Hager & Werken - A dental family business with tradition and innovation
Hager & Werken - founded in 1946 - is now managed by the fourth generation of the Hager family. Over the years, the company has made a name for itself worldwide as a "specialist for dental specialities" with innovative products for dentistry and dental technology.
While the focus used to be on importing products for dentists and dental technicians, today the majority of the company's own products are of the highest quality and are exported to specialist dental dealers in over 100 countries.
The basis of this business success is high product quality, which is ensured by a strict quality management system implemented in the company according to ISO 13485. In addition, Hager & Werken is certified by TÜV according to 93/42/EEC, Annex II and V.
The product range is broad. For the dental practice, products from the most diverse areas are offered, from impression taking to aspiration, periodontology, surgery, injection + application, implantology, ergonomic saddle seats and prophylaxis.
The extensive in-office and home-care prophylaxis range is complemented in Germany and Austria by the exclusive distribution of Cavitron equipment (Dentsply Sirona) for magnetostrictive ultrasonic and powder jet cleaning. Since 2008, the home-care prophylaxis products have also been distributed in the pharmacy sector by the subsidiary company Hager Pharma GmbH. In addition to the well-established own brands miradent and Plantana, selected reputable and leading third-party brands are also represented. Within just a few years, Hager Pharma has become one of the most important distribution companies in the pharmaceutical sector, especially for new product launches. Since 2016, the company has been committed to the further education of dental professionals through its DH support programme. Every year, 10 ambitious prophylaxis specialists could apply for a scholarship of € 2,500.00 each as a grant for their further training as dental hygienists (f/m/d). This way, more than 50 candidates were accompanied on their way to becoming dental hygienists.
Our oldest brand "Miraject" (injection/application needles) was the first hygienic disposable injection cannula in Germany and already celebrated its 55th birthday. In addition to tradition, innovation also plays an important role. Hager & Werken relies on oxygen technology such as the OXYSAFE products in the worldwide fight against and therapy of the world's largest widespread disease periodontitis. In most cases, the use of antibiotics and CHX can then be dispensed. Hager & Werken's goal is not only the health of the patients, but also of the treatment team. The back friendly Bambach Saddle Seat is manufactured by us in Duisburg and has already been sold over 50,000 times worldwide. Dentists know and love it. We are also gaining many new customers outside the dental world.
Environmental awareness and sustainability are another important focus in the company's orientation. In its choice of suppliers and logistics partners, Hager & Werken has already been focusing on reducing its own CO2 footprint for many years. With the BIOLine series developed in 2021, the environment is protected by offering more sustainable alternatives. In 2021, the well-known "Happy Morning" plastic toothbrush became the "Happy Morning Bamboo". Its handle is made of rapidly renewable bamboo and the packaging is made of a biodegradable film.