Our history

We’ve always been an ideas company - ideas that make home life safer, easier and more enjoyable. At Hailo, these form the hub around which Rudolf Loh set up the company in 1947, since when Hailo has continued to develop and today is a global company distributing top quality products in more than 60 countries.


Company founded by mechanical engineer, Rudolf Loh


Launch of the first built-in waste bin for fitted kitchens


Launch of the first aluminium household ladder


Joachim Loh takes over the company


Launch of the first ironing board with built-in electric socket, flex holder and iron rest


Launch of the first waste separation system for fitted kitchens


Launch of the first waste organisation and separation system for corner sink units


Hailo takes over Eisenwerk Sauerland steelworks in Drolshagen


All sign gantries at road toll points in Germany and Austria are fitted with Hailo ladders and the first aluminium ladder scaffold system for the DIY sector is introduced


The Hailo brand enters the "German Standards - Brands of the Century" encyclopaedia


Joachim Loh hands down the leadership of the company to his son, Sebastian Loh (3rd generation)


Hailo takes over the ladder and stepladder production division of Leifheit, while the Hailo Steam Iron Systems Division transfers to Leifheit


The Wind Business Unit is spun off as a new company: Hailo Wind Systems GmbH & Co. KG (www.hailo-windsystems.com)


Hailo is celebrating its 70th birthday


Hailo Digital Hub GmbH & Co. KG was founded as a spin off to Hailo with the aim to develop and distribute technology based Smart Waste Solutions: (www.hailodigitalhub.de)

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