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The Company
In 1965, Gerhard Heiche and his wife, Hannelore, founded the present Heiche GmbH Oberflächentechnik, in the basement of their home. After a difficult start-up phase, the chemical surface treatment of metal parts became the foundation of the company. Today a wide variety of manufacturing processes are performed in the most up-to-date facilities, where environmental protection is a top priority. We proudly serve the Automotive, Machinery, and Electronics industries.

In 2012, the strategic decision was made to start with a new location in the United States. After a side selection process had been started in early 2013, a great location was found in Spartanburg, SC, in the summer of the same year. In the second quarter, the setup and installation of the equipment was finished; and, since the third quarter, Heiche US Surface Technology has been ready for production.

We bring the knowledge of the treatment, finishing, coating and plating processes into our location in South Carolina. We are your job shop and can offer you various types of processes. As an expert for light metals like Aluminum and Magnesium, our job shop can do Anodizing / Hard Anodizing, Conversion Coating, Passivation and residual clean washing operations. Our equipment and manufacturing expertise in our job shop handles very high clean requirements and customer expectations.

We are looking forward to assisting you as our customer. If you have any questions, we are here to help.

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Research and Development
Both the adaptation of existing methods to individual customer needs, as well as the development of new methods for serial production. The customers of the HEICHEGROUP appreciate the synergistic effects of the cooperation with process developments of the HEICHEGROUP.

The basis of research and development are the well-equipped laboratories, which puts us in a position to resolve almost all analytical questions in-house. As a result, custom proceeding adjustments are possible within a reasonable time frame. In our specifically designed test and laboratory production line that is operated by the R&D personnel only, we are able to develop processes and improve production baths without interrupting the current production runs.

For example, we did various samples to develop a conversion coating / passivation for steel. By working together with our headquarters in Germany, we developed a process and installed this at the current production line in Spartanburg. After some additional improvements locally, we were able to provide our customer with a very satisfying report, which included a solution for their current problem with this very sophisticated process for steel passivation.

Each location of HEICHEGROUP has an independent laboratory, which is in close contact with the central development in Schwaigern.

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Your Advantages with us
Advantages at a glance:
We are Your Job Shop Partner
Providing processes for surface coatings and treatments
Specialist for alloy light metal coating
Large process variety for aluminum and magnesium.
Defined processes for aluminum die casting
Deburring, Impregnation, Passivating, Anodizing, Hard Anodizing
Specialist for cleaning of components for gluing and bonding
Electronic components, structural components or interior
Research and development
Analytical possibilities in the laboratory and technical center.
We are where our Customers are
Six locations in strategically optimal positions
Customer service
Highly qualified staff are available to our customers.
Our Motto 2017: TRUST
“Mutual trust creates safety. Trust and respectful interaction, accompanied by a positive attitude towards life, forms the basis for successful co-operation within the HEICHEGROUP. This also applies to our daily business with our business partners. Trust in the value of our work also promotes our self-confidence and motivation and is a key element for quality. Trust protects our jobs.

It is for that reason we have chosen the Motto TRUST for this year.

TRUST stands for a positive existence, mutual appreciation, social responsibility, promoting the common good, with the obligation to comply with all legal requirements.

We focus on solutions and employees who work proactively and with imagination, on problems and challenges at their work place. A negative basic attitude leads to mistrust and frustration and is therefore not purposeful.

In the leadership circle of the HEICHEGROUP, we see ourselves as a team in which everyone can rely on everyone else. Trust is the common goal, and the values of the entire group are the top priorities.

TRUST also stands for, looking confidently into the future, to consistently expand our processes and structures, according to last year’s mottos (WAKE-UP, STANDARDS, and STABILITY) for the entire HEICHEGROUP. ”
Andreas Heuschele CEO HEICHEGROUP 02 January 2017

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