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.

1947

Company founded by mechanical engineer, Rudolf Loh

1953

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

1960

Launch of the first aluminium household ladder

1971

Joachim Loh takes over the company

1983

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

1985

Launch of the first waste separation system for fitted kitchens

1998

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

2001

Hailo takes over Eisenwerk Sauerland steelworks in Drolshagen

2003

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

2007

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

2009

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

2009

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

2013

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

2017

Hailo is celebrating its 70th birthday