1950 – Foundation of HL by Leopold Hutterer and Viktor Lechner .
Lead products for water drainage installations and the chemical industry.
Turnaround: foresighted systematic switch from lead to plastic.
1982 – Change of generation: After Leopold Hutterer´s death, his daughter Christiana Schütz joined the company as a managing partner and managed the business together with Viktor Lechner until his death in 1998. Thereafter, the heirs sold his 50 % shares to the remaining shareholders, i.a. business admin. Leopold Hutterer jun. who left the company in 2000 and sold his shares to his sister Chriatiana Schütz-Hutterer.
1990 – The first information bureau in Hungary, Budapest was founded. Rapidly others succeeded in Brno, Bratislava, Maribor, Milan, Warsaw, Sofia and 1998 Moscow.
1995 – Due to constant striving for quality, HL awarded the ISO 9001 quality certificate. An internal department is responsible for quality assurance, adherence to high standards and thus the maintenance of the classification as top supplier in the wholesale trade and various quality tests on the product. HL is conscious of the relevance of the high quality standards and, as market leader in Austria, has always played a decisive role in the development of standards in the field of wastewater.
2001 – Restructuring of the Company into a limited company (ltd.= GmbH) Since then the company operates under the name HL Hutterer&Lechner GmbH.
2003 – Christoph Schütz supports Christiana Schütz-Hutterer as 2. managing director.
2007 - Market launch of stainless steel shower channels, in-house 3D printer for the construction of prototypes.
2008 – Governor Dr. Erwin Pröll granted Christiana Schütz-Hutterer with the golden medal of honour for gainings to the federal state of Lower Austria.
2009 – Christiana Schütz-Hutterer receives the professional title “Commercial Council” from the federal president DR. Heinz Fischer.
2011 - Celebration of the 60th company anniversary of HL
Governor Dr. Erwin Pröll congratulated Christiana Schütz-Hutterer to, entrepreneurship, vision, effort and courage for making decisions. Because making the right decisions on time and standing with both feet on the ground of a healthy entrepreneurial mind are the success factors for 60 years of entrepreneurial success".
2013 - Christoph Schütz succeeds Christiana Schütz-Hutterer as sole managing director.
2016 - Foundation of the GmbH HL RUS in Schukowski/Moscow, production and assembly of plastic Drains.
2018 - Construction of the service and training centre "HL Haus" on 600m², including a showroom for barrier-free showers and a training room.
2019 - Start of construction of a new logistics centre approx. 1,800m² on the existing location, completion and commissioning 2020.
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