Hawa: from then till now
Hawa architectural hardware always looks good, even in limited surroundings. Hardly surprising, given that the total office space was just six square metres when Karl and Otto Haab took the company reins into their hands back in 1965.
Things did not stay like that for very long. An emphasis on high quality and innovative products successively transformed the company's history into a success story. A brand new factory was inaugurated in the Mettmenstetten industrial area in 1980, with extensions added in 1990 and 2001. The company EKU AG in Sirnach joined the Hawa Group in 1992. And January 2001 saw management change from one generation to the next when Karl and Otto Haab handed the reins to their sons, Gregor and Heinz Haab.
1. April 1965
The brothers Karl and Otto Haab take over Hawa AG
Plastic coated wheels – the basis of the revolutionary gliding properties of Hawa architectural hardware
First pivoted sliding hardware: HAWA-Turnaway X1 – X5
New factory constructed in Mettmenstetten
The first HAWA-Junior leaves the workshop – the start of a global success story
HAWA-Variotec: Introducing a new cornering technique for sliding glass walls
Takeover of EKU AG