Corporate development 1865 to today
Photo: Order 1941
Foundation of the company by August Haas in Offenbach, Taunusstr. 12. Crates and barrels are produced by 8 employees for assembly components and consumables
The widow Leopoldine Haas takes over the management. Primarily production of crates for the leather industry
Acquisition of a steam engine with transmitter function for the drive of the sawing and planing equipment. The demand for crates increased due to the increasing industrialisation at the turn of the century. Companies such as Gebr. Heyne, MSO, Lavis, Schmalz, Collet & Engelhart took up residence in a new “industrial region Offenbach Hafen"
As a result of the consistently increasing demand for wooden packaging, a relocation to a new, larger production facility in the Nordring 142 in Offenbach becomes necessary
The sons Heinrich, Wilhelm and Philipp Haas take over the management
The company can continue to be enlarged and modernised due to the economic revival
Economic crisis and - in light of that - a severe slump in production
The economic situation begins to improve. New types of crates are introduced to improve the load capacity
1943 partially- and 1944 totally bombed out. Work is continued outdoors
Kisten Haas is the first company to obtain approval for production from the military government because none of the managers was a member of the party. Provisional reconstruction
Marianne Szekelyi, née Haas and her husband Laszlo Szekelyi take over the management.
Corporate initiative and vision help return to former success. The company is rebuilt and new production methods are introduced
An industrial packaging division is established due to the growing economy and the increased demand resulting from this. Kisten Haas quickly establishes itself as the market leader in this sector
Repeated expansion. Relocation of the company to Dietzenbach in a new hall with 3800 sqm production area and a crane system with a load capacity of 12.5 tons
Expansion of the industrial packaging division. Continuous optimisation of the company’s own production methods and the machinery associated with it
Expansion of the production facility in the form of a new hall with 3600 sqm of floor space and an additional crane system with a load capacity of 32.5 tons
The son Tibor Szekelyi takes over the management. Rationalisation of production, to reduce reaction times and delivery times for wooden packaging and packaging services. Expansion of the vehicle fleet. Expansion of the service sector Packaging. Implementation and optimisation of logistic processes. Formation of partnerships in Germany and Europe.