The first business ideas were conceived in shoemaker Josef Hausdorf's family-managed shoe store in Gnadenfrei, Silesia. Here, customers were already being offered a full service: professional advice, sales, and repair. Efforts to achieve rationalization were made early on, and professional tools were produced.
Josef Hausdorf (the father of the company's founders Heinz and Horst Hausdorf) established his first registered undertaking: »Hausdorf Schuhmaschinenbau«. This subsequently became HARDO Maschinenbau GmbH, which exclusively sold the H&H adhesive application machines as a trading partner up to 2019.
While HARDO GmbH, the company managed by Walter Hausdorf, our founders' brother, established itself in the field of shoe and orthopedic technology, Horst and Heinz Hausdorf concentrated on the development and production of shoe presses, shoe polishing machines for hotels, and adhesive application machines for the shoe industry with their company H&H Hausdorf from 1965.
Their roller application technology revolutionized the adhesive application market. As adhesive technology was becoming ever more important in industry and research, H&H Hausdorf (subsequently H&H Maschinenbau GmbH) went on to cover an increasing number of application and topic areas and specialized in adhesive application as well as the upstream and downstream processes.
Walter Hausdorf took over the sale of the machines as a trading partner under the name HARDO.
H&H Maschinenbau was certified for the first time as an ÖKOPROFIT company within the Minden-Lübbecke region. This certification is renewed each year and is still maintained to date.
The company was growing and the workforce was slowly approaching the 50 employee mark. A new floor was built for design engineering.
In the spring of 2017, the management and the design department moved into their new facilities, equipped with the latest, sustainable technology.
In 2019, the H&H Maschinenbau GmbH management underwent restructuring and shifted its focus to the direct B2B business. The "HH Klebetechnologie" brand adapted to the product and service portfolio was introduced.
Communication with customers became more direct and precise, and all customers benefit from direct access to the in-house technical center and the H&H specialists' decades of adhesive technology know-how.
With now around 60 employees and many ongoing projects, also in areas other than pure adhesive bonding technology, the management is repositioning itself. The business areas are distributed over several shoulders. The company now operates with three managing directors.
Also in 2023, the former trading partner HARDO Maschinenbau GmbH is wound up. The suction and orthopedic technology division is taken over by an investor. For customers with HARDO adhesive application machines, H&H Klebetechnologie will remain the sole and proven supplier of original spare parts and services.