Corporate History

About Hönle: Dr. Hönle AG, head of Hönle Group, is one of the world’s leading suppliers for industrial UV technology. The UV specialist, who is noted on the stock exchange, develops, manufactures and distributes UV systems, UV lamps and UV measurement equipment worldwide. The systems are used in the cross-linking of photo-reactive substances, for surface sterilisation and solar simulation.

Hönle products are used in manufacturing processes in electronics, microelectronics, precision engineering and the optical industry. They are applied in the printing, automotive, aerospace and pharmaceutical sectors.

For years, UV specialist Hönle has been very successful in the curing of inks and coatings. The innovative Hönle UV systems can be integrated easily into particular manufacturing processes where they achieve excellent results.

Since 1994 Hönle is ISO 9001 certified. Our products have the CE marking.

About the Hönle Group: The whole spectrum of irradiation, curing, bonding and sterilization ‒ profit from Hönle Group’s 40-years-experience in developing industrial UV technology. Use our specialists’ know-how for your success.

Besides the parent company Dr. Hönle AG (UV units and systems) the Hönle Group consists of the printing specialists Eltosch Grafix (UV and IR/hotair dryers, peripheral equipment for the printing industry, e.g. ink fixation and cooling) as well as the expert for web-offset printing PrintConcept.
Professionals at glass and lamp production are Raesch (custom-made quartz glass components), UV-Technik Speziallampen (lamp manufacturing, e.g. for sterilization) and Aladin (UV lamp manufacturing).

Further group members are the specialist for industrial adhesives Panacol, SKC Panacol and Tangent.

In addition to subsidiaries in China, France, Korea and the USA as well as a sales office in Italy and a sales & service office in Spain the Hönle Group relies on a dense network of sales and service partners worldwide.

2016 

Mitronic GmbH merges into Dr. Hönle AG

2015

Two further subsidiaries are added to the company group: SKC Panacol (Korea) and Tangent Industries Inc. (USA-Torrington)

2014

Merger of Eltosch Torsten Schmidt GmbH and Grafix GmbH to Eltosch Grafix GmbH

2013

New member of the Hönle Group: Grafix GmbH

2012

Hönle acquires a majority stake in Raesch Quarz (Germany) GmbH, Langewiesen, and in Raesch Quarz (Malta) Ltd.

2011

Hönle acquires a majority stake in Mitronic GmbH, Wolfratshausen;
Opening of sales office Italy, Pavia;
Change of corporate form of the Dr. Hönle Resident Representative Office in Shanghai into the Hoenle UV Technology (Shanghai) Trading Ltd

2010

Hönle acquires a majority stake in UV-Technik Speziallampen GmbH, Wümbach, Ilmenau

2009

Foundation of Eltosch Inc.,USA-Illinois

2008

Acquisition of Panacol (adhesives), PrintConcept GmbH (UV technology) and Eltosch Torsten Schmidt GmbH (UV technology)

2006

Purchase of the customer base, trademarks and patents of Arccure Technologies GmbH, Lippstadt

2002

Move into the new premises, D-Gräfelfing/Munich
Opening of representative Office China, Shanghai

2001

Initial public offer / IPO (Neuer Markt segment)

1999

Foundation of Aladin GmbH, D-Rott am Inn
Selling of Dr. K. Hönle Medizintechnik GmbH
Transformation of Dr. K. Hönle GmbH into Dr. Hönle AG

1998

Foundation of the subsidiary Honle UV France S.a.r.l., F-Bron

1994

Foundation of Honle UV America Inc., USA-Marlboro/Boston
Certification according to DIN ISO 9001

1992

Foundation of Dr. K. Hönle Medizintechnik GmbH

1991

Foundation of Dr. K. Hönle Produktions GmbH

1982

First application of UV equipment for the curing of adhesives and plastics in the industry

1980

Development of the first UV equipment for industrial applications

1977

Transformation of the partnership Dr. Hönle into the private limited company Dr. K. Hönle GmbH

1976

Foundation of the partnership Dr. Hönle for the development, manufacturing and distribution of medical equipment
Founders: Prof. Dr. Karl Hönle and Dr. Günter Schmid †