The Höhne company was founded by Paul Höhne, a wax merchant from Hamburg. After completing his training with the Hamburg company C.W. Röper and working for the "Lüneburg Wachsbleiche" he was soon promoted from a company secretary to a director at Carl Cordes AG in Magdeburg.


Paul Höhne then took up the challenge of setting up a department for compounds in Coswig-Anhalt. He was so successful that he decided to found his own company producing bitumen-based hot pouring compounds. So in 1932 the company "Paul Höhne" was founded in Coswig-Anhalt in co-operation with Carl Cordes AG.


The company's rapid expansion in the international market required the plant to move to the Hamburg area with the result that Höhne started production in Pinneberg under the name of "Paul Höhne KG" in 1939.


In 1948 Paul Barth, the founder's successor and son-in-law took over the management of the Paul Höhne KG as technical director. He successfully managed to extent the enterprise in the difficult years after the war. The rising requirements increased laboratory and plants as well as the product range.


In 1969 Paul Barth oversaw the company's relocation to its present premises in Pinneberg where production and administration were united for the first time.


After Paul Barth's death in 1972 his wife Johanna Barth managed the company until 1991. These years were characterized by a continuous development.


Under Dipl.-Ing. Werner Ditrich as Managing Director the company Köttgen Kabelgarnituren GmbH ( was founded in Bergisch-Gladbach as a subsidiary of Höhne GmbH in 1995. Köttgen Kabelgarnituren GmbH took over the "energy" part of the business of the former Köttgen GmbH. This enhanced the competence especially in the range of 10-36kV and earth cable connections.


In 2002 Höhne was integrated in the Groupe Sicame ( Sicame is a group of international companies with excellent connections to electricity suppliers worldwide. By this we found the ideal partner to further extent the international expansion.