innovative since 1888.
A small journey through time
At the heart of the German furniture industry
Hettich can look back on a successful company history spanning over 125. It is defined by outstanding engineering achievements and bold entrepreneurship. East Westphalia-Lippe has been our home since 1930 – the heart of the German furniture industry. It is here that we produce Technik für Möbel, or technology for furniture: we excite people across the globe with intelligent, innovative furniture fittings. The Hettich Group is entirely family owned. The management reins were passed on to Dr. Andreas Hettich in the fourth generation in 2007.
We invite you on a journey through Hettich's history.
At his business in the Black Forest, Karl Hettich designs a manual bending machine for rationalising the production of pendulum clock anchor escapements.
August Hettich develops a production line for piano hinges and lays the cornerstone for today's "Technology for Furniture" business unit.
Foundation of the affiliated company Paul Hettich in Herford. The company develops well under the direction of managing partner Paul Hettich.
Huge demand for piano hinges.
Following formal separation from the parent company in the Black Forest, Anton Hettich takes over as chairman of the management board at Paul Hettich GmbH & Co. KG in Herford on 1 January 1959.
The block connecting fitting developed and patented by Anton Hettich replaces the need to dowel furniture parts and creates strong growth. Development of the four-pivot hinge that supersedes the piano hinge.
Although roller runners have been in production since 1968 and ball-bearing runners are subsequently added to the portfolio, Hettich sets another technological benchmark in 1980 with the launch of the Quadro drawer runner.
The InnoTech double-walled drawer system is introduced.
The fourth generation of the family, Dr Andreas Hettich joined the company management in 2007.
Sensys concealed four-pivot hinge with integrated soft closing function.
Launch of the ArciTech drawer system with Actro runner: "Made for the future".
The Hettich Group celebrates its 125th year.
The new AvanTech drawer system in high quality aluminium takes purist furniture design behind the front panel.
Hettich Group sales exceed € 1 billion.
The AvanTech YOU drawer system scores from design diversity, creative flexibility, concealed working parts, perfect performance and from an efficient product concept.
Hettich is one of the world's largest manufacturers of furniture fittings.
Herr Dr. Andreas Hettich wechselt aus der operativen Geschäftsführung in den Unternehmensbeirat und übernimmt hier den Vorsitz.