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2018-01-26 Worldwide user organization founded for open IoT platform MindSphere

Worldwide user organization founded for open IoT platform MindSphere
Working hand in hand with 18 partner companies, Siemens AG is founding “MindSphere World”, a worldwide user organization for the cloud-based open IoT operating system MindSphere. Its aim is to expand the global reach of the ecosystem based on MindSphere. Go to press info

2017-10-16 Review EMO Hannover 2017

Review EMO Hannover 2017
Our trade show appearance at EMO Hannover received a resoundingly positive response from numerous visitors from Europe, the US and Asia. At our stand, we offered surprising insights into the real and digital world of machining. Go to press info

2017-05-22 Added-value for customers: machines, services and more

Added-value for customers: machines, services and more
The HELLER product portfolio comprises 4-axis and 5-axis machining centres, mill/turning centres, machines for crankshaft and camshaft machining, flexible manufacturing systems as well as a modular range of services. Always with the goal to support our customers in mastering their daily production tasks. To achieve this, we permanently strive to consistently expand our existing product range and to look beyond our traditional business, tapping into new technologies and processes. With the new 5-axis machining centre model HF 3500, and thus the launch of a completely new machine range in 2016, we have expanded our portfolio. The next larger model HF 5500 was exclusively presented at our HELLER WerkTage in-house event in March this year. The HELLER CBC process technology for the coating of cylinder bores has already been successfully launched onto the market; other topics revolving around electromobility, lightweight construction and Industry 4.0 are being investigated or implemented. Go to press info

2017-05-18 HELLER at the CIMT in Beijing/China

HELLER at the CIMT in Beijing/China
China International Machine Tool Show (CIMT), sponsored and organized by China Machine Tool & Tool Builders' Association (CMTBA) was first launched in 1989. It is the largest and most influential machine tool show in China, and is recognized as one of the four largest international machine tool shows in the world. Go to press info

2017-05-16 Outlook for the financial year 2017: HELLER remains on the road to success

Outlook for the financial year 2017: HELLER remains on the road to success
With an order balance of EUR 374.4m, we are starting the year 2017 with good basic utilisation. Based on the current order book and further orders to be expected, the 2017 sales revenue and total operating revenue are assumed to exceed EUR 550m again with an improvement of the profit situation vs. 2016. Go to press info

2017-05-16 Review of the financial year 2016: HELLER exceeds targets

Review of the financial year 2016: HELLER exceeds targets
The key financial data of the year 2016 have exceeded the targets set out in the respective annual plans. Annual turnover of EUR 537.7m, total operating revenue of EUR 527.5m and order intake of EUR 526.9m have each exceeded the forecast. Go to press info

2017-04-03 HELLER WerkTage 2017: Future prospects with added value

HELLER WerkTage 2017: Future prospects with added value
Under the motto “Made to Work”, HELLER had promised to present numerous highlights at the 10th HELLER WerkTage held from 15 to 17 March 2017. From the première of the new HF 5500 machining centre to new perspectives in terms of Industry 4.0 through to added value with HELLER Services: the machine manufacturer with headquarters in Nürtingen kept its promise. Go to press info

2016-12-14 Automotive solutions from the modular system

Automotive solutions from the modular system
All around the globe, cylinder blocks, crankshafts and transmission components are machined on HELLER production systems. To be able to cover the broad range, from the small two cylinder motorcycle engine to the V12 construction machine engine, HELLER goes for scalable production systems according to the modular principle. Go to press info

2016-08-08 AMB 2016 – The new HF series: productivity in 5 axes

AMB 2016 – The new HF series: productivity in 5 axes
For HELLER, the development of the new HF series is a logical step in completing the existing range of machines. The HF is a new machine series, enabling high productivity and universal application for medium and larger batch sizes. With the 5th axis provided by the workpiece, the 5-axis machining centres model HF 3500 and HF 5500 offer a significant reduction in idle times... Go to press info

2016-07-26 HELLER Suppliers Day 2016: Awards – recognition and incentive

HELLER Suppliers Day 2016: Awards – recognition and incentive
HELLER requires reliable and innovative partners. At the HELLER Suppliers Day, held for the fourth time this June, the HELLER Awards for “Best Delivery Performance” and “Best Innovation” were presented. Go to press info

2016-07-25 HELLER WerkTage 2016: Compelling productivity, favourable prospects

HELLER WerkTage 2016: Compelling productivity, favourable prospects
“The new formula for production” – to HELLER that means solutions that are universal in use and at the same time proven and innovative. During Werktage, held from 15 to 17 June 2016, HELLER illustrated how the company intends to redefine productivity in the future. The letters H (for horizontal) and F (for five axes) were in the focus of the event. Go to press info

2016-06-03 Solutions for the global market

Solutions for the global market
HELLER’s global locations are becoming ever more closely linked. A project with Ford in America proves how coordinated the global value-creation network is operating. For its new 6F15 6-speed automatic transmission, the vehicle manufacturer draws on HELLER’s project and process competence. Go to press info

2016-05-06 Consistent and sustained personnel development rewarded

Consistent and sustained personnel development rewarded
Training and personnel development at HELLER are key to tomorrow's success. For its long-term personnel development and welfare HELLER received three awards in the first quarter of 2016. Go to press info

2016-05-02 2016 outlook: positive trend continues

2016 outlook: positive trend continues
2016 forecasts for the global economic situation and the general business situation in our industry are cautiously optimistic. We also expect most of our relevant submarkets to develop positively. Domestic machine tool production is expected to see another slight increase, thus reaching a new record level. Go to press info

2016-04-26 2015 review: HELLER with strong balance sheet

2015 review: HELLER with strong balance sheet
In 2015, the HELLER Group had a turnover of EUR 555.9m, representing a significant increase of 28% over the previous year. Sustained high capacity utilisation meant that in particular the facilities in Nürtingen were partly operating at their capacity limit. Order intake and orders booked maintained the high levels of the previous year. Good results are also expected for 2016. Go to press info

2016-03-11 HELLER receives coveted 2015 Daimler Supplier Award

HELLER receives coveted 2015 Daimler Supplier Award
Gebr. Heller Maschinenfabrik GmbH from Nürtingen has received the 2015 Daimler Supplier Award in the category “International Procurement Services” for supporting the automotive manufacturer in the further development and industrialisation of the innovative Nanoslide® process for the coating of cylinder bore surfaces of aluminium crankcases. Go to press info

2016-02-19 Industry 4.0: Already well equipped for the future

Industry 4.0: Already well equipped for the future
The “Industry 4.0” approach is the (r)evolutionary summary of what we as a globally active machine tool manufacturer have been experiencing to some extent for some time now. In terms of Industry 4.0, HELLER is focusing on increasing machine productivity and supporting consistent value-added chains from the digital to the real world. Go to press info

2015-08-24 HELLER CBC (CylinderBoreCoating) – Pole position in innovation with surfaces smooth as glass

HELLER CBC (CylinderBoreCoating) – Pole position in innovation with surfaces smooth as glass
Already in 2006, Mercedes-Benz began using the newly developed twin-wire arc spraying technology for the 6.3L V8 AMG engines. In 2011, the process was integrated into series production of the Mercedes V6 engines. Then in 2012, the companies Gebr. Heller Maschinenfabrik GmbH in Nürtingen and Daimler AG decided to industrialise the technology and all steps of the process. Meanwhile, the process Daimler named NANOSLIDE® is not only used in series manufacturing but has also found its way into the F1 champion's extremely successful car, the Mercedes-Benz PU 106A Hybrid. Go to press info

2015-07-31 EMO 2015: Cutting-edge and cost-effective over the complete life cycle

 EMO 2015: Cutting-edge and cost-effective over the complete life cycle
Smaller batch sizes, shorter delivery times and growing complexity of components continue to pose new challenges to machine manufacturers. The same is true for reliability and productivity when machines are operated to the limits... Go to press info

2015-07-28 HELLER Suppliers Day 2015: Award-winning performance and innovation

HELLER Suppliers Day 2015:  Award-winning  performance and innovation
The HELLER Suppliers Days have one common goal worldwide: showing appreciation for suppliers whilst motivating them for the future. In June 2015, the award for Best Performance was presented for the second time along with the first awarding of a prize for Best Innovation... Go to press info

2015-07-03 HELLER WerkTage 2015: clear stance on complete machining and “Lifetime Productivity”

HELLER WerkTage 2015: clear stance on complete machining and “Lifetime Productivity”
Machining centres must be able to meet current requirements and also provide the capability to be used efficiently, flexibly and productively throughout their complete life cycle. This clear stance taken by HELLER was also the focus of the 2015 WerkTage event under the heading “Lifetime Productivity”. Go to press info

2015-05-22 HELLER quality: prerequisite for customer satisfaction

HELLER quality: prerequisite for customer satisfaction
Today, HELLER counts among the leading suppliers worldwide in the most important markets of metal-cutting manufacturing – with complete solutions comprising state-of-the-art machine tools and manufacturing systems, intelligent applications and comprehensive service solutions. We believe this to be a fundamental requirement to be perceived as an important partner in the global market by our custome Go to press info

2015-05-22 HELLER 2015: excellent prospects

HELLER 2015: excellent prospects
Based on the current order situation and expected utilisation, 2015 is expected to develop significantly better than 2014. There will be a substantial increase in turnover and we also expect a far more homogeneous utilisation throughout the course of the year and a noticeably improved profit situation. Go to press info

2015-05-22 HELLER 2014: positive trend continues

HELLER 2014: positive trend continues
As expected, 2014 was a year of two very different halves. Development during the first six months was below average. The pickup noted in the second half of the year exceeded our forecasts in terms of both business volume and results. The 2014 order intake is also above plan with a correspondingly positive impact on the current financial year. Go to press info

2015-04-13 A firm foundation for technology enhancements providing added value

A firm foundation for technology enhancements providing added value
Technological expertise provides the basis for advanced multitasking in the machine tool industry. By adding technology and process know-how, a standard machining centre can be transformed into an effective tool for efficient complete machining. Today, HELLER is implementing numerous additional technologies into the core process of milling, presenting itself as an integrated solutions provider. Go to press info

2015-03-11 Machine enabling highly productive turning now available in table design

Machine enabling highly productive turning now available in table design
For some time now, mill/turning centres have been providing a solution for increasingly leaner manufacturing processes. HELLER has responded to these new requirements with a machine evolved from the company's modular system. Model CT 6000 is the first size-6000 machine from the C series mill/turning centre range available in table design. Go to press info

2015-01-21 HELLER at INTEC 2015 in Leipzig: Green Light for Production

HELLER at INTEC 2015 in Leipzig: Green Light for Production
For decades, high cutting capacity and performance or absolute reliability, and thus top-level availability, have formed the DNA of HELLER machining centres. At INTEC 2015, the company will again be setting new standards under the motto “Green Light for Production” in terms of productivity in conjunction with 5-axis technology. Go to press info

2014-10-20 HELLER's bottom line

HELLER's bottom line
AMB 2014 broke the 90,000 visitor mark. According to Messe Stuttgart, this equals a 4% increase vs. 2012. What exactly this means for HELLER shows the detailed analysis of the numbers, which in some areas clearly exceed those presented by the organisers... Go to press info

2014-08-20 AMB 2014 in Stuttgart: green light for production

AMB 2014 in Stuttgart: green light for production
For decades, high cutting capacity and performance or absolute reliability, and thus top-level availability, have formed the DNA of HELLER machining centres. At AMB 2014, the company will again be setting new standards in terms of productivity with a coherent overall concept across the entire machine range... Go to press info

2014-06-04 HELLER WerkTage 2014: exclusive focus on the customer.

 HELLER WerkTage 2014: exclusive focus on the customer.
Solutions providing precision and competence in 5-axis machining and a comprehensive approach to the process chain were the topics in the focus of the 7th edition of HELLER WerkTage from 14 to 16 May 2014. The machine manufacturer based in Nürtingen presented a total of seven machining centres live in action, live demonstrations on machining centres, and moderated panel discussions. Go to press info