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As a complete supplier and service-oriented company the 42 GmbH provides custom IT solutions for all areas in hotels and restaurants.

Quality and continuity

With innovation, tailored to the specific needs of hotels and gastronomy, the POS, Hotel management systems and materials management systems offer a maximum flexibility in the adaptation of the systems, the company ensures the seamless integration of hardware and software in proven operations.

Connected to the reliability of selected hardware components and industry know-how of the partners and software trainers, 42 GmbH represents a company that focuses on quality and continuity.

Customer satisfaction

The Gabler Wirtschaftslexikon states the following about Customer Satisfaction: “replacement phenomenon where the customer purchased products or services judged on its user gained experience.”

We say: “Dear customers, thank you for your confidence, for the great cooperation in recent years and continued success.”

Well-known customers such as Arabella Hotels, ROBINSON, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, A Rosa, Hotel Hafen Hamburg, EAST, Gastwerk,GOP Variétés, Bayer Gastronomie and Messe Gastronomie Hannover are some of our satisfied customers.

The history of 42 GmbH (click here)
Umfirmierung in die “42” Hoffstiepel Computersysteme GmbH
42 GmbH wird exklusiv Vertriebspartner der protel hotelsoftware
Rund 600 protel Installation international

Einführung der protel MPE (Multi Property Edition) & der WBE

protel führ als erster Anbieter eine vollumfängliche Lösung für Hotelketten ein. Zusätzlich unterstreicht protel das eigene Innovationspotential durch die Einführung der WBE (Onlinebuchungsmaschiene für die eigene Internetseite).

Erweiterung der Produkte um die KOST Warenwirtschaft

Die 42 GmbH übernimmt Vertrieb, Installation und Schulung des Warenwirtschaftssystems KOST für ihren Kundenkreis

Erster Matrix POS Großkunde der im nationalen Verbund installiert wurde


15 Mitarbeiter


Erste Matrix POS Installation im europäischen Ausland

2006 -2007

rund 3400 protel Installation international

Umzug in die Erich-Ollenhauer-Straße, Hannover / Langenhagen, 800m²


Verkaufsstart von book@once -> der ersten SaaS Lösung am Markt

30 Mitarbeiter


rund 5000 protel Installation international


Gründung der hauseigenen Softwareentwicklung

Zusätzlich zum Schwesterunternehmen, der 43 GmbH, entsteht die hauseigene Softwareentwicklung der 42 GmbH

Aufbau einer eigenen Hostingserverumgebung im Rechenzentrum

Um der Starken nachfrage nach Hosting- & Cloud-Lösungen Rechnung zu tragen stellt die 42 GmbH Hostinglösungen für ihre Kunden zur Verfügung.

50 Mitarbeiter

Aufgrund des Wachstums bezieht die 42 GmbH ein Zusätzliches Büro (100 m²) in der Ikarusallee in Hannover

Markteinführung Matrix NEO!

Die 42 GmbH beginnt mit dem Verkauf des mobilen Kassensystems Matrix NEO! als Stand alone Lösung wie auch als Erweiterung des Matrix POS Kassensystems.

Erweiterung des Produktportfolios um die Gruber Schanksysteme

Die 42 GmbH erweitert das Produktportfolio um die Computergesteuerten Schanksysteme von Gruber und übernimmt, wie bei allen Produkten den Verkauf, Support und die Schulung.

Umzug in die Eckenerstraße 2, Hannover 1500m²

Um dem weiteren Wachstum gerecht zu werden zieht die 42 GmbH in ihr neues Büro in der Eckenerstrasse 2 in Hannover

70 Mitarbeiter

Produkteinführung des Tischreservierungstools Reservision

Kauf der Kakom GmbH in Bremen

Die 42 GmbH erwirbt die Kakom GmbH (ehemals Hermann O. Eckert GmbH), Bremen um so den Markt der Bäckereilösungen auszubauen

80 Mitarbeiter

Connecting people with their goals and steady, solid growth

The path of 42

Today’s 42 GmbH began with the founding of Hoffstiepel EDV-Beratung by Thomas Hoffstiepel in November 1989. After initially serving a very broad spectrum in the field of trade software, the still very young company quickly specialized in the restaurant and hotel sector.

A major milestone in the company’s history was partnering up with
protel hotelsoftware GmbH very early on, back in 1995. Also a very young company back then, protel has since grown into a market-leading provider thanks to its innovative Windows-based solution (which was laughed at back in the day).

The next crucial partnership was collaboration with Forty-Three GmbH and its extremely flexible Matrix POS cash register software solution since 2001.

2002 saw the beginning of a partnership in the field of materials management with the also still young KOST Software GmbH. Cooperation continued to grow through many successful joint projects. Today, KOST is the leading product management system in the restaurant, hotel and group catering sector.

Other areas include video monitoring and secure Internet, for example. You can trust 42 to include only the best results in the industry in your portfolio here as well.

One of the most crucial features its the one-of-a-kind service 42 is well known for. Many customers say this is one of the most decisive reasons for their purchase

Carrying out our own in-house software development since 2011 has resulted in the creation and programming of additional modules for
Matrix POS.

42 sees itself as a service company in a service industry. A very large number of our employees have studied hotel or restaurant management and are familiar with the precise needs of customers. This is the key to our success.

After almost 25 years, the company has grown to employ more than 50 people, and this number continues to grow…


Innovative ideas secure our lead in an ever more demanding market.

42 offers complete IT solutions and serves more than 6,000 customers worldwide across the entire hotel and restaurant sector, ranging both in size and type from individual restaurants to food-service and travel/leisure catering operations, grouping catering etc. and from owner-operated hotels to international hotel groups. A sampling of our satisfied customers can be found under References.

Our strength lies in individual consulting and support before, during and after installation. Our worry-free service has become a trademark in the industry over the past 20 years. We have the perfect solution for your business, too!

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