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No future without a past
Milestones in Hänel's success
Gerhard Hänel founds 'Hänel Büro- und Lagersysteme' in Bad Friedrichshall, Germany.
Hänel is the first manufacturer in Europe to series-produce filing carousels based on the Ferris wheel principle.
Hänel Plant 2 goes into operation in Wiesentheid/Bavaria.
Hänel Precision Gears Bad Friedrichshall, Germany
At the start of the 70s the first Hänel industrial vertical carousels are launched.
In Altstätten SG, Switzerland, Hänel Plant 3 starts production.
As early as 1973, Hänel was looking into lightweight construction techniques and developed the first aluminum-based vertical carousels. This technical achievement has remained unmatched to this day.
Hänel designs and produces heavy-duty carousels with a storage capacity of over 10 tons. Unprecedented at the time!
The 1980s saw the development of a wide range of industrial storage carousels for the global market.

New branches established – Hänel USA and Hänel France.

Hänel Netherlands followed early in 1990.
Hänel Germany is the first company in its sector (vertical lift technology) to be awarded the ISO 9001 certificate.
First Lean-Lift® with vertical technology and 250 kg payload capacity per container. Hänel sets the standard in vertical lift technology by inventing the Hänel profile wall.
Hänel Altstätten also awarded ISO 9001 certificate – the first company in its sector (vertical lift technology) in Switzerland.
Lean-Lift® with 500 kg payload capacity per container.
Massive expansion of manufacturing capability with state-of-the-art production technology.
Lean-Lift® with 1,000 kg payload capacity per container.
Hänel opens a new Demo Center in Bad Friedrichshall.
Hänel moves into its new administration building.
Hänel is the first manufacturer in Germany to offer the option of fitting its vertical lift modules with digital camera technology.
In a world premiere at the CeMAT trade fair, Hänel unveils the patented 3-axis Multi-Space® storage system – the new definition of vertical lift technology.
Hänel, the inventor of the extractor with double container placement, perfects this system and develops the Hänel Lean-Lift® in DualDrive® design.

Doubling of the production area at the Hänel plant in Wiesentheid, Bavaria.

Hänel introduces an EcoDrive® version of the Lean-Lift® – a world first for producers of storage systems. CO2 reductions thanks to efficient energy recovery using a frequency converter with feedback unit.
Celebration of Gerhard Hänel's 100-year anniversary.
At CeMAT 2011 Hänel showcases numerous innovations and highlights the new Hänel EcoConcept: Hänel EcoDrive®, EcoLoad® and EcoMode® are efficient systems integrated in the Hänel Lean-Lift® and Hänel Rotomat® to reduce energy consumption in the warehouse.

Presentation of the Hänel Rotomat® in high-speed version.
Again at CeMAT Hänel introduced the awardwinning Hänel VendiShelf system for safe and secure storage.

Hänel innovations at the CeMAT 2014: Hänel controller as SAP terminals
The latest generation of the MP 12 N-H/HostWeb controller can be used as an SAP terminal with the SOAP protocol.

HänelSoft® – Reloaded!
The successful Hänel warehouse management software with new functions and design.

Hänel Lean-Lift® in extra-wide design with a container width of up to 13.32 ft.
Hänel is one of the world's leading manufacturers of storage and organization systems, with distributors in over 60 countries.
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