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90 years of HÄUSSERMANN

One man, one vision, one goal: 90 years ago, August Häussermann established Lamellen und Kupplungsbau (LuK) in Esslingen, cradled between vineyards and the river Neckar.


The mechanical engineer and former assistant of Robert Bosch realized the potential of the fledgling automotive industry and wanted to become one of its defining players.


Only a few years later, his son Dr. Kurt Häussermann developed the first European disc spring clutch and changed the industry (and the driving comfort of a car) forever.


Through innovative process optimizations and entrepreneurial skill, Ingo Häussermann, the grandson of the founder, established the precision disc springs of the family business throughout the high end of the automotive industry. Häussermann became the strategic supplier of many world leaders in the agriculture, construction and automotive business.


For 90 years, an innovative spirit, a passion for high tech and a healthy dose of diligence and understatement are the driving forces of the German “hidden champion“. By now, the fourth generation of the family – Ingo Häussermann jr. – is directing the company. His goal for the future: to develop ingenious solutions for the most demanding requirements of the customers through visionary inventive talent and to stand out through extraordinary innovations, also in new markets such as e-mobility. » History

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