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Celebrating a Century of Excellence: Harder & Steenbeck's Journey to 100 Years

Date: 26-03-2024


Harder & Steenbeck, a name synonymous with precision and quality in the world of airbrushing, proudly celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. From humble beginnings in 1923 in Hamburg, Germany, founders August Harder and Wilhelm Steenbeck embarked on a journey that would shape the future of airbrush technology and craftsmanship.

The company's evolution follows the changing landscape of industry and innovation over the past century. Initially producing capacitors and oscillator coils for radio broadcast receivers, Harder & Steenbeck adapted to the demands of a dynamic market, transitioning to accessories for the burgeoning car industry in the 1930s.


After World War II, the company found its niche in paint spraying equipment, paving the way for a new era of creativity with precision airbrushing. From the early models like Lüster and Majo to the groundbreaking Evolution and Infinity series, Harder & Steenbeck's commitment to excellence propelled it to the forefront of the airbrushing world.


Throughout its history, Harder & Steenbeck has remained steadfast in its dedication to environmental protection and sustainability. By using high-quality European raw materials, recycling surplus materials, and minimizing carbon emissions in its production processes, the company sets a commendable example for responsible manufacturing practices.


As it marks a century of innovation, Harder & Steenbeck continues to push the boundaries of airbrush technology with the launch of the ULTRA 2024. This latest offering represents a culmination of decades of expertise, combining ease of use with unparalleled precision—a testament to the company's unwavering commitment to excellence.


Beyond its technological advancements, Harder & Steenbeck's success is rooted in its people—dedicated individuals who have contributed to its growth and legacy. With a team of 39 employees and a global customer base, the company represents the highest quality in airbrush craftsmanship and innovation.


As Harder & Steenbeck looks towards the future, it remains grateful to its customers—past, present, and future—for their unwavering support. Whether you're a seasoned artist or a budding enthusiast, Harder & Steenbeck invites you to join them on their journey towards the next century of creativity and excellence.


Here's to 100 years of Harder & Steenbeck—and to many more milestones ahead.