Automotive Innovations – our experience for the future
Welcome to HENSCHEL ENGINEERING AUTOMOTIVE
Our world is the production of superstructures
and accessories for light commercial vehicles
We are the market leader in Europe for 3-way tippers and
lightweight platform bodies for light commercial vehicles.
Due to our reliable quality, Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, PSA Group, Iveco and others have been our loyal clients for years.
Our success is based on many years of experience and passion in developing innovative solutions. We offer consultancy services with respect to individual
optimisation possibilities tailored to the customers’ needs, as well as a wide range of spare parts with after-sales service.
Especially for our customers in the automotive industry, we offer a range of comprehensive services. We will design components, produce them in serial in lean terms – and we will take care of installation and service.
We have very high expectations: our services, safety at our workplaces and environmental protection. In order to meet these requirements, we are regularly certified in all areas.
A short overview of HENSCHEL's history
Founding of Henschel in Antwerp, Belgium
Henschel Engineering NV
HENSCHEL ENGINEERING AUTOMOTIVE SP. z o. o.
In 1961 in Antwerp, Belgium: Entrepreneur Henschel Kassel founded the Henschel company, which dealt with the production of aluminum vehicles for the army.
After the dissolution of the Henschel Group, Henschel Engineering NV became part of Thyssen Rheinstahl.
In 1973, Henschel Engineering released the chassis for commercial vehicles to the market.
Since 1982, Henschel Engineering has specialized in maintenance and production of containers, as well as production of components for mobile cranes.
Since 2000, Henschel Engineering started to moved parts of their production to the location in Kostrzyn.
In 2010, the location in Antwerp was closed and HENSCHEL ENGINEERING AUTOMOTIVE was founded in Kostrzyn.
The new plant started production of drop-side bodies and 3-way tippers.
Some milestones in our company history
1985 Launching serial production of platform bodies for Ford and Mercedes-Benz
1992 Platform bodies for new MB Sprinter T1
2000 Launching production of Henschel 3-way tipper of the company’s own design
2002 Launching serial deliveries of 3-way tippers for Citroën Jumper
2003 Launching serial deliveries of platform bodies for VW T5
2005 Launching the assembly plant with welding robots for platform bodies
2012 Launching serial deliveries of 3-way tippers for Iveco Daily
2013 Introduction of a new, much lighter HENSCHEL 3-way tipper
2015 Launching serial deliveries of 3-way tippers for VW Transporter
2016 Launching serial deliveries of 3-way tippers and platform bodies for VW Crafter
2017 Introduction of new, much lighter HENSCHEL aluminium platform bodies
We are consistently driven by the following aims in all areas of our company. This applies today and for the future:
We are partners to our customers.
The success of our customers has been our driving force for more than 30 years. Top quality and competence in the field of processing, machining and assembly are self-evident for us. We want our customers to be able to rely on us completely. Therefore, we carefully listen to them and we strictly adapt to their needs. Together we develop customized solutions and adapt to any requirements to be able to obtain optimal coordination between the vehicle chassis, requirements and body.
Our own team for quality management also guarantees optimum control of all project specifications and we ensure 100% traceability.
Our employees are our greatest assets.
We continuously invest in state-of-the-art machinery, production locations and product innovations.
However, only our employees are a guarantee for the future of our company. For this reason we are especially active in education and training, ensuring the constant improvement of all our employees‘ qualifications.
We are committed to the health and wellbeing of our employees. For this reason we provide modern, safe and ergonomically equipped workplaces in all our production plants.
We care for the environment.
The economic success of our company must not be achieved at the expense of the environment. Because we represent a large enterprise, we are aware of our responsibility for the future of the planet. Sustainability is not a blank slogan for us, but a standard which we are committed to in our daily activities. That‘s why we do everything to ensure that our production processes save natural resources and are carried out with maximum consistency. We do this, for example, through the implementation of environmentally-friendly processes and materials such as nano-ceramic pre-treatment or the wooden floors made of screen-printed boards.
HENSCHEL ENGINEERING AUTOMOTIVE is part of TELEMOND Holding, a company with more than 50 years of experience known all over Europe.
In the heart of Europe
Our production facility in Kostrzyn
Our production plant is only 3 kilometers from the German border. It has an extraordinary infrastructure and optimal access to international transport routes. Berlin with its airports and train access is only 80 km away.