HAHN Gasfedern GmbH – company history

    The company was founded by Günter Hahn in 1960. Since then, we are valued by our customers for our innovations. Our numerous national and international innovative products emphasise the technological competency of HAHN Gasfedern. They form the basis for our continuous growing success.

     

    Milestones

    1960

    On 1st October 1960 Günther Hahn founded his company in Esslingen manufacturing precision lathe parts

    1966

    Günther Hahn receives his first contract for the production of gas springs for the furniture industry

    1972

    The company moves to the industrial park in Waldstraße in Aichwald

    1973

    Production of the gas spring series 8-19, 10-23 and 14-28

    1974

    Serial production of gas springs for renowned companies such as Neoplan, Roto Frank and Deutz

    1978

    The development of tension springs and locking gas springs

    1985

    The program is extended to include series 6-15, 20-40 and in the heavy duty sector 25-55 and 30-65

    1987

    The first worldwide sale of a gas spring with an rod diameter of 4 mm

    1988

    The first worldwide production of quality “rust-free” gas springs for the Yacht industry.

    1999

    Certification to DIN ISO 9001 in 2000

    2002

    Approval for the manufacture of compression equipment according to directive 97/23/EC concerning pressure equipment

    2003

    Comprehensive development of production

    2007

    Introduction of the MICRO-series with a tube diameter of 6,8 and 10 mm at the “Interzum” exhibition in Cologne

    2008

    Series production of tension springs with damping

    2009

    Biggest world-wide portfolio of gas springs, tension springs and oil dampers in stainless steel AISI 316 (V4a)

    2010

    Introduction of smallest gas spring Z 04-15 in the world in stainless steel AISI 316 (V4a)

    2011

    KAYDON corporation becomes the new proprietor of HAHN Gasfedern

    2013

    SKF acquires Kaydon Corporation HAHN Gasfedern will be part of the SKF group

    Certification DIN ISO 14001: 2009

    2014

    Introduction of energy management system in accordance with DIN ISO 50001: 2011

      

    2016

    HAHN is an official member of the Stabilus Group from Koblenz, Germany

        

    2018

    New building Waldstraße 35