Our company About us

For 60 years we have been a manufacturer and supplier of O-rings and special seals. In addition to our own plants in Germany and Northern Italy, we also have a subsidiary in Switzerland.

Today, our entrepreneurial company is managed by the third generation. A solid continuity is thus ensured.



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.

Generation change

At the beginning of the new year, Klaus Höfert steps down after 55 years as managing director and hands over the company to his son Dirk, who has been managing partner since 1999. Our "senior" remains loyal to the company in an advisory capacity. At the same time, the company celebrates its anniversary and looks back on 60 successful years.

Our management board

Dirk Höfert

Managing Director

Klaus Höfert

Former managing director