Roda - your expert,
problem solver, safe partner

About roda

This is our philosophy

roda Licht- und Lufttechnik GmbH has been in existence since 1986 and since then has had the goal of ensuring well-being and safety in buildings. Our philosophy is to process excellent materials in the best possible way in order to generate unsurpassed advantages for you. roda is a VdS-approved manufacturer and constructor of:  

  • Natural smoke and heat exhaust ventilation units (NSHEV) 
  • Industrial ventilation systems 
  • Skylight systems 
  • Translucent façade technology 

Our smoke and heat exhaust ventilation systems (SHEV), industrial ventilation systems, skylight systems and translucent façade technology combine daylight illumination, fresh air supply and fire and smoke protection in buildings. 

Roda systems impress through their durability and daily added value. This is because they are all designed so that they can be used for multiple daily ventilation while offering full ventilation thanks to their 90° opening angle. This means that the entire aerodynamic ventilation surface is available to you in the ventilation position and we also offer natural solutions with our multi-purpose ventilators when it rains.  

Our strengths

We are your problem solver and service partner

For us, the customer is at the centre of everything we do. As early as the planning phase, we try to take into account as many influencing factors and needs of the customer as possible. This means that in addition to the required smoke extraction values, we also check the light incidence, air exchange rates and take into account the individual requirements of your location.  

We, the entire roda team, see ourselves as problem solvers who stand by your side as a competent partner. Because every industry has very different tasks that have to be taken into account. From the regulations in the food industry to the required criteria of a foundry to soundproofing in cinemas. In addition, there are specific requirements depending on the geographical location and local regulations. From the low temperatures above the 45th parallel to increased country-specific requirements to the problem of sand drifts near desert regions. 

There are different geographic and sectoral requirements in terms of: 

  • Extreme temperatures 
  • Increased requirement for tightness 
  • Increased wind and snow load 
  • Resistance to aggressive substances in the exhaust air 
  • Other local regulations 

Thanks to our many years of experience, we at roda are able to offer problem-oriented and custom-fit solutions for your building project. Especially since we custom-build each of our roda units, we can respond individually to your needs and wishes. The philosophy of processing the best materials in the best possible way runs through our entire product range. 

Partner for the entire life cycle 

But it is not only during the planning stage that our professionals do their best to provide you with competent advice. Because we want to be your partner for the entire life cycle of your building. During implementation, we not only assemble the desired system for you as a system supplier, but also the required control system. In order to ensure proper functioning over the entire service life, we offer to service the systems in a regular cycle. As a VdS-certified installation company, we provide reliable, manufacturer-independent maintenance. And for buildings that are to be brought back up to the current state of the art through renovation after decades of use, we are at your side as a competent partner. 

Our clients

Impressed for years

The excellent combination of expert service and the quality of our products is what sets roda apart. Not only we are convinced of this, but also our long-standing clients. Because you can only win over clients through impeccable quality and problem-free service. 
Each industry has very specific requirements that only a supplier with experience in the respective sector can solve. Explain your problem to us and we can show you how we have solved this or a similar problem by means of property studies.  

Lufthansa Technik AG 

Aircraft, which are the most important asset of all airlines, are designed to complete between 30,000 and 110,000 flights, according to the manufacturer, which corresponds to an operating life of well over 20 years. This service life is achieved through appropriate quality and regular maintenance of the aircraft, as carried out at Lufthansa Technik AG. Hamburg is home to one of the company's more than 50 locations worldwide that offer MRO services (maintenance, repair and overhaul) for aircraft. 
The overhaul hangar 461 proves that in roda Licht- und Lufttechnik GmbH a partner has been found who delivers the kind of quality that Lufthansa Technik AG knows and appreciates from its aircraft. On the 45 m high and 13,000 m² large hall, the roda-supplied continuous rooflights and ventilation systems with SHEV function are still fully functional after 25 years. Only the infill made of polycarbonate multi-wall panels had been so damaged by the odd hailstorm over the years that renovation was necessary. After assessing the actual condition of the systems, it was concluded that their functionality would continue and only the PC multi-wall panels needed to be replaced. A suitable construction of roda systems makes this possible. 

Still convinced after 25 years

“If after 25 years systems are still so good that only the infill needs to be replaced, then we can rightly attest to the excellent quality of roda Licht- und Lufttechnik GmbH's products.”