Cleaning Machines

Hako is a pioneer in European cleaning technology. The transition into the Possehl Group took place in the years between 2004 and 2007. Today, currently employing some 2,000 people in more than 60 countries around the world, Hako manufactures products providing excellent cleaning results for clean cities and municipalities, and perfectly maintained green areas.


2018 | € 438.4 million
2017 | € 408.1 million

Scope of activities/Products

  • Cleaning Technology
  • Municipal Technology

Customer groups

  • Professional contract cleaners
  • Trading companies
  • Public authorities
  • General industry

Number of employees in 2018


Annual average

Providing innovative cleaning machines, multi-functional implement carriers and transporters as well as a wide range of product-related services, the company based in Bad Oldesloe near Hamburg sees itself as a system and service provider. As the leading global manufacturer of high-performance technology for both professional in- and outdoor cleaning and grounds maintenance, the Hako Group serves a broad range of target groups with its brands Hako, Minuteman and Powerboss. The company runs production sites in Germany, Poland and the US. The “Cleaning Technology” product range comprises sweepers and vacuum sweepers, scrubber-driers, small devices used to clean buildings and cleaning detergents as well as floor care products.

The “Municipal Technology” segment offers outdoor cleaning machines as well as compact multi-functional implement carriers with articulated steering, and manufactures commercial vehicles. Thanks to ground-breaking innovations providing superior efficiency, eco-friendliness and ease-ofuse, Hako is the leading supplier in this market segment for compact implement carriers and transporters.

At the end of 2018, Hako acquired the mid-sized company von Oertzen, adding high-pressure cleaners and high pressure extinguishing technology to its existing product portfolio.

In addition to providing tailor-made solutions for a wide range of applications and diversified requirements, the company offers comprehensive global after-sales services for increased efficiency and optimal cleaning results. Hako’s close-knit global sales and service network is one of the key factors that contribute to the company’s success. Currently employing some 2,000 people worldwide, the company generates annual sales of more than €430 million.