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Our Team

Martin Vogel

Managing Director

Kate Vogel

Finance Director

Kylee Cooper

Lifestyle Sales Representative

Andrew Franks

Service Team Leader

Chloe Leung

Marketing & Communications Manager

Steve Buckingham

Production Manager

Daryl Nicols

Logistics Manager

Mitchell Sanson

Engineering Manager

Our Reputation

 

Hansa Heritage

Founded by Manfred, the next generation of Hansforming is led by son Martin, inheriting his fathers ingenuity. Growing up alongside Hansa, Martin developed a passion for Engineering. And after following his father’s footsteps to complete an engineering degree, he officially joined Hansa in 2002, but has been involved in Hansa since day one.

 

Dependable for a Lifetime

Whether it’s hired machine, a personal purchase or a business investment, we believe in providing the best chipping experience. That’s why our chippers come with a long warranty, and we have developed ongoing service and support systems to keep you chipping for a lifetime. As a testament to the pride that our customers feel for their chippers, we’ve met many long-time users who love their ‘Hansa’ and heard many great success stories over the years. Such is the workmanship and quality of our machines that we can still find working units of early model chippers that were made by Hansa more than 30 years ago.

 

Hansforming Landscapes

 

Making a Difference

As the second-generation owner and director, Martin has seen Hansa’s growth first-hand and found that many of Hansa’s best innovations came from listening to customers. That’s why at Hansa we make a point to ensure that everyone in the Hansa family – including staff and customers – makes
a difference. To this day, the design team works to involve customer feedback into every Hansa design.

 

Pride in Your Work

As proud as we are about the chippers we produce, we know they need to earn their keep while they’re in your hands. So, whether you’re tending your own gardens, working as a landscaper, a professional arborist or other commercial user, our chippers are all designed to make tough work en

Milestones in our history

Origins of Hansa

While working as a mechanical engineer, founder Manfred Vogel saw a opportunity to develop garden chippers, but the company he worked for wasn't interested so he decided to start building his own and fulfill his dream of owning his own business.

Hansa's first home

With limited resources Manfred drew up his own designs at his kitchen counter and built his first chipper inside an old derelict honey shed in small town Ohaupo, New Zealand.

The First Hansa

Manfred's first design was a chipper shredder - affectionately called "the box" for its shape

Move to Grasslands Pl

Hansa grew, and required more space, so Hansa moved into a workshop at Grasslands Place, Hamilton

First Fieldays Tradeshow

Hansa attended their first Tradeshow - the National Fieldays - which is the largest agricultural event in the Southern Hemisphere that still runs annually to this day.

First workshop extension

With steady growth, Hansa soon required a building extension for more chipper shredders and workshop space.

First Hansa Drum Chipper

This drum chipper was soon followed by designs of larger diesel powered models designed for use by garden contractors.

First Export order to Australia

Hansa first export order, enabling Hansa's chipper shredders to be sold into Australia via a local distributor.

C6 Chipper

Demonstrated by the Vogel family, the C6 chipper is one of Hansa's most popular models - later superseded by the Hansa C7.

First Hydraulic Feed Chipper

Further developing their range, Hansa also started building hydraulic model chippers. The first is the Hansa C25, which is now superseded by the Hansa C27 chipper.

First C60

The first C60 was manufactured. In later years this machine was redeveloped to have a 10” capacity with additional features such as hydraulic winch and lift & crush.

Move to Tawn Place

Outgrowing the Grasslands Place Workshop, Hansa moves into a new Factory at Tawn Place Hamilton.

Hansa C7 release

The Hansa Model C7 was released. Ideal for the large gardener this machine has become one of our most popular models.

Waikato Business Awards

Winner in the Westpac Waikato Business Awards.

Netherlands Distribution

First exports to Europe with distribution through Angenendt BV in the Netherlands.

First Hansa C60RX

The remote controlled tracked C60rx was released. The T20 followed soon after allowing the best of both worlds – the C60rx can be used as a tracked machine or trailed machine on its trailer.

First container to Europe

Hansa's first container of EU model chippers sent to the Netherlands.

Direct sales to Australia

Hansa establishes Brisbane based facilities and a local team to enable direct sales into Australia. Australian customers, can now enjoy full access to the Hansa range, including commercial machines that were previously unavailable through the local distributor, and dedicated support for our dealerships across the country.

Germany Distribution

Gartenland appointed as the Hansa distributor for Germany.

Global Headquarters

After 2 years of planning and 1 year of build, the Hansa team moves into its global headquarters. The new building is purpose built and designed to meet Hansa's growing export demands in both Australia and Europe.

Photo of Hansa Product's Headquarters

UK Distribution

Henton & Chattel appointed as the Hansa distributor for United Kingdom & Ireland.