Hettich celebrates double milestone in 2013
From its humble beginnings in 1888 with Karl Hettich at the helm to the multi-award winning global company of 2013 with more than 6,000 staff members, Hettich has remained true to its core values of innovation, reliability, quality and customer care throughout its long-standing history.
The management reins have been handed over just four times at Hettich in its 125-year history. The year 1930 saw brothers August, Paul and Franz Hettich establish the Paul Hettich GmbH sister company in the north west of Germany. In 1959 Anton Hettich took over the helm, representing the third generation of the Hettich family to manage the company. In 2005 Dr Andreas Hettich became the fourth generation to head the Hettich management, and is the current Chairman of the Management Board.
Hettich operates a network of 38 subsidiaries in America, Europe and Asia, as well as production sites in six countries. This year also marks the 25th year of operation for Hettich in Australia and New Zealand.
Marketing Manager for Hettich Australia and New Zealand, Dave Angus observes that the strong roots of Hettich globally help them deliver some of the best products to their customers locally. Hettich has, over the years built itself as a brand, which can be trusted through reliable and innovative products. The lifetime warranty on all drawer and hinge systems assures consumers that their Hettich products will be around for a long time.
Hettich’s 25th year in Australia will see the launch of their biggest ever $20,000 consumer promotion in partnership with leading whitegoods company Fisher & Paykel. Hettich Australia also plans to expand its already impressive network of more than 200 Hettich Endorsed Showrooms, as well as launch a premium new drawer offering mid-year – the ArciTech Drawer System.