enkelfähig – creating value for generations

We want to become Europe’s leading purpose-driven investor by building sustainable businesses for a future worth living.

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29. November 2022

#BekaertDeslee #Sustainability

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25. November 2022

#FamilyBusinesses #Sympownium

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18. November 2022

#MobilityProject #TeamHaniel

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16. November 2022

#Photovoltaics #RoadToNetZero

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10. November 2022

#BekaertDeslee #Mexico #Visit

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10. November 2022

#BauWatch #Milestones #TVReport

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02. November 2022

#Acquisition #CWS #Bernet

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28. October 2022

#JobOpening #TeamHaniel

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25. October 2022

#MobilityProject #Update

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19. October 2022

#JobOpening #TeamHaniel

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18. October 2022

#TeamHaniel #NewColleague

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13. October 2022

#GrowthCapital #NetZero

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enkelfähig investments

We enable people to live healthy, peaceful and happy lives. We ensure that our planet is preserved for future generations. We promote innovation, prosperity and economic growth.

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How we make enkelfähig happen

With our shared operating system and our diverse leadership team, we create value across the group.


How we live enkelfähig

Our enkelfähig culture: diverse, entrepreneurial and performance-oriented.


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About us

Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH manages a portfolio of independent companies with the goal to create value for generations as Europe's leading purpose-driven investor. To this, Haniel aligns its portfolio strictly "enkelfähig,” i.e.: along clear sustainability and performance criteria. The companies are managed based on a common business model – the Haniel Operating Way (HOW) – and share a performance-oriented culture. Currently, the Haniel portfolio comprises eight investments: BauWatch, BekaertDeslee, CWS, Emma – The Sleep Company, das kinderzimmer, Optimar, ROVEMA and TAKKT. In addition, Haniel manages a financial stake in CECONOMY and minority stakes in young, high-growth companies. In 2021, the Haniel Group employed 20,700 people and generated sales of EUR 3.7 billion. The company is 100 percent family-owned and has been based in Duisburg since its foundation in 1756.