History

Always one idea ahead - since 1962

Höcker Polytechnik - yesterday, today, tomorrow

1962

Foundation

The company Polytechnik oGH is established as a commercial and installation company in Bad Laer with 3 employees. The founder of the company Günther Höcker and his team begin to manufacture extraction systems for joineries. Every year the company grows and in 1996 the first apprentice joins the company.

1968

Technology

Cyclones are standard and issues such as health and safety are becoming increasingly important. The product range is expanded, new filter systems are developed and the product range is extended to other industries.

1973

Company celebrations

Günther Höcker drives forward advertising and Höcker Polytechnik gains international recognition.

1979

Worldwide

One of the first assembly assignments abroad.

1985

Patent

Höcker's material separator is granted a European patent. More than 2,000 of the patented PMA material separators separate coarse from fine material until today.

1987

Company anniversary

On the 25th anniversary of the company, little reminds us of its beginnings. The company moves to its current headquarters in Hilter a. T. W. The small Workshop has become a company with more than 100 employees. Polytechnik oHG becomes Höcker Polytechnik GmbH.

1989

Merger

Presto GmbH & Co. KG is incorporated into the Höcker Group and is now one of Europe's leading container compacter manufacturers.

1991

The next generation takes the reins

Founder Günther Höcker hands over managerial responsibilities to Christian Vennemann and Heiner Kleine-Wechelmann.

1991

Foundation

The manufacturing and sales company DPU is founded in Poland (Plant II).

1992

Market launch

The Vacumobil compact de-duster revolutionises workshops and has achieved over 8,000 sales since its launch.

1993

Management

Frank Höcker becomes Chairman of the executive board. The three-person competence team consisting of Christian Vennemann, Heiner Kleine-Wechelmann and Frank Höcker still works together harmoniously in the company today and has been expanded.

2000

Participation

With Briklis spol. s r.o., the Höcker Group acquires one of the leading briquetting press manufacturers.
Some distribution companies in Russia, Switzerland and Poland follow.

2003

Market launch

BrikStar briquetting presses conquers the market. Well over 2,000 units were sold by this date.

2005

Market launch

The modular MultiStar filter system is launched and since then has been supplied to thousands of customers.

2009

Production

Our modern sheet metal machining centre is oficially inaugurated.

2010

New headquarters

The new headquarters in Hilter a. T. W. is inaugurated.The Building is of course constructed in compliance with Energy efficiency requirements. 

2012

New logistics centre/ company anniversary

The new logistics centre is inaugurated and Höcker Polytechnik celebrates 50 years in business.

2014

Acquisition

The acquisition of Pipgras Lackieranlagen GmbH expands the product portfolio of Höcker Polytechnik.

2015

Sustainability

The new solar power plant on the roof of the production facility generates over 230,000 kW/h of electricity annually. The introduced energy management system has been certified according to ISO 50001 since 2016.

2017

New laser centre

The new laser centre in Plant II is inaugurated.

2017

Market launch

Höcker Polytechnik is the first manufacturer of extraction systems worldwide to be 100% interface compatible to tapio.

2017

Company anniversary

Höcker Polytechnik celebrates its 55th anniversary.

2018

Market launch

Market launch of the MultiStar C Compact filter system.

2019

Website

The new website of Höcker Polytechnik launches.