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History

The history of Hauni goes back to the establishment of the company by Dr. Kurt A. Körber in the year 1946. Since that time, we have developed continuously and are proud to be the leading company in systems for tobacco processing and cigarette production.

2014 Hauni acquires Italian primary technology specialist and leading tobacco technology manufacturer Garbuio Dickinson.
2013 Hauni acquires the Borgwaldt Group, thereby extending its expertise in particular in the field of state-of-the art measurement and analysis equipment, as well as in the field of flavor.
2010 Sodim SAS, Orléans, complements the Tobacco Division with offline measuring instruments for laboratory and production use.
2007 PROTOS-M8 filter cigarette production line achieves world record in long-term field test: 9.37 million cigarettes per shift.
2006 Hauni Malaysia expands and moves to larger premises.
2004 Hauni Primary GmbH established as an independent business.
2001 Hauni Malaysia established to offer general overhaul services for older Hauni machinery in the Asian region.
1995 Körber Aktiengesellschaft established as a holding company to head the three divisions: Tobacco Machinery, Paper and Tissue Machinery and Machine Tools.
1994 Hauni Hungaria established in Pécs, Hungary, as a supplier to the manufacturing of the Körber Group’s Tobacco Division.
1992 Death of Dr Kurt A. Körber, Hauni’s founder. From now on, the Körber Foundation alone holds the share capital of all Group companies. Baltic Metall established as a supplier to the Körber Group’s Tobacco Division.
1989 Universelle established in Schwarzenbek, Germany. Universelle’s main activity is reconditioning older Hauni machines.
1987 Hauni-Werke is reorganized to form Körber AG which now heads the Group.
1982 LNI Electronics of Geneva, expert in electronic systems for cigarette makers, joins the Körber Group.
1979 Hauni acquires Decouflé, a French cigarette machinery company located in Paris.
1978 Hauni acquires Blohm, a grinding machine manufacturer in Hamburg. This is Körber’s first step towards setting up a Machine Tool Division.
1970 Diversification into the paper processing technology sector starts with the acquisition of E.C.H. Will in Hamburg, known the world over for its paper processing machinery.
1956 MAX filter assembler spearheads breakthrough on an international level.
1955 Hauni Richmond established in the USA as sales and service centre for North America.
1946 Founder Dr. Kurt A. Körber begins with repair work of cigarette machinery and manufacturing of hand-operated tobacco cutters.

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