- Quality and trust for over 90 years 100% made in Germany -

E. Hahnenkratt GmbH is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of mouth mirrors. As a medium-sized family business – currently in the 4th generation – we produce exclusively at our German site in Königsbach-Stein.

Aspirit of innovation, the consistent use of high-tech in development and production, and the commitment of our employees form the basis for the high quality of our dental products.

The company’s own mechanical engineering is the heart of our success story. Especially here you can feel the love for high-tech. Today, more than 80 employees work in the company building in the industrial area in Stein near Pforzheim, which has been expanded again and again.

- Innovative coating Balanced ergonomics High-tech in every detail -

Our values

Our instruments are designed to facilitate the daily work of dentists and thus optimize treatment. We act according to the maxim:

Only when the detail is right can the whole be perfect.

For this reason, we strive for continuous improvements in our products, innovations, processes and services. With our certified quality management system according to EN ISO 13485 we achieve safety for patients, dentists, dental dealers as well as for our company.

When developing new products, we combine the results of scientific cooperation with practical experience.

In this way, we successfully develop products such as our Exatec, Cytec and Contec postor the MEGA & ULTRA mouth mirrors.

With the unique design, the mirrors offer more ergonomics for optimal work results.

Root posts

For more than 25 years, HAHNENKRATT has been a pioneer in dental fiber composite technology

Various scientific studies at German universities – such as the Charité Medical Faculty in Berlin, the Polyclinic for Dental Prosthetics of the ZZMK Carolinum in Frankfurt/Main and the Hanover Medical School (Department of Dental Prosthetics) show the high quality of our root posts and drills, also in comparison with our competitors. Our post systems have been successfully used in practice since 1995.

Quality is our top priority. Especially in the case of mouth mirrors, which are used daily in the practice and are disinfected and sterilized several times, the outstanding quality of the mirror coating is of crucial importance.

Based on decades of experience, we developed new and at the same time environmentally friendly coatingfor the production of a resistant and durable mirror coating, for which our HAHNENKRATT mouth mirrors are known worldwide.

Behind the manufacturing competence at HAHNENKRATT stands, in addition to the
– modern machinery
–  the evolved structures of our family business and
– the commitment to Germany as a business location
above all the courage to make quality the focus of our actions in an international competitive environment.

Company history

- With heart, courage and state-of-the-art technology. For 4 generations. -

The company E. HAHNENKRATT GmbH was founded in 1932 by the master mechanic Emil Hahnenkratt in Pforzheim.

The company building was completely destroyed by the bombing on February 23, 1945. With the last of their strength, the few remains of the machines were salvaged from the rubble and carted to Stein in a horse-drawn wagon. 

In his garage, Emil Hahnenkratt, at the age of 45, dared to make a new start after the war with a lot of courage. As a gifted technician – with an instinctive feel for his machines – he manufactured the first small medical parts in series. His daughter and son-in-law then brought the progress and vigor of a new generation. Dental instruments and products were developed and worldwide business connections were established.

With the move in 1967, there was new space for state-of-the-art production technology and to develop new products.

In 1980 the next generation set new impulses and in 1989 they moved into the new company building in the industrial area, which was already extended for the second time.

The love of technology has been “inherited” and is reflected today by the consistent use of high-tech in all areas of the company.

- We love what we do. For more than 90 years. -

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