HOF Enterprise Group

Specialists as sought-after partners for industry

A company with German roots, the HOF Enterprise Group has been in the possession of Central Hessian entrepreneur Hans-Georg Hof for many years. The main offices of the company with headquarters in Lohra are located near the university town of Marburg.

The company was founded in 1988 by the businessmen Hans-Georg Hof and Herrmann Schäfer under the name of Schäfer & HOF Vakuum- und Kältetechnik Sonderanlagenbau GmbH. Both entrepreneurs are experts in their fields and specialists in the industry. This allowed them to bring the necessary know-how and a wealth of new and innovative ideas to the company. In so doing, they laid the foundation for the enterprise group’s high technical competence.

In the year 1993 the company’s ownership changed and it was henceforth to be successfully operated alone by Hans-Georg Hof under the name of HOF Vakuum- und Kältetechnik Sonderanlagenbau GmbH.

Technological expert knowledge as the key to success

In the years that followed, the company became the professional market leader in freeze drying systems. This promising course of development brought with it continual growth and the number of employees working at the company increased to the approximately 350 professionals working for the company today. Production space was expanded to as much as 13,500m² through additions and the acquisition of a production floor.

The HOF Enterprise Group encompasses HOF Sonderanlagenbau GmbH, specializing in freeze drying equipment for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, as well as HOF Prüfsysteme GmbH, founded in 2004 and specializing in leak detection equipment for the automobile, refrigeration, electronics, and aerospace industries.

A combination of specialized expert knowledge and high technical competence set the enterprise group apart from the rest, making it the professional market leader in its industry.

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