The short story …
HawkeyePedershaab from 1915-2018
HawkeyePedershaab is the world’s leading supplier of machines for concrete products.
The company holds a leading global market position and export its products to well over 90 countries around the world.
Hawkeye was found in 1949 by Hank Schmidgall to manufacture concrete pipes and blocks. The factory was located in Morning Sun, IA. Hank Schmidgall had previously worked at his father’s pipe factory in Hancock, MN along with eight other siblings. In 1959 Hawkeye moved to Mediapolis, IA.
The history of Pedershaab dates back to 1877 when Blacksmith Peder Nielsen started his first company in the Northern part of Denmark. Years later, in 1915 all activities regarding the production of concrete machines were consolidated in a separate company under the name of A/S Pedershaab Cementindustri Maskinfabrik.
In 2008 Hawkeye and Pedershaab merged and joined forces under the name HawkeyePedershaab. The company has headquarters in Mediapolis, Iowa, USA and Bronderslev, Denmark.
In 2010 HawkeyePedershaab did JV with India’s fastest growing concrete equipment maker Apollo Inffratech Pvt. Ltd., Gujarat and formed a JV company Apollo HawkeyePedershaab Concrete Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (India).
In 2018 HawkeyePedershaab annouced the formation of Afinitas, a new parent company, which also acquired BFS Betonfertigteilesysteme GmbH, based in Blaubeuren, Germany and New Hampton Metal Fabrication Corp., New Hampton, Iowa. The company has vision of creating a global, comprehensive, customer-oriented infrastructure equipment and service platform.