HAWEKA AG history

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Horst Warkotsch, Firmengründer und Vorstands Vorsitzender der Haweka AG1968

The company’s founder, Horst Warkotsch, started his activities in November 1968.
The company’s name resulted from Horst Warkotsch Kleinburgwedel.



The international orientation is forced early on. The first exports to Austria, Denmark, the UK and the Benelux countries followed.


UniSimplex von 1973, Schnellspannflansch für geschlossene Felgen1973

Uni Simplex – the first quick-action clamping flange for closed rims comes to the market – fully developed by HAWEKA.

The hub centering undergoes a volume development in the vehicle field. A high demand for professional clamping devices “made by HAWEKA” emerges.



First exports to the United States of America and increase in the number of employees to seven.


UniEurop von 1978, er diente als Vorlage für das heute Haweka-Logo1978

UniEurop is introduced to the market as a further development of UniSimplex. UniEurop is still the recognized HAWEKA logo.


1979 - 1980

A new building is needed in addition to the increase in the number of employees. The first hall is built and occupied in the Schulze-Delitzsch-Straße. It has a total of 600 m².

HAWEKA Werkstatt-Technik GmbH (Workshop technology) is founded. This enables HAWEKA to build on its recognized position in the field of workshop equipment for the tire service in Germany.

The world’s very first quick-action clamping nut is developed by HAWEKA and helps reduce the set-up times when balancing by 50%.



The rapid development of HAWEKA is also recognized in politics. The lower Saxon’s Prime Minister, Dr. Ernst Albrecht, comes to visit and informs himself of the successful activities.


ProGrip von 19861986

ProGrip – the world’s first quick-action clamping nut that is made of plastic largely simplifies handling by significantly reducing the weight (design: steel > 3,000 g compared to plastic 700 g).


DuoSPT von 1987 im Koffer1987

The revolutionary developments of HAWEKA do not end there. The DuoSPT, which is a self-centering sleeve designed for wheel alignment, appears. Another innovative product: the Uni Synchro. A universal clamping device for closed rims (suitable for 3-/4-/5-hole rims). HAWEKA brings an improved motorcycle clamping device onto the market.


1988 - 1989

Establishment of the HAWEKA Auswuchttechnik Horst Warkotsch GmbH.

UniEurop MK2 – the universal clamping device for closed 3-/4-/ 5-hole rims is introduced.


Luftbild des Firmensitzes in der Kokenhorststrasse1990

Despite the three phases of expansion, the site located at Schulze-Delitzsch-Straße still turns out to be too small. The current company main office situated in the Kokenhorststraße is constructed. A modern Building complex with offices, workshop, warehouse and showroom is built. After the fall of the inner German border, HAWEKA recognizes the opportunities and supports the new partner, HAWEKA Werkstatt-Technik Glauchau GmbH in the development of a professional sales organization in Saxony.



The DuoFlex system is a further development of the DUO SPT wheel balancing system. It is the first tolerance-free balancing system on the market.



Dirk Warkotsch takes over the management of HAWEKA Auswucht-Technik GmbH.


1996 - 1997

The ProClamp axle measurement clamp sets new standards outside the range of clamping devices. ProBike, the new motorcycle clamping device is introduced to the market.


Achsvermessungs-Kiste HD20 von 19981998

HD-20, the mobile laser-based axle alignment device for vehicles is presented.



Foundation of HAWEKA AG Holding. Taking over of the Bierwirth suppliers in Herzberg am Harz with the aim of realizing expansion plans.


Sam Bachir Vorstandsmitglied der Haweka AG2004

Expansion of the HAWEKA AG management through inclusion of Sam Bachir.


QuickPlate 32005

QuickPlate, the new smoothly adjustable type plate revolutionizes the world of wheel balancing.



Fusion of all the companies in the HAWEKA group to what is now known as HAWEKA AG.



AXIS4000, with an integrated camera and wireless technology, sets new standards in the application and user interface in axle alignment of vehicles.



HAWEKA also sets new standards in the commercial vehicles’ frame alignment with CMC4000. The innovative products of HAWEKA, "Made in Germany", are recognized worldwide and take over the market both with OEMs as well as the aftermarket. Patents secure the essential product features for HAWEKA for the future.


2013 - 2014

The new SoftGrip which is a further development of the now well-known ProGrip quick-action clamping nut, comes into the market with improved properties.



BikeBoss - Introduction on the market.
QuickHub, the new universal Mid Centering Device was officially introduced at the fair "autopromotec" in Bologna/Italy.
HAWEKA turns 50!
HAWEKA AG is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.





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