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50 years of Group history - the company’s story ... and how it all began!

50 years

1970 - 2020


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®!

CEO Günter Höhn remembers:

I entered my father’s office in Frankfurt am Main, the place where he’d worked for many years: ancient equipment, everything was dark, black and low to the floor, with old, oil-burning stoves and an outhouse. The electric power connections lay exposed on the floor and there were often flying sparks and loud zaps. The situation and working conditions I...

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We are building the future

A new production hall with adjacent office space and staffroom will be set into operation at the end of this year.

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VDBUM - End of the year meeting - 2018

Wächtersbach October 27, 2018 - The bases of the Association of Construction, Environment and Mechanical Engineering (VDBUM) from Frankfurt, Kassel and Thuringia celebrated their annual financial statements on the premises of HKS Dreh-Antriebe GmbH.

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HKS exhibits at CONEXPO/IFPE 2017 in Las Vegas

The HKS Dreh-Antriebe GmbH presents its wide product range of hydraulic rotary actuators at CONEXPO and the concurrent exhibition for fluid power IFPE in Las Vegas from March 07th until 11th, 2017.

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HKS Dreh-Antriebe GmbH completes its Management Team

With effect from 1 February 2017, Markus Löhr took over the position of Managing Director at HKS Dreh-Antriebe GmbH in Wächtersbach. He is jointly responsible for managing the family-run business together with Daniel Hecker, Günter Höhn and Lena Resch.

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HKS exhibiting for the first time at VALVE WORLD EXPO 2016

Dusseldorf, 29.11-01.12. 2016 - the world's leading trade show for industrial valves - the VALVE WORLD EXPO will take place the tenth time in Dusseldorf and offers a platform to an international scientific community.

The HKS Dreh-Antriebe GmbH presents its product portfolio of different actuators for the industrial sector for the first time this year in Dusseldorf.

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Daniel Hecker joined HKS Dreh-Antriebe GmbH in the position of Managing Director

Effective 1st October 2016, Daniel Hecker assumed the role of Managing Director at HKS Dreh-Antriebe GmbH in Wächtersbach and manages the company together with Günter Höhn and his daughter, Lena Resch. In this position Daniel Hecker will have Commercial responsibilities and lead the Finance, Human Resources, Marketing and IT departments.

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HKS at GaLaBau in Nuremberg

Wächtersbach / Nuremberg, 14.-17. September 2016 - At this year's GaLaBau in Nuremberg HKS Dreh-Antriebe GmbH represents its innovations with the RotoBox, the TiltRotator and XtraTilt - the tilting actuator of HKS - with an excerpt from the more than 54 versions in 18 sizes up to 100t carrier weight.

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DIAM 2016 - Deutsche Industriearmaturenmesse

Munich, September 14/15, 2016 - In 2014 the DIAM - Deutsche Industriearmaturen Messe - was held for the first time in Munich. The conclusion: "We will be back!" and on 14/15. September 2016 this will be the case.

HKS will be present in the culture hall in Munich with its product portfolio for industrial applications!

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bauma 2016 - successful ever since!

Munich, April 11th-17th, 2016 - HKS Dreh-Antriebe GmbH presented in the hall and on the outdoor area at bauma - the 31st International Trade Fair - its latest products and innovations.

With this year's appearance HKS showed its high quality and technological diversity to a large, international audience.

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TiltRotator & Co – Next Generation

Wächtersbach/Munich, March 2016 - Since years HKS Dreh-Antriebe GmbH successfully offers its range of construction technology with the TiltRotator, the XtraTilt and the RotoBox.

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