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Hako Hits The Big 40

01st Feb 2019 / by Mark Parton

A monumental even, an iconic setting…

Hako Machines Ltd, the leading cleaning machine manufacturer, has notched up 40 years in the UK. And planning a major celebration with customers who will help them blow out the candles. 

The event will be staged at Silverstone’s world famous motor racing circuit on March 14. Key people from the municipal and corporate world are being invited to the party.

Hako UK’s managing director, Sylvie Giangolini, took over the controls a year ago, said she was delighted the milestone had happened on her watch.

“Customers, suppliers, partners and staff will be invited to join us for what will be a great event celebrating our heritage and also giving everyone a glimpse into the future,

Hako history

Based in Crick, Northamptonshire, Hako Machines launched in the UK back in 1979. The global Hako story started six decades before. With German inventor, Hans Koch creating the world’s first small mechanical cultivator.

“Things have moved on a pace since then. The Hako line up is staggering and a defining factor of the business. Included in our range are 12 indoor scrubber/drier variants, ten indoor sweepers, an array of commercial equipment. And of course our four multi-functional street cleaning Citymaster Sweepers,” said Sylvie.

“We will not only be celebrating the last 40 years of trading in the UK. We’re also celebrating the next 40 years and looking at some of the major developments we have planned for the future. “As it’s a celebration we also have some fun things lined up for our guests including track experiences and what better place to do that then Silverstone?”

What’s the plan?

Among the speakers on the day will be a Hako personality from the past. With an eye very much on the future, and that is Bernard Molloy. “I am immensely proud of how Hako developed and continues to develop both the team and its great machines. The company is so far ahead of the game. “Hako is right up there with the best. Maybe even the best in the world, within the sector. The combination of British ingenuity, aesthetics and design and the German skills in organisation and functionality meant that Hako have – and continue to have – the perfect blend of skill sets and culture.”

Hako now operates in more than 60 countries with close on 2,000 employees and is now part of the Germany based Possehl Group which has an annual turnover of more than 3.5 billion Euros.

Interested in finding out more about the Hako celebration? Call Natalie Gilling-Cave on 01788 825600 or email at

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