Little Invisibles: Häfele’s Functional Hardware Delivers Hidden Wonder

Archdale, North Carolina, USA, July 17, 2019

• Meet Matrix—Häfele’s all-new functional hardware ecosystem
• Häfele-exclusive Aximat institutional hinges can now be had in stainless steel
• Your projects are the sum the right components. Häfele has that and more at AWFS.


Functional hardware are the workhorses which make cabinets and drawers operate—and amaze. Those components which are rarely seen, but forever felt in cabinetry, drawers and more will finally get their time in the spotlight during AWFS 2019. Häfele America Co., one of America’s leading suppliers of functional hardware and furniture hardware components, will display its own-developed and exclusive assortment of drawer box systems, drawer slides and hinges in AWFS booth #4422.

“One of the true differentiators of Häfele when it comes to functional hardware is we are the innovators and manufacturers of our own select product lines,” states Karen Armour, category manager for Häfele. “This allows us to be more nimble when responding to customer needs for hinges, drawer boxes and drawer slides for any application and environment.”

The latest functional hardware featured in Häfele’s AWFS booth #4422 includes:

Enter the Matrix
When it comes to drawer box systems, designers and installers want and need options. That means bells, whistles and real-world functionality which rises to meet performance and durability needs—as well as project design aesthetics and budgets too. Häfele’s all-new Matrix Box Drawer System offers three distinct product lines to meet these challenges. The Häfele Matrix Box S is a European-style, double walled drawer system featuring integrated soft close. The Häfele Matrix Box Slim A is an elegant, streamlined thin wall drawer box system with integrated soft close as well as optional push-to-open. The top-of-the-line, German-manufactured Häfele Matrix Box P drawer box system features simple assembly and easy adjustment as well as unrivaled design and flexibility in application. The Matrix Box P offers the widest range of accessories, can be had in 110 lbs. or 154 lbs. configurations, complements other products such as waste bins and can be made-to-order through our Häfele-to-Order program. 

What Comes Out Must Go Back In. Smoothly.
Häfele will also be featuring its own line of Economy Drawer Slides during AWFS 2019. These ball bearing slides offer exceptional, reliable performance for less money per pair than comparable products on the market. Lastly, they come in zinc or black finish and can be ordered in pairs or separated members for scale manufacturing. Häfele’s Concealed Undermount Slides will also be featured during the show. These full extension slides support up to 75 lbs./pair, include integrated an soft close mechanism, can be ordered for drawer material 1/2” – 5/8” or 3/4” in thickness for 12” – 21” applications and your choice of 2D or 3D adjustability.

Open. For Your Business.
The amount of functionality one can now find within the relatively small confines of a hinge these days is pretty astonishing. The hinges being showcased at this year’s AWFS show bring new levels of sophistication to cabinet projects. Clip-On hinges from Häfele are available in a wide range of opening angles, overlay options, press-fit or screw-in varieties and even with your choice of standard or adjustable mounting plates. Oh yeah, don’t forget self-closing and soft-closing options as well. 

When your project calls for something especially durable, look to the Häfele-exclusive line of Aximat Grade 1 “institutional hinges.” For schools. For government buildings. For garages. For offices. And more. These exceptional pieces of hardware ensure years of long-lasting, trouble-free performance for environments where—day in and day out—cabinet doors are put to the test. The latest Aximat product making its debut during AWFS 2019 is the all-new Aximat Stainless Steel which is constructed entirely in 316 grade stainless steel for added durability, strength and corrosion resistance.