FACTS AND FIGURES
The Hildebrandt Group is a traditional family firm, at the same time, Europe’s largest producer of cable drums. We are a complete provider of wood, plywood, steel, plastic drums and equipment. All the world’s well known manufacturer in the cable, pipe and rope industries have their drum and reels produced by us.
INTERNATIONAL PRODUCTION AND ASSEMBLY SITES
155 JAHRE TRADITION
The group is led by a strong team today: from left to right the managing partners Mathias Lohraff, Sabine von Köppen and the managing director of EMS SAS Christoph Braun.
The company acquires the firm EMS, with three locations in France and one in Tunisia.
Sabine von Köppen and Mathias Lohraff are the fifth generation to succeed to the company leadership. They become Executive Directors alongside Gerhard Lohraff and Uwe Wenkel.
Reprivatisation and establishment of modern cable reel production facilities with assembly locations in Germany, France and the Netherlands. The company becomes Europe‘s largest one-stop service provider for cable reels and equipment.
The family business is expropriated and redefined as part of the VEB (nationally owned enterprise in the former GDR) for the wood industry. Gerhard Lohraff remains Manager of Operations under difficult conditions.
Gerhard Lohraff is the fourth generation to assume the leadership of the company. Under pressure from the government of the GDR, production is converted to the manufacture of wooden cable drums.
August Hildebrandt founds a sawmill and carpentry workshop in Hagenow, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.
Our corporate policy is based on the notion of sustainability, taking into consideration economic, environmental and social aspects.
We see sustainability and economy as an investment in innovative technologies tailored to the market and consistently monitor the profitable orientation of our company. A broadly based system of quality management is something we are committed to voluntarily.
We guarantee reliability for our customers thanks to a broadly based production and assembly network. We also see sustainability and ecology as a contribution towards improving the environmental balance.
Our production uses green power from a regional biogas plant. We use PEFC-certified wood and pay close attention to occupational safety.
For us, sustainability and sociology means strengthening the principle of cooperation within the team. We encourage our employees to undergo further training and we are careful to adhere to our self-imposed code of ethics. Inclusion is something we practise on a daily basis.