WHO WE ARE
Experience since 1973. We are experts in custom input systems and printed electronics. In addition, we network sensor applications and operating elements with the Internet for you and create future-proof devices for your smart industrial application. As a medium-sized family business, we combine traditional manufacturing processes with innovative future technologies.
At our production site in Buchen, Germany, we manufacture individual HMI and sensor solutions for our customers. We develop and produce durable membrane keyboards, ultra-thin sensor foils and advanced touch systems. Electronics and housing development included. With competence and know-how we are at your side in customer-oriented project handling during the entire development process. From design and construction to prototyping and series production, our customers receive everything from a single source!
The diversity of the industry constantly presents us with new challenges and drives us forward. Innovative sealing and protection concepts ensure durable and reliable equipment even under the most adverse operating conditions.
As pioneers of the membrane keypad in Germany and a second-generation family business with over 200 employees, we have matured into one of the market leaders for complex control panels. We trust in the quality standard “Made in Germany”. Benefit from our experience and knowledge, as many other companies already do.
- We find the right solution for every application
- We manufacture in Germany
- We develop quality products (certified according to
DIN EN ISO 9001
- We care for our environment (certified according to
DIN EN ISO 14001
- We manufacture according to the highest standards (certified according to
DIN EN ISO 13485
The HK Technology Network
Together we can do more! Six companies bundle their core competencies to form the HK Technology Network and stand with know-how and individual solutions for complex operating units, electronics, sensor and housing solutions combined with future-oriented, cloud-based IoT solutions. In the age of Industry 4.0 and digitalization, we ensure customer-specific complete solutions from a single source through close cross-company cooperation.
Hoffmann + Krippner GmbH manufactures individual input systems, printed electronics and industrial electronics for machines and devices in a wide range of industries – including design, construction and development.
+ Metal housing
TES Frontdesign GmbH is a specialist for the complete production of individual operating systems – from membrane keyboards and operating fronts to complete operating systems with housings, including the assembly of electronic components.
HK.SYSTEMS is your partner for digital business models and your fast, effective entry into digitization.
From the appropriate devices to the IoT engine to the operation of your networked solution.
HELICOM is HK.SYSTEMS: Since May 2022, HELICOM has been part of the HK.SYSTEMS family and takes care of electronics development and connectivity for your IoT projects at the Münster site.
IoT Cloud Platform
API + APP development
ROBIOTIC realizes a variety of crucial components: software development, API interfaces as well as APP development. ROBIOTIC also takes care of the platform operation and is a specialist for data security and data privacy.
User + Device
Connect One® connects your products to the Internet of Things. Through the unique combination of sensors, software and services, products can be registered already in the manufacturing process.
Foundation of Hoffmann + Krippner GmbHMax Hoffmann + Fritz Krippner found a company in Eberstadt for technical screen printing and painting work on a contract basis for industry.
New location in BuchenSigning of the purchase contract for the company’s own production and business premises in Buchen.
The first membrane keypadsFirst printing tests with foils and development of simple membrane keyboards.
ExtensionExpansion of the production area in Buchen.
CertificationFirst certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001.
Everything under one roofExtension of administrative and construction building. Research and development, design, printing, stamping, electronic assembly, assembly, quality control, electrical and optical testing, and sales are all under one roof in Buchen.
Generation changeManagement and company succession by Ralf Krippner.
Foundation of a subsidiaryFoundation of Hoffmann + Krippner Inc. in Atlanta – USA.
CertificationFirst certification according to DIN EN 14001.
New construction and certificationExpansion of the production area at the Buchen site through a new building. First certification according to DIN EN 13485 Quality Management for Medical Devices.
Participation in TES Frontdesign GmbHHoffmann + Krippner GmbH has acquired a majority stake in the company TES Frontdesign with production headquarters in Neuruppin with effect from 01.01.2016.
Foundation of ROBIOTIC GmbH and participation in Helicom GmbHROBIOTIC GmbH is a joint venture of the companies Hoffmann + Krippner GmbH and TK-World AG and offers holistic IoT solutions – from sensors to payments. By acquiring a majority stake in Helicom from Münster, Germany, we are expanding our portfolio in the field of mobile communications (data transfer).
Company takeover industrialpartners GmbHThrough the acquisition of industrialpartners from Frankfurt, we can now also offer prototypes quickly and easily using the 3D printing process. In addition, our customers benefit from an even more comprehensive service in the area of design & engineering.
Extension production areaThe relocation of the screen printing shop to the new premises, now allows an expanded production of designs and sensors under strict clean room conditions.
50th anniversaryWe celebrate 50 years of Hoffmann + Krippner. What began as a small contracting company in 1973, we have now evolved into a technology company with more than 250 employees.
Environment & Resources
- Our production processes are always optimized with regard to the lowest possible use of resources. We strive to continuously reduce the environmental impact caused by emissions, waste, wastewater and noise.
- When developing and introducing new processes in manufacturing, we consider the associated environmental impacts at an early stage. In doing so, we prefer to use materials and operating supplies that are less harmful to the environment.
- In addition to complying with the relevant environmental legislation, we are committed to continuously improving environmental protection and energy-related performance, and to
- Avoidance of environmental pollution.
Hoffmann + Krippner GmbH regularly monitors and evaluates the environmental impact. From this, we derive goals and measures whose implementation we consistently pursue
To our certificate environmental management ISO 14001