HDO is a family-led group of companies with three international locations and approximately 1,100 employees. Since its foundation in 1956, the headquarters of the HDO Group has been located in Paderborn,Germany. The approximately 550 employees in this competence and development centre are responsible for all processes involving die casting technology and surface engineering.
The positive synergy effects of our international position become apparent, firstly, in our distinctively efficient overall approach. Secondly, through the “one face to the customer” convenience for our customers. From the initial inquiry to series manufacturing, all processes are in-house – and the customer has a single point of contact.
HDO Druckguß- und Oberflächentechnik GmbH
Headquarters and Development Centre of the HDO Group
Halberstädter Str. 7-13, 33106 Paderborn, Germany
HDO spol s.r.o.
Subsidiary Plant Czech Republic
Na Krtalte 41
78901 Zabreh na Morave
HDO SK s.r.o. Subsidiary Plant Slovakia
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“We’d love to…!” – this is our most frequent business response to customer inquiries. This is because our objective is not just customer satisfaction but rather customer inspiration. Furthermore because we simply like to do our best, as a competent partner as well as in the form of brilliant solutions and products.
Our dedication for excellence keeps us constantly active internally as well. The whole HDO Group is in a state of continuous business development. No entrenched processes, no outdated ways of thinking, but instead an agile drive for sensible optimisation at each and every level. In this way, we stay true to both ourselves as human beings as well as to our business code of conduct.
There is a distinct common thread throughout our decades-long success story: the continual search for new technologies and products. This important factor of our success continues to be a focal point of our activity.
The Westfälische Metallindustrie (WMI) company, which later became Hella, founded its Plant 3 in Paderborn, consisting of a foundry and a grinding shop. The die cast manufacturing of zinc products began.
The first fully automated electroplating system was put into operation, which made it immediately possible to produce electroplated parts as well. In addition, the construction of the new foundry hall allowed for an expansion of the production capacities.
1970s und 1980s
The green light for the initial mixing of sectors occurred with the first delivery to the sanitary and consumer goods industry. A short time later, new computer-aided production technologies were deployed: CNC technology as well as the use of robots in the foundry were further important steps towards technological progress and automation.
With the delivery of the washing machine ring, we started to successfully establish ourselves in the household appliance industry. At the same time, the HDO Group was starting to form: The HDO Druckguß- und Oberflächentechnik GmbH company was founded from the die casting division of Plant 3, while in the Czech Republic the HDO spol. plant was built for the outsourcing of labour-intensive activities
The time had come to expand the service portfolio: the HDO Service GmbH company was founded in Paderborn and the HDO SK s.r.o. in Slovakia. The executive floor became a family matter – Werner Beneken became sole owner of the HDO Group.
To the present day
The founding of the Innovation Management division has allowed for the targeted identification of new market requirements and the corresponding adaptation of technologies and products. The repositioning of the company allowed for the development of new market segments. HDO has become an innovative development partner for its customers.
For us it’s completely obvious: employees are the most important factor in business success. However, the satisfaction of each individual is a top priority not just from a business point of view but also from a human perspective.
With exciting, responsible tasks, flexible working hours, and individual support, we provide everybody the space for development. Flat hierarchies and short decision paths enable each and every employee to become invested and participate in the joint success.
We know that: a strong sense of unity arises from satisfaction, which turns our employees into highly committed human beings who are deeply rooted in the company and who strive with all their might for joint success. Therefore, our employees’ satisfaction is our top priority.
We gladly take on the challenges of the increasing digitalisation of the economy and society. Morover, we actively participate in the design of these rapid developments. We are, for example, contributing our power of innovation to the concrete design of the “touch-free” generation or of “Industry 4.0”.
The prerequisite for this is a high degree of networking in product and process design, which we are continuously working on. Thanks to our efficient innovation management and our strong motivation, products of the future become tangible today, for smart production solutions – today and tomorrow.