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.

  • The birth of Hawa in Mettmenstetten.

  • Plastic coated wheels –

    the basis of the revolutionary gliding properties of Hawa architectural hardware

  • HAWA-Turnaway X1 – X5

    first pivoted sliding hardware

  • The first HAWA-Junior leaves the workshop –

    the start of a global success story

  • HAWA-Variotec 150/GV

    Introducing a new cornering technique for sliding glass walls

  • Takeover of EKU AG

  • HAWA-Junior 40-80-120/GP with its sensational new suspension system

  • The sons Gregor and Heinz Haab take over operational management

  • HAWA-Frontslide 60/matic

    The first automated architectural hardware system developed completely by Hawa.

  • Formation of the subsidiary

    Hawa Middle East FZE in Dubai, U.A.E.

  • HAWA-Concepta 25/30/50

    New pivot/slide-in hardware for wood and glass, based on unique scissor technology

  • Formation of the subsidiaries

    Hawa Americas Inc. Dallas, Texas, USA and Hawa AG Qatar, Doha

  • The 4,000,000th HAWA-Junior 80 rolls off the line

  • Hawa demonstrates power of innovation – launch of three new products in three different product groups:

    • Automated hardware system for flush-front folding/sliding shutters: HAWA-Frontego 30/matic
    • Hardware for all-glass sliding doors: HAWA-Purolino-PLUS 80
    • Hardware for bi-folding pocket doors: HAWA-Folding Concepta 25

  • The anniversary year

    Hawa celebrates its 50th birthday in Mettmenstetten.

  • Fusion

    of Hawa AG and former sister company EKU AG into Hawa Sliding Solutions AG