Pictures of old Hailo advertising


Innovations to make life at home more comfortable, safer, and easier - that’s been the spirit of HAILO since the company’s inception.

In 1947, the then 33-year-old mechanical engineer Rudolf Loh founded the Metallwarenfabrik Rudolf Loh GmbH to produce much-needed furniture after the war. Soon, waste bins and safety ladders for households followed. In the late 1950s, HAILO launched a revolution on the market by introducing lightweight materials to simplify everyday life for many households. The aluminum household ladder with its red hinge point immortalized the design of the company logo and made HAILO the market leader.

After Rudolf Loh’s death in 1971, his son Joachim started the internationalization of HAILO. Since 2009, Sebastian Loh has been leading the family business, which passed into the third generation of owners. Under Sebastian’s leadership, HAILO has continued to go from strong to stronger, introducing new products such as the stairs platform TP1 or the HAILO Fresh, equipped with a plasma module for odor neutralization.

Hailo founder Rudolf Loh walks through production
2 women build a Hailo Klettermax
3 women assemble Hailo waste bins


Company founded by mechanical engineer, Rudolf Loh


Launch of the first built-in waste bin for fitted kitchens


Launch of the first aluminium household ladder


Joachim Loh takes over the company


Launch of the first ironing board with built-in electric socket, flex holder and iron rest


Launch of the first waste separation system for fitted kitchens


Launch of the first waste organisation and separation system for corner sink units


HAILO takes over Eisenwerk Sauerland steelworks in Drolshagen


All sign gantries at road toll points in Germany and Austria are fitted with HAILO ladders and the first aluminium ladder scaffold system for the DIY sector is introduced


The HAILO brand enters the "German Standards - Brands of the Century" encyclopaedia


Joachim Loh hands down the leadership of the company to his son, Sebastian Loh (3rd generation)


HAILO takes over the ladder and stepladder production division of Leifheit, while the HAILO Steam Iron Systems Division transfers to Leifheit

A look into the Hailo Museum
The Managing Director of Hailo gives a speech at the 70th anniversary of Hailo
A woman throws a nappy into the Hailo Fresh L nappy bin


The Wind Business Unit is spun off as a new company: Hailo Wind Systems GmbH & Co. KG (


70th company anniversary and opening of the Hailo Welt with outlet and museum


Hailo Digital Hub GmbH & Co. KG was founded as a spin off to HAILO with the aim to develop and distribute technology based Smart Waste Solutions: (


First waste bin with plasma module for odour neutralisation