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Hahn Gasfedern: History

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.

Mile stones

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