Magnesium has become more and more important particularly in the automobile sector due to several of its excellent properties. The advantageous properties of this metal are described adequately in the technical literature: lighter than aluminum, very good hardness-weight-ratio, high resistance to impact, and excellent dimensional stability, just to mention a few. The challenge for the coating company is the high reactivity and the corrosion susceptibility of magnesium associated with it.
Due to its years of experience, the Heiche Group offers its customers ...
Today’s company management cannot be imagined without the topics of environmental protection and climate protection. Heiche Group has practiced active environmental protection for many years and has been awarded the environmental management certification ISO 14001:1996 and the energy management certification DIN EN 16001:2009 at the Schwaigern location. The endeavor of the company to use energy efficiently economically and ecologically has been a priority in the past, and is important today more than ever. While building new production halls in the eighties, ...
Cleanliness campaign at Heiche Surface Technology GmbH
The subject of component cleanliness has quickly become an essential requirement for many different industries. There are hardly any drawings left that do not note limits in regards to component cleanliness. The HEICHEGROUP is affected by this development in many ways. Heiche is already known as an industry leader of metal surface treatments, especially with light metals such as aluminum, magnesium, steel and zinc die castings. In most cases, the raw materials will get delivered ...
We look ahead!
Our apprentices are the skilled employees of the future.
The Heiche Group offers qualified and secure apprenticeships in industrial, as well as in commercial areas in Germany. Every year we give school graduates the possibility to start an apprenticeship at the Heiche Group.
In our US plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina we are looking into possibilities and want to develop an education program similar to Germany as well. Please read below, if you are interested.
Our apprenticeship programs in Germany:
This includes ...
In order to meet the demands our customers, we offer quality and reliability at the highest level. Our goal is to be a company of surface technology where our customers consider us a reliable partner. We achieve this not only through our process quality and continuous improvement, but also through the development of our employees.
An instrument for this success is our Integrated Management System (IMS), which supports us in our complex processes. Quality qualifications and growing our business successfully confirms ...
Lean Management, production in time is an important requirement for optimal work-flow for our customers. Production coordinated with our partner’s guarantees needs-based production of large quantities in a short time. An important element here is scheduling and inventory management. We handle the logistics from the receiving of the items to the storage and further processing to our customers.
Capital release for investments in your company
One contact person for a big range of parts
Reduction of replacement time
Not immediate ...
With continually increasing transport costs, close contact and integration of the business partners is important for mutual success. Whether regional or international, Heiche offers optimal solutions for you. .
The surface is often the last step in the added value of the component. Delivery to the end customer is often the best logistical solution. With our three German locations and two locations in Eastern Europe, as well as one location in the US, we are often where you have your customers. The ...
“Innovative – not superficial”,is a motto that also applies for the laboratory at the Heiche Group. Because our customers have very high requirements for quality, the control and management of the process baths take center stage. The control of the chrome (VI)-free process baths is a big challenge to the analytics. During the past few years, the laboratory has been expanded step-by-step. In addition to automatic titrations, an atomic absorption spectrometer and an ion chromatograph have been added. In the first ...
The Heiche Group has been engaged in the application of products using chemical nano technology since the year 2000. The products which are inorganic-organic hybrid-polymers are, in large part, based on a sol-gel manufacturing process. The applied coatings are smooth, with very thin layers, known for a remarkable property profile. This property profile can be controlled variably with the respective synthetic intervention (“tailor-made”).
Excellent adhesion on metals (especially on light metals)
Excellent corrosion protection
Hydrophobic (easy to clean – effect)
Resistant to mechanical ...
The Heiche Group, an innovative company in its second generation and rich in tradition, offers an exclusive range of controlled surface processes which is unique in Europe. We implement your standards for surfaces in our factories in Germany, Eastern Europe and in the United States. Through long years of experience, we are able to develop your individual requirements in our technical center located in our main factory in Schwaigern, and then implement them at our production facilities at our other locations. ...
Heiche Group reduce CO2-Emissions
The European Union has committed itself to lowering the CO2 emissions to around 20% by 2020. Federal German Chancellor Angela Merkel considers even 30% savings realistic. If other large CO2 producer countries, participate; the European Union will be prepared to reduce these emissions to 30% according to Angela Merkel.
However, this large savings can only happen if the industry and each individual enterprise take part. This action should occur in the company’s own interest, because not only the ...
Press release of the Heiche-Group regarding the Ludwig-Erhard-Award 2008
“The Gerhard Heiche GmbH Oberflächentechnik was awarded the “Recognized for Excellence” prize at the Ludwig Erhard Awards.
Customer orientation and social commitment ensure economic success. The economic success of companies not only results from customer orientation, but social commitment and the effects on society are also important. These are important criteria at the company’s competition within the framework of the Ludwig Erhard Award. Heiche Oberflächentechnik in Schwaigern reached the 400 – 450 ...