Established in 1896 in Magdeburg, the company HOERNECKE is now managed by the fourth generation. Since 1962, the primary focus of the family business is the development, production and sales of security products for the protection of man.

Furthermore, HOERNECKE has specialized in the production of irritant agents and non-lethal spray devices. The original TW 1000 security products for personal self-defence and for professional use have matured into a versatile device series equipped with highly functional system elements.

Over 120 years of experience in security and medical research is our guarantee for the high quality of the contents and the performance of our spray systems.

Quality Management
We are committed to complying with statutory, regulatory, and customer specific requirements in the manufacturing processes of all our products. The quality control management system ISO 9001, which we have been using since 2002, contributes decisively to managing and maintaining quality. Planning, control and production is regularly checked and examined for ways to improve.

Furthermore, our quality management system provides standardized instructions for development, environmental management, health and safety, data protection and stability tests. In our modern laboratory, comprehensive analytics are all available under one roof. With our trained personnel under academic guidance, the current possibilities of comprehensive quality assurance, including gas chromatography and high performance liquid chromatography, are used optimally.

In order to assess product quality, tests are continually carried out throughout all of the production phases by qualified staff. Any products which do not comply with specifications are then removed from the process. This means ensuring the quality from the raw materials to the finished product. In-process controls as well as inspections of incoming and outgoing goods are carried out and, where necessary, certificates of analysis guarantee quality and safety.

Company History
Our company was founded in Magdeburg in 1896 by Carl Wilhelm Hoernecke (1856-1926). Under his son Carl Valentin Christoph Hoernecke (1892-1973), the company developed into a major chemical-pharmaceutical manufacturing operation.

After the Second World War, political events led to the establishment of an additional factory near Stuttgart. Here, in 1962, Peter Hoernecke discovered new possibilities arising from the combination of active agents in aerosol spray bottles. Based on his own research, he began to develop spray substances and devices for personal self-defense use. The “Original TW1000” brand has been on the market since and has matured into a versatile range of devices to meet the needs of individual users.

The company is now led by Thomas Hoernecke, the fourth generation of the Hoernecke family to do so. Today, the company is one of the leading international suppliers of irritant spray devices for self defence and law enforcement. With the establishment of a technical division, we now also specialize in the development and manufacture of high-quality technical products and components.

From our plants in Oberstenfeld near Stuttgart, HOERNECKE products are sold all over the world.

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