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Progress by specialisation!


Dear Customers,

 

GH Baubeschläge GmbH is an innovative medium-sized company which produces, in the most cases approved, connectors exclusively in Germany.
We have  acquired our skills and know how over three generations of working with wood connectors.
Since the 1970s, we have concentrated on new product development and on advancing our products, taking into consideration environmental and economic factors in timber construction.
Our motto is “progress by specialisation”
As one of the leading producers of wood connectors, with several patents and trademarks, we maintain a constant position in Europe. We are continuously setting precedents and benchmarks with our innovative and new quality standards, which has decisively changed timber construction over the last few years.We produce and distribute more than 3,000 items for modern timber construction in our production facility in Weilheim and we Teck, Germany.

In our production in Weilheim/Teck,  we produce and distribute more than 3,000 items for modern timber construction. A highlight occurred in March 2002, when GH received the award “partner of specialised trade 2001″. At the end of 2004, as GH had some financial difficulties due to increasing commodity prices, new management took over the company. During 2005, under the new name ,,GH Baubeschläge GmbH”, serious  restructuring measures set the course into the future. In January 2006 GH started with a new patent for the “joist hanger with mounting accessory” so that the extensive innovative strength of GH was once again highlighted.  GH-TOP& products,  like the rolled strap tie with a thickness of  1.5 mm thickness, meter marking and approval,  or the patented joist hanger TOP-M are still setting benchmarks for our business competition.

 
 

Past, present and future. .

Our history started after World War II with the formation of a lock smithy by Mr. Karl Kramer. He focused on sheet metal cutting, steel qrating und accessories for milking machines. In 1959 the company was called  “Günter Hartmann KG” and focussed on iron and sheet metal. In 1979, Günter Hartmann GmbH was extended and also produced industrial sheet metal for the wholesale trade, as well as wood connectors. The outcome of this was a new company name ,”GH Baubeschläge Hartmann GmbH”. In 1980, the third generation joined the management, factory buildings were enlarged and re-equipped with new machines, production sequences were optimised. 1981 was the year of the first approval for a joist hanger type combi, which was the basis of quality and securing business. In the following years, the property was extended, which required the reorganisation of production and logistics so that the company could come up to increased requirements. At the beginning of the 90s, the first patent “twist strap applicable on both sides” was applied for, and further interesting products were successfully launched onto the market. Therefore, in the middle of the 90s a new production hall became necessary. During the 90s as Ms. Elke Hartmann GH was managing the company, it achieved great success with many other innovative products, like angle connectors TOP, joist Hanger TOP and tension tie TOP.

 

 

Due to  increased demand and with regard to the future development of GH,  we had planned a further enlargement,  which was then impeded by the building office in Bad Oeynhausen. The decision in January 2007 to move to Weilheim in South Germany was made as there local conditions and logistic proximity to many customers was advantageous. We have been working in new product halls and storing  products in modern high bay racking on the 10,000 sq.m industrial estate near Weilheim since January 2007.  Due to these new potential advantages, GH was able to introduce a 24-hour delivery service and to reduce transport costs by 30%. During the relocation of the company the complete distribution and marketing was restructured by the new business manager, Dirk Weiss. The new concept of distribution puts the GH-TOP-Line Eproducts for dealers in the foreground. To merchandise even better and  innovative GH-TOPLine products, the team of the sales department has been considerably reinforced with technical advisers, who support dealers and carpenters on site. We, the whole team of GH, will make every possible effort to be a partner of the  future, always taking your wishes into consideration.

 

CEO / Dirk Weiss

Business Mmanager