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

More Than Twenty Companies, Two Divisions, Five Business Units, Creating a Worldwide Family Business.

As a Holding Company, the Heitkamp & Thumann Group brings together over 20 medium-sized companies under one group. H&T Battery Components and H&T Presspart represent the two divisions and Westfalia Metal Hoses, Westfalia Metal Components, Doby Verrolec, H&T Industrial and H&T ProduktionsTechnologie the five 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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   Innovation Magazine 2017 
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Group Executive Committee

At our new location in Nevada, USA (from left to right): Dietmar Schmitz (Managing Director Compliance), Peter Jennissen (COO & General Partner), Peter Schmelzer (Chairman H&T Presspart & General Partner), Harald Langerbeins (CFO), Bill Shannon (Chairman H&T Battery Components), Christian Diemer (CEO & General Partner).

The Group Executive Committee is responsible for the strategic development and global operations of the entire Group. In addition to the CEO, COO and CFO the Committee includes the Chairmen of the two divisions.

    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).