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.


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 guided 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.



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.



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.


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hpw Metallwerk GmbH
Auwiesenstrasse 2
4030 Linz | Austria

+43 732 30 72 70

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