For us, intensive, trusting cooperation with our customers is one of the most important prerequisites for mutual success. That’s why we offer comprehensive advice right from the start of a project and demonstrate the wide range of applications for fiber-reinforced plastics.
Architects, planners or project managers can have a direct influence on the conception of the materials to be used right from the start. In close cooperation with them, we develop tailor-made, individual solutions, incorporating all design and technical aspects.
The focus of our business is the technically perfect, fast and economical implementation of our customers’ ideas and designs.
Composites United e.V. (CU) is one of the world’s largest competence networks for fibre-based multi-material lightweight construction. Around 350 national and international members have joined together to form this high-performance industry and research association, which covers the entire value chain of fibre-based lightweight construction. A key objective of the CU is to promote fibre-based lightweight construction as a key technology for a CO2-neutral economy and society.
The German Shipbuilding and Ocean Industries Association (VSM) represents the political and economic interests of the German maritime industry.
With around 200,000 highly qualified employees in the complex value chain for the production and maintenance of ships, boats and marine technology facilities for commercial, sovereign and private customers worldwide, shipbuilding & marine technology forms a core sector of the maritime economy in Germany.
The VSM directly and indirectly represents more than 700 industrial companies, tradesmen and organisations: from specialised universities, research institutions and other service providers to manufacturers of materials, components and systems to shipyards as system integrators.
Founded in 1884, the VSM offers its members a wealth of practical services and represents their interests at federal and state level as well as with the relevant European and international institutions.
The Maritime Lightweight Network MariLight was founded to bring together those interested in lightweight construction from the maritime industry with each other and with those from other sectors in order to promote cooperation and innovation. In addition to providing new contacts and knowledge, the network organises innovation events that encourage an exchange of knowledge and experience and thus generate new ideas.
On behalf of the German Shipbuilding and Ocean Industries Association (Verband für Schiffbau und Meerestechnik e.V.), MariLight is currently being developed into an innovation and technology transfer cluster, coordinated and technically supported by the Center of Maritime Technologies gGmbH.
The company Hahlbrock GmbH – at that time still with the suffix “Polyesterbau” to its name – is founded in Wunstorf in 1970 by Lothar Hahlbrock.
The young company initially has 300 square meters of production space at its disposal. The goal: to give the GRP material, which was still not widely used at the time, new shapes and to open up new areas of application.
The advantages of high resistance to chemically aggressive medium are quickly used for corrosion-resistant coatings and the construction of covers and piping systems. Boat hulls and complete boats are manufactured for various types of sailing dinghies.
After three years, Hahlbrock GmbH moves to a new company headquarter in Wunstorf – Großenheidorn. With enlarged production areas, new sales markets are opened up, such as the construction of store fittings and ceiling panels made of GRP.
The final move to the current company premises in Großenheidorn took place in 1988. Although the company now delivers and assembles products worldwide, the company remains loyal to the region.
The extended production and storage halls now have an area of 3500 square meters. Some product lines from the early years are being abandoned due to new market orientations, while other fiber composite technology products and processes based on a high level of production are becoming established.
The increased need for fresh food and refrigerated vehicles due to new guidelines and laws in food transport leads to the founding of a second company in 1995: Hahlbrock Fahrzeugausbau GmbH. The modular GRP kits developed there for fresh service and refrigerated vehicles are installed together with refrigeration systems (SETLINE) designed specifically for Hahlbrock.
Hahlbrock Fahrzeugausbau is a system supplier for Volkswagen and also supplies kits for other well-known commercial vehicle manufacturers.
In 1998, the CNC machining center is opened, in which almost all molding tools can be milled in-house and large molded parts made of fiber composite materials can also be processed in five axes.
Many years of experience in producing a very heterogeneous product range ultimately led to the development of HALUSITE®, an innovative fiber composite material. The Hahlbrock subsidiary, founded in 2004, develops and markets this material with unique properties for applications in the fields of architecture, exhibition stand construction and events.
Andreas Hahlbrock becomes the second managing director alongside his father, the company founder of Hahlbrock GmbH.
This year Hahlbrock GmbH celebrates its 40th company anniversary.
A new production hall with an adjoining social wing is put into operation. Meanwhile we have around 5,000 m² of production and 1,000 m² of storage space on our company premises in Großenheidorn.
Due to its structure and focus on various markets, Hahlbrock GmbH is optimally prepared for new challenges in the fiber composite industry.
The milling center is being expanded with a new hall, which accommodates the third five-axis portal milling machine and provides more surface area for large composite components, molding tools and milling setups.
Hahlbrock is expanding its operating space by another 8,000 m² and is building a new assembly hall including social rooms and a master’s office with 500 m².