Hafele UK Limited

Brownsover Road
Swift Valley Ind. Estate
CV21 1RD
United Kingdom
T: 01788 542020
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Hafele UK Limited

About Häfele

As leading experts within the Trade industry, we pride ourselves on our rich heritage alongside our progressive attitude to innovation. Whether you're looking for a career at Häfele, to read our latest news or just to find some more information about our expertise, you can find what you're looking for here.

Thinking Ahead

Häfele is thinking ahead; making spaces more valuable by connecting people, ideas, design and spaces together. Watch the video below to find out more.


Häfele UK Development

The online catalogue is launched. The Customer Management department is created within Sales.


China and Eastern Europe

While the last "open spots" on the map of Western Europe were developed by Häfele during the late 90s and at the beginning of the new millennium, the company now puts out its feelers to Eastern Europe and China. In 2002 Häfele establishes the first subsidiary in Eastern Europe, in Poland. Turkey and China follow in 2005; Russia in 2006; Ukraine and Romania in 2009; and Kazakhstan, Serbia and the Czech Republic in 2010.

Häfele UK achieves BS OHSAS 18001 Health & Safety accreditation. 2003

The courage to be modern

Sibylle Thierer, daughter of Walther Thierer, assumes responsibility for the company at the beginning of the new millennium and represents the third generation of family management.

She paves the way for modern times by focusing all decisions on the benefits of innovative ideas and products.

Häfele UK opens a regional sales office in Wales.


Häfele UK Development

Häfele UK warehouse expands to a second site including further high-bays, automatic cranes and conveyor systems

Häfele 360° Project Service 2006

360° Project Service

Häfele's 360° Project Service has formed the foundation of the ongoing, successful business with architects, investors and builders since 2006. It encompasses manufacturer-independent procurement of architectural hardware and project fittings, the "StarTec" product range, the Dialock electronic access control system, countless planning manuals, and international project coordination by Häfele project managers.

Häfele Functionality 2007

Häfele Functionality

Häfele embraces the marketing strategy "The Innovator of Functionality" and develops new ways to lead the way. "Functionality" becomes a quality seal in itself that allows cabinet makers and joiners to brand their own perfect functional solutions. The same year, the first "Functionality World" exhibition opens in Nagold. Two years later, the first edition of "Häfele Home" magazine appears, containing innovative furniture and living ideas. The magazine inspires designers, architects, cabinet maker and joiners.

Mike Smith retires as Chairman at Häfele UK and Garry Marlow takes over as MD.

Häfele Engineering 2011

Häfele Engineering

After establishing the 360° Project Service, Häfele bundles all of its sales activities aimed at the furniture industry together in the newly established, international sales organisation Häfele Engineering GmbH & Co KG. It focuses exclusively on meeting the requirements of the furniture industry – along the entire value chain.


Häfele today

90 years after its founding, the Häfele family business is a worldwide leader in the furniture fittings and architectural hardware industry, as well as in electronic access control systems. Häfele employs more than 6,000 employees and has 37 subsidiaries, as well as many additional dealerships throughout the world.

The Häfele Studio Partner network is launched in the UK. The new corporate Häfele brand image and guidelines are launched worldwide.


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