The employees of a company are the source of success. They determine how well a company really operates. That's why we give our employees the necessary leeway for creatively addressing customer wishes and market requirements. After all, personal satisfaction and the opportunity to identify oneself with tasks and goals make the difference that makes a product really better than others.
A well thought-out strategy for assuring quality is necessary to ensure that outstanding ideas are translated into winning products. While strategy starts out with development and serves as a basis for procurement and production, it does not end with the sale of products. Thus, it stands to reason that we use high-quality materials and test according to the most stringent international standards (RAL, SKG, Ü label, CE mark) and that we are certified in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 and DIN EN ISO 14001.
Decades of experience, closeness to the market and constant dialogue with customers enable us to identify trends and developments in constructing doors early on and to respond quickly to new requirements. By regularly investing in cutting edge production technology, we are capable of manufacturing custom-tailored solutions as well. Since most of our products are manufactured inhouse, we are able to offer prices that are consistent with the market, even with smaller production lots.
Every day we face new challenges, and we are constantly looking for new solutions and improvements. Nowadays, almost every installation situation involving metal and PVC doors can be solved using a Dr. Hahn hinge. On top of that, we consciously focus on simplifying handling, i.e. installation and adjustment, to save fitters valuable time and resources and to ensure a smooth process through to final installation of the door.
With the rapid pace of life today and communication channels changing and becoming shorter, it is necessary to react quickly and provide the best possible support. Dr. Hahn has put together for its customers a service package that is hard to match. Competent technical advisers resolve the technical situation and requirements at the outset. All our products come with high-quality documentation so that it is always readily available where it is really needed. Moreover, documentation can be downloaded on demand from the Internet.
Contemporary architecture and modern design call for a keen sense of forms, colour, finishes and functionality. Only after achieving perfect harmony with respect to the individual elements does an entire object become a visual masterpiece. Whether the task involves making a statement or designing a conservative element by concentrating on what's essential, Dr. Hahn fulfils the wish for something special. That is why the Hahn VL-hinge was awarded the renowned industrial design prize "red dot".
Although we have achieved a lot, we still do not allow ourselves to rest. We think ahead and constantly search for innovative solutions which will definitely meet the demands placed on building fittings today and tomorrow. Our success is proof that this strategy is right. But this success also comes with obligations, for instance to protect especially the environment. Besides high productivity, the most important criterion for new investment decisions is environmental protection.
Hahn hinges are subjected to the most diverse strains on a daily basis. Over the years, we have gathered a lot of experience and recognition due to the fact that our hinges are used in many locations throughout the world, as can be seen in our list of references. Hahn hinges can frequently be found in commercial buildings and office premises as well as in private homes, always opening doors ...with hahnfunction.
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Dr. Walter Hahn founded our company in 1961. We were initially concerned with the moulding of thermoplastic parts.
We originally produced PVC articles such as canopies and door fittings, followed by tube door closers. For presenting these products at a fair we required door hinges that then proved highly popular with the public. The positive feedback was mainly responsible for the production of door hinges since that time.
Aluminium profiles became increasingly popular as time progressed, and PVC profiles a short time later. The first Hahn hinge for PVC doors was launched in the market in 1984.
The demand for improved quality and design increased over the years. The first butt hinges and clamp hinges in 2001 set initial trends in hinge design. Today, butt hinges give doors a more sophisticated appearance throughout the world.
With the VL-Band ST and VL-Band AL concealed hinges we set a further milestone in terms of hinge design. Several international competitions have distinguished us for the design of Hahn concealed hinges.
Over the years we have registered hundreds of inventions for patent, and these include various solutions for hinge fastening. We launched the step screw in the market in 2003, the screw anchor in 2005, and the anchor screw has simplified the fastening of our hinges since 2006.
In 2009 the next step into the future was taken because space at Mönchengladbach was no longer sufficient. Just eight months of construction time was needed to create a modern production, storage and management building in Erkelenz on a plot of land of 53,000 m2. The architect designed the management building as an oversized door hinge, making it the largest door hinge in the world.
In 2010 the first concealed door hinge for PVC doors was launched in the market in the form of the VL-Band KT. The year saw a further innovation with the KT-FIX fastening solution. FIX in this regard indicates especially quick fastening and particularly firm attachment.