Innovation

Innovation, Experience, Technological Advantage

The Company

Since its founding in 1980, HAUX-LIFE-SUPPORT has stood for outstanding technical performance, innovation, quality and reliability. This is proven by more than 1500 hyperbaric HAUX systems delivered worldwide. Today, with our facilities in Karlsbad-Ittersbach and Cuxhaven, Germany, we develop and manufacture state-of-the-art systems and equipment, offering tailor-made solutions for our customers. Over the last 37 years, HAUX-LIFE-SUPPORT GmbH has become the world market leader in the fields of medical, tunneling and diving technology.


1980

HAUX-LIFE-SUPPORT GmbH founded by Gerhard Haux, at this time already with 22 years of experience as chief engineer in underwater technology, including work with decompression chamber systems.

Opening of the first design office with workshop in a garage in Waldbronn.

1981

Construction and production of the first hypobaric/hyperbaric test chamber systems HAUX-TESTCOM and the stationary diving treatment chamber HAUX-STARCOM 900. Transfer of workshop to larger facilities in nearby Ettlingen.

1982

Design and manufacture of several HAUX-STARCOM diving treatment chambers with a diameter of up to 2000 mm.

1983

Construction and production of the first deep-diving system HAUX-DEEPSTAR 100 for a crane ship in Russia. The system has a decompression chamber on deck and a closed diving bell.

1984

Opening of new office building and new production facility in Karlsbad-Ittersbach.

1985

Introduction of first CAD (Computer Aided Design) system at HAUX-LIFE-SUPPORT. After only a few months all technical drawings are being made with the new system.

1986

Development of the HAUX-MASTERWINDOW featuring wide-angle technology.

1987

First development of computer control systems for a diving simulator for the German Life Saving Association (DLRG) in Berlin.

1988

Design and manufacture of the world's first hyperbaric chamber with flat non-reinforced partitions.

1989

Design and production of the first hyperbaric chamber of the HAUX-STARMED series with MedGV (Medical Devices Regulation) classification 1.

1990

Development of the anti-glare cold-light lamp HAUX-LUXMASTER.
The new design eliminates the need for an additional cooling fan.

1991

Introduction of the redundant control module with the combination of computer, joystick and automated HAUX-STARVALVE controlling for more safety and comfort.

1992

Introduction of the first fully functional air conditioning for chamber systems.

1993

Construction of the new HAUX-TRAINING-CENTER HTC building with rooms for training and education, as well as a diving pool and diving simulator.

1994

Development of the flat chamber floor for more comfort. The flat bottom also serves as a pressure transducer.

1995

Development of a combined positive/negative pressure chamber for special hyperbaric treatments.

1996

Introduction of a new oxygen breathing system with injector support.

1997

Development of HAUX QUADRO technology. The HAUX-QUADRO is the world's first cubically shaped chamber with non-reinforced flat sheet technology.

1998

Oxygen meter HAUX-OXYSEARCH introduced, utilizing specific oxygen measurement to proof the airtightness of breathing masks.

1999

Design of a highly efficient fire extinguishing system using a combination of spray mist and water nebulizer technology.

2000

Design and manufacture of the first HAUX-TRANSFER Chamber for use in tunneling construction.

2001

Launch of new generation of the HAUX-MEDICAL-MONITORING SYSTEM.

2002

HAUX Certification according to EN 46001, the new European regulations for manufacturers of medical products.

2003

Introduction of the new HAUX STARCOM generation. The decompression chamber for divers is installed in a container and has been delivered to the Lithuanian naval force and the submarine rescue vessel of the German navy, for instance.

2004

Development of the new medical treatment center and the diving simulator HAUX-HYDRA 2500 for pressures up to a depth of 250 m for the hospital of the Greek navy in Athens.

2005

Development, design and construction of the world’s largest HBO treatment system HAUX-QUADRO for Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden.

2006

Development of HAUX fog and spray nozzles for the fire fighting system HAUX-SPRAY-FOG for improved extinguishing capabilities in chamber systems. The optimized HAUX-SPRAY-FOG system has been certified by Germanischer Lloyd (now DNV-GL) .

2007

Opening of the new HAUX production hall for the construction of our chamber systems. The integrated water basin allows the testing of systems under water. Two heavy duty cranes enable the transport of large chamber and deep diving systems.

2008

Opening of the HAUX-INNOVATION-CENTER (HIC), our new center for construction, medical technology and electrical engineering, near the HAUX production hall. The development of our latest chamber systems and system components takes place here.

A chamber system integrated into the building provides opportunities for training and the testing of newly developed systems.

2009

Construction of the new HAUX-LIFE-SUPPORT Cuxhaven Facility. Standing on a green meadow, the modern production plant produces the highest quality apparatuses and pressure vessels according to the latest manufacturing methods.

2010

Introduction of the completely redesigned HAUX-OXYSTAR series. With the new models HAUX-OXYSTAR 800, 1000 and 1200, a powerful range of single-person chambers is available that not only meets the highest medical standards but also all satisfies all comfort requirements.

2011

Delivery of the latest generation of a diving simulator, HAUX-DIVESTAR 160 in BUFFALO design, for the diver training center of the Swedish Navy.

2012

Delivery, installation and commissioning of the HAUX-QUADRO 3200-2200/6,6/SC4 for the University Hospital Lille, France, currently the largest four-room QUADRO in Europe.

2013

Expansion of HAUX-LIFE-SUPPORT Cuxhaven with an additional production hall and warehouse.

2014

Development, delivery and commissioning of 5 HAUX-TESTCOM 2200/10-B systems for BASF's new global testing laboratory in Ludwigshafen, Germany.

2015

Development, delivery and commissioning of a HAUX-TESTCOM 1200-2900-B Explosion Chamber for the testing of hydrogen tanks for a major German automobile manufacturer.

2016/2017

Extension of the HAUX-LIFE-SUPPORT Cuxhaven plant with a machine hall with state-of-the-art machinery for the cutting and machining of large parts and components of pressure vessels and apparatuses.

2018

Development and certification of the HAUX-SYRINGE-PUMP, approved for operation under hyperbaric conditions.