HENLE is a family owned and managed company located in Rammingen, southern Germany. The company is currently led by the second generation, while the third generation has been working in the company for several years now too. Yet even though this company comes from a small Swabian village, it sells quality products on an international basis! HENLE can both supply and advise loyal customers located in other European countries as well as closely works together with partners and suppliers from all over the world with a strong team of qualified staff members.
HENLE Baumaschinentechnik GmbH was founded in 1981 by Werner Henle, who fulfilled his wish to set up his own business with his wife, Irene. Together, they laid the foundation stone for a company that more than 35 years later is now one of the market leaders in the field of attachments for compact machines in the German market!
HENLE has remained an owner-managed family company throughout its history and has remained loyal to its headquarters in Rammingen, Swabia. The HENLE Team has now grown to over 100 members, including the grandchildren of the founding couple, who work in the company together with Gerhard and Gabriele Henle. Over the years, HENLE has developed from a small steel construction company into a medium-sized industrial company that deliberately concentrates its production at the original location in Rammingen.
2021 – Launch of HENLE Live
Launch of HENLE Live
The digital company tour HENLE Live will go online in November 2020. Here you can get to know the HENLE company without having to be on site. The project was launched with a lot of love for details in response to the difficult conditions due to the spread of the Coronavirus.
2020 – Commissioning of the 5-axis machining centre „IBARMIA“
Commissioning of the 5-axis machining centre „IBARMIA“
A 5-axis machining centre, called “IBARMIA” is added to the HENLE machine park in the spring of 2020. It is the company’s largest machine to date and enables faster and better machining of components as well as allows larger parts to be produced. The machine relieves the pressure on the overloaded Machining Department.
2019 – The second welding robot is put into operation
The second welding robot is put into operation
Almost two years after the first welding robot went into operation, a second model is purchased in 2019. This means that additional welding programs can be incorporated and tested without hindering series production and order processing.
2019 – The HENLE future engine takes off
The HENLE future engine takes off
HENLE launches the “HENLE Future Motor” initiative, which aims to equip the company safely and sustainably for the future. The focus is on the HENLE team because they form the basis of the company.
2019 – The construction of a new administration building and of a fifth production hall is completed
The construction of a new administration building and of a fifth production hall is completed
The largest construction project in the history of HENLE Baumaschinentechnik GmbH is completed in 2019. The new production hall is a welding hall designed for series production for the compact machine area. Meanwhile, more training positions can finally be offered in the new administration building, and several departments can be upgraded with more staff.
2019 – ABAREX Anbaugeräte GmbH is founded
The subsidiary ABAREX Anbaugeräte GmbH is founded
The subsidiary ABAREX Anbaugeräte GmbH is founded on January 7th, 2019. ABAREX starts where the HENLE portfolio ends. ABAREX sells special tools for demolition projects.
2018 – New presence at the GaLaBau
New presence at the GaLaBau
HENLE presents itself with a new face at the GaLaBau 2018 in Nuremberg. We focus on the contact and exchange with our customers – not just on the presentation of exhibits.
2018 – New grinding system
New grinding system
The existing grinding system is replaced by a new one.
2018 – A degreasing system for quality improvement
A degreasing system for quality improvement
In 2018, a degreasing system is purchased that will further improve the optical paint processing on quick couplers and swivel devices. Quick couplers and swivel devices are “rinsed” and removed from grease residues with the new degreasing system. As a result, the subsequently applied paint adheres better and more evenly.
2017 – Successful ISO Revision
Successful recertification according to ISO Revision 9001:2015 and 14001:2015
A special recertification of the ISO management systems 9001 and 14001 is due: the revision from 2015. With this revision, ISO is placing much more emphasis on processes and their management.
HENLE is successfully recertified in accordance with both ISO 9001: 2015 and ISO 14001: 2015 in 2017.
2017 – Reinforcement of the third generation in the family company
Reinforcement of the third generation in the family company
Kevin Bee and Christiane Henle join the family business and are added to the “junior team” on January 1st, 2017. Christiane Henle begins her work in purchasing, Kevin Bee in IT. Tobias Gnann and Kathrin Henle, who joined the company two years earlier, work in construction and sales/marketing.
2017 – Commissioning of the first welding robot
Commissioning of the first welding robot
A new era begins in production with the commissioning of the first welding robot: the automation of production. Contrary to typical opinions, the machine does not replace any employees – the machine complements the work process at the points where the most highly standardized components are manufactured. These, for example the most common quick couplers for original equipment, are now manufactured on the robot, which takes the pressure off manual welding production and creates space for the skilled workers to carry out individual and demanding welding work.
2017 – Gabriele Henle becomes the second managing director
Gabriele Henle becomes the second managing director of HENLE Baumaschinentechnik GmbH
Gabriele Henle, wife of Gerhard Henle, becomes second managing director of HENLE Baumaschinentechnik GmbH.
2015 – The third generation joins the company
The third generation joins the company
The third generation joins the company. This means that two of Werner Henle’s grandchildren, Tobias Gnann and Kathrin Henle, become an active part of the family business.
2015 – Renovation of the first production hall
Renovation of the first production hall
At the same time as the new paint shop was installed, the first production hall, which was originally built in 1986 by Werner and Irene Henle, was renovated in 2015.
2015 – First international trade fair appearance
First international trade fair appearance
HENLE extends its network to other European countries. The establishment of an international sales team begins with the first international trade fair appearance at the Paysalia in Lyon, France.
2015 – Development of the hydraulic HQ
Development of the hydraulic HQ
Based on the mechanical HQ, Tobias Gnann develops the hydraulic HQ in his bachelor thesis in the field of mechanical engineering. After Horst Schäfer retires, Tobias Gnann takes over the management of the construction division.
2015 – Commissioning of the new paint shop
Commissioning of the new paint shop
As part of the constant modernization of machinery and operating systems, a new paint shop is put into operation in 2015. The system is equipped with the latest technology, a drying room for the painted parts and a lifting and pulling system for an easy and ergonomic transport of the products. The focus is on environmental protection and energy efficiency.
2014 – Develoopment of our own Quick Changer line „HENLE Quick – HQ“
Develoopment of our own Quick Changer line „HENLE Quick – HQ“
Chief designer Horst Schäfer develops the mechanical HENLE quick-change system, or “HQ” for short, in cooperation with OilQuick Germany. The HQ is an OilQuick-compatible quick coupler that serves as a basic variant. With the entry into the HQ system, a later switch to the OilQuick system becomes easier and cheaper for customers.
2012 – Construction of the fourth production hall
Construction of the fourth production hall
The fourth production hall is installed at the Rammingen site and HENLE is expanding its production area by 3,000 m². Up to this point in time, this project represents the largest construction project in the company’s history. The machine park is expanded and modernized during the construction. The manufacturing departments are in the new plant: the machining, forming technology and flame cutting systems as well as a large warehouse based on Kanban and quality assurance. A separate training workshop for trainees is also integrated.
2011 – ISO 14001 Certification
ISO 14001 Certification
Based on the knowledge gained from the ÖKOPROFIT program, Gerhard and Gabriele Henle decide to be certified according to ISO 14001, the management system for resource conservation. As an industrial company, HENLE is aware of its responsibility towards the region and the environment.
2010 – Successful Completion of the IHK- Program „ÖKOPROFIT“
Successful Completion of the IHK- Program „ÖKOPROFIT“
HENLE participates and successfully completes the 2010 “ÖKOPROFIT” program that is offered by IHK Ulm. This program enables different companies to better their position regarding the environment. The aim of the program is to make it clear that conserving resources and the environment also creates economic benefits in the long term.
2008 – Space expansion for the administrative department
Space expansion for the administrative department
The administrative space is expanded in 2008. Social rooms are created for the employees.
2008 – ISO 9001 Certificate
ISO 9001 Certificate
HENLE is successfully certified according to ISO 9001 by TÜV Süd in 2008. In accordance with the requirements of the ISO management system, quality management is established and implemented. The HENLE team’s focus is not solely on certification, but on the sensible, practicable and sustainable development of the company.
2007 – Expansion of the machine park
Expansion of the machine park
The HENLE range is increased with the addition of the third production hall. An internal machining department is set up.
2007 – Construction of the third production hall
Construction of the third production hall
The third production hall is built in Rammingen. This hall enables the separation of series production and repair operations, which greatly optimizes internal processes.
2007 – Commissioning of photovoltaic systems
Commissioning of photovoltaic systems
The new building and all hall roofs are equipped with a photovoltaic system. Gerhard Henle begins to regard ecological sustainability as an important part of the company philosophy.
2006 – Production of quick couplers
Production of quick couplers
The first Quick couplers are produced in-house at the Rammingen location and round off the company portfolio.
2006 – Creation of the first training positions
Creation of the first training positions
The first apprenticeship positions are offered in office and production. Michael Maunz starts at HENLE as the first construction mechanic apprentice. He will later become the workshop manager for HENLE prefabrication.
2004 – First trade fair appearance at GaLaBau
First trade fair appearance at GaLaBau
With the appearance at the Nuremberg GaLaBau Fair in 2004, HENLE takes part in a fair for the first time and presents the company as well as its products. The participation at GaLaBau becomes a permanent company tradition throughout the following years.
2001 – Recertification of ISO 9001
Recertification of ISO 9001
HENLE was successfully recertified by TÜV Süd according to ISO 9001 in 2011.
1999 – Founding of HENLE Baumaschinentechnik GmbH
Founding of HENLE Baumaschinentechnik GmbH
HENLE Baumaschinentechnik GmbH is founded, replacing Henle Baumaschinenverschleissteile. It is the cornerstone of the modern HENLE company.
1998 – Expansion of the product range
Expansion of the product range
Gerhard Henle continues to expand the product range and places the company’s focus on the production of attachments for the compact machine sector.
1998 – Construction of the second production hall
Construction of the second production hall
The second hall is built for production with an administration area.
1997 – Sales representative for Metalogenia
Sales representative for Metalogenia
Gerhard Henle takes over the agency for the Spanish wear parts manufacturer Metalogenia.
1996 – Sales representative for Combi Wear Parts
Sales representative for Combi Wear Parts
The trading of construction machinery wear parts is enabled by the takeover of the Combi Wear Parts agency for the Swedish manufacturer in 1996.
1995 – Company handover to Gerhard Henle
Company handover to Gerhard Henle
Gerhard Henle takes over the company. He is soon supported by his wife Gabriele and his sister Regina. The company has 12 employees.
1990 – Expansion and Innovation
Expansion and Innovation
A greater focus is placed on the area of repairs and the repair business is expanded. The first Ditch Cleaning Buckets are developed and manufactured by HENLE.
1986 – Werner Henle begins with the first repairs
Werner Henle begins with the first repairs
The first repairs are carried out in the new workshop at the company’s new location in Rammingen. Repairs will remain an integral part of the company’s services over the years.
1986 – Construction of the first production hall in Rammingen
Construction of the first production hall in Rammingen
The newly founded company moves to Rammingen in Baden-Württemberg. The Henle family builds a small production and storage hall with an administration office. The company now has two employees.
1981 – HENLE Baumaschinenverschleißteile is founded
HENLE Baumaschinenverschleißteile is founded
Werner Henle establishes Henle Baumaschinenverschleissteile, which is located in Ulm-Donautal. Werner and his wife, Irene Henle, work together in the small company, which at the time only trades wear parts and offers repairs for attachments.
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