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Since its inception in 1947, HAILO has remained fully dedicated to making work safer and more enjoyable for DIY enthusiasts, tradespeople, and many other professionals. We continuously develop and optimize our product range to provide superior, time-tested products. Whether for domestic or professional use, our innovative products now set the standard for the whole market.
Innovations to make life at home more comfortable, safer, and easier - that’s been the spirit of HAILO since the company’s inception.
In 1947, the then 33-year-old mechanical engineer Rudolf Loh founded the Metallwarenfabrik Rudolf Loh GmbH to produce much-needed furniture after the war. Soon, waste bins and safety ladders for households followed. In the late 1950s, HAILO launched a revolution on the market by introducing lightweight materials to simplify everyday life for many households. The aluminum household ladder with its red hinge point immortalized the design of the company logo and made HAILO the market leader.
After Rudolf Loh’s death in 1971, his son Joachim started the internationalization of HAILO. Since 2009, Sebastian Loh has been leading the family business, which passed into the third generation of owners. Under Sebastian’s leadership, HAILO has continued to go from strong to stronger, introducing new products such as the stairs platform TP1 or the HAILO Fresh, equipped with a plasma module for odor neutralization.
Company founded by mechanical engineer Rudolf Loh .
Launch of the first built-in waste bin for fitted kitchens.
Launch of the first aluminum household ladder.
Joachim Loh (2nd generation) takes over the company.
Launch of the first ironing board with built-in electric socket, flex holder, and iron rest .
Launch of the first waste separation system for fitted kitchens .
Launch of the first waste organization and separation system for corner sink units .
HAILO takes over Eisenwerk Sauerland steelworks in Drolshagen .
All sign gantries at road toll points in Germany and Austria are fitted with HAILO ladders and the first aluminum ladder scaffold system for the DIY sector is introduced .
The HAILO brand enters the "German Standards - Brands of the Century" encyclopedia .
Sebastian Loh (3rd generation) takes over the company .
Acquisition of the ladders/folding steps production division from Leifheit with simultaneous transfer of the steam ironing systems division to Leifheit.
Wind Systems GmbH & Co. KG is spun off as a new company.
70th anniversary for the company .
Hailo Digital Hub Co. KG was founded as a spin-off to distribute technology-based Smart Waste Solutions .
First waste bin with plasma module for odor neutralization .
Innovation is a matter of principle for HAILO - and quality a matter of tradition.
Innovation is our core principle. Our red HAILO dot stands for comfortable handling, high quality, and safety. Customers can expect these traits, which we have perfected over many decades of experience while constantly pushing innovative product developments. Due to our incredible team, we keep providing impetus for the whole market. Our DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 certified quality management system underlines how seriously we take our quality.
Fields of action of our sustainability strategy.
At HAILO, we understand sustainability as a long-term corporate value and responsibility toward our employees, customers, and partners. Sustainability is both a central object of our strategy and a guiding principle on how we handle resources.
Strategic approach to sustainability
Sustainability is one of the main approaches to our current corporate strategy. A dedicated sustainability team reviews, evaluates, and improves our environmental footprint through appropriate measures.
In a continuous process, resource consumption at HAILO is identified, evaluated, and optimized through targeted measures such as the optimization of factory lighting and the digitalization of administrative processes..
Identifying potential for product packaging
We see further potential for saving resources in the use of our product packaging. More sustainable materials and processes can reduce consumption without compromising reliability, safety, and efficient handling. For example, purchasing a new film stretching and wrapping machine has saved more than 30% in film consumption..
Social responsibility is our tradition.
Sustainability is a central part of our corporate strategy. Our sustainability team, set up explicitly for this purpose, continuously reviews processes and improves them through appropriate projects and measures. We are actively reducing our company's overall environmental footprint. Our sustainability measures include expanding a sustainable product range, reducing resource consumption, and identifying potential for product packaging. Our energy management was certified again in 2021 by a neutral institute according to DIN EN ISO 50001/2018 (energy management). We also remain committed to sustainability on a regional level. In 2022, HAILO took on a tree sponsorship for 11,000 trees in Haiger-Burbach near Kassel to protect Central European forests. In addition, we financially support social projects in Germany. In 2021, we once again received the EcoVadis silver award for our efforts. In the overall Corporate Social Responsibility ranking, HAILO is among the top 21%.