Erlau AG was founded in 1828 in Aalen, Germany, and is a leading manufacturer of outdoor furniture. The company is a subsidiary of RUD Ketten Rieger & Dietz GmbH u. Co. KG, which produces high-quality chain systems and components.

Erlau provides a broad range of street, park and open space furniture, as well as the specially designed Vitagym range of outdoor gym and fitness equipment for senior citizens.

Products are made exclusively in Germany and are ISO 9001 certified. They suit a wide variety of applications, from city centres, public realm environments and public waiting areas to transport areas, education developments, parks and playgrounds. In addition to standard products, customised designs meet the needs of senior citizens, children and disabled people.

Erlau outdoor furniture is made to withstand even the toughest environmental conditions. Products have been specified for projects in the Norwegian mountains, in Europe’s rainiest city, and in Rhiad where the temperatures reach over 45°C in the shade.

Products made using Pagwood composite material also offer protection against the elements. The resin-soaked laminate comprises very thin, cross-bonded veneers of domestic European beech, and is fracture proof, does not splinter, and is water and chemical resistant.

Outdoor furniture is also powder coated with Rilsan, a polyamide treatment made from renewable resources extracted from castor oil plants, which produces no toxic gases in the event of fire. A coating thickness of 350µm is applied, which guarantees a high level of durability and insulation. Erlau seating, for example, will not get hotter than 42°C, unlike benches made of wood, stone or untreated metal.

Exclusive anti-graffiti coatings help safeguard products. They mean that graffiti, and even stickers, can be simply removed by wiping off with a biodegradable paint remover.


Erlau AG was founded in 1828 in Aalen, Germany, and is a leading manufacturer of outdoor furniture. The company is a subsidiary of RUD Ketten Rieger & Dietz GmbH u. Co. KG, which produces high-quality chain systems and components.

Erlau provides a broad range of street, park and open space furniture, as well as the specially designed Vitagym range of outdoor gym and fitness equipment for senior citizens.

Products are made exclusively in Germany and are ISO 9001 certified. They suit a wide variety of applications, from city centres, public realm environments and public waiting areas to transport areas, education developments, parks and playgrounds. In addition to standard products, customised designs meet the needs of senior citizens, children and disabled people.

Erlau outdoor furniture is made to withstand even the toughest environmental conditions. Products have been specified for projects in the Norwegian mountains, in Europe’s rainiest city, and in Rhiad where the temperatures reach over 45°C in the shade.

Products made using Pagwood composite material also offer protection against the elements. The resin-soaked laminate comprises very thin, cross-bonded veneers of domestic European beech, and is fracture proof, does not splinter, and is water and chemical resistant.

Outdoor furniture is also powder coated with Rilsan, a polyamide treatment made from renewable resources extracted from castor oil plants, which produces no toxic gases in the event of fire. A coating thickness of 350µm is applied, which guarantees a high level of durability and insulation. Erlau seating, for example, will not get hotter than 42°C, unlike benches made of wood, stone or untreated metal.

Exclusive anti-graffiti coatings help safeguard products. They mean that graffiti, and even stickers, can be simply removed by wiping off with a biodegradable paint remover.


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