From the beginning of the New-York Hamburger Gummi-Waaren Compagnie AG until today
Factory building in Barmbek about 1900
Factory in Hamburg-Harburg
New factory in Lüneburg
1839: Charles Goodyear discovers the process of vulcanization. Heat hardens the rubber, creating a new material: the hard rubber!
1843: Conrad Poppenhusen emigrates to the USA in order to investigate about vulcanized rubber which had just been invented. He meets Charles Goodyear in New York where both do research on hard rubber.
1851: Heinrich Adorf Meyer, brother of the industrial pioneer Heinrich Christian Meyer, acquires the rights from Charles Goodyear for producing hard rubber products in Europe.
1856: H.A. Meyer and Heinrich Wilhelm Maurien found the Harburger Gummi-Kamm AG.
1871: Conrad Poppenhusen and the previous director of the Harburger Gummi-Kamm Compagnie AG, Heinrich Wilhelm Maurien found the New-York Hamburger Gummi-Waaren Compagnie AG (NYH) in Barmbek which is a district of Hamburg.
1930: The Harburger Gummi-Kamm Compangie AG is acquired by New-York Hamburger Gummi-Waaren Compagnie AG (NYH). The two brands Hercules (New-York Hamburger AG) and Sägemann (Harburger Gummi-Kamm) were changed to Hercules Sägemann.
1952: The plant in Barmbek is sold and the Hamburg Barmbek factory is moved to the plant in the district of Harburg.These combs, which are particularly popular in the hairdressing trade because of their quality, but also other hair care appliances, are available under the traditional name Hercules Sägemann, for example.
2000: Acquisition of the hard rubber comb production of the competitor Semperit in Austria.
2009: The company moves to modern production facilities in Lüneburg. Here the conditions have been created for an optimistic view into the future, in which hairdressers and stylists in particular, but also the end consumer, appreciate the masterpieces of hairdressing art and their unique quality and use them as a fixed component for professional work
2010: foundation of the subsidiary company Hercules Sägemann GmbH.
2017: Change of the company name from Hercules Sägemann GmbH to Hercules Sägemann AG.