90 years of precision and growth 22 November 2019

For almost a century, the name HONSEL has been a fixed term in the fastening industry for high-quality, innovative fasteners and processing solutions ‘Made in Germany’.

Established as a partner for automotive manufacturers and suppliers, as well as for large-scale industry, in a wide variety of sectors, HONSEL Umformtechnik is known for its high competence and capacities for producing customised parts in cold forming – producing more than one billion parts per year.

In addition to blind rivet products, developed according to customer requirements, the HONSEL range includes blind rivet nuts and studs, modern captive sleeve bolt systems (powertrain fasteners), coil threaded inserts for heavy-duty connections in lightweight construction applications, as well as self-clinching parts.

HONSEL’s location in Fröndenberg, on the edge of the Ruhr metropolitan region, offers perfect conditions for development, production and worldwide distribution.

The more than 10,000m² of production space available was again expanded this year by Honsel – with a third plant and fully automated warehouse added. A new office building is also about to be completed.

HONSEL has more than 30 five and six-stage presses for cold forming up to 20mm wire diameter. Furthermore, the company’s in-house processing possibilities include partial inductive annealing and hardening, machining, plastic sheathing and surface treatment. HONSEL also has in-house toolmaking capabilities and is a specialist in prototype realisation – guaranteeing fast and flexible reaction times.

“Our team of specialists are able to develop and manufacture the right tools for reliable and economical processing. From automation components for special machine construction to integrated process monitoring,” explains HONSEL. “Topics such as optoelectrical 100% control and closest tolerances are standard and daily practice at HONSEL, as is the successfully mastered challenges of asymmetrical geometries and the most complex degrees of forming.”

The highest quality in all areas is a top priority for HONSEL, as is the close cooperation with the more than 400 HONSEL experts at the worldwide locations of the HONSEL Group.



Will Lowry Editor t: +44 (0) 1727 814 509


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