Future outlook with a sustainable perspective on product development, tool construction and further automated production.
The “we” wins
The heart of our company are our employees. Without our very individual characteristics, abilities and skills we would not be what we are – we are the team that moves you forward! As a family-run company, personal development as well as the acquired skills and abilities are incorporated into the work process. The short chain of command guarantee a more efficient project process for our customers. In a relaxed and familiar working atmosphere we can dedicate ourselves creatively and successfully to your projects. Each project is individual and unique in its execution, so that we are always ready to face new challenges and try to exceed the expectations of our customers.
In June 1986 the Konstruktionsbüro Hein started in a specially rented attic with very beautiful stained glass windows in the Auetal and a collection of used furniture. However, this was anything but easy at first. The first customers had already confirmed orders. Unfortunately, most of these orders were withdrawn. So I quickly faced problems with my concept. At the same time, however, many institutions were looking for lecturers in mathematics, physics, CNC and CAD. In this way the finances could be adjusted in the short term. At times, the area of training led to our own training centre, which is still part of our service offer today.
But the Konstruktionsbüro itself did not really want to get up and running. Thus I offered in December 1986 to all inquiries with tool constructions (at that time still at the drawing board) with the same delivery date shortly after New Year 1987. I did not believe in ordering at that moment. However, contrary to all my expectations, so many orders came in that I could not manage the effort on my own. My father, who had retired shortly before as a construction engineer at Telefunken, offered me his help. This enabled me to deliver all orders on time. Today, in 2020, the name Hein often appears in our team: with Heidemarie Hein for accounting, Alexander Hein as CEO, Christoph Hein for construction and Samir Hein for marketing.
The Technology Workshop changes location to the Brandboxx Hannover (near Langenhagen). With approx. 100 exhibitors, 16 specialist presentations and approx. 550 participants, the Technology Workshop Hein has developed into an annual event with great popularity.
Introduction of HeiNo® standards for gates, ventilation and temperature control.
Market launch of the IsoForm® internally insulated tooling system.
Alexander Hein supports the management in the second generation as CEO.
Further development of a near-contour and cycle-dependent temperature control.
Member of Wissens- und Innovations-Netzwerk Polymertechnik (WIP).
Expansion of the service catalogue by the topics trouble shooting, sampling, fault analysis.
Establishment of a company-internal error database for the optimization of part quality.
Alexander Hein joins the company in second generation.
Expansion of the sectors FEM calculation and injection moulding simulation.
Increased focus on part optimization and plastic-specific product design.
Transfer to a GmbH and relocation to Neustadt am Rübenberge.
Expansion of the service catalogue to include product development and the construction of die-casting moulds and rubber and silicone moulds.
The first Technology Day still took place with 30 participants and 6 exhibitors. In the following years the Technology Day grew slowly but steadily.
Company founded in the Auetal valley by Rudolf Hein / concentration on the construction of injection moulding tools and thermoset tools.
Cross-company partnerships will remain a key to success in the future. The resulting higher level of expertise means that projects with different focal points can also be better implemented. The professional exchange for continuous performance improvement is in the foreground.
„Closing sustainable circular flows. This is what active cooperation stands for. As a member of the Board of Management, Alexander Hein helps shaping our course.“
„We thank for the constructive and reliable cooperation.“
We feel very well advised by the construction office Hein GmbH in the field of “tool construction” and hope for a further successful cooperation.“
„We have been working successfully with KB-Hein for years and have implemented many joint projects. These include the Shrinkage Expert Method for the realistic prediction of shrinkage and warpage. KB-Hein always works goal-oriented and professional and we look forward to the realization of further projects in the future.”
„Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.“ [Henry Ford] / With our long-term cooperation we cover the entire process chain “from the idea to the finished product” in tool making and injection moulding. The know-how and network of the one, is the advantage of the other, and vice versa. The partnership focuses on customers who can trust our innovative solutions such as IsoForm® and HeiNo®.
„The cooperation with Konstruktionsbüro Hein works very well, we always have friendly and competent contact persons and look forward to further cooperation.“
“The Technology Workshop Hein in Hanover is an ideal platform for STM to expand our network in the fields of product development, mould making and production.”