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Furniture Fittings (International)

Furniture Fittings Catalogue

Anniversary: 25 years of development and production in Hungary

Häfele Free flap fittings – an innovative product range

Among other products, the Flap Competence Center (FCC) in the Hungarian capital of Budapest which is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its development and production facility this year, produces flap fittings that are currently highly in demand. While such fittings are customarily used in kitchen wall units, they now also find increasing application in many other furniture items throughout the home. With the tremendous investment in the Budapest plant over the last few years, its modern production facility can now manufacture innovative Free flap fitting systems for furniture all over the world.

The production plant was founded as Huwil Kft. in 1991. In 2009 the furniture fittings specialists Häfele and Kesseböhmer acquired from Titus International the flap fittings and sliding door fittings divisions of Huwil Werke GmbH in Ruppichteroth (Germany) and of the production company Huwil Kft. in Budapest. Continued production in Hungary was thereby ensured.

Today the facility, operating as Flap Competence Center Kft. since 2015, is an integral part of six Häfele production plants overall, whose products are available through 37 Häfele sales offices in 150 countries worldwide. Besides the production plant, the development centre for innovative flap fitting systems is also located in Budapest.

High-tech for furniture flap fittings

High-tech features, ultra-convenience, efficient and flexible installation as well as an attractive design are all combined in a successful symbiotic relationship in the Free flap family of products. Slimmer, lighter, simpler – these were the requirements for the Free flap fittings developed as a uniquely separate product range. With their modular design concept, making them suited to highly flexible applications, Free flap, Free fold, Free up and Free swing meet the requirements of all popular types of opening. New on the market this year, is the highly efficient Free flap H 1.5 stay flap fitting, made of an innovative, weight-saving mix of materials. Another highlight in the range of Free flap fittings is the electric drive that is now available for all Free flap fittings.

The light-weight Free flap H 1.5, with a material mix consisting of a steel arm and plastic body.

The light-weight Free flap H 1.5, with a material mix consisting of a steel arm and plastic body, is the youngest offspring in the Free flap family. Featuring a convenient multi-stop function, it is particularly efficient for application with flaps up to 5.5 kg – or up to 11 kg for installation on both sides.

The light-weight Free flap H 1.5, with a material mix consisting of a steel arm and plastic body.

The light-weight Free flap H 1.5, with a material mix consisting of a steel arm and plastic body, is the youngest offspring in the Free flap family. Featuring a convenient multi-stop function, it is particularly efficient for application with flaps up to 5.5 kg – or up to 11 kg for installation on both sides.

The Häfele plant in Hungary is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

The Häfele plant in Hungary is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The production facility was founded in 1991 by the Huwil company in Ruppichteroth.

Today the Flap Competence Center is a state-of-the-art production plant with 140 employees.

The Häfele plant in Hungary is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

The Häfele plant in Hungary is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The production facility was founded in 1991 by the Huwil company in Ruppichteroth.

Today the Flap Competence Center is a state-of-the-art production plant with 140 employees.

The Häfele plant in Hungary is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

The Häfele plant in Hungary is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The production facility was founded in 1991 by the Huwil company in Ruppichteroth.

Today the Flap Competence Center is a state-of-the-art production plant with 140 employees.

Press contact Peter Courtin Press contact

Peter Courtin

Head of Brand Communications Tel.: +49 (0) 7452 / 95 - 391 Fax: +49 (0) 7452 / 95 - 283 peter.courtin@haefele.de