We set standards in international toolmaking — since 1936.

Our experience and technical competence in innovation ensures the quality, reliability and technology standards of top brands worldwide!

We work with foresight and with preservation in mind: this positive goal conflict provides us with the impulse for unique services on a daily basis!

We enjoy development — including personal development!

In the process we always act in accordance with our clear convictions: inspiring, responsible and open.

Our style corresponds with our identity: serious, honest, clear and goal-oriented!

You can rely on it!

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Engineering

Together with our experts from engineering and application technology, we develop functional castings together with you and validate the resulting high-pressure die-casting die with filling and solidification simulations…

 

 

Tool making

For more than eight decades Heck + Becker has stood for tools of the highest quality. These are continuously improved through the use of innovative production techniques and the help of qualified skilled workers in production…

 

 

Process development

With a fully automated casting cell and a locking force of 3,200 metric tons, our Die Casting Technology Center offers you the opportunity to sample your tools, optimize the casting process before starting series production and provide you with the first casting parts for further processing or as small series…

 

 

Service & Support

For Heck + Becker, optimal project support includes not only the commissioning service of the tools but also a fast and reliable supply of spare parts. This is ensured by our on-site support and worldwide spare parts management in order to guarantee maximum tool availability…

 

 

 

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1936

Company foundation of “Modellfabrik Dautphe” by Ludwig Heck and Jakob Becker. Specialisation in workshop equipment and repair work for the local furnace, stove and local model and machine factories.

1941

Rebranding to “Modellfabrik Heck + Becker KG” with meanwhile 24 employees.

1960 – 1980

Continuous expansion of the production area and capacities.

1982

Dieter Becker takes over the management from his father. Heck + Becker is now an employer for 170 employees.

1986

The corporate form of the family-owned company is transformed into today’s Heck + Becker GmbH & Co. KG

1988

Commissioning of the first tactile measuring system “Zettmess” for quality assurance of the manufactured tools.

1990

The Heck + Becker GmbH & Co. KG is the first toolmaker in the world to test the manufactured die casting die with a 2,500 ton casting plant at the company site in Dautphetal.

1993

Development and production of the first cross wedge rolling tool to expand the product portfolio.

1996

Certification according to DIN / ISO 9001

1999

Awarded by Ford with the Q1 Award. Martin Baumann takes over the management of the family owned company.

2005

Extension of the heat treatment possibilities by a modern annealing furnace for stress-relieving annealing.

2006

Implementation of 3D-Viewer within manufacturing and assembly with the aim to reduce the use of 2D drawings.

2007

Start of optical component measurement using the GOM system for extended quality assurance of tools and castings.

2008

Extension of the training possibilities by dual study courses (mechanical engineering, material and production technology), cooperation with the FH Gießen Friedberg.

2009

The range of services is considerably extended by the establishment of the Die Casting Technology Center (DTC). Commissioning of a die casting cell with die casting machine (3200 tons locking force), spraying robot, extraction robot and modern temperature control technology, including expansion of the production area to a total of more than 9000 m².

2011

Heck + Becker celebrates the 75th anniversary of the company. Implementation of the bottleneck oriented planning and production methodology for the optimization of the project flow. Modernization of the machine park through investment in modern HSC, EDM and grinding machines.

2012

Modernization of the “forging technology” department for the manufacture of cross wedge rolls and other forming tools.

2013

Expansion of the HSC machine park (DMU 210). Start-up of an additional spotting press to expand the assembly capacity.

2014

Introduction of the zero-point clamping system to reduce set-up times during production. Implementation of an “AirBox” for economically optimized compressed air generation and preparation including heat recovery for heat supply to the plant.

2015

Cooperation with the Technical University Mittelhessen to expand the dual courses of study (Studium Plus). Testing of the 1st prototype tool on the basis of the company’s own K1 prototyping concept. Modernization of the EDM division: Investment in a modern graphite machining center including semi-automated measurement and use of graphite electrodes. Production of the first rolling tool for the pilger step process for the production of seamless tubes.

2016

Heck + Becker celebrates the 80th anniversary of the company. Investment in a high-performance deep hole machining centre and a turning/milling centre.

2017

1st symposium on “High Pressure Die Casting: From idea to process” together with Interguss. On two consecutive days, national and international customers and partners were welcomed at the Congress Centre in Marburg and at the company’s location in Dautphe.

2018

World premiere of the “K1 Heat Buster” for efficient die temperature control at the EUROGUSS in Nuremberg – Europe’s largest trade fair for die casting – where Heck + Becker has been welcoming customers and partners to its own stand for decades.

 

In order to transfer our grown company success into the future, we follow and live a clear strategy with a clear focus on our goals and core competencies:

Sustainability

  • The sustainable conception and implementation of holistic solutions for our customers in the national and international automotive sector.
  • Ensuring the economic success of HECK + BECKER at its production site in Dautphetal.

 

Further development

  • The permanent training and further education of young employees as well as the further development of specialists and executives through our HECK+BECKER Academy.
  • The further development of a worldwide network of customers and partner companies.

Responsibility

  • The responsible use of our resources such as environment, know-how, capital and people.
  • Awareness of the trust our customers place in our products and services.

 

Innovation

  • Personal freedom of development as the basis for innovative solutions.
  • The active development and promotion of new ideas and innovations – from the idea to the process.