The traditional Bavarian company from Mainburg was founded in 1948 and has developed at a rapid pace to become a global player. After starting out in the field of fire fighting boots, HAIX now supplies armies around the world, equipping special units, and is the first choice when it comes to high-quality high-tech footwear.
HAIX stands for Xaver Haimerl. Over 60 years ago, the founder of the company added the X from his first name to the first three letters of his last name and established the Haimerl Xaver shoe factory – or HAIX for short. Based in the Bavarian town of Mainburg, the company quickly makes a name for itself by selling hiking and work boots under various brand names.
At the main site in Mainburg, plans for a modern new head office come to fruition.
HAIX is set to revolutionize boots for firefighters for the second time in the shape of the FIRE HERO – the safest fire fighting boots ever. The product is premiering at the 2010 INTERSCHUTZ trade show.
The company invests 4,7 million € in the expansion of the head office in Mainburg.
New employee record: With 31 new trainees the so far largest age group at HAIX starts its professional life. The team in Croatia grows by 230 new employees with the expanded shaft production.
Family business in third generation: At the end of the year Tanja and Michael Haimerl join HAIX as new managing directors.