• 2017

30 year Heitec anniversary

Lars Heinemann is appointed to technical director 

  • 2016

Extra-long X-Slim-Line 01.059 nozzle with reduced outside diameter and large flow channel diameter is added to our program.

  • 2015

3D printer purchased tp improve prototyping

Launch to Starcat computer program

      • 2014

      Purchasing of new machines for manufacturing

      All Starline variants become available as single applications.

      Foreign representatives provide services for customers in Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and CIS.

      • 2013

      Development of Free-Flow valve-gate system

      Purchasing of 5 axis mill

      • 2012

      25% less energy consumption for all products due to increased energy efficiency

      25 year company anniversary

      The current series of “Flat-Line” nozzles makes a cavity-to-cavity distance of 4,5 mm with adjustable nozzle possible.

      • 2011

      HEITEC HEISSKANALTECHNIK GMBH invests in a height gauge and a new 3D measuring machine.

      The Starline nozzle is extended to a linear design in 8-fold design

      • 2010

      HEITEC HEISSKANALTECHNIK GMBH introduces the probably smallest hot runner nozzle to the global market.

      • 2008

      expansion of the production hall

      Bastian Schreck joins the company management as the second chief executive officer

      • 2007

      HEITEC HEISSKANALTECHNIK GMBH celebrates its 20th company anniversary.

      • 2006

      HEITEC HEISSKANALTECHNIK GMBH hires its 100th employee.

      HEITEC HEISSKANALTECHNIK GMBH is awarded the entrepreneurial prize for “innovative medium-sized company.”

      The line of goods now includes connecting nozzles.      

      • 2005  

      The Flat-Line, which is designed for use in customized solutions, is offered on the market.

      • 2004

      At the beginning of the year, nozzle sales exceed the 40,000 mark.

      87 Employees including 8 apprentices.

      • 2003

      HEITEC HEISSKANALTECHNIK GMBH is awarded the world-wide recognized DIN EN ISO 14001 certificate.

      • 2002

      Representative in Hong Kong, China starts operations.

      In order to enhance production reliability, inspection windows are developed and offered for sale on the market.

      76. Employee             

      • 2001

      Representative office in Taiwan opens.

      • 2000

      Production and administration move into the new hall

      • 1999

      newly constructed building in Bottendorf, topping out ceremony

      • 1998

      Representative offices in South Africa, Italy and Portugal are established.

      L-manifolds, T-manifolds, H-manifolds, Y-manifolds and X-manifolds go on sale.

      A new company building is in the works.

      • 1997

      10 years HEITEC HEISSKANALTECHNIK GMBH

      Receives ISO certification DIN EN ISO 9001

      38. Employee

      • 1996

      We already started offering the Slim-Line nozzle, which is particularly suitable for internal gating, for sale.

      HEITEC HEISSKANALTECHNIK GMBH incorporates distributor nozzles and horizontal manifolds into the product range.

      HEITEC HEISSKANALTECHNIK GMBH develops and presents its own website.     

      • 1995

      Relocation to Mr. Cronau’s industrial complex

      The 10,000th nozzle is dispatched

      30. Employee

      • 1994

      Representative office for the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Benelux are established.

      • 1993

      HEITEC HEISSKANALTECHNIK GMBH distributes straight-through nozzle for sale

      Representation in Austria and Switzerland

      • 1992

      foreign representative office opens in Canada

      • 1991

      Field representatives are assigned to sales territories within the federal states of Hessen and Thüringen

      The first valve gate is launched onto the market

      25. Employee

      • 1990

      Representative office in northern Germany is established

      The first complete hot half is produced

      • 1989

      HEITEC HEISSKANALTECHNIK GMBH’s existing product range is supplemented with the Profile-Line and Single-Line nozzles.

      • 1988

      Expansion of machine park, HEITEC HEISSKANALTECHNIK GMBH’s production of hot runner systems starts to really take off.

      The 5th employee is hired.

      • 1987

      Company is established by Karl-Heinz Cronau, Günter Schulz and Hans Schreck.

      Offices and production hall are constructed and furnished. Company name and logo are designed by our friend Uli Brosz

      The First-Line tip- and open, Single-Multi-Line and the Multi-Line are put on the market.

      • 1986

      first development of hot runner systems, a patent is filed for externally heated hot runner systems