Focus on good customer relationships
Innovative solutions through experience and competence
Appreciation of the diversity of all employees
Respect for future generations
Responsible and resource-saving action
Our employees should be happy to come to work, enjoy their work and be passionate about their work and their company.
Gebrüder Hartkopf should be as good as the ideas of all the employees. This requires a constructive corporate culture in which you want to get involved.
We want to pay our employees appropriately, in line with their performance and, if possible, well. If the company is doing well, then the top performers and managers at Gebrüder Hartkopf should be doing well too.
Avoiding minimum wage
The people who work here should be able to concentrate on their work and not have to worry about financial matters. We want to multi-qualify so that we can pay (significantly) above the minimum wage if possible.
We want to use every single employee where they have the most talent and joy and where they bring the greatest benefit to the company.
An appreciative, social, human and performance-oriented corporate culture of challenging and encouraging is the cultural basis at Gebrüder Hartkopf. 80% of our success depends on how we treat people.
We want to train our employees to become highly qualified specialists, thereby giving them variety in their activities and deploying them flexibly. The important thing is that quality comes first, then performance and not the other way around. And the qualification is an important basis for good quality.
Many good individual players do not automatically make a good team. Good and constructive cooperation with a focus on the interests of the company is crucial.
The basis for successful recruiting is a high level of employee satisfaction among the core workforce. As a growing company, we are constantly looking for good employees whom we would like to offer an attractive job.
The health of our employees – as well as occupational safety – has top priority. We want to avoid any kind of health impairment in the workplace.
Occupational safety in the company and the protection of our employees come before striving for performance, quality, turnover and profit.
The basis for a good strategic orientation of the company is to understand ourselves, our customers, suppliers and the market, to know who we are, what our core competence is and with which products we make money.
Our company history
Founded by the brothers Carl and August Hartkopf
Relocation to the current location in Bismarckstraße and continuous expansion of production.
Development of our own production machinery.
Change and restructuring of production facilities from cutlery to hand tools.
Technological change in tool making.
With CAD/CAM and HSC milling, toolmaking is modernized.
Expansion of the range of services through the purchase of Messerschmiede Julius Kirschner & Sohn GmbH & Co. KG.
Since 2005, HSH Schmiedeholding GmbH & Co. KG, the parent company of Gebr. Hartkopf GmbH & Co. KG and Julius Kirschner GmbH & Co. KG.
Expansion of the range of services through the founding of Hartkopf Gesenkschmiede GmbH & Co. KG with the product range of hair scissors, cuticle and nail nippers and medical instruments.
Integration and merger of Hartkopf Gesenkschmiede GmbH & Co. KG into the Bismarckstraße production site in Solingen.
Change in recent years through acquisition of several major customers from a wide range of sectors outside the hand tool industry.
150th anniversary of Gebr. Hartkopf and handover of management from Mr. Grobosch to Mr. Möller.