History

1923
Manufacture and sale of grinders and furniture by A. Ruck

1927
Founding of the “Association of Foot Specialists” (“Verband der Fußspezialisten")

1928
Publishing of “Foot care news” ("Fußpflege-Nachrichten"), the first professional foot care journal

1929
Founding of the first specialist foot care school with medical final exams

1930
First issue of “The foot care book” (“Das Buch der Fußpflege")

1932
Expansion of "Hellmut-Ruck-Fachschule” with practice and affiliated wholesale

1945
Complete destruction of the company during the air raid on Pforzheim

1946
Hellmut Ruck sen. re-established the practice, school, and wholesale business

1951
Establishment of business in Pforzheim's city centre

1953
Talks with leading medical doctors about the training of foot care specialists recognized by the state. Plan: two-year hospital training and practical training in large practices

1962
First meeting in Pforzheim with Mr. Ross-Fraser from Great Britain, inventor of a new brace technique for nail correction

1964
Hellmut Ruck jun. joins the enterprise

1975
Division of the enterprise: Practice with specialist training school in Pforzheim and wholesale in Neuenbürg

1976
Introduction of the seminar series “Ruck Days” (“Ruck-Tage") as practice-oriented further training

1983
Relocation of the Hellmut Ruck GmbH head office to Schömberg-Langenbrand

1987
Development of the "Goldstadtspange” brace, RUCK’s own nail correction technique

1993
Development of the treatment bed "STELLA"

1994
Plans to change the existing specialist school according to the national draft law on podiatry

1996
Development of the foot care unit "PODOLOG micro"

1996
Start of construction works for the administrative building hosting “Baden-Wuerttemberg’s first podiatry school”

1997
Move to the new company building in Neuenbürg

1998
Start of the first two-year podiatric training course

2000
State recognition of the school

2003
Expansion of the company with new logistics centre

2004
Development of the foot care unit "PODOLOG NOVA"

2005
Re-design of PECLAVUS® care products

2008
Simeon Ruck joins the enterprise

2009
Development of the treatment bed PODOLOG STELLA and the mobile LED-magnifying lamp PODOLOG CIRCLE S

2011
Development of LED magnifying lamp PODOLOGCIRCLE XL

2012
Further development of the foot care unit "PODOLOG NOVA"Ž
50 years peclavus®, product relaunch, certified by NATRUE

2013
Completion of company’s building extension
Development of RUCK’s wellness and cosmetics concept

2014
Introduction of a new concept for mobile foot care: RUCK MOBILSYSTEM
Relaunching of RUCK's online shop

 
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