Häfele Celebrates 50th Anniversary
October 13, 2023
Häfele America Co. recently celebrated its 50th anniversary — that is half a century as a leading supplier of furniture fittings and architectural hardware — by hosting a series of exciting customer and employee events. This anniversary coincides with Häfele’s 100-year celebration in Germany.
“The history of Häfele America and the impact this company has made on the industry over the course of 50 years, as well as with vendor partners and our employees, is something we’re especially proud of,” said President & CEO Paul Smith. “This event allowed us the chance to revisit much of our past, and I can promise you that our next 50 years will be even more exciting.”
On Sept. 28, customers were hosted at a vendor trade show, with Loox LED lighting presentations, kitchen design seminars, and a broad range of activities, all followed by a celebratory gala.
On Sept. 29, Häfele’s Archdale, N.C., headquarters hosted customers, vendors and sales team members for lunch, as well as campus tours. Speeches were made by Smith, as well as chairperson of the Häfele Worldwide board of directors and company shareholder Sibylle Thierer and company shareholder Ellen Wolf. Later that day, an inaugural charity golf tournament benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of America was held where the company matched all donations, raising a significant sum for a very worthy cause.
Additionally, events for Häfele employees were held at the company’s distribution centers in Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Fort Worth, Texas, and Torrance, Calif., on Sept. 29, featuring catered luncheons and prizes. A family day event was held on Saturday, Sept. 30, complete with campus tours, performers – a magician, balloon artist and caricature artist – as well as many prizes and giveaways for the company’s Archdale-based employees and their families.
As Häfele America Co. leans into its next 50 years, the company’s continued goal is to operate with an entrepreneurial spirit, shared creativity and continue delivering unparalleled products and expertise to their customers. Most importantly, Häfele America Co. is focused on delivering the latest trends to the industry, a mission which is exemplified in its brand purpose: “Maximizing the value of space. Together.”
Photo credit: Häfele America Co.
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