Innovation and flexibility since 1929: that is the tradition that drives us to this day
The beginning of the company HEMSCHEIDT dates back to the year 1929. The history of the company was decisively influenced by its founder Hermann Hemscheidt. Together with a fellow student, he already started making spare parts and products for mining in his metal foundry and fitting factory in Wuppertal-Elberfeld in 1919.
In 1929 Hermann Hemscheidt then discontinued working with his business partner and outsourced the department "HEMSCHEIDT" into a single company called Maschinenfabrik HEMSCHEIDT Wuppertal (MHW).
Hermann Hemscheidt managed the company from the start and did not retire from the executive board until 1973 at the age of 89. Dr.-Ing. e.h. Hermann Hemscheidt passed away a year later. Mr. Alexander Hemscheidt then took over the business. In 1993 HEMSCHEIDT Fahrwerktechnik GmbH und Co. KG was then founded. The headquarters at the time were located on the premises of the machine factory. After selling the machine factory to RAG, the chassis technology division (Fahrwerktechnik) then moved to its present site in Haan-Gruiten. Alexander Hemscheidt was majority shareholder and CEO of HEMSCHEIDT Fahrwerktechnik up to its sale to the Hübner Group in 2007.
However, 1929 was not only the year of the Great Depression, but also the year in which the city of Wuppertal was founded by merging the seven towns along the Wupper. Even today, there is still a close bond between HEMSCHEIDT Fahrwerktechnik and the Bergisch Land region. Most suppliers are still located in the area and were or have been reliable partners of the companies of HEMSCHEIDT Maschinenfabrik for many years.
The products made by HEMSCHEIDT have always been state of the art and particularly innovative. To date, the company has shown that it is an important partner of the commercial vehicle industry due to its permanent new developments. HEMSCHEIDT products are used in a large variety of commercial vehicles. These components must be extremely robust, durable and efficient.