Press Release


25 Years of HEGLA Kretzschau
- from a local business to an international company

Aerial view of the HEGLA plant in Kretzschau

Staff and management at HEGLA Kretzschau celebrated the company’s 25th anniversary with a party on Friday 16.10.2015.

Start of production 1990

When production began on 1.10.1990, it was not yet foreseeable how rapidly the site would grow. The company began with 22 employees in rented manufacturing premises. HEGLA was already able to purchase its own site in Döschwitz two years later, and moved into the new building after a construction period of just six months. Although the plant initially focussed on the manufacture of glass racks for sale in the new federal states of former East Germany, and fitted out vehicles for glass transport, new and more complex products were added as time went by. “Döwi” - as the site is known within the HEGLA Group - quickly grew from a pure steel construction company, with a regional focus, to a major supplier of the mechanical engineering division located in Beverungen (NRW).

RAPIDSTORE system for glass storage and loading

Expansion of production area in 2008

It also developed its own innovations, and produced and optimised more products for the main plant in Beverungen. As the HEGLA Group increased its market shares in Germany and Europe, the Kretzschau plant also grew in importance and had to extend the production plant by 1200m² in 2008 to a total 4500m². The company developed into a specialist supplier of glass storage systems, suction units for glass handling equipment and glass loading systems. Kretzschau is today also a centre of excellence for profile storage systems and the developer of the RAPIDSTORE system for glass storage and loading, making the company an important, independent asset of the international HEGLA Group.

Profile storage system with picking shuttle for lateral loading

In his speech to the 160 guests at the Hallescher Anger Hotel, Managing Director Bernhard Hötger emphasised “how proud employees should be of the site’s positive growth”. Jochen Hesselbach, who represented the main shareholders, praised the outstanding achievements of the past 25 years. “It’s the staff’s commitment and dedicated work which has given HEGLA the success enjoyed by both the Kretzschau subsidiary and corporate group today”.

More than 65 people are currently employed at the Kretzschau plant. Six of these employees have been with HEGLA since day one.
The HEGLA Group was founded in 1976 in Beverungen (NRW) and has two other production and distribution facilities in Germany along with numerous sales offices and commercial agencies abroad. Our product portfolio consists primarily of machinery and systems for handling, cutting, storing and sorting flat glass for use in the high-rise construction, automotive and solar industries. Other production sectors include profile storage technology and vehicle modification through installation of glass transport racks.

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D - 37688 Beverungen

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