History RECARO
AN AUTOMOTIVE HISTORY.

Premiere of the limited edition RECARO Sportster CS "Nürburgring-Edition" – for a unique driving experience even at the limits of the "Green Hell".

2019

Looking to the future, RECARO presents innovative concepts for electrified and comfort-optimized commercial vehicle seats, with autonomous driving in mind.

2016

To this day, it remains the world’s lightest retrofit seat with ABE (German general type approval): the newly unveiled RECARO Pole Position Carbon (ABE) weighs just 4.5 kg.

2009

RECARO becomes the world’s first seat manufacturer to revolutionize seating design with its new lightweight composite shell.

2005

RECARO unveils the world’s first retrofit universal side airbag seat with ABE for different vehicle models.

2004

Innovation in novel materials: The RECARO A8 sports seat comes with a back shell made of plastic.

1989

Acoustic comfort: under the name RECAROfonie, the company launches a seat with stereo loudspeakers integrated in the headrest.

1977

The “RECARO shell seat” is RECARO’s first road-legal full shell seat. It raises the bar in safety, lightweight construction and comfort with a body-hugging seat shell, adjustment options and foam upholstery.

1967

Launch of the RECARO sports seat. The world’s first retrofit seat for automobiles is characterized by its revolutionary foam upholstery and distinctive side bolsters.

1965

Master saddler Wilhelm Reutter starts on the development and production of car bodies, interior fittings and vehicle seats for automobiles, both in custom production and small batches, at his “Stuttgarter Carosserie- u. Radfabrik” body plant.

1906

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