Hardware cast with this much care and thinking isn't made overnight. It was in the 1950s when Friedrich Hoppe first began crafting door and window handles the only way he knew how--the right way. On a foundation of innovation and craftsmanship an entire company was built. One innovation after another--using aluminum materials in door handles, for instance--grew the German HOPPE plant. Today there are 12 HOPPE locations throughout Europe, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and the Czech Republic.