1929First hydraulic ram Porto Power®
1949First Dozer® to be built, there is only one Dozer® – it is Blackhawk®. Revolutionized straightening techniques. 
1968First straightening system Korek®. Patented using the vector principle.
1974Mitek® system also using the vector principle.
1978P-188 Universal Measuring System. Revolutionizing measuring techniques and marking the end of a monopoly: the old type measuring system with fixtures. 
1979Introduction of Blackometry®, the science for bodyshops, bringing programs and techniques for our customers’ use. 
1984First European School for Blackometry® opened in Strasbourg combined with a European Engineering Department. 
1986Merged with the Hein-Werner group, leader of the American market for lifting and repair systems of cars and trucks. Blackhawk®, N°1 in accident repair equipment worldwide thus ensuring the R&D benefits for both. 
1989Introduction of the Korek® 4000 straightening center.
1990Launch of the new UMD 50 bench and the revolutionary straightening arm the Mangusta® II.
1992First launch of BlackoSpace®. A fully ergonomic and functional environment for the work station and bodyshop. Its efficiency, cleanliness, esthetic dramatically change working conditions and results. 
1993Shark®: universal electronic ultrasonic measuring system – probably the most revolutionary technological advance made by Blackhawk®.
1995Launch of the Multirack®, a lifting and straightening bay with a double frame and double pull and/or push system. Without doubt, the most efficient tool of this category. 
1998Merger of the Hein-Werner group, which Blackhawk® belongs to, with one of the leading equipment manufacturers worldwide, Snap-on
1999Launch of the Europost 2 and other quick repair equipment.
2005Launch of the Postlift, new quick repair concept. 
2008 Launch of the Minpost, 5 ton version of the Postlift
        Release of Dozer Quadri Clamp
2009 Release of Power Plates
        New XVARI Air Hydraulic Pump
Please view our interesting videos of Blackhawks History and the Korek