»If you don't know where you are going, then any road will get you there.«
If one thing is constant in the history of Hauff-Technik, then it is change. What this also means is that we were, are and will remain constantly on the move. Coming to a standstill is something we cannot and will not accept. There are several milestones that represent the dynamics of change that drive us forward.
Werner Hauff, together with his wife Hilde Hauff, founds Hauff-Technik in Heidenheim as an injection-moulding business for Hartmann, Bosch and other companies partaking in the post-war economic miracle in Germany. Right from the start, innovation and creative energy are the driving force of the young company.
Initially a subcontractor, the company later starts to offer its own product range. Yet it is with the first industrially produced cable entry that the real success story begins. What makes this product so special is not just the idea, but rather its modular structure, which endures from the first design right up to the present day.
The success story also gathers pace outside of Germany with the first international partner in the Netherlands.
The company outgrows the Herbrechtingen site. Parts of production are transferred to neighbouring Syrgenstein.
In 1986, INDUS Holding AG becomes the sole shareholder of Hauff-Technik. With its sustainable business model, INDUS offers a very good framework for the independent corporate development of Hauff-Technik.
Reliable sealing is not just for cables – what has held true for them for over 10 years will now hold true for pipes as well.
Beginning of a revolution: the collective feeding in of gas, electricity, water and telecommunications with a single sealing system revolutionises housebuilding.
A new standard technology conquers the world: with soil displacement hammers and the new ZAPPO building entry, it becomes possible to reliably seal building entries on the outside and inside without a trench.
Now, what belongs together is growing together: the company which has been split over three sites is now brought together at the new facility. The new site provides sufficient space for production and administration activities and its modern architecture means that everything is in close proximity, enabling an efficient workflow.
Hauff-Technik makes its plans for international growth a reality with the first subsidiary in the United Arab Emirates.
Hauff-Technik acquires an interest in ZweiCom GmbH, a company specialising in the development and manufacture of passive components for fibre-optic infrastructure.
In February, the Swiss subsidiary Hauff-Technik Swiss AG opens its new customer and sales centre in Oensingen.
With the introduction of the new ERP system SAP, Hauff-Technik takes a big step in the direction of digitalisation – through the virtual linking of all departments and the introduction of fully automated processes.
After 18 months of construction, Hauff-Technik opens one of the most modern logistics centres in the region in early 2021.
We have defined six corporate values for ourselves. They are an essential element of our corporate identity. With these values, we define how we conduct ourselves towards our customers and within the company.
Constructive criticism adds value. For the company and for each individual employee. Our criticism is never personal; it is always directed at the matter in hand and has just one objective: to drive us forward.
We aim to get a little better every day. To this end, we encourage and demand performance. We define objectives, take responsibility and put our heart and soul into every task.
Reliability is a fundamental virtue of German SMEs and hence also a pillar of our success.
We are constantly on the move – standing still is tantamount to taking a step backwards. With this in mind, we are also open to new ideas and actively drive change.
Treating people with respect and as equals is the basis of all cooperation. It is only by showing respect that I can also ask for respect in return.
What do we want to be – a part of the problem or a part of the solution? The answer to this comes from within and in how we work with our colleagues.
As a responsible member of the company, we are aware of the responsibility we have towards our customers, business partners and employees. In keeping with this, we pledge ourselves to the code of conduct derived from this awareness.
The whistleblower system is intended to identify violations of the law and rules, to assess the situation and to remedy the deficiency. Violations of the law or the Hauff-Technik code of conduct can damage the company or adversely affect individuals. Violations can be reported in the anonymous SpeakUp whistleblowing solution as well as online via voicemail. Examples of violations:
You will find explanations of how to use the whistleblower system in the following guide and the FAQs.
You will find privacy information about the SpeakUp whistleblower system here.
The whistleblower system of Hauff-Technik GmbH & Co.KG can be accessed via the following channels:
Tel.: +49 800-1801733 (free)