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1990 - 2005

Crossing Borders

As the Berlin Wall falls, Hager also crosses borders. In 1990, distribution centres are already being set up in the former East Germany. At the same time, Hager enters the UK, Swedish and Austrian markets, as well as other European markets. Which markets will Hager conquer next?

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Within five years, Hager Group replaces 80 per cent of its products with new ones. The investments exceed 10 per cent of turnover. The company now has 4,500 employees and an annual turnover of 910 million DM. Every year over 8,000 installers from around Europe visit the factories in Obernai and Blieskastel.  

1994: The whole world in focus

Hager exhibits at a fair in Shanghai in 1994, as it is already planning to enter the Chinese market. The newly founded Anglo World & Overseas, headquartered in Obernai, oversees business in Africa. The Franco-German family business has become a company that has the whole world in its sights.

 

 

 

1996: Hager Tehalit Systems

Hager Group is still growing – not only as a result of its own efforts, but also by taking over suitable companies and brands. One of them is Tehalit, which invented cable trunking and is a European market leader in this area. This allows Hager to strengthen its position in the area of commercial installations considerably.

 

 

 

2003: Hager goes east!

The family-run company opens a subsidiary in Huizhou in southern China. Hager Group creates jobs for 350 employees in production and 150 in sales.

 

 

 

 

2004: Daitem

With the acquisition of Atral (France), Hager Group enters the wireless alarm systems market. The Daitem 8000 (pictured) is the first completely wireless alarm able to operate for ten years on its batteries.

 

 

 

 

 

2005: Who would have thought it?

This small family-run company has become a market leader – active worldwide – in the area of electrical installations! At Hager’s 50th anniversary celebrations, co-founder Dr Oswald Hager (pictured) has every reason to be proud. And Hager Group continues to grow during its anniversary year, acquiring brands including Amacher (Switzerland), STS Elettronica S.p.A. (Italy) and Tolmega (France). 

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