HOERBIGER celebrates 60th US anniversary
HOERBIGER Corporation of America (HCA) is celebrating its 60th birthday in 2023. Founded in a small suburb of New York City, today the company has more than 300 employees who ensure that the HOERBIGER brand is regarded as a seal of quality and excellence in North America.
In keeping with the HOERBIGER Group’s corporate values – pioneering spirit, courage, closeness and fairness – the founding of HCA 60 years ago marked a bridge into the new world. In the early 1950s, Martina Hörbiger, owner of the company and forward-thinking entrepreneur, recognized that it was necessary to establish a presence in the United States and Canada to better support the rapidly growing compressor industry there. To build up the company, she sent young, motivated and entrepreneurial employees to this new and distant market. One such pioneer was Hubert Wagner, who founded HOERBIGER Corporation of America in Roslyn, New York on April 9, 1963. In the years that followed, HOERBIGER established and continues to nurture many strong customer relationships in the U.S. and Canada.
Building up local production
By 1965, HCA sales had tripled and Wagner decided to set up local U.S. production in Queens, New York, to shorten delivery times for American customers. In 1979, HCA expanded again and relocated to South Florida. In Pompano Beach, the company built a centralized and more efficient production facility, which today is strongly linked to the region. “Over time, the relationship with our customers and business partners has developed into a strong foundation of trust, collaboration and shared success,” says Arek Dyrdol, Managing Director of HCA and Head of North America at HOERBIGER. In addition to training, technical support and consulting, HCA promotes product development, marketing and transparent communication side-by-side with customers and partners to align goals and drive mutual success.
Martina Hörbiger (centre) with Hubert Wagner (next to her on the left) at HCA’s first location in New York in the 1960s.
A strong foundation for future success
Today, HOERBIGER’s presence in North America includes 11 locations (including both manufacturing and service facilities) with additional Deublin, Altronic and IEP Technologies locations across the U.S. This network provides the region’s most comprehensive range of products, services and customer support. HOERBIGER intends to continue expanding its presence on the continent in the future: “We are pursuing various initiatives for sustainable growth – supported by committed employees, a strong spirit of innovation and an inclusive corporate culture,” says Dyrdol.
Read the whole interview with Arek Dyrdol here.
“We are pursuing initiatives for sustainable growth – supported by committed employees, a spirit of innovation and an inclusive corporate culture.”
For future generations, HCA employees bury a time capsule with current HOERBIGER items in front of the main building in Pompano Beach.