Hape® (pronounced “hah-pay”) takes the first two letters of its founder Peter Handstein’s name and sounds similar to “Happy”, which reflects the brand’s desire to create happiness for children around the world. Since it was registered as a trademark in 2005, Hape® has become a world-leading brand in the design and manufacture of high quality baby and children’s toys made from sustainable materials. Hape’s range features over 20 categories covering STEAM toys, learning toys, instrument toys, role play, outdoor toys and many others – providing a kaleidoscope of choices for free play and learning.

Besides the eponymous brand, Hape Group also owns German handmade doll brand Käthe Kruse® which is over 100 years old, the German classic building block PolyM® and others.