THE HAPMAN DIFFERENCE

Welcome to Hapman, where the design and manufacture of the best material handling equipment is driven by your specific application needs and requirements, and supported by our unparalleled design expertise.

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1945

It all started with Henry Hapman.

Mr. Hapman shaped the way industry moves bulk materials. A mechanical engineer with a passion for invention and an unquenched thirst for continuous improvement, he held over 90 patents in his lifetime. His influence on industrial material movement solidified Hapman as a progressive industrialist and inventor.

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MR. HAPMAN CREATES THE
TUBULAR DRAG CONVEYOR

Working in a Toledo, OH battery plant at the time, Mr. Hapman realized the automotive industry would need to change its processes after WWII. Hapman created a conveyor design which improved upon the well-known Redler concept, a mass-flow material movement principle that was limited to horizontal conveying.

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Hapman invented the Tubular Drag Conveyor, the industry's first enclosed, mass-flow conveyor that allowed movement through elaborate circuits.

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WITH VISIONS OF THE TUBULAR DRAG CONVEYOR SUPPORTING THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY THROUGH ITS NEXT CHAPTER, MR. HAPMAN LEFT THE BATTERY PLANT TO START HIS OWN EQUIPMENT COMPANY IN
DETROIT, MI.

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Kalamazoo, MI

The circuit bends and 90 degree turns of the Tubular Drag Conveyor required a manufacturing process that mirrored boiler making. Mr. Hapman purchased the Dutton Boiler Company and moved his conveyor operations to Kalamazoo, MI.

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In the years to follow, Mr. Hapman further developed and improved the Tubular Drag Conveyor design.

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A SHINY NEW DISPLAY

During the 1960's, Hapman shifted its gears
to focus on merchandising products for grocery
and department stores, theaters and offices.

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In the following years, Hapman moved away from a retail focus, back to its roots in industrial manufacturing.

This time, focusing his conveying expertise in bulk material for the process
industries.

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21st CENTURY

&
BEYOND

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OUR EQUIPMENT LINE GROWS...

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...AND GROWS

WE'VE COME A LONG WAY

So Can Your Material Handling Process

 

We are a global manufacturer of standard and custom bulk material handling equipment, and complete material handling systems. Whether your equipment needs are standard and straight-forward or more elaborate and controlled, the Hapman team consists of applications experts to assist you with any level of needed support.

OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU IS THAT WE WILL ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS, DIGGING DEEP INTO YOUR NEEDS, CHALLENGES, AND GOALS AND PRESENTING THE BEST EQUIPMENT OR SYSTEM OPTIONS FOR YOUR APPLICATION.

While our equipment may not look different from other material handling options, our detailed, collaborative, and technology-focused process of equipment selection and design is unique. Our process has been proven over thousands of applications, in all major bulk material processing industries, and spanning 20 different countries. We are intensely passionate about our customers and the equipment we engineer and manufacture. Your proof of our unwavering customer support and application expertise is provided in the Hapman Performantee™, a commitment of 100% performance guarantee.

Hapman Equipment Line

Our company culture is driven by new ideas, fresh thinking, and continuous improvement making our statement of Ideas that Move™ an integral part of who we are.

We seek new knowledge, build on past experience, collaborate with you and other industry experts, and push perceived process limitations while fully embracing disciplined engineering and quality practices. At Hapman, we are your business partner. We will continue our focus toward your highest level of trust and satisfaction building your confidence in our commitment and expertise. Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. We are glad you will consider Hapman for your bulk material handling needs. We look forward to working with you.

I have a more efficient operation, the shop workers are safer, and I have reduced my operating costs. I would definitely rely on Hapman again to help me with any material handling challenge...

Jennifer Bugbee — Plant Manager, Werner G. Smith, Inc.