HAI® was founded in 1913 and the family law all the way up to today. The fourth generation of the family, Jan Rohdemejer, is today the managing director, and Jan continues the development of the company, so HAI remains the preferred supplier of aluminum surface treatments to customers from home and abroad.
The wet painting facility is being built and will be ready in 2021.
HAI® is certified according to ISO 14001 and ISO 50001. With both quality, environmental and energy management, there is full focus on a sustainable business that constantly optimizes and at the same time minimizes CO2 emissions.
4th generation Jan Rohdemejer takes over the management of the company in 2009, and Finn Rohdemejer continues as chairman of the board.
HAI® celebrates its 100th anniversary on 13 March 2013. In addition to the Danish market, Jan Rohdemejer also focuses on foreign countries, and HAI supplies anodizing to the whole world.
A new administration building is being purchased, and the total building mass at this time is 16.000 m2.
HAI is certified according to ISO 9001 and supplies tons of anodized aluminum. At this time delivers HAI among other things, 1,5 million meters of aluminum profiles for Ikea for changing frames, display cases, etc. Profiles for the IC-3, IC-4 trains and the Copenhagen S-trains are also anodized in these years by HAI. At the toll booth at Storebælt, the Rotunda at Tuborg and the Novo Nordisk building, you will also find aluminum plates that have been on a trip past HAI. Even the undercarriage of the English Lotus Elisa... HAI supplies highly specialized surface treatment of aluminium.
In 1978, the 3rd generation Finn Rohdemejer takes over the company and builds 28 times from 1978 to 2009. "We prioritize continuous production development, market adaptation and increased flexibility very highly. This combined with committed, environmentally and quality-conscious employees and a good dialogue with customers ensures us that we are constantly at the forefront of developments", says Finn Rohdemejer to the newspaper.
In connection with moving the factory to its current location, John Rohdemejer changes the name of the company from Horsens Forsølvnings- og Forkromningsanstalt to Horsens Anodiserings Industri. The new factory of 2.000 m2 is already too small for commissioning, and the company is busy. In a newspaper article from 1973 it is written: "And the company is busy, which takes on very large tasks and is not without reason described as one of the largest in Northern Europe. No fewer than 4.400 windows have been delivered to the hospital in Aalborg, and at the moment they are working on a delivery of 2.200 windows for the new hospital in Grindsted".
In this decade, the Aarhusian architect Aage Christian Nielsen designs Magasin in Aarhus, and HAI supplies anodizing to a prominent construction. The building, which was completed in 1971, still stands today with anodized elements HAI.
The basis for today's company arose when Richard Rohdemejer's son John Rohdemejer began to take an interest in the development of anodizing methods in 1949. 2nd generation John Rohdemejer quickly works his way to usable results and starts anodizing. The production of vending machines is discontinued in the 1950s.
The war years removed the business basis for Horsens Automat Fabrik, and alternative earning opportunities were found. For a number of years, they drove with lignite and thus started a trucking business. Horsens Brunkul-Central continued from Houmannsgade, and Rohdemejer became a peat manufacturer.
During this decade, Fabrikant Richard Rohdemejer could celebrate its 25th anniversary. On March 13, 1938, the newspaper writes: "As the years went by, the factory's turnover grew, and for the last 10 years it has been based at Houmannsgade 55. Not least because of the manufacturer's own efforts, the products from Horsens Automatfabrik quickly became a well-respected brand, and at the moment the company employs approximately 30 people".
As the years went by, the company grew and was exclusively in the business of manufacturing vending machines. Below this was a department that could nickel-plated, chrome-plated and silver-plated the handles of the vending machines. With this type of surface treatment, the machines looked inviting and salable - even without regular cleaning.
Manufacturer Richard Rohdemejer set up Automatfabrikken at the age of 24, which initially employed one man. Richard Rohdemejer thus laid the seed for today's company. Rohdemejers Automater were the only machines that could accept different coins. The company manufactured cigar, newspaper and fruit vending machines, and the market was worldwide. The company was located in Smedegade, but moved to Houmannsgade 55 in 1928.
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