Munich, 1949: Karl Heilmeier, an engineer, and Wilhelm Weinlein, a merchant, founded the company "Heilmeier und Weinlein, Fabrik for Oelhydraulik GmbH & Co. KG." Their idea: to create a tailor-made hydraulic solution for every application and every problem. Their material of choice: steel. With a true pioneering spirit, innovative ideas and an above all emphasis on product quality, the young company rapidly conquered the market and built a loyal customer base.

Since then, about 60 years have passed. The little factory has become one of the leading manufacturers in the hydraulics industry, better known under the brand name "HAWE Hydraulik." The company currently has more than 2,000 employees working in Germany and sales locations throughout the world. A traditional company like HAWE can regard the general trend towards globalization as both a challenge and a great opportunity.

With their broad sales network, they are very flexible in responding to the ever-changing requirements of the international markets. Their network now consists of five sales offices in Germany and subsidiaries in Europe, America and the Asia-Pacific region. They took a big step overseas - especially to Asia-Pacific - and this proved successful. Today, they collaborate with more than 30 independent sales partners worldwide, one of which is Protech International.

In October 2008, HAWE became a European Stockholding Company (SE). Being an integral part of globalization places the company on course for the future by giving it global presence and a legal and capital structure that procures worldwide recognition.

High-quality solutions, customiZed for current and future markets.

HAWE quality standards are never compromised and demand more than just a constant readiness to innovate and state-of-the-art production technology. It is precisely the experience, the product and the market-related expertise of their employees that has made them the ideal partner for your tailor-made hydraulic systems.

They can even implement unusual solutions. Because the basic principle of our quality philosophy is just as important as our various CAD, CAQ and PPS systems: at HAWE, quality is the norm.

HAWE is the only major manufacturer in their industry exclusively using steel for all pressurized components. And they supply components in a consistently modular structure. This is why they are able to design the ideal hydraulic solution, even for complex problems. Nowadays, HAWE products have become absolutely indispensable in over 70 different industries, from tool machines to lifting technology, material flow technology, construction machines, mobile cranes, ship construction, and even the off-shore industry. Be it in Germany, Europe, America or Asia-Pacific.

From simple manual valves to state-of-the-art proportional hydraulics.

There is absolutely no alternative for their chosen material, steel. No aluminum or cast iron is used in any pressurized part. Therefore, HAWE products are compact, reliable and provide the benefits of minimal installation sizes. When they say leak-free, they really mean it!

After all, they are the leading manufacturer for high-pressure hydraulics. Their "modular concept" includes the whole range of product areas. From hydraulic units and cylinders, to valves and pumps of all kinds, and even their electronic economizing circuits and accessories.

Innovation is a matter of experience and know-how.

A great deal has changed at HAWE over the years, yet the spirit of the founders still lives on. They are still an owner-managed family business, with the families' third generation providing continuity and vision. Even though they use a great deal of high-tech equipment, their employees themselves are still their greatest asset. Their employees are the ones who develop and improve their products and who pass their valuable experience on to their younger colleagues, and they thoroughly inspect each component once more after production with more care and commitment than any machine would.


Datasheet: FAQs on Energy Efficiency in Hydraulic Systems of Machining Centers

eBook: The Most Common Hydraulic Equipment Mistakes (and How to Fix Them!)