About Rieke Direct

We are 100 years young!

Rieke was founded in 1921 by Theodore W. “TW” Rieke, a tool and die maker that through his perseverance and engineering talent, innovated a new steel drum closure approach that revolutionized the steel drum industry.

Interestingly, he used both process and product design know how to solve his then prospective customers’ needs. The steel drum closure product line developed by TW Rieke in 1921 allowed Rieke to grow to a more than $400 million designer and manufacturer of engineered dispensers and closures for the Industrial, Beauty & Personal Care, Home Care, Food & Beverage, and Pharmaceutical & Nutraceutical end markets today.