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MACO and HAUTAU go into the future together

The Mayer & Co Hardware Group (hereinafter "MACO"), which is headquartered in Salzburg, now expands its range of services in the area of large-scale sliding elements and hardware, with the majority takeover of HAUTAU (Lower Saxony) who are specialists in sliding solutions.

For customers of both companies, this new partnership means a significant increase in the industrial partner competencies, thanks to the extensive range of industry specific solutions. With this acquisition, MACO consolidates its strategic position and greatly expands the range of offers for international and local customers who are looking for a full-service provider in the field of hardware for windows, doors, large surface hardware and gaskets.

The management responsibility and the contact persons for customers on both sides remain unchanged. The well-proven HAUTAU Executive Management will, unchanged, lead the company into the future and the independent market presence will be maintained.

HAUTAU, which is based in Helpsen, is considered both a competence leader and market leader for system solutions in the field of high-quality sliding elements for all materials, and as a specialist for window automation.

For HAUTAU’s team of sliding solution experts, there are also ideal additions to their already wide-ranging program. These are the best pre-requisites to be able to serve customers more extensively in the future and to expand the market position together both nationally and internationally.

"The acquisition of 75% of the HAUTAU GmbH Company’s shares represents for the MACO Group a very good addition to our successful business model, especially in the area of large-surface elements. With the majority acquisition of HAUTAU GmbH, customers now have the opportunity to obtain an extended and even more comprehensive portfolio of window and door hardware elements from a single source," said Ernst Mayer, shareholder of the MACO Group.

Petra Hautau adds: "For me, the combining of the two family businesses is a strategically tailored succession solution. It is important for the owning family to continue to provide a stable future for our company at the Helpsen site and its qualified employees under the HAUTAU brand. This is especially true in the context of global challenges and economic conditions." 

Since 1910, the name HAUTAU has been synonymous worldwide with quality and durability in large-surface elements, in particular sliding, tilt and parallel-stop slide hardware, along with lifting/sliding hardware including floor thresholds. In addition, hardware for skylights openers, horizontal pivot sashes, drives, smoke and heat exhaust systems, ventilation controls and window fans, as well as smart building applications, are all included in the range of services. The annual turnover of HAUTAU GmbH is approximately € 50 million Euros, which is generated by just over 300 employees.

About the MACO Group
Founded in 1947, this family business is owned by the third generation of the Mayer family from Salzburg. MACO is both a quality and global market leader in the field of mechanical burglary protection in the field of windows (especially turning & tilting), doors and large-surface hardware, in the latter area especially in lifting-sliding applications including floor thresholds. Every year, more than 16 million hardware sets are produced and distributed from three Austrian production plants, two further assembly plants in Poland and Russia, as well as 15 international sales offices. This amounts to a consolidated annual turnover of more than € 260 million Euros. The business group currently employs approx. 2,200 employees around the globe.

The MACO Group continues its successful expansion through the majority stake acquisition of HAUTAU GmbH. Both companies have been successfully cooperating for many years in the market around the supply to MACO of mainly sliding tilting hardware. The intensified cooperation between German and Austrian experts results in a transfer of knowledge that will have a positive impact on the further development of all product lines.

"We benefit from the long-standing know-how of the HAUTAU employees at the site in Helpsen and are pleased that we can continue to offer all employees a long-term perspective at the site", Guido Felix, Chairman of the Management Board of the MACO Group, explains the strategic decision behind the takeover of the company. "This acquisition is a consistent step in an offensive strategy that will continue to provide the best possible performance for customers and maintain focus on market needs."

"The connection between the two companies offers a multitude of new opportunities and possibilities together. We are looking forward to the cooperation", said the Managing Directors of HAUTAU GmbH, Frank Jedamski and Martin Beissner


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