to employ eight production staff members and two sales representatives. Ronda Gilbert and Sonny Arora both joined the US Formliner team bringing years of formliner experience to US Formliner's customers.

58 designs were added to the database of the visualization software BIM. Architects could begin visually experiencing the US Formliner patterns during their initial planning.

Introduction of US Formliner Artico (plastic sheets printed with surface retarders enable a pinpoint washing out of concrete). That way, nearly any design can be applied to concrete.

US Formliner and RECKLI published the first edition of its in-house magazine FORMLINER.

2015

Us Formliner expands sales to South America and adds an additional sales representative to support gorwing sales, Layne Chastain.  

The first edition of the in-house magazine FORMLINER wins the silver award of the Architects’ Darling Award at the Celler Werktag.  

US Formliner introduces a services site, www.precast-network.com. The site architects and builders to discover local precast plants in their proximity with just a few clicks. The pant operators can register their company information and upload project reference photos allowing them the ability to manage their listing and control the content available about their plant. 

2016

US Formliner grows to employ 20 production staff as the demand for formliners in the US market continues to grow. 

In addition to offering more than 200 standard patterns, US Formliner produces custom formliners according to customer’s desires, 3D photo formliners, photo-engraved formliners, and Artico photo-concrete-foil used to design exposed concrete surfaces in internal and external areas. Moreover, the product range encompasses high-quality surface refiners such as retarders, deactivators and acidification products, impregnation and protective systems as well as staining products to colorfully design surfaces. US Formliner introduces a reworked and newly designed formliner catalog showcasing the 200 standard patterns that US Formliner and RECKLI offer worldwide. This new catalog won national printing awards in the US for its unique cover design.