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About us

Häfner has been processing plastics for more than 80 years. From its very small beginnings producing hair accessories and combs in the midst of the global economic crisis of 1933, the company has grown to become today’s leading European manufacturer of spools made of thermoplastics.

In 1952, the company produced the first plastic spool. There has been no stopping its growth since then. Häfner set and continues to set standards in the field of plastic spools. Many standards stem from developments within the company.

Meanwhile, Häfner has developed around 1,400 spool variants from 40 - 1,190 mm in diameter for a wide variety of applications. An extensive selection of materials is used for the spools and reels, including PS, ABS, PE, PP and PA. Among other products, Häfner manufactures spools, drums, cops, flanges, tape reels, wound packages, conical and biconical spools, fine-wire spools, single use and reusable spools, separable spools, bobbins, and transport containers.

Large waste bins and environmental protection products as well as various technical parts round off the company’s product range.

Häfner has its own medical cleanroom for special applications. The cleanroom meets the ISO 8 standard set out in ISO 14644 and is certified as cGMP class D.

The manufacturing operations use 46 injection moulding machines in a three-shift system. The clamping forces available range up to 16,000 kN and a shot weight of up to 12,000 grammes. Production and development are certified in accordance with ISO 9001 (quality management), ISO 14001 (environmental management) and ISO 50001 (energy management).

Häfner has two production plants and keeps stocks in an ultra-modern logistics centre. Fast and reliable delivery is therefore ensured even for the most demanding requirements.

In 2018, the owner-managed company employs over 180 people and processes over 6,000 tonnes of plastics a year.

Use our expertise gained from more than 80 years’ experience for your applications.

Company guidelines

Our positive attitude towards people shapes our dealings with customers and employees.
This is reflected in the appreciation and constant further qualification of our employees.
Our focus lies on the continuous improvement of all processes (CIP) in small steps.
We are reliable: once work has begun, it is completed quickly.
We seek to improve customer satisfaction permanently, reduce the impact of our actions on the environment, and increase energy efficiency.
In our endeavour to achieve this, we are goal-oriented and cost-conscious.
The company makes the necessary resources available for this.
We define our expectations and have a clear style of management by providing our employees with comprehensive, timely information.
In all areas of occupational safety, we act responsibly for the benefit of our customers and employees.


Innovation and Expertise

Our identity as a successful family business is your advantage. Häfner is innovative, efficient and provides unconventional solutions and quick responses to your requirements.

With our products, you receive competitive prices and above-average quality. Your individual requirements benefit from technical solutions based on more than 60 years’ experience in the development and production of plastic spools. And we take care to conserve resources and protect the environment. We seek and find holistic innovations. Häfner offers reliable storage and supply, and has capacity for 10,000 pallets. Production takes place in two plants and we keep stocks in an ultra-modern logistics centre. Fast and reliable delivery is therefore ensured even for products that are seldom in demand.

Dates, Facts & Figures

Founding year of celluloid processing for the production of hair accessories and combs 1933
Injection moulding for the toy industry and production of the first spool 1952
Production of waste collection containers 1972
Opening of second factory in Rödinghausen 1990
Awarded DIN EN ISO 9001 certification 1996
Awarded DIN EN ISO 14001 certification 2000
Launch of cleanroom production 2008
Awarded DIN EN ISO 50001 certification 2012
Opening of logistics centre in Westring, Leopoldshöhe 2014
Relocation of machine reel assembly and complete relocation of production facility from Rödinghausen to Westring 2017
Expansion of production at Westring 2019
Total covered production and storage area 18.000 m²
Injection moulding machines 48
Shot weight from 2 .. 12.000 g
Number of employees 150

Our Certification

Our quality management system has been ISO 9001-certified since 1997, and our environmental management system has been ISO 14001-certified since 1999. In October 2012, our energy management system was certified in accordance with DIN EN ISO 50001.