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COMPANY HISTORY

  • 1989  Marec Hase – 17 years old – wins 1st Prize at the state youth science and technology competition “Jugend forscht” with the design of a tandem trike.
  • 1990  2nd Prize at state competition “Jugend forscht” with a foldable recumbent cycle.
  • 1992  Enters “Jugend forscht” with two recumbent cycles hitched side-by-side.
  • 1994  Hase-Spezialräder founded in Bochum. In the company courtyard, Marec Hase and his first employee, Igor Pawiltchenko, build the first small production series of a full-suspension recumbent cycle and a semi-recumbent tandem.
  • 1995  New products: the Lepus recumbent trike; special adaptations for cyclists with limited mobility. Cooperation begins with the company Efbe Prüftechnik, which offers testing services for leading bicycle manufacturers.
  • 1998  Hase bikes are being sold throughout Europe. Hase-Spezialräder continues to grow, with 5 employees.
  • 1999  First Hase cycles exported to the US.
  • 2000  The company continues to grow, and the search for a new location intensifies.
  • 2001  The Hase company moves to the historic coalmine facility in Waltrop. The company Efbe Prüftechnik moves to the same location. The first Tandem Fair is held in the magnificent hall, which was built at the turn of the century.
  • 2002  The first Trets child trailers are sold, expanding the product range to fit the needs of families with children.
  • 2003  In the summer of 2003, Hase sets a new world record with the help of numerous customers. Sixty-two Kettwiesels are hitched together to create the world’s longest trike tandem. Entered in the Guinness Book of Records.
  • 2004  Sales for the unique Hase bikes continue to increase. The exclusive Titan/Race series is created. The company now has 16 employees and celebrates its 10th anniversary. On this occasion, the company releases a DVD with 9 different films documenting the cycling fervor caused by Hase bikes.
  • 2005  First year of participation in Extraschicht – Night of Industrial Culture.
  • 2006  Extraschicht attracts approx. 7,000 visitors to Waltrop.
  • 2007  Hase Bikes receives regional Best Business Award (Vestische Unternehmerpreis). Hase bikes are now being sold in 21 countries – worldwide. Total employees: 30, 7 of which are trainees.
  • 2008  Starting in May 2008: Construction begins on a new production hall on the grounds of the Zeche Waltrop.

 




 
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