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OELDE - According to the memoires of Carl Haver junior (1884 - 1976), which the son of the founder of the company, Carl Haver, wrote in the 1960s, “If someone had told my father in the early years of his entrepreneurial activity that his company would at some stage have branches abroad, he would probably have smiled in disbelief.”
Together with his cousin, Eduard Boecker, he established the firm of HAVER & BOECKER on the 25th of August 1887 in Hohenlimburg, the German centre for wire drawing and wire weaving, at that time. Eduard Boecker left the company in 1891. The early years were difficult due to the working conditions in Hohenlimburg and the competition from Thuringia. This changed due to the move to Oelde in Westphalia, where the head office of the company has been since 1897. By 1890, the workforce had doubled from 12 to 24 employees. Apart from wire weaving, the engineering works established in 1925 had developed into the second mainstay of the company.
During the 125 year history of the company, the product range and production processes have been repeatedly coordinated in time with the needs and demands of the particular markets. Working as partners together with the customers, experience, continuous further development of products and production processes as well as the know-how and skill of its employees provides the main foundation for the success of the company. In addition, since the establishment of HAVER & BOECKER, the family, now in the fourth generation, has been actively involved in the management of the company. The legal status is still as a general partnership (oHG).
The importance of education and further training was recognized very early on. Records show that training has been taking place since 1905. In 1940, an own trainee workshop was set up, and is currently equipped so that the industrial-technical trainees are able to develop and train their skills there. In a regional comparison, over 100 young people annually pass their technical or commercial vocational training at HAVER & BOECKER at an exceptionally high level and complete it with above average good final exam results. In 2007, the HAVER Academy was set up as a further education platform for employees and customers. Working together with Siemens vocational training and the South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences, it is also possible to train and study for a Bachelor of Arts or Engineering.
During the 125 years, the 12-man company in Hohenlimburg has developed into a diversified, internationally operating company. With a worldwide network of branches and factories, HAVER & BOECKER is currently active worldwide with 2,400 employees in all national and international markets as a technological leader and trendsetter. With its 50 subsidiaries worldwide, the company as a whole achieved a turnover in 2011 of more than 370 million euros.
An active corporate culture and the social responsibility of the traditional family-owned company towards the staff, customers and society, which far exceeds the statutory and contractual demands, contributes towards the motivation and long-term loyalty of the people who work for and with HAVER & BOECKER.
The Wire Weaving Division
The wire weaving division with its worldwide network of branches and factories is one of the most important wire weaving divisions internationally. The production programme covers thousands of different types of wire fabric, over 3,600 of which are kept in stock. Technical woven wire cloth is processed further for screening, filtration and measuring technology. They are used by the chemical, plastic and automotive industry, aviation and aerospace, in electronic, industrial screening and particle analysis, in the food industry, and many more besides. Numerous patents, utility models and trademarks reveal the continuous further development of products. Apart from the technical characteristics, Haver & Boecker wire fabric has a high aesthetic charm. Since the early 1990s, architects and designers have increasingly used this blend.
The Machinery Division
The machinery division is an internationally acknowledged specialist in the sector of weighing, filling and material handling technology and develops, produces and markets systems and plants for the filling and processing of every type of loose bulk materials. The degree of automation depends completely on the objectives and the individual requirements of the customer. In close cooperation with customers and plant operators, technicians and engineers research and developpacking systems using the very latest, tried and tested analyses which take into account the needs of a multifarious range of products such as cement, lime and gypsum products, dry mortar, minerals, fertilizers and plastic granulates.
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The HAVER & BOCKER Machinery Division has its headquarters in Oelde, Germany and is, in addition to the Wire Weaving Division, one of the two divisions of the HAVER & BOECKER ...