Our Mission

To Be the Leading Global Partner for the Development and Supply of World Class Precision Formed Components.

  • Customer Satisfaction Is Our Highest Priority
  • Suppliers Are Our Business Partners
  • People Working Together as a Global Team
  • Integrity Will Never Be Compromized
  • Continuous Improvement in Everything We Do
  • Innovation Will Create Our Future
  • Safety and Environmental Sustainability Are Our Primary Responsibility

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Global presence, strategic vision and a company philosophy that puts innovation, employees and customer orientation at the very center of all corporate activities – these are the ingredients for success that bring stable growth to the Heitkamp & Thumann Group.

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About us

Fifteen Companies, Three Divisions, Three Business Units, Creating a Worldwide Family Business.

As a Holding Company, the Heitkamp & Thumann Group brings together 15 medium-sized companies under one group. H&T Battery Components Alkaline, H&T Recharge and H&T Presspart represent the three divisions and H&T Industrial, H&T Tool Design and H&T ProduktionsTechnologie the three independent business units.  

The companies of the Heitkamp & Thumann Group are at the heart of today's globally competitive markets. The decentralized structure of the group allows maximum flexibility and maneuverability. Decisions are made quickly and unbureaucratically, resulting in rapid implementation.

Group Executive Committee

The Group Executive Committee is responsible for the strategic development and global operations of the entire Group. The Group Executive Committee is composed as follows:

From left: Dietmar Schmitz (CEO/ President H&T Battery Components), Christian Krätzig (COO/President H&T Presspart), Jan Schulze (CFO) and Tobias Ott (President H&T Recharge).


  Facts & Figures
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  Group Profile 2022
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Integrity Will Never Be Compromized.

The Heitkamp & Thumann Group places the highest value on the integrity of its companies and each of its directors, officers, employees and representatives.

The countries in which the Group operates have different laws, customs and social norms. It is the Heitkamp & Thumann Group’s commitment to follow the national and local laws in each country and community in which it does business, and to conduct business in an ethical manner.

The Heitkamp & Thumann’s Code of Conduct sets out the framework of legal, ethical and integrity standards which the Group wants to live and apply its company philosophy and values. The Code of Conduct applies across the Group, in all its businesses and in all countries where it operates. 


  Code of Conduct
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  Supplier Code of Conduct
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Takeover of Gemi Metallwarenfabrik, Marsberg (DE).


Shareholding in Truelove & Maclean, Watertown and Bouffard Metal Goods, Waterbury, CT (US).


Acquisition of Westfalia Hilchenbach (DE).


Acquisition of Verrolec, Luton und Doby Cleats, Stanley (UK).


Start of Production at H&T Singapore (SG).


Transfer of battery can production from Gemi to H&T Marsberg (DE). Founding of the Czech subsidiaries Gemi s.r.o. and Westfalia s.r.o, Hustopece (CZ).


Founding of Westfalia Inc., Waterbury, CT (US).


Start of production at H&T Dongguan (CN) and Westfalia Presstechnik, Crimmitschau (DE).


Merger of Doby Cleats and Verrolec into Doby Verrolec.


Sale of Gemi. Members of the top management team become General Partner.


Acquisition of Presspart, Blackburn (UK).


Acquisition of the press manufacturer UTZ and integration into the Heitkamp & Thumann Group as H&T ProduktionsTechnologie, Crimmitschau (DE). Transfer of production of Westfalia Inc. to Bristol, CT (US).


Completion of the new production site of Westfalia s.r.o., Hustopece (CZ).


Westfalia opens a sales office in Shanghai (CN).


New production site of Doby Verrolec in Dubai (AE). Focusing Presspart on the pharmaceutical industry. Sale of Truelove & MacLean, Watertown, CT (US).


Acquisition of Nemo, Tarragona (ES) and integration of Presspart Tarragona into the Presspart Division.


Start of the Joint Venture HTTM, Holland, MI (US) with the US partner Trans-Matic.


Start of production Westfalia Shanghai (CN). Acquisition of Sibea, Zwickau (DE) and integration into H&T ProduktionsTechnologie, Crimmitschau (DE).


Major expansions of production sites at Marsberg (DE), Crimmitschau (DE) and Dongguan (CN).


Start of joint venture H&T Nevada LLC (US) with our partner Trans-Matic.


H&T Presspart Latin America sales office opens in Montevideo (URY). Takeover of existing joint venture HTTM LLC (US) and H&T Nevada LLC (US).


Sale of Westfalia Metal Hoses to Hamaton Automotive Technology.


Sale of Doby Verrolec (United Kingdom) to Chiltern Capital.


Sale of Westfalia Metal Components to Vollmann Group.

Acquisition of novelex AG, Nidau (CH) and integration of H&T Presspart Nidau into the Presspart Division.