HISTORY – HUEHOCO GROUP

The first years

sample plates

sample plates

1893

Foundation of the company C.Wiegand OHG - cold-rolled steel strip and metal sheet painting (Eckstein, Wuppertal).

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1910

Europe´s first Coil-Coating line for coating cold-rolled steel strip. Drying was carried out in a coal-fired tunnel oven.

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Mählersbeck

Mählersbeck

1927

Foundation of Hüsecken, Holzrichter & Co., takeover of C.Wiegand and construction of a cold rolling mill (Mählersbeck, Wuppertal) for the mass production of "metal sheet packaging".

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The future takes shape

1955

Construction of a modern, gas-fired self-heating Coil-Coating line.

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Heinrich Becker sen

Heinrich Becker sen

1956

Death of the founding shareholder Heinz Becker.

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spiral pickling machine

spiral pickling machine

1957

Entry of the Jordan family with 50% and takeover of the management by Dr. Wolfgang Jordan. In the following years, significant investments in the cold rolling plant: continous pickling line, 3-high tandem rolling mill, skin pass mill, material testing laboratory, grinding shop for rolls and annealing line.

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1964

Construction of a second coating line.

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The next generation

Heinrich Becker

Heinrich Becker

1964

Heinz Becker's son, Heinrich Becker, joins the company and becomes a member of the management board on 01.01.1965.

The decision is made to move away from the mass production market to high-quality coatings used for the production of roll-formed profiles and deep-drawn parts.

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1966

First coatings on aluminium coils for the building sector (roller shutter profiles, ceiling profiles).

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Pioneer in metal coatings

1968

HUEHOCO becomes the first European manufacturer of adhesive coated metal strips for bonding with PVC for co-extrusion.

Start of the first own R&D in coatings for Coil-Coating.

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1971

First European manufacturer of adhesive coated metal strips for bonding with rubber.

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Möddinghofe 31

Möddinghofe 31

1972

Relocation of the Coil-Coating lines from Mählersbeck and Eckstein to Möddinghofe, Wuppertal - today's headquarters of the Group.

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plastic profile

plastic profile

1973 - 87

Strong expansion of capacities with simultaneous turning away from the construction sector to the automotive industry with adhesive coated metal strips for metal-reinforced rubber or plastic profiles of all kinds.

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Wolfgang Jordan

Wolfgang Jordan

1988

Death of the managing director Dr. Wolfgang Jordan. J. Jordan -his son- joins the management board.

Development of the world-wide first ready-to-use bonding agent for a strong bond between metal and polypropylene.  

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spool comparison

spool comparison

1989

First supplier in the world to deliver butt-welded metal strips on oscillating winded spools of well over 200,000 linear metres. 

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Continuous expansion

stamped part

stamped part

1991

The first world-wide sale of adhesive-coated stamped part.

Takeover of a cold rolling mill and Coil-Coating plant in Bad Salzungen, Thuringia. Foundation of HFP Bandstahl GmbH.

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Jörn Jordan

Jörn Jordan

1992

Death of the managing director J. Jordan. Sole management by Mr. Heinrich Becker.

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HFP

HFP

1992 - 99

Renovation, modernisation and extension of rolling mills and Coi-Coating lines in Bad Salzungen.

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Rubber and Co

stamped part

stamped part

1994

The first world-wide sale of adhesive-coated slotted sleeve for the use of vibration damping elements on the vehicle.

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cylinder head

cylinder head

1995 - 96

Further expansion of production of rubber and FPM coatings on metal strip for cylinder head, gaskets as well as for secondary gaskets in air conditioning pumps and water pumps on vehicles.

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bulb shield

bulb shield

1999

Development and use of a highly heat-resistant paint system for radiation shields in automobile headlamps.

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A new generation goes out into the world

2001

Mr. André Bovenkamp and Mr. C. Koslowski joined the management board of HUEHOCO.

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First American Resources

First American Resources

2001

Takeover of a Coil Coater in the USA - First American Resources Corporation, Atlanta.

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metal carrier

metal carrier

2002

Acquisition of the ACP (Advanced Carrier Products) group of companies – metal carriers for reinforcing sealing profiles on vehicles - with locations in Canada, England and France. In addition, a further ACP production is set up at the Bad Salzungen, Thuringia and Sherbrooke, Canada.

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Creation bears our name

2004

Construction of a new Coil Coating line in Bad Salzungen, Thuringia.

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Heinrich Becker

Heinrich Becker

2005

At the age of 65, Heinrich Becker retires from the operative management and continues to support the company with his 40 years of experience in an advisory capacity.

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external view SIC

external view SIC

2006

A next consistent step is taken with the foundation of the company for technical, individualised system solutions in surface coating. The "SIC - Solutions in Coatings", which finds a home in the old location of 1927 - the cradle of our cold rolling business.

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HUEHOCO ACP do Brasil

HUEHOCO ACP do Brasil

2008

Foundation and development of the location Brazil "HUEHOCO do Brasil".  Simultaneous takeover of the slitting and stamping strip production of "Stirofita", Sao Paoulo, Brazil. The first plant in the group with a Coil Coating line as well as lancing and stamping lines under one roof is built in Nova Odessa, Brazil.

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ACP China

ACP China

2008

ACP expands its locations to Wuxi, near Shanghai, China, in a joint venture with a Chinese partner.

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2010

Takeover of a stamping company near Bad Salzungen, Thuringia - "SIV - Schwinning Industrie Vertretungen". Hereby the contract business of stamping, which has taken place outside the group since 1991, is integrated into the value chain of HUEHOCO.

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2010

Establishment of a further ACP location in Aguascalientes, Mexico

The Becker family takes over the majority of the shares as of 31.12.2010. Mr. André Bovenkamp becomes managing partner.

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2011

Foundation of ACP-USA and construction of the plants at the First American site in Atlanta, USA.

Mrs. Iris Bovenkamp, daughter of Mr. Heinrich Becker joins the board of directors.

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Batchwerk

Batchwerk

2013

Foundation of Batchwerk - a start-up company for the production of masterbatches in the plastic sector based in Frankfurt, Germany.

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2015

Relocation of ACP-USA to Enterprise, Alabama, USA.

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HUEHOCO goes China

HUEHOCO China

HUEHOCO China

2015

Foundation and establishment of "HUEHOCO China" with a Chinese joint venture partner (leading global manufacturer of brake pads).  A new Coil Coating line is built at Dongying, China (south-east of Beijing).

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2016

Takeover of toolmaker Hackbarth for the production of ACP tools.  Establishment of the own tool shop at the subsidiary in France.  Thence, the locations worldwide are now supplied with tools from ACP's own production.

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KFW funding

KFW funding

2017

Award of a grant by the Ministry of the Environment for the construction of the world's first rubber extrusion direct coating line with subsequent inline vulcanization in Wuppertal, Germany.

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2018

Relocation of the Brazilian site to its own new hall with an extended coating line.

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2018

Groundbreaking for the new rubber extrusion line, Hölker Feld - next to the main site in Wuppertal, Germany.

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2019

Foundation of "SI Coatings - China" for a joint venture with Borlin, China.

Foundation of “SI-Coatings-Production” at HUEHOCO China, Dongying, China.  Inception of the production of rubber adhesives for the chinese market.

Production start-up of the rubber extrusion line.

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The first years

The future takes shape

The next generation

Pioneer in metal coatings

Continuous expansion

Rubber and Co

A new generation goes out into the world

Creation bears our name

HUEHOCO goes China