hawo GmbH




Company History

Experience and Innovation

First founded in 1975 by Hans Wolf, the family-owned company hawo is now a worldwide market leader in packaging systems. For this, we are included in the “Encyclopedia of German world market leaders”, published in 2011 by Deutsche Standards Editionen. Main focus of our work are packaging systems and testing systems for doctors, hospitals as well as for medical and cleanroom technology industries. Today we market our products in over 100 countries and thus make a global contribution to securing medical hygiene and infection control. Alongside medical packaging systems we also develop and produce products for use in the industrial sector as well as for laundries and dry cleaners.

In everything we do, we see ourselves in the position of leader, anticipating future developments and transforming them into innovative products. And as a result, we can offer especially target-orientated support to our customers in their work, as well as being able to solve packaging problems on an individual, case-by-case basis.




 Mission statement

Setting Standards

Innovation and quality are central to our business philosophy. These two values can be applied to all the areas in which we are active—both internally and externally.

That´s why not only we do take it for granted that our products will conform to the numerous obligatory standards—such as the new EN ISO 11607-2 and the EN 868-series and DIN 58953-series. hawo itself has been certified in accordance with the ISO 9001:2008 standard. All our products naturally also carry the CE sign.

We develop innovative packaging systems. Our products and services meet the highest quality standards and are constantly being improved. Our development team keeps a close watch on the market in order to identify trends early on and translate these into innovative products.

The same standards apply to our relationship with customers and suppliers. This thinking is reflected in an intensive, reliable and flexible business relationship.

These principles characterize how we conduct ourselves within the company. A friendly, open and responsible atmosphere is conducive to achieving our objectives.



Business Areas

hawo is a global leader in the provision of packaging systems for:

Success through quality

Our commitment to quality is a promise to all those who are in contact with us and our products. By this we mean reliability, appreciation and compliance with the highest standards – for our products, our services and our actions. To meet this requirements, we do a lot: Since 1994 we are certified according to ISO 9001 and since 2009 we have been certified to the process-oriented quality management standard DIN EN ISO 9001:2008. As a global exporter, we are working in accordance with the requirements of the EFQM (European Foundation for Quality Management) since 1996 and were received with the Total Quality Management Certificate from RWTÜV.



SBA – Sterile Barrier Association

As leading manufacturer of sealing systems for medical devices and medical industry, we actively support the work of the Sterile Barrier Association. The international association of prominent manufacturers of sterile barrier systems has set itself the task to make a significant contribution to education and knowledge about the safe use of sterile goods packing, to define industry standards and to advance important technical innovations. With our membership of the SBA we, as a manufacturer of sealing devices, want to share our expertise about sealing sterile barrier systems and in doing so give impetus for future developments.

Further information about the SBA and its members under

„Protecting the Patient“ – The current campaign by the SBA puts the patient and its safety in medical treatments into the focus of sterile goods processing.