In 1959, Wendelin Rauch & Sohn in Freudenberg am Main took over the chipboard plant of Otto Kreibaum & Co which went into operation in 1953. This plant was built in Markt Bibart (Franconia) was started up with two extrusion press systems. The daily output was 35 m³. In the years that followed, the capacity was increased by the installation of additional extrusion presses. In 1976, extrusion-pressed chipboard panels were only used in furniture building to a limited extent. For this reason, the extrusion presses were decommissioned and a completely new factory was built. Markt Bibart now boasts the most modern chipboard plant in Europe with a daily capacity of 500 m³, the heart of which is the 20 m single-daylight press. The Rauch furniture plants are supplied "just in time" with cut-to-size furniture.