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Transformation to digital

Klaus Börsch retires in 1998 and hands over the commercial management of the company to Matthias J. Hoffmann. Manfred Burckhardt, commercial member of the management board, is retiring after more than 50 years at HAZET. In the same year, Porsche celebrates a magnificent one-two victory at the 24 Hours of LeMans with the outstanding 911 GT1. As the advert said back then: "The nuts and bolts of victory with HAZET!"

New member of the Assistent family

In 2002, the Assistent 173, the largest HAZET tool trolley to date, is launched as the new flagship of the Assistent family.

60 years in management has come to an end

One year later, Alfred Zerver dies on 20 August 2003 at the age of 92. For 60 years, he held a management position and was a Managing Partner at HAZET. Alongside the development of the "Tourist" tool set for the VW Beetle, Alfred Zerver's most outstanding achievement was certainly the development of the world's first fold-out tool trolley, the so-called HAZET "Assistent". This helped the HAZET brand achieve its international breakthrough.

Product growth

In 2004, the new SPC tool line is launched on the market, a small product selection at "knock-out prices" in order to stand up to the increasing competition from suppliers of imported tools. One year later, the HAZET product range now comprises around 5,500 different articles.

HAZET Academy

With the HAZET Academy, HAZET was probably the first tool manufacturer to launch an "eLearning tool" for tools on the Internet in 2006, putting it far ahead of its time. Employees, specialist dealers or customers could register there and qualify online as a "HAZET expert".

Online Catalogue

The first comprehensive online catalogue with all HAZET products goes online in 2007.

Awards and openings

In 2008, the HAZET Assistent 179 and the work bench 179 are honoured with the red-dot Award Design Prize.
2009 sees the opening of the "HAZET-WELT" conference and training centre.

2010 – A year full of innovations

At Automechanika, HAZET presents the torque wrench with built-in angle gauge eTAC, the HAZET tool box Cockpit and the completely redesigned fine-tooth reversible ratchets. The first HAZET app is made available to customers and users. In addition to the Tool Catalogue and Special Worldwide, the user is offered a convenient Dealer search service.