Bold entrepreneurship and continuous transformation have accompanied Haniel's successful history for more than 265 years. Its logical continuation: an investment strategy that takes an “Enkelfähig” stance and ensures long-term success.
As a leading purpose-driven investor, we build sustainable businesses for a future worth living. We align our portfolio strictly "enkelfähig", which means: We invest in companies that outperform with sustainable business models. That is how we create value for generations.
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 end, Haniel aligns its portfolio strictly "enkelfähig,” that means: along clear sustainability and performance criteria.
The companies are managed based on a common operating system – the Haniel Operating Way (HOW) – and share a performance-oriented culture.
Currently, the Haniel portfolio comprises ten investments: BauWatch, BekaertDeslee, CWS Cleanrooms, CWS Fire Safety, CWS Hygiene, CWS Workwear, Emma – The Sleep Company, das kinderzimmer, ROVEMA and TAKKT. In addition, Haniel manages financial stakes in CECONOMY and Optimar and minority stakes in high-growth start-ups. With a focus on business services as well as cleantech solutions, we invest in market-leading established and emerging companies.
In 2022, the Haniel Group employed 21,500 people and generated sales of EUR 4.2 billion. The company is 100 percent family-owned and has been based in Duisburg since its foundation in 1756.