Facts and figures about HEMSCHEIDT Fahrwerktechnik

We invite you take a journey through time and find out more about the history of our company:

1929
Foundation of Maschinenfabrik HEMSCHEIDT Wuppertal (MHW) by Hermann Hemscheidt on "Black Friday". First products: Machines and components for the mining industry.

1932

Introduction and development of shock absorber production.

1940
Begin of licensed shock absorber production for military vehicles (Zenz patent).

1947
Start of production of shock absorbers for VW, Borgward, Daimler Benz, Kreidler and others. Production volume of up to 100,000 shock absorbers per month.

1965
Focus on shock absorber production for military wheeled and tracked vehicles.

1988
First prototype of an 8x8 vehicle with a hydro-pneumatic suspension by HEMSCHEIDT.

1991
Series production of the hydraulically damped rotary joint for articulated buses.

1992
First prototype of HEPLEX® suspension with dynamic damping.

1993
1st December: HEMSCHEIDT Fahrwerktechnik GmbH & Co. is founded and demerged from Maschinenfabrik HEMSCHEIDT.

1995
- 1st January: Maschinenfabrik HEMSCHEIDT merged into Deutsche Bergbautechnik, which was founded by Ruhrkohle AG.

- 1st September: HEMSCHEIDT Fahrwerktechnik leaves the Wuppertal site, and moves production facilities to Haan-Gruiten.

- First prototype of HEPLEX® suspension with dynamic roll stabilization and controlled damping.

1996
Series production of two types of vehicles for the German armed forces.

1997
Series production of construction vehicles with HEPLEX® suspension.

2001
Series production of vehicles with HEPLEX® suspension for the US army.

2002
HEMSCHEIDT delivers articulation systems as well as folding bellows for articulated buses.

2003
Prototype of hydraulic spring with swing arm for tracked vehicles.

2005
Prototype of linear element for tracked vehicles.

2006
- Prototype of a heat-compensating hydro-pneumatic spring with two suspension stages and cooling.

- Prototype of HEPLEX® suspension for a 400 t vehicle.

2007
1st April: HEMSCHEIDT Fahrwerktechnik GmbH & Co. KG becomes part of the Hübner Group.

2009
Prototype of a part-supporting damping system.

2011
Prototype and successful testing of a high-performance damping system.

2014
Presentation of innovative and excellent air suspension for trailer axles.

2014
Presentation of lightweight guides for the commercial vehicle industry.

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