Hansa – enabling sustainable business for generations to come.
Hansa, specialists in the design and manufacture of high-quality wood and brush chippers, announces the completion of their new headquarters, built to enable sustainable growth and fulfil growing demand in Australia, New Zealand and beyond.
Opened by three generations of the Vogel family, the new 3000m² headquarters in Hamilton, New Zealand, stands for one of Hansa’s biggest beliefs – providing a sustainable business for generations to come.
Founded by Manfred Vogel, the next generation running the show is now led by son Martin, who inherited his father’s ingenuity and has expanded the company to how it stands today, providing machines that help you work more efficiently and safely than ever before.
Martin Vogel commented, “Our team really pulled together to shift our production across to the new building, and we managed to celebrate the first machine coming off the line – a C21 chipper – just in time before our Christmas close for 2018. Coincidently the last machine produced in the previous production was also a C21, so it’s been very inspiring to see it come around in a full circle. We will be moving our offices across in early 2019 and holding an official opening shortly after.”
As well as a new sustainable headquarters, Hansa’s chippers are built to be as efficient as possible by using less fuel with top quality motors finished with a non-toxic powder-coated surface. Hansa and their customers are also big believers of giving back to the land.
“Most of our customers are people who put great care into their landscapes and often re-use their woodchip to enrich the environment. We want to continue to produce the best chippers to support their work, and that’s why we must also be sustainable in the way we grow as a business,” says Martin.
“We have great lifetime relationships with our customers and suppliers, some have been supporting us for more than 25 years, and we in turn work closely with them to ensure our products get better and better.”
Based in Brisbane, Hansa has been in operation from March 2018, supplying Hansa’s commercial chippers and is the sole supplier of Predator stump grinders to leading arborists and landscapers around the country.
Australia’s National Operations Manager, John Lyon, is impressed with the support and feedback from the professionals in the business.
“The past nine months have been a great success entering Hansa’s commercial range into Australia and arborists have been impressed with the accessibility and efficiency of the machines we have to offer as well as customer service being the forefront of the company.”
Learning from its strengths, the Hansa team know customers enjoy being able to deal with manufacturers directly. Listening to its customers is a core part to how its in-house engineering team innovates.
John continues, “The Hansa C27HS chipper and ST-661 stump grinders have been real winners in the market with arborists and hire centers in Australia realising the potential of the machine, I look forward to what 2019 brings for the company.”
The Hansa C27HS is a highly accessible sub 750kg 6” chipper with a compact design. Featuring a Honda GX690 motor, this is one roller-fed chipper that is both versatile and easy to control, while its powerful performance appeals to both serious orchardists and arboriculture contractors alike.
The predator ST-661 is a versatile handheld stump grinder attachment for the Stihl ST-661 chainsaw. With the base unit at under 25kg dry weight, is one all-access grinder that will fit any vehicle and go anywhere.
With a strong reputation built over the last 35 years, Hansa’s goal is to continue building upon their quality products and service that their current customers love and rely on.