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Hama GmbH & Co KG
Public
Genre photo and electronics technology
Founded Dresden, Sachsen, Germany (1923 (1923))
Founder Martin Hanke
Headquarters Bavaria, Monheim, Germany
Number of locations
12 Subsidiaries (2011)
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Christoph Thomas, Rudolph Hanke
CEO
Revenue 532,2 Mio. Euro (2009)[1]
Number of employees
2500 (2011)
Subsidiaries Hama Technics Handels GmbH (Austria)
Agami NV (Belgium
Hama spol. s.r.o. (Czech Republic)
HAMA EURL. France
Hama (UK) Ldt. (Great Britain)
HAMA Kereskedelmi-Kft. (Hungary)
Hama Group Holst BV (Netherlands)
Hama Polska Sp. z o.o. (Poland)
Companhia Hama Portugal LDA (Portugal)
Hama Slovakia spol. s.r.o. (Slovakia)
Hama Technics, S.L. (Spain)
Hama Technics AG (Switzerland)
View to administration building of Hama GmbH & Co KG

With 18,000 products, the Hama GmbH & Co KG is one of the world’s leading accessory manufacturers specialising in a number of areas including photo, video, audio, multimedia, computer and telecommunications. The company also acts as a distributor of various product ranges. Hama employs around 2500 people all over the world, 1500 employees work at the headquarters in Monheim, Bavaria/Germany. Hama is represented by 17 subsidiaries and numerous commercial agencies in Europe and beyond.

Among the products Hama manufacture are:

along with various computer accessories including peripherals and USB, Firewire, and Ethernet cables and other miscellaneous items.

History[edit]

In 1923, the 18-year-old photographer Martin Hanke founded the Hamaphot KG (limited partnership) in Dresden which specialized in photo accessories. When Dresden was bombarded in the Second World War, the company was destroyed. It was rebuilt in Monheim in 1945. In 1958, the first synchronized flash powder device was presented, in 1972 the world’s first automatic film splicer. Three years later, the “Hamafix” slide mounting system came onto the market. In 1990, Hama established their UK branch Hama PVAC Ltd. (Hama Photo, Video, Audio, Communications) and are UK distributor for Celestron, Tasco, Sandisk, Vivitar and Koss products. In 1991, Hama launched the “Videocut 200” which - according to company representatives – was the most frequently sold video editing device in Europe at that time. In 1993, the company name changed from Hamaphot to Hama. Two years later, the “MobileSafe” mobile phone holder was put on the market. In 1998, the company celebrated its seventy-fifth anniversary.

Today, the product range does not only comprise articles for photo and video applications, but also accessories from the areas of audiovisual, multimedia, game console, telecommunications and from a number of more areas.

Well-known Hama products[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hama Hamaphot Hanke & Thomas GmbH & Co KG, Monheim, consolidated accounts per 31 December 2009 on [1]

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