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

Facts & Figures

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

Sixteen Companies, Two Divisions, Four Business Units, Creating a Worldwide Family Business.

As a Holding Company, the Heitkamp & Thumann Group brings together 16 medium-sized companies under one group. H&T Battery Components and H&T Presspart represent the two divisions and Westfalia Metal Components, H&T Industrial, H&T Tool Design and H&T ProduktionsTechnologie the four 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.

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  Sustainable Growth
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  Group Profile 2018
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  Business Structure
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   Innovation Magazine
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Group Executive Committee

From left to right: Christian Krätzig (President H&T Presspart), Christian Diemer (CEO, General Partner & President H&T Battery Components), Dietmar Schmitz (Managing Director Compliance), Harald Langerbeins (CFO).

The Group Executive Committee is responsible for the strategic development and global operations of the entire Group. In addition to the CEO and CFO the Committee includes the President of H&T Battery Components, the President of H&T Presspart and the Managing Director Compliance.

 

Compliance

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. 

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History

1978

Takeover of Gemi Metallwarenfabrik, Marsberg (DE).

1979

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

1992

Acquisition of Westfalia Hilchenbach (DE).

1993

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

1994

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

1996

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).

1997

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

1998

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

1999

Merger of Doby Cleats and Verrolec into Doby Verrolec.

2001

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

2002

Acquisition of Presspart, Blackburn (UK).

2003

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).

2005

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

2006

Westfalia opens a sales office in Shanghai (CN).

2007

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

2008

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

2011

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

2012

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

2013

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

2015

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

2016

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).

2019

Sale of Westfalia Metal Hoses to Hamaton Automotive Technology.

2020

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