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From the motorised hand
to the technology of the future


Even before founding Hako in 1948, Hans Koch had a keen sense for the needs of his time: By developing “DiMoHa”, which is short in German for “the motorised hand”, he invented the worldwide first small powered cultivator. Then and now, in the best of tradition, with each new product and innovative feature, Hako actively participates in shaping the future of Cleaning and Municipal Technology!

The beginning

Foundation of Hako in Pinneberg near Hamburg. Both the powered cultivators and single-axis rotary hoes go into series production..

Relocation of Hako to Bad Oldesloe.

Development of the legendary motor hoe “Hakorette”, which, as a token of significant technical achievement, is exhibited in the Deutsches Museum in Munich, together with the “DiMoHa”!

“Hakotrac T6”, the first compact tractor, goes into production. 

A good start for the Cleaning Technology segment

Development and production of the first European vacuum-sweeper.

Construction of the subsidiary plant in Trappenkamp – which today is Hako’s competence centre for plastics processing.

The first European vacuum sweeper goes into production.

Acquisition of American Cleaning Equipment Corporation – now operating as Minuteman International, USA.

Way ahead of its time: Hako presents its first autonomously navigating cleaning robot!

Tapping into the Municipal Technology segment

By introducing the “Citymaster 1750” to the market, Hako sets the ball rolling for the segment of municipal outdoor cleaning products.

Foundation of Hako Holding GmbH & Co.

By acquiring the Thuringia-based company Multicar Waltershausen, Hako taps into the field of multifunctional load and implement carriers.

Hako presents the “Citymaster 300“, the first ultra-compact city cleaning machine with articulated steering – and introduces pioneering waste management concepts. 

World premiere of the “Citytrac 4200“, a machine designed for municipal and commercial all-season application.

Controlled, systematic transition into becoming a member of the Possehl Group as an independent division.

Premiere of the “Citymaster 1200” – and: market leadership after only 10 years in this business segment!

Hako shapes the future

Presentation of the online-based fleet management tool “Hako Fleet-Management”.

Setting new standards in the field of mobile workplaces: The “Multicar M31” focusses on safety features as well as driving and operating comfort.

Hako unites excellent performance and compact dimensions: The “Citymaster 1600” combines the superior characteristics of a large sweeper with a gross vehicle weight of 3.5 tons.

Expansion of the product portfolio by the competence area of waterjet technology through acquiring the company von Oertzen.

Expansion of the product portfolio by the competence area of waterjet technology through acquiring the company von Oertzen.

By presenting the “Citymaster 1650 ZE” – the functional model of an all-electric road sweeper – Hako opens a new chapter in the field of Municipal Technology.

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