Company History

HOFFMANN - a traditional company

The engineer and qualified toolmaker Georg Hoffmann started his own business in the early seventies in Braunschweig – in the proverbial garden shed. Before then, he was the industry representative for imported oil mist separators. Many could do that in those days already. But Georg Hoffmann had by then seen enough metalworking businesses from the inside in Germany to know what they were lacking: Filtration systems in the micrometer range to filter and re-cool between 150 and 20 000 litres of oil per minute. Today, with a staff of more than 200 plus 24 apprentices, HOFFMANN works under strict quality policies on 30.000 sqm.

1971                        Foundation of the company by Mr. Georg Hoffmann in Braunschweig, Germany in a wooden hut. Development and manufacture of precoat filters, pressure filters and oli mist separators
1980Site relocation to Lengede, Hauerstr.2-4 - formerly ore mine "Mathilde" 
1984Foundation of Hoffmann Filter Corp. in Michigan/USA
2000Broistedt factory built for DBF-filters, coolers and control-cabinets
since 2005Service-partners around the world
2008Jump in quality: New final assembly center in test run in Lengede
2014Factory expansion in Lengede and Broistedt
2017"Filter meets cloud": Digitalisation of filtration
2018Wholly-owned subsidiary: HOFFMANN Coolant Cleaners & Chillers (YANTAI) Co., Ltd.; China