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HAKI History

Founders Olle and Agne Olsson
In the very beginning ...
Some milestones in HAKI’s history

1910 Blacksmith Anders Olsson rents the smithy in Sibbhult
1944 Olsson’s two sons, Olle and Agne, start working in the smithy. They start manufacturing “stump pullers” and jib cranes a year or so later
1951 Olle and Agne Olsson take over the smithy and build a new workshop called Bröderna Olssons Mekaniska verkstad
1956 HAKI Universal receives the first type approval from the Swedish National Board of Occupational Safety and Health
1962 The company builds a new workshop and new offices in Sibbhult
1968 The company name is changed to HAKI-produkter AB
1969 Launch of shoring tower system for casting viaducts and bridge pillars
1972 Marketing and sales are taken over in-house. The workshop area is doubled in size and new offices are built
1974 Stair tower 3.0 x 1.6 m with six standards receives type approval
1976 The owners sell HAKI-produkter AB to Sponsor AB and Bertil Jönsson is appointed Managing Director
1977 Introduction of HAKAL aluminium scaffolding and Morgen height-adjustable scaffolding for wall construction
1978 HAKI Ram receives type approval
1980 Shuttering systems added as a new product line for the company
1981 The company buys an industrial site and offices in Sibbhult as the business is expanded
1983 Standards with socket joints and HAKI Stair Tower with four standards receives type approval
1983 HAKI-produkter AB joins the stock market’s OTC list
1986 Development of the HAKITEC weather protection system begins
1986 Industri AB Österlen acquires all the shares in the company and its name is changed to HAKI AB
1989 Patent taken out on the design of the single tube beam ERB. The shape of the ends of the tube provided stronger joints in the scaffolding
1990 Industri AB Österlen is acquired by Prosparitas
1991 Midways acquires Prosparitas and thus becomes the new owner of HAKI AB
1999 Bengt Olsson becomes the new Managing Director of HAKI AB
1999 Hoists and lifting systems are a new product line
2001 Standard FSSH with pockets at the same level and re-engineered spigot launched together with spring locking catches on beams. Provided safer scaffolding without tripping edges and easier assembly
2001 Malmqvist High Climber in Borlänge is acquired
2002 HAKITEC 750 weather protection system and HAKI Universal Aluminium are launched
2003 Change of colour from red to blue on the painted version. Introduction of HAKI colour-coded labelling. Handling and assembly simplified
2004 High-tensile steel introduced in scaffolding systems. The same strength but thinner materials result in a lower weight
2005 Switch to solely galvanised design and continued reduction of weight of beams and guardrails
2005 HAKI Symmetrical Stair Tower launched
2006 HAKI 50 1956–2006 JUBILEE YEAR
2007 Production of the last HAKI Original standard with bayonet fitting
2009 Weight of LBL ledger beam further reduced by optimising the design
2010 HAKI Light scaffolding system with octagonal tube launched
2012 Lighter components due to switch to octagonal tubes in all guardrails
2013 HAKI Public Staircase System PAS launched. Safe stairway for public purposes
2014 HAKI Aluminium standards S4 and S6 made completely weld-free and manufactured in a robotic cell
2014 HAKI Universal Standard S with a new type of welding and manufactured in a robotic cell
2015 HAKI Bridge System HBS launched. Large spans with high load capacity
2016 For 60 years HAKI has helped its customers to work safely and efficiently on temporary workplaces in a very wide range of environments

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