Hettich can look back on a successful company history spanning over 125. It is defined by outstanding engineering achievements and bold entrepreneurship. East Westphalia-Lippe  has been our home since 1930 – the heart of the German furniture industry. It is here that we produce Technik für Möbel, or technology for furniture: we excite people across the globe with intelligent, innovative furniture fittings. The Hettich Group is entirely family owned. The management reins were passed on to Dr. Andreas Hettich in the fourth generation in 2007.

Hettich Made In Germany Hardware

We invite you on a journey through Hettich history.

1888-At his business in the Black Forest, Karl Hettich designs a manual bending machine for rationalising the production of pendulum clock anchor escapements.

1928-August Hettich develops a production line for piano hinges and lays the cornerstone for today’s “Technology for Furniture” business unit.

1930-Foundation of the affiliated company Paul Hettich in Herford. The company develops well under the direction of managing partner Paul Hettich.

1935-Huge demand for piano hinges.

1959-Following formal separation from the parent company in the Black Forest, Anton Hettich takes over as chairman of the management board at Paul Hettich GmbH & Co. KG in Herford on 1 January 1959.

1962-The block connecting fitting developed and patented by Anton Hettich replaces the need to dowel furniture parts and creates strong growth. Development of the four-pivot hinge that supersedes the piano hinge.

2007-The fourth generation of the family, Dr Andreas Hettich joined the company management in 2007. 

2009-Sensys concealed four-pivot hinge with integrated soft closing function.

2011-Launch of the ArciTech drawer system with Actro runner: “Made for the future”.

2013-The Hettich Group celebrates its 125th year.

2015-The new AvanTech drawer system in high quality aluminium takes purist furniture design behind the front panel.

2018-Hettich Group sales exceed € 1 billion.

2019-The AvanTech YOU drawer system scores from design diversity, creative flexibility, concealed working parts, perfect performance and from an efficient product concept.

2021-Under the “Let’s move markets!” banner, Hettich is presenting innovative furniture worlds for the megatrends of Urbanisation, Individualisation and New Work for its customers and partners at Hettich eXperience days 2021. The Hybrid event platform shows Hettich expertise worldwide.

About Hettich

Hettich Made In Germany Hardware

Hettich is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of furniture fittings. Every day, 8,000 members of staff take up the challenge of developing intelligent technology for furniture. A family-owned business, Hettich is at home in Kirchlengern, Germany. This is where ideas are born for furniture fittings we shape today and tomorrow with.