Our Company History

70 years of enthusiasm

The roots of our company reach back to the 1950s. The original business idea was to support the paper producers in the region with replacement rolls, bearings and service work. Today, the family business is being run by the third generation and has developed into an international supplier of high-quality components for a wide range of industries and markets.

Perfection from the Start

Quality is our Highest Standard

The world has changed over the last 70 years, and our company has developed and evolved with it. However, the entrepreneurial spirit of the first generation is still deeply rooted in our corporate DNA, and we face the new challenges and look for optimal solutions every day.

One of our core areas continues to be the development and manufacture of rolls for a wide range of industries; we see ourselves as a driver of innovation and a benchmark for many applications.

From the seed of a supplier specializing in the machining of cylindrical parts made of steel, we have blossomed into a broadly based service provider in the fields of development and manufacturing for a wide range of industries and applications.

We are driven by enthusiasm for new challenges and the pursuit of optimal solutions with the highest quality demands. We share this passion with our customers!

1955

Company Founding

Company founding in the basement of the gym in Eutingen/Enz, Germany. Supply of rolls and bearings to local paper producers.

1969

Kieselbronn

Relocation of the company to the present location of the headquarters in Kieselbronn. Construction of our first production hall for the production of rolls with a total length of up to 6 m.

1986

Plastics Industry

In 1986, we completed a strategic move towards the plastics industry. After the printing and paper industries had reached the peak of their development, we were one of the first suppliers to focus on long-term growth in the plastics sector.

2003

People’s Republic of China

In 2003, our sister company HÄHL Technology (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. received a business license for manufacturing products in China. Since then, we have been manufacturing products for the Asian market in Suzhou. Suzhou is an extended “workbench” for our locations in Germany and is a purchasing and sales platform for the German HÄHL as well as for partner companies.

2006

Exploration Tools

Establishment of the company’s Exploration Tool business unit for supplying the oil/gas service industry with components made of materials that are difficult to machine, if at all.

2008

Headquarters

Further expansion of the Kieselbronn location as today ’s company headquarters.

2009

Composites

Start-Up of the Business Unit Composites for the design and manufacturing of composite products in Wiernsheim. In the following years further growth of the Wiernsheim location with additional investments in the new Business Unit Coatings.

2013

Pforzheim

Relocation of the BU Exploration Tools in a totally new setup in Pforzheim nearby company’s headquarters. The existing production floor and possible extensions ensure the future space requirements of the company.

1955

Company Founding

Company founding in the basement of the gym in Eutingen/Enz, Germany. Supply of rolls and bearings to local paper producers.

1969

Kieselbronn

Relocation of the company to the present location of the headquarters in Kieselbronn. Construction of our first production hall for the production of rolls with a total length of up to 6 m.

1986

Plastics Industry

In 1986, we completed a strategic move towards the plastics industry. After the printing and paper industries had reached the peak of their development, we were one of the first suppliers to focus on long-term growth in the plastics sector.

2003

People’s Republic of China

In 2003, our sister company HÄHL Technology (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. received a business license for manufacturing products in China. Since then, we have been manufacturing products for the Asian market in Suzhou. Suzhou is an extended “workbench” for our locations in Germany and is a purchasing and sales platform for the German HÄHL as well as for partner companies.

2006

Exploration Tools

Establishment of the company’s Exploration Tool business unit for supplying the oil/gas service industry with components made of materials that are difficult to machine, if at all.

2008

Headquarters

Further expansion of the Kieselbronn location as today ’s company headquarters.

2009

Composites

Start-Up of the Business Unit Composites for the design and manufacturing of composite products in Wiernsheim. In the following years further growth of the Wiernsheim location with additional investments in the new Business Unit Coatings.

2013

Pforzheim

Relocation of the BU Exploration Tools in a totally new setup in Pforzheim nearby company’s headquarters. The existing production floor and possible extensions ensure the future space requirements of the company.

Learn more about our facilities & certifications

Today, we manufacture demanding products with a wide range of requirements for numerous industries around the world at 4 locations. In addition to conventional steel and aluminum materials, we work on materials which are difficult to machine and on composite materials made of carbon and glass fiber composite materials. We operate our own coating systems for our products.