helo® wood products with housewares "made in Germany"

Experience and quality is our tradition
The german company helo®-Heckelmann can look back on more than nine decades of successfull activity. Whether housewares, advertising material or special items - the family business of the Franconian Waldfenster  becaue of its high-quality wood products is demanded trading partner around the world.

Quality since the origin
Lorenz Heckelmann founded the company in 1924. In the early years helo® concentrated on the production of wooden shoes in the domestic factory. Gradually more people came to the company in order to meet the growing demand. Step by step the sons and grandsons of the founder developed the family business in subsequent generations to a leading manufacturing company for housewares made of wood and plastic. Today helo® is managed by Hartwig Heckelmann. The key premise had always been the high-quality production. helo® provides its partners with quality goods with high permanency and high functionality. The importance of the environmental aspect steadily increases, because helo® already uses almost exclusively wood from sustainable forests (PEFC).

Clothespins and promotional item supplement range
Since 1945 clothespins in a variety of versions supplemented the range. In 1954 helo® also began with the production of plastic brackets. Wood products like cooking spoons and cutting boards were established in the sixties in the helo® product range. In the seventies the production of wooden spoons started. 1980 helo® opened a new branch with a wide range of promotional items made of wood, a segment with a huge demand which has grown above the ordinary. Here articles are provided with individual penetration, printing or laser engraving. Furthermore special designs are available.
Leading supplier
helo® is now one of the world's largest providers of clothespins. In the segment of kitchen appliances and wood plates helo® is also one of the market leaders. Moreover, it has established a reputation as a producer of high quality individual items such as wooden boxes and entrapments. The helo® range is completed with handicraft items and especially with a wide variety of advertising materials made of wood.

Numerous national and international property rights for various products, e.g. for plates, brackets, engineered wood parts and boxes for businesscards show the company's innovative spirit.


Production with flair and modern technology

With the increasingly variety of goods (segment or sortiment) the demand grew for larger production facilities. The first expansion phase followed in 1948 with the construction of a new hall. Since this time the company site is continually expanding to offer the new technology space. helo® follow always the new trends of technology and used them as the basis for high-quality products. Today CNC machines for highest precision determine the view (was ist mit Bild gemeint?) in the production facilities. Furthermore the expert craftsmanship continues to play an important role in exclusive products. Next to the administrative building are two production facilities as well as a warehouse form the core of the company.

Wood by conviction

The natural product wood builds the basis for the majority of helo®-products. helo® emphasizes the use of wood coming from sustainable forestry to satisfy customers demands.

Successful sales at home and abroad

helo® distributes its products through attractive trading partners at home and abroad. The export share is now about one-third of the turnover that was generated mainly by the intensive trade fair participations of helo®. For over 30 years helo® is exhibiting at international trade shows as a guest, e.g. to the "Ambiente" Frankfurt and the PSI Dusseldorf. Detailed information on the wide range of products can be found on the website at www.heckelmann.com or by e-mail via the contact form.