Takeover: Weco, the sixth manufacturing facility of the Häfele Group
Häfele takes over sliding fittings specialist Weco, Weber & Co. GmbH KG (Weco) in Velbert. This highlights the growing importance of Häfele as a partner to the international furniture industry, and creates additional development competence and more production capacity in this growth market.
The acquisition of Weco is a stroke of luck for both companies, since both already have specialist expertise in the growth market of sliding and folding/sliding door fittings. Häfele is also throwing its comprehensive market knowledge, well-developed logistics and sales strength into the ring. In recent years, Weco has developed a reputation as a partner in the international furniture industry for quality and a good price/performance ratio in the trendy market sector of sliding.
Consolidation of a long-term partnership
Weco and Häfele have successfully collaborated in the areas of development, sales and production for many years. One of the first products of the new partnership is the innovative sliding fitting system, Slido Classic 70 VF A, for sliding doors weighing up to 70 kg. It is manufactured to industrial standards, and can be extended at any time thanks to its modular design.
More Production Capacity and Competence Development
With this takeover, Häfele Engineering is expanding its production capacity for the furniture industry, and is anticipating competence development in the development and production of appropriate hardware and fittings systems. Weco will continue to operate on the market under its own name. The previous co-owner and managing director Vincenzo Carniel will continue to manage Weco in the future.