Haarup started in a basement in 1964. This is where newly-qualified blacksmith Ole Christensen began to manufacture a paving stone machine that could make many different concrete products. As soon as it had been finished, it was immediately shown and sold to a concrete products company and so the production of a series of similar machines started.
When the concrete product companies began to make money in part because of the paving stone machine, the number of requests and demand for semi-automatic batching and mixing plants and other specialist machinery increased. This led to the natural development of Haarup's range of products and you could argue that Haarup has prospered together with our customers since the customers' needs have been pivotal in this process. The customers' needs are still today assisting the development as the feedback from the market often has a significant impact on the design of new machinery.
Haarup remains a family owned company.
In the beginning of the 80s, Haarup delivered complete plants for manufacturing blocks and paving stones. These plants included all necessary equipment, from batching materials at one end to delivering the packaged products at the other end. All machines were designed and manufactured by Haarup. In 1990, Haarup decided to focus on the design and manufacture of equipment for batching and mixing plants. This led to a concentrated effort on the development in this area with an emphasis on Haarup's mixers, Mixo control systems, travelling buckets and many similar products - a process that continues to this day.
Today, Haarup supplies complete plants as well as upgrades, optimizations and individual pieces of machinery all over the world either directly or through dealers. Focus markets include Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand.