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in the History of HKS

50 Years HKS

From contract manufacturer to supplier of hydraulic components and systems for customers in every industrial area - all over the world. This is the success story of HKS Dreh-Antriebe GmbH®!

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Start of the current new building

Start of the current new building in Wächtersbach-Aufenau with approx. 1,700 sqm office space and approx. 800 sqm office and social rooms. Completion and occupation in 2020.


Expansion Neukirch / Lausitz

An additional production hall at the Neukirch location was built to expand to a total of approx. 2500m².






New Products

The production of the BV-D series was successfully implemented. The new RotoBox 200 and the TiltRotator 200 were added to the product range.


Three production sites

HKS produces on a total of 7,200m² at three company locations.






New building "In den Pflanzenländern" in Wächtersbach-Aufenau.

New building "In den Pflanzenländern" in Wächtersbach-Aufenau. Here you will find design, sales, marketing and assembly on 1700m². twoCON - a new business unit, production of medical training devices, is added to the existing product portfolio.


40 Years Walter Höhn GmbH
25 Years HKS Dreh-Antriebe GmbH
15 Years HKS Dreh-Antriebe GmbH Co KG.

Walter Höhn GmbH celebrates its 40th anniversary, HKS Dreh-Antriebe GmbH its 25th anniversary and HKS Dreh-Antriebe GmbH & Co. KG celebrate their 15th anniversary.




Further property acquired

Acquisition of a further property at the Wächtersbach-Aufenau site. A further production hall and additional office space are to be built there.




Construction of a further hall in Neukirch / Lausitz

At the Neukirch site, the company is continuing to expand with the construction of a new production hall for the manufacture of drives from 300 kg unit weight upwards. So today there are about 2000 m² production area and about 500 m² office and social rooms available.






Doubling of the production area

In Wächtersbach-Aufenau, the construction of a new production hall and new office and social rooms doubles the production area to over 2000 m² and the office and social area to over 800 m².


Completion of the production hall in Neukirch / Lausitz

Start of production of rotary actuators in the new production hall in Neukirch.






The HKS Dreh-Antriebe GmbH & Co. KG is founded

Foundation of HKS Dreh-Antriebe GmbH & Co. KG in Neukirch/Lausitz.


HKS Dreh-Antriebe GmbH is founded

Foundation of HKS Dreh-Antriebe GmbH with own construction and sales department for rotary actuators.



Extension in Wächtersbach-Aufenau with additional office space.




Günter Höhn becomes managing director

Company changeover to Walter Höhn GmbH. Günter Höhn becomes managing director.




The first rotary actuator is manufactured

Start of production of rotary actuators and first extension building.


Walter Höhn GmbH becomes a training company

Start of training of skilled workers (cutting machine operators). In the further history of the company training is successful throughout.






Move to Aufenau

On April 1, 1973 the company moved to Wächtersbach-Aufenau into a new building with a production area of about 200 m².


Walter Höhn GmbH was founded

Walter Höhn acquires the company Ossmer und Manns in Frankfurt am Main on 01.01.1970 and renames it Walter Höhn. In October the son Günter Höhn joins the company as second employee.