Austrian Precision

Founded in 1979, medium-sized company HELLMERICH Precision Components today employs just under 100 staff at its Seeboden site in Austria. HELLMERICH manufactures machining units, tool change systems, and driven tools for machine tools.

The company, which is based in the Kaernten region of Austria, also specializes in prototype-building, production of precision parts (turning, milling, and grinding) and unit assembly (spindles, gearboxes and fixtures).

Passionate about Reliability and Precision

Hellmerich technology is used primarily in the production lines of the automotive industry. As well as needing to achieve a high level of precision, the components also need to be durable enough to withstand the stresses of continuous serial production.

In order to ensure that these high quality standards are maintained, Hellmerich covers almost the entire value chain with state-of-the-art machinery within the company. HELLMERICH is certified to quality standard ISO 9001 and environmental management system standard ISO 14001.

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Our Customers Make Us Proud

Well-known machinery companies and machine tool building companies know they can, and do, count on the quality of our products. Hellmerich technology is used worldwide in machining centers, rotary machine tables, special machines, transfer lines and transfer centers. 

Our Mission Statement

Our core expertise is the development, production and assembly of precise equipment for machine tools. We develop tailormade solutions for highly accurate and efficient machining processes. Our technical advice and the flexibility to meet individual requirements makes us a reliable partner for our customers. The basis for our success are qualified and motivated employees who are appreciated by our company as well as a cooperative relationship with our suppliers. All of our entrepreneurial decisions are based on our company policy regarding sustainability and efficiency. We comply with all relevant laws and regulations and implement the necessary and prescribed measures in a timely manner. This is supported by our integrated management system.

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Gunther Kranabether, CEO Hellmerich

Company History

Hellmerich, a company based in the Austrian region of Kaernten, was founded in 1979 by an entrepreneur from Munich. The company specialized in machine tool equipment even back in those early days.

Read on for a summary of the company’s history.

  • HIRSCH Servo AG acquires "HPC" Production GmbH
    Extensive machinery and infrastructure investments

  • Acquisition of the operational property from the former owner

  • Capacity expansion in cylindrical grinding

  • Investment of new coordinate measuring machines

  • Extensive investment in machinery to expand production

  • Application for a patent:
    Integration of a two-channel MQL system in crown turret heads

  • Application for a patent:
    Micropositioning of spindles in drilling heads
    Seeboden site expanded, with extensive investment in machinery to expand production

  • Head office of “HPC” Produktions GmbH is relocated to the Seeboden production site.
    Company gains new ISO 14001 certification

  • “HPC” Produktions GmbH is founded and continues with production, sales, and service of HELLMERICH machining units. The previous owner begins their well-deserved retirement.

  • ISO 9001 quality management system and certification introduced

  • New production facilities built in Seeboden; Hellmerich machine tools become a leading force in development and production of multi-spindle head technology on the global market.

  • The Brose Werkzeugmaschinen Group goes bankrupt. Harald Hellmerich, general manager of Brose, acquires the company as part of a management buy-out.

  • All kinds of machining units and equipment are designed and produced for the European machine tool industry. Brose Werkzeugmaschinen is ahead of its time – the CNC control technology being contemplated is still in its infancy and cannot achieve the cost-effectiveness required to make it a success in the major contracts received.

  • The entire Ernst Haaf Group is sold to the Brose Group in Coburg.

  • Ernst Haaf Microprecise is founded in Spittal by Munich businessman Ernst Haaf. The company specializes in multi-spindle heads and devices for transfer lines and special machines.