Six decades of measuring and marine engineering competence

1949

Hans Hoppe

The former HSVA engineer Hans Hoppe founded "Hoppe Bordmesstechnik" in Hamburg, which developed and produced special on-board measuring equipment for engine, navigation and cargo devices (e.g. measurement of draft, trim, bending, inclination, tank content, power, rpm, room and exhaust temperatures, ship speed, chain length, crane angle, etc.).

1986

Hans Hoppe's later partner Jürgen Hass continued the company after Hoppe's leave.

1990

Helmut Rohde took over 50% shares and became managing director. The scope of products was continuously widened with further measuring and control systems.

1994

The first anti-heeling system was delivered.

1997

Hoppe established a joint venture in Busan, Korea.

1998

The Rohde family acquired all shares.

2001

The company moved into a new engineering office and production facility in Hamburg.

2004

Cooperation with MERAMONT PL started.

2004

The first Hoppe passive Roll Damping / Anti-Rolling System developed and delivered.

2006

As one of the first makers, Hoppe adapted electronic gyro (MEMS) technology for marine use and developed the motion measurement system HOSIM.

2007

The first Hoppe Blower Anti-Heeling System was developed and delivered.

2009

Hoppe acquired the well known acoustic shaft power meter technology of MAIHAK Marine including the brand. This technology is meanwhile completely modernized and enhanced by Hoppe engineers.

2010

Hoppe took over the US Company FLUME Stabilization Systems, which provides passive roll damping expertise and technology, including the brand and decades of references, results and database.

2010

Hoppe China, a fully owned daughter company, was established in Shanghai, China.

2011

The first offshore heavy lift anti-heeling & load compensation system developed & delivered.

2011

1st onboard test installations for performance monitoring & dynamic floating monitoring systems.

2012

The first Dynamic Floating Monitoring System was sold.

2012

Marc Rohde, Helmut Rohde, Jörn Rohde

The umbrella branding Hoppe Marine was established and Marc Rohde (left) took the management from his father Helmut Rohde (center). His brother Jörn Rohde (right) is the head of the After Sales and Service department.