The company, with some 80 highly qualified employees and trainees, manufactures ready-to-install gear components and modules for a wide variety of applications. Products are delivered to various industries, such as mechanical engineering, robotics, medical technology, energy, metrology, automotive and logistics engineering.
2019 - Investment in new machinery
New production systems installed: REISHAUER-CNC-RZ 260, STUDER S 141, MAZAK QUICK TURN 250 MSY, KLINGELNBERG P26, TYKMA ELECTROX
2018 - KLINGELNBERG-HÖFLER P 26 CNC Precision Measuring Center
Purchase of a KLINGELNBERG-HÖFLER P 26 CNC measuring center for automated testing of profile, alignment, pitch and concentricity deviations, as well as workpiece surface inspection.
2017 - Hänel Rotomat® storage systems for the shipping department
Installation of two Hänel Rotomat® heavy-duty storage systems in the shipping department.
2016 - New PDA/MDA system
Installation of a new PDA/MDA system to further optimize and improve production processes.
2014 - MAFAC JAVA cleaning system
Installation of a MAFAC JAVA cleaning system for environmentally-friendly cleaning of workpieces.
2013 - Okamoto rotary table grinding machine
The company purchases a high-precision Okamoto rotary table grinding machine.
2012 - Mazak Multiplex 6200Y
Investment in a Mazak Multiplex 6200Y dual-spindle turning center.
2011 - Höfler Helix 400 KK
Gear flank grinding processes are enhanced with a Höfler Helix 400 KK grinding machine.
2009 - Mazak Nexus 250
Investment in a Mazak Nexus 250 turning machine to reduce the number of outsourcing contracts.
2008 - GP 300 ES CNC
Early in the year a Karl Klink hard broaching machine with loader is put into operation. The expanded slotting department acquires a GP 300 ES CNC to introduce new gear shaping technology.
2007 - Hardinge Quest 65 and Studer S33 CNC
Hard turning technology is now possible with the addition of a Hardinge Quest 65 CNC machine. Production capacity is increased with a new Studer S33 CNC.
2006 - Reishauer RZ 400 and P40 Klingelnberg
Due to steady business growth, the company invests in a second Reishauer RZ 400 with automatic loading to expand gear flank grinding operations. A brand-new Klingelnberg P40 CNC measuring center replaces the Höfler ZP 400 in the measuring lab.
2005 - VOUMARD 110 CNC
Hänel continues to invest in the very latest CNC machines and technologies. A new VOUMARD 110 CNC machine is put into operation in the internal grinding department. A laser marking system is purchased to support the tracking of batch jobs.
2003 - “Supplier of the Year” award from Siemens and installation of a Reishauer RZ 400 system
Siemens names Hänel its “Supplier of the Year.” New technology enhances the final phases of gear grinding with the deployment of a Reishauer RZ 400 with automatic loading.
2002 - MAZAK INTEGREX 300 Y
A multifunction MAZAK INTEGREX 300 Y CNC turning and milling center is added to the turning department to increase flexibility.
1998 - Installation of multi-axis CNC turning and grinding centers with automatic loading
Start of a new era in turning and external cylindrical grinding with the purchase of multi-axis CNC turning and grinding centers featuring automatic loading.
1997 - Reishauer RZ 362 A
Investment in an additional Reishauer RZ 362 A with a KUKA loading robot marks the introduction of the first automated gear grinding process. The company employs some 50 people and has the latest CNC machines in all departments. All administration tasks are performed with a modern EDP system.
1996 - Reishauer RZ 362 A
Deployment of the new-generation Reishauer RZ 362 A for gear flank grinding.
1993 - Production of high-quality premium gears
Hänel specializes in the manufacture of high-quality precision gear components. The customer base now includes many well-known companies.
1988 - New company name: Zahnradfabrik Hänel GmbH & Co KG / Hänel Precision Gears
End of Mr. Umbach's tenure and renaming of the company to "Zahnradfabrik Hänel GmbH & Co KG.”
1982 - Formation of the turning shop
Establishment of the turning shop and integration of its tasks in the company's own production.
1981 - First apprentice training programs
Introduction of apprentice training to compensate for the shortage of skilled workers.
1980 – More space added to the production area and break rooms for employees
Expansion of the production area and break rooms by an additional 800 m².
1972 - Company workforce grows to 40 employees
Introduction of a second shift in production and expansion of machinery assets, with the workforce gradually increasing to 40.
1969 - New company building completed
Construction of a new building at Siemensstraße 1 in Bad Friedrichshall. Move to the new location. The workforce at this time numbers 15 employees.
1967 - Formation of “Zahnradfabrik Hänel”
Founding of the "Zahnradfabrik Hänel und Umbach" by Gerhard Hänel and Hans Umbach in Bad Friedrichshall with four employees on the premises of Hänel Office and Industrial Storage Systems.
1953 - Formation of “Hänel Office and Industrial Storage Systems”
Gerhard Hänel founds “Hänel Office and Industrial Storage Systems” in Bad Friedrichshall, Germany.