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More than 100 years of HEMA - Quality since four generations!
  • The HEMA founder, Paul Heermann
  • The place where HEMA was founded

90 years ago, everything started to turn

"Everyone" in the future has to know, who Paul the locksmith has been" - this is written onto the diary of the founder of the company - Paul Heermann. He has been a man full of ideas and energy, a real pioneer who unified his talent for technical coherences with entrepreneurial spirit. Under the tough circumstances of that time, the locksmith-master worked purposefully on the success of his little workshop company, located in Frickenhausen and founded 1920 in the "Obere Strasse 20".

The high quality of his work as well as his "Swabian assiduity" proved to be good pathfinders: by creating practical inventions and improvements of the former engineering technologies, the pioneer soon made a name for himself among experts.

When passing down the responsibility to his son Gotthilf in 1964, the little Workshop had grown to a stable company, employing 18 people.

Gotthilf continued to lead HEMA to success, according to the model of his father, and moved the plant to a spacious new building in the "Sulzburgstrasse", former "Albstrasse". Always following the motto "slowly but surely" HEMA has grown to one of Germany's biggest and most flexible manufacturers of wood bandsaws and cutting systems for nearly all materials that exist on the market.

In third generation, Paul's grandsons Ulrich and Rainer cared for continuation by having smart and innovative ideas - to keep young the name and lifework of the founder.

Since start of 2009, Ulrich's son Christoph joined the company to carry on business at HEMA in the fourth generation. His sister Katrin has joined HEMA even several years before and is currently in charge of purchasing.

Since 1st of January 2022, HEMA is part of Wintersteiger Group, located in Ried im Innkreis, Austria. Belonging to division WOODTECH, HEMA complements the product portfolio with band saws for wood, but also with specialized cutting solutions for lightweight and insulation materials.

We are proud to be "part of Wintersteiger" und look forward to growing together in the coming years. Our company is based on a solid fundament which has been compiled with inventive talent, heart and understanding during more than 100 years of its presence on the market.


"As a Swabian we know how to work meticulously!"


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