8. Mai 2023
Häfele, the international expert for hardware technology, electronic access control systems and lighting, is regarded as a hidden champion. Appreciated in the “Ländle” and by experts all over the world, but less recognised further afield. Recently, this has been changing. The ZEIT publishing group attested “entrepreneurial excellence” to the group of companies, which now operates on a global basis. Customers from the joiner/cabinet maker area, the furniture industry, the dealer area, architecture and interior design put their trust in the expertise and innovative strength of the family-owned company. On the occasion of its 100th anniversary, Häfele now has many things in the pipeline. A visionary project has been launched with the construction of the “Dynamics Centre” in Nagold – and Häfele’s future orientation is going to be expressed at numerous events at the Nagold site and at interzum, the world’s leading trade fair. The new motto "Maximising the value of space. Together.” illustrates the aim of maximising the value of space together with our partners – with sophisticated concepts for the living and working environments of tomorrow.
Innovative strength, courage and optimism: these qualities have accompanied Häfele from the very beginning, and also characterised the founders back in the day. The original 2-man business, which was a specialist hardware store, has developed into a global company, Häfele SE & Co KG, with subsidiaries in 38 countries and more than 8,000 employees. Nagold is the headquarters of the International Häfele Group, which is now regarded as a leading expert in hardware technology, electronic access control systems and lighting. Häfele has unique expertise in the development of innovative room concepts, and is continuing to expand its international range of services. Häfele’s presence at interzum, the world’s leading trade fair, which is taking place in Cologne from 9th to 12th May, will kick off the anniversary celebrations in 2023, and will be duly celebrated at the headquarters in Nagold from 21st to 23rd July.
Time and again during Häfele’s eventful company history, courage, innovative spirit, flexibility and perseverance have manifested themselves and taken the company forward. The basis of the world’s leading expert in intelligent hardware technology, lighting and electronic access control systems was a small, agile and innovative hardware business. In 1923, when the economic conditions were anything but easy, two energetic young men – businessmen Adolf Häfele and Hermann Funk – opened the “Specialist Shop for Hardware” in Aulendorf. They soon realised that their products were particularly popular with carpenters, and moved to Nagold, which was the hub of Württemberg furniture production at the time. Nagold has now become a town with charm and charisma – and the traditional company Häfele is both dynamic and forward-looking, which makes them a good match.
Maximising the value of space. Together.
Häfele is committed to developing liveable, sustainable room concepts for the living and working environments of tomorrow. Together with its partners, Häfele creates resource-saving, multifunctional solutions with maximum comfort.
Founded in 1923, the globally active specialist for intelligent hardware technology, electronic locking systems, lighting and networking offers its customers from over 150 countries unique 360° expertise. With a comprehensive product range, numerous services and a great deal of innovative spirit, the family-owned company is a reliable partner to its partners in the trade, furniture industry, retail and architecture - from brainstorming and planning to the implementation of their projects.
Over 8,000 employees, 38 subsidiaries and numerous other agencies around the world make up the team of the global player headquartered in Nagold in the Black Forest. The Group has been managed by Gregor Riekena since January 2023. Sibylle Thierer represents the interests of the shareholder families as Chairwoman of the Board of Directors. In the 2023 financial year, the Häfele Group achieved a turnover of 1.71 billion euros with an export share of 82%.
Further information can be found at www.haefele.de