Bert and Dawn Hansen, Carl’s parents, founded the company in the 1950s. Bert, an engineer, had been unable to find a reliable toilet valve for their new house and invented one of his own. Hansen Products grew quietly from there. The company continued to keep a low profile even after moving into custom-built premises with state-of-the-art Swiss made moulding equipment in 1999. The staff includes a research and development team which works on every aspect of production from product concepts and development to tool design.
Output is forecast to double over the next two years. The business is co-owned by the Hansen family and Graeme Kerr, and the three directors are Carl Hansen, Dawn Hansen and Graeme Kerr. Graeme Kerr says that, although sales are very strong in New Zealand, the market had to be maintained and developed, hence the new focus on developing brand recognition.
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