HELD is a classic family business based in Trossingen-Schura in the Black Forest region. The story of our company began in 1949 when Adolf Held founded a polishing workshop for watch cases. Over the following decades, it developed into a leading global mechanical engineering company: HELD Technologie GmbH.
What sets us apart is the right mix of tradition and innovation that is guided by a future-oriented approach. Combined with the skills and knowledge of our employees, we were able to establish a unique type of expertise in double belt press technology across four generations. Although we are still speaking with a Swabian accent, the entire world understands us now – because our plants represent top efficiency and quality across the globe.
Thinking ahead to develop innovative customer solutions. Form a team of experienced specialists, technicians and engineers. Taking into account the increasing requirements with constant further development and networking along the entire value chain. That's why we are a partner and member of various organisations, networks and clusters, such as the VDMA, the Cluster Brennstoffzelle BW and a partner of Duale Hochschule Baden Württemberg.
Market launch of the first isobaric double belt press including air-based pressure cushions. HELD previously designed a new process enabling the continuous production of materials. A request by a customer prompted this development. They wanted edge strips by the roll for tabletops. The idea is to minimise waste. Since that time HELD has been the global leader for innovation and technology relating to isobaric double belt presses.
We strive to impact the environment as little as possible and to use all resources sensibly and sustainably. That is why we operate photovoltaic systems with a total output of 413 kWp on the roofs of our company facilities.
Heat recovery also plays an important role in our environmental concept. Our waste heat is stored in our company's own systems and, with the help of a water pump and a gas-combined heating and power plant, used for heating our company and its water. And the combined heating and power plants also provide power ... almost as an afterthought. The entire remaining energy power demand is met with hydropower. We use our own rain water storage system in order to reduce our water consumption.
Together with our employees, HELD helps protect the environment. All employees can use a drinking water machine and are also provided with sustainable thermos cups and drinking bottles to replace harmful disposable tableware and coffee mugs. All company printers use recycled paper and, in order to avoid printing large drawings in the future, we are currently testing digital alternatives that can assist in the assembly process.