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Häfele was founded in Nagold in 1923 as a speciality store for joinery requirements.The early years
The time after the Second World War is characterized by a strong demand for fittings and joinery requirements.Reconstruction
Häfele is a globally operating company and looks after foreign markets with 37 subsidiaries.Häfele today
Häfele, an international company providing hardware and fitting systems and electronic locking systems, has a long and rich history that began in 1923. Today customers from 150 countries rely on Häfele's expertise and performance.
Over the last 90 years, the German family-owned and operated company has grown from a local speciality store for joinery requirements into a company with global operations. Now 37 subsidiaries and many additional dealerships belong to the Häfele Group. The management is now in the hands of the third generation: Sibylle Thierer took over as chair of the Häfele Group in 2003.
The business figures of the Häfele Group have developed in a positive way over the last few years, despite the challenging economic situation. In the 2016 financial year the Häfele Group achieved sales of 1.311 billion Euros, with an export share of 79%. Häfele employs more than 7,300 employees worldwide and looks after more than 160,000 customers. These include customers from the furniture industry, dealers, joiners and cabinet makers, as well as architects, planners and property developers.