Our company About us

We have been a manufacturer and supplier of O-rings and special seals for over 55 years. In addition to our own plants in Germany and Northern Italy, we also have a branch in Switzerland.

Today our company is managed by the second and third generation. This ensures solid continuity.



Company formation

Alwin Höfert founds Alwin Höfert KG in the Bramfeld district of Hamburg. The family living room functions as an office and the shed of the family house is converted into a warehouse. From day one his two sons, Klaus and Gerd, are together with their father.


The company grows and moves to the outskirts of Hamburg, to Ammersbek. The company now consists of a production, a warehouse and an administration. The work to be done quickly becomes too extensive for the family and the college grows rapidly.

Branch office in Switzerland

After his football career at FC St. Pauli, Alwin's youngest son, Rolf Höfert, joins the family business and founds a branch office in Switzerland.

Subsidiary in Italy

A subsidiary, Höfert Italia, is founded in Viadanica, Italy. Höfert had long maintained good business relations with northern Italy and decided to open its own factory.

New manufacturing and logistics centre

We move into a new building. Now the production, the warehouse and the administration are under one roof. The partner companies dph and GROMEX also move into the so-called "House of Seals".

50 Years of Alwin Höfert KG

Höfert celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Our management board

Klaus Höfert

Managing Director

Dirk Höfert

Managing Director