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.
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.
Under Dipl.-Ing. Werner Ditrich as Managing Director the company Köttgen Kabelgarnituren GmbH (www.koeka.de) 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.