The Group Executive Meeting of the Heitkamp & Thumann Group took place in Hustopeče and Prague

From April 14 to April 18, 2015, the Heitkamp & Thumann Group held its Group Executive Meeting in Hustopeče and Prague, Czech Republic. 40 Executives from around the world discussed about the Group’s strategy, innovation projects and “Operational Excellence” initiative. The Executives met with the Group’s shareholders Jürgen R. Thumann, Prof. Dr. Dr. Engelbert Heitkamp and Dr. Wolfgang Rösler on the first day of the meeting.

The meeting started with touring the Westfalia Hustopeče plant. 235 employees, around 12% of Heitkamp & Thumann Group’s workforce are based in Hustopeče. 

At this plant stripwound metal hoses, end-fittings, bent pipes and assemblies, which are partially also comprising gastight decoupling elements, are produced for the commercial vehicle industry. The H&T Automotive Components division of the Heitkamp & Thuman Group – to which Westfalia Hustopeče belongs to – has also built up extensive expertise and production capacity in the area of thermal insulation here to help its global customers to meet the requirements of the Tier 4 standard.

Furthermore, seat parts and other components for passenger cars are manufactured at this location. These components are assembled using innovative jointing technologies such as the TOX® clinch procedure.