The Joachim Loh Group (jlu GROUP) serves a large number of industries and distributes a wide range of products and services throughout the world.

It has its roots in the town of Haiger in the German state of Hessen and employs more than 1,300 staff, its worldwide operations include seven companies and 16 subsidiaries.

Hailo stands for products that offer convenience

Hailo is a leading international supplier of ladders and waste bins for domestic and commercial use. Founded in 1947, the company is the market leader in Europe for ladders and steps. As the inventor of the aluminium household ladder, Hailo enjoys 81 %* brand recognition in the ladder market.

The brand symbol, the red Hailo dot, stands for convenience, safety, quality and excellent service. The family-owned business was included in the “German standard - Brands of the century” encyclopaedia as long ago as 2004.

The workforce of just under 400 manufactures around 80 per cent of the products in the German headquarters at Haiger in Hesse and in the French plant in La Chapelle. Hailo’s premium “Made in Germany” products are available in more than 60 countries.

*Source: Market research carried out by Logibrand GmbH on 16.08.2018

Headquarters:Haiger, Germany
Offices:Jiĉín, Czech Republic
La Chapelle Viviers, France
Covington (GA), USA
Employees worldwide:435

Our business units

High Level Access Solutions

As the inventor of the aluminium ladder in Europe almost 60 years ago, it was Hailo that introduced ladder systems to wind turbines. Today, Hailo Wind Systems is the only supplier of quality tower equipment as well as reliable access and climbing solutions of its class that installs all over the world providing premium support for its customers.

Providing excellent ladder solutions, premium service lifts, innovative climb assists, a state-of-the-art climb platform and high-quality fall arrest systems, Hailo Wind Systems is always a reliable partner for professional access technology in wind turbines. Thanks to own production facilities, service centers and excellent trained staff, our subsidiaries on four continents can provide a versatile range of after-sales services such as planning, engineering, installation and on-site assistance with professional inspections.

With a fully equipped training tower and an innovative e-learning system, our GWO certified Safety And Rescue Academy creates optimal conditions for over 30 cross-industry safety training courses and exercises related to the wind sector - and beyond!

Headquarters:Haiger, Germany
Offices:Elberton, USA
Ningbo, China
Guangzhou, China
Campinas, Brazil
Employees worldwide:165

Our business units

META for your warehouse -
Professional storage systems

META-Regalbau develops, produces and markets stationary and dynamic rack systems. Thanks to the way the company has developed successfully in over 120 years, META is now one of the leading manufacturers of professional warehouse technology in Germany and Europe. META produces at its locations in Germany and the Czech Republic. The product range includes shelving, long span racking systems, pallet racking systems, cantilever racks and mobile racks. Numerous modules can be combined to form customized system solutions. From the initial idea and determination of the customer's requirements, through to design, support and commissioning, META always offers its customers sophisticated and complete solutions. Rack inspections and maintenance agreements round off our range of services.

Headquarters:Arnsberg, Germany
Offices:META Storage Solutions Inc., USA
META Lagertechnik GmbH, Austria
META Storage Systems UK Ltd, UK
META Nordic ApS, Denmark
META skladovaci technika s.r.o., Czech Republic
META Systemy Magazynowania Sp. Z o.o., Poland
META Sisteme de Rafturi S.R.L., Romania
META Magazijnsystemen Benelux B.V., Netherlands
Employees worldwide:404

Our business units

So who says there´s
no easy solution to
moving everything?

EXPRESSO is one of the premier manufacturers of manual and powered lifting, handling and transport systems, loading technology and safety equipment as well as baggage trolley systems. The company's customers are to be found all over the world in manufacturing industry and the logistics and retailing sectors. All EXPRESSO products and solutions deliver outstanding functionality, versatility, safety and ergonomic benefits.

Headquarters:Kassel, Germany
Offices:Vienna, Austria
Wasselonne, France
Employees worldwide:174

Our business units

Support and service provision for the jlu GROUP

Specialized in central services, LOTUS provides the complete support of Finance, Controlling, Human Resources, Training & Development an IT-Services to all national and international companies of the jlu GROUP. In the initiative TOP JOB, LOTUS was selected as one of the 100 best employers in the medium-sized business sector.

LOTUS invests in company-based training and offers a dual curriculum program. Interested applicants will find a long-term perspective and challenging tasks through the close cooperation with our national and international customers of the jlu GROUP.

LOTUS supports an open company culture, individual responsibility and constructive cooperation. We create a comfortable and excellent workplace atmosphere, in which our employees can self-actualize and be a part of it.

Headquarters:Haiger, Germany
Offices:Kassel , Germany
Arnsberg, Germany
Employees worldwide:67

Our business units

Contact & Imprint

Responsible for the content:

Daimlerstr. 8
D-35708 Haiger

Phone: +49 (0) 2773 82-0

Managing directors:
Thomas Möller
Rainer Haupt
Sebastian Loh

Turnover ID number
under § 27 a Turnover Tax Law: DE 009 342 60272

Commercial Register: Wetzlar HRA 6644
Personally liable partner:
LOTUS Verwaltungs GmbH, D-35708 Haiger, HRB 3485

Liability exclusion

All rights in connection with JLU's online website reserved. The contents of the JLU website are for personal use only. Unauthorized copying, improper use, or modification of the JLU website is strictly prohibited. JLU has no influence on the contents of linked websites and therefore precautionarily dissociates itself from their contents. The responsibility for linked websites and their contents is exclusively up to the domain's proprietors of the concerned websites. The given information represents details relevant at the time of publication in Germany. Liabilities or guarantees for the topicality, correctness and completeness of the given information and data are excluded. All rights reserved.

Knowledge. Empowered by Electronics and Data.

Hailo Digital Hub is the newest member of the Joachim Loh Group. Hailo is an inventor of aluminium ladders and special waste collector solutions, and since 1947 it has been offering reliable solutions in functional and attractive top-quality designs which make work safer and easier in the home, trade and industry.

Hailo Digital Hub was set up as a spin-off company in order to develop waste solutions which are customer-focussed and technology-based. We are (still) a small team which uses the full potential of new technologies, methods, networks and partnerships, to develop real innovations for our business customers. It all revolves around IoT and smart components - in the customer’s application, in the cloud, and in the waste collector itself.

Headquarters:Gießen, Germany
Employees worldwide:7

Our business units

Privacy policy

Privacy Policy

1. An overview of data protection


The following gives a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our privacy policy found below.

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?

The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator. The operator's contact details can be found in the website's required legal notice.

How do we collect your data?

Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form.

Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyze how visitors use the site.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.

2. General information and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

If you use this website, various pieces of personal data will be collected. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what information we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens.

Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.

Notice concerning the party responsible for this website

The party responsible for processing data on this website is:

Daimlerstr. 8
D-35708 Haiger

Telephone: +49 (0) 2773 82-100

The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, email addresses, etc.).

Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities

If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the data protection officer of the German state in which our company is headquartered. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link:

Right to data portability

You have the right to have data which we process based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.

SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser's address line when it changes from "http://" to "https://" and the lock icon is displayed in your browser's address bar.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information, blocking, deletion

As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.

Opposition to promotional emails

We hereby expressly prohibit the use of contact data published in the context of website legal notice requirements with regard to sending promotional and informational materials not expressly requested. The website operator reserves the right to take specific legal action if unsolicited advertising material, such as email spam, is received.

3. Data protection officer

Statutory data protection officer

We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.

Robert Hellwig
Fahrgasse 5
65549 Limburg


4. Data collection on our website


Some of our web pages use cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies help make our website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies." They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device's memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognize your browser when you next visit the site.

You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Cookies which are necessary to allow electronic communications or to provide certain functions you wish to use (such as the shopping cart) are stored pursuant to Art. 6 paragraph 1, letter f of DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure an optimized service provided free of technical errors. If other cookies (such as those used to analyze your surfing behavior) are also stored, they will be treated separately in this privacy policy.

Server log files

The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in "server log files". These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address

These data will not be combined with data from other sources.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.

5. Plugins and tools

Google Web Fonts

For uniform representation of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.

For this purpose your browser has to establish a direct connection to Google servers. Google thus becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is done in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.

Further information about handling user data, can be found at and in Google's privacy policy at

Adobe Typekit Web Fonts

Unsere Website nutzt zur einheitlichen Darstellung bestimmter Schriftarten sogenannte Web Fonts von Adobe Typekit. Anbieter ist die Adobe Systems Incorporated, 345 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95110-2704, USA (Adobe).

Beim Aufruf unserer Seiten lädt Ihr Browser die benötigten Schriftarten direkt von Adobe, um sie Ihrem Endgerät korrekt anzeigen zu können. Dabei stellt Ihr Browser eine Verbindung zu den Servern von Adobe in den USA her. Hierdurch erlangt Adobe Kenntnis darüber, dass über Ihre IP-Adresse unsere Website aufgerufen wurde. Bei der Bereitstellung der Schriftarten werden nach Aussage von Adobe keine Cookies gespeichert.

Adobe verfügt über eine Zertifizierung nach dem EU-US-Privacy-Shield. Der Privacy-Shield ist ein Abkommen zwischen den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika und der Europäischen Union, das die Einhaltung europäischer Datenschutzstandards gewährleisten soll. Nähere Informationen finden Sie unter:

Die Nutzung von Adobe Typekit Web Fonts ist erforderlich, um ein einheitliches Schriftbild auf unserer Website zu gewährleisten. Dies stellt ein berechtigtes Interesse im Sinne des Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f DSGVO dar.

Nähere Informationen zu Adobe Typekit Web Fonts erhalten Sie unter:

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