HPW, founded in 1946, is one of the global technology and innovation leaders for high-performance wires in e-mobility. HPW is thus one of the key companies in a rapidly growing future market. HPW's high-performance wires are used to increase the efficiency of wind turbines as well as in electrical heavy machinery construction, the welding industry, electronic components or in the optical and chemical industries.

Management

CEO | Ewald Koppensteiner

HPW Management CEO Dr. Ewald Koppensteiner

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Ewald Koppensteiner heads the HPW company as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He is responsible for the strategic orientation and economic development. In addition, his activities focus on the areas of production, R&D and quality assurance. Mr. Koppensteiner's current focus is the continuous further development of high-performance wires for electromobility.

Mr. Koppensteiner holds Ph.D. in technical physics and is a proven specialist in metallurgy and plastics engingeering due to his university degree in materials science.

Before joining HPW, Ewald Koppensteiner was responsible for product management and marketing at Skidata. He also gained international experience at Philips in Holland.

CSO | Harald Lackner

As Chief Sales Officer (CSO) at HPW, Harald Lackner has overall responsibility for sales & marketing. In addition to the worldwide support of sales partners and key customers he guides the sales team across the globe. His his main focus is on the development and expansion of the e-mobility business area. Mr. Lackner successfully positioned the company as an IATF-certified producer of high-performance wires with international OEMs as well as tier-1 suppliers.

After his degree in economics at the Econonmic University of Vienna, Harald Lackner gained around 25 years of experience in internationally renowned companies such as Constantia Industries and the Plansee Group. There he held various management positions in the USA, in Asia and at several European locations and thus gained his international sales expertise.

CFO | Michael Guger

HPW Management CFO Mag. Michael Guger

Michael Guger is Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at HPW and in this function he is responsible for the commercial management of the company. His activities focus in particular on the development and implementation of the future internationalization strategy.

After his degreee in business administration at the University of Vienna, with a focus on corporate finance and international management, Mr. Guger gained valuable international experience at the Frauenthal Group, Novomatic AG and most recently at Miba AG for over 10 years. He was responsible for the development of an international treasury department, various M&A projects and the support of capital market transactions.

Locations

Headquarters Linz

Auwiesenstrasse 2, 4030 Linz

The heart of the production of HPW high-performance wires is located in Linz, Upper Austria. The main factory, founded in 1946, covers a production area of ​​16,000 square meters. In Linz, HPW produces innovations for e-mobility and the energy transition of tomorrow. The Linz factory also boasts fully automated production of enameled copper flat wires. In recent years, the headquarters has been brought up to the latest technical and energy standards. The office and administration building has solar roofs for CO2-neutral and self-sufficient energy production.

Leonding

Kochlergang 14, 4060 Leonding

The HPW extrusion center in Leonding is just a few minutes' drive from the headquarters in Linz. The modern location with a production area of ​​4,000 square meters opened in 2021. The flat and round wires with PEEK insulation are manufactured here and are used in electric motors with voltages of 800V and above (e.g. electric commercial vehicles). PEEK insulated wires also enable efficient fast charging (megawatt charging). In addition to the PEEK insulated flat wires, HPW produces busbars made of copper with different insulation systems such as PA12. The newly developed generation of bus bars made of aluminum leads to significant weight savings in the electric vehicle, space savings and an increase in range, which results from the weight savings.

Garsten

Klosterstrasse 1, 4451 Garsten

Tradition meets modernity at the new HPW site in Garsten (Steyr district), the heart of the Austrian automotive industry: where once there was a dairy, HPW will be producing innovative high-performance wires for e-mobility from mid-2024. With a planned production area of 19,000 square metres, HPW's third site will also be the largest in terms of space. Initially, 60 jobs will be created at the new site, with a further expansion phase already planned for the medium term. PAI-insulated flat copper wires will be produced here from mid-2024 in order to meet the high demand.

Quality

INTERNAL QUALITY CONTROL

HPW is certified according to IATF 16949, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.

In combination with further quality assurance measures , the highest possible product requirements are guaranteed.

The in-house technically optimized enamelling facilities as well as unique and patented manufacturing processes guarantee product safety and durability.

Research

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

Proven product specialists in the fields of metallurgy, plastics and process engineering develop customized insulation structures and alloy applications. All wires are subjected to comprehensive quality control in our in-house laboratory.

 

hpw Metallwerk GmbH
Auwiesenstrasse 2
4030 Linz | Austria


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