Our History

With over 70 years of innovation in the production of glass and ceramic components and assemblies, LouwersHanique has a rich company history.

70 years of glass and ceramics

Glass working has been around for millenia. Often seen as a specialist craft-based skill, companies requiring industrial glass and ceramic components would often have their own in-house departments or small and medium sized local suppliers. As our name suggests, LouwersHanique, was formed by the merger of two such specialized companies back in 2012 – bringing together a wealth of skill and experience in precision glass and ceramic production. A knowledge and skill base that has recently been expanded upon, as LouwersHanique became part of Muon Group in 2021.

A rich tapestry of glass working

The name LouwersHanique consists of Louwers Glastechniek (established by Tiny Louwers in 1961) and Pulles & Hanique (established by André Pulles and Jan Hanique in 1950). As specialists in the processing of glass, quartz, technical ceramics and joining techniques that include glass-metal joints there was clear synergies between the two companies. So as industry demands rose, the two companies merged in 2012 under the leadership of Eduard Biekens and Sjoerd van den Cruijsem.