Heck & Becker GmbH & Co. KG with new CEO

At the start of 2024, the fourth generation will take over the company’s management. Andre Weißbenner will follow in the footsteps of long-term managing director Martin Baumann, who will be active on the family company’s advisory board in the future.

Martin Baumann, who took over the toolmaker in 1998, can look back on more than 25 years of successful management. During these years, he led the company in challenging times, strengthened its international presence in the #die #casting #toolmaking sector and drove forward a successful business transformation. In particular, he emphasizes Heck & Becker’s #transformation from a traditional toolmaker to a globally recognized partner in the #HPDC die casting industry.

“Heck & Becker has not only developed technologically, but has also retained its family atmosphere. Our employees are the foundation of our success”, underlines Martin Baumann.

Furthermore, he believes that the succession is in good hands. Andre Weißbenner, who has already held various management positions within the company, knows Heck & Becker inside out and brings a clear vision with him: “Our aim is to offer fast, flexible and functional solutions from #prototyping in die casting all the way through to the series production process. With our enthusiasm for technology and innovation, our passion for every project and, above all, our dedicated employees, we will continue to successfully #develop Heck & Becker in the future.”

For him, the strategic focus for the coming years will be on #digitalization, #sustainability and openness to new ways of working and networks. Heck & Becker plans to invest in these areas in order to create sustainable value for customers, employees and society.

Benjamin Jung and Andre Weißbenner as guests on the Goldcasting Podcast

Together with Fabian Niklas, CEO of Casting Campus and expert for Rheocasting, die casting & sustainability and his podcast colleague Staffan Zetterstöm from Comptech AB, our colleagues Benjamin Jung and Andre Weißbenner talked about the transformation of Heck & Becker, our prototyping process and the current development in the die casting industry in the Goldcasting Podcast.

How can existing processes be changed and how can you be successful by focusing on your own strengths? Take a look and listen!

Goldcasting Nugget 7 – The Transformation of Heck & Becker


EUROGUSS 2024: Heck & Becker continues to develop the die casting prototyping process

At EUROGUSS, which takes place from 16 to 18 January 2024 in Nuremberg, Heck & Becker will be presenting the extensive possibilities of the die-casting prototyping process with four new structural parts for our customer Jaguar Land Rover.

In Hall 7 at booth 556, interested trade visitors can find out about the entire innovative prototype production chain from the casting to the assembly-ready finished part. We will also be happy to take the opportunity to talk to our business partners and interested visitors about our solutions in series HPDC-toolmaking and the new and expanded capacities in our Die Casting Technology Center. It’s worth a visit!

Heck & Becker enlarges its own Die Casting Technology Center

The Frech DAK 1250 is the latest addition to our Die Casting Technology Center. Together with our existing 3,200-ton die casting machine, it significantly expands our range for sampling series dies as well as for die casting prototypes and small series! The peripheral equipment, including robot automation, will be installed over the next few weeks so that we will also be able to offer close-to-series casting parts with this system from the start of 2024.

Students from MPS Dautphetal explore Heck & Becker during their project week

On July 19 and 20, 2023, the students of the Dautphetal middle school had the opportunity to get to know our company and the apprenticeship as a tool maker (m/f/d) better.

After a presentation and round of introductions, the pupils were given an exciting tour of the company. The students had time to gain an initial insight into several different departments, such as our HSC area, assembly and engineering. We were delighted with the positive feedback from the students after the two project days!