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HiPer Ceramics

2023 Iowa Venture Award RecipientHiPer Ceramics Logo
Nominated by Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative


In 2018, Ann Kathryn Hoffmeister launched HiPer Ceramics, a strategic addition to the Hoffmeister family's array of businesses, including HiPer Ceramics GmbH, HiPer Medical AG, and Zellwerk GmbH, owned by her husband, Dr. Hans Hoffmeister. Operating since 2019 from a state-of-the-art 16,800 sq ft facility in Spirit Lake, the company specializes in crafting high-performance ceramic material for advanced industrial components and endoprosthetic hip implants.

With Iowa's conducive business environment and electric power reliability, HiPer Ceramics employs high automation in material manufacturing. Recently integrating a state-of-the-art shuttle kiln, the company produces the high-quality, reliable product necessary to support its precision medical and industrial applications. Teaming up with the German HiPer-Group partners, their focus is on cost-effective products that deliver exceptional clinical performance and safety.

Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative has been an instrumental partner for HiPer Ceramics, as reliable and affordable power is imperative in the high-performance ceramic manufacturing process.  WEBSITE