HELLER Machine Tools, L.P. in Troy

Company Profile

HELLER is a global partner offering optimised manufacturing solutions and a comprehensive range of services for the metal-cutting industry.

HELLER is a global manufacturer of 4 and 5 axis machining centres, flexible manufacturing systems and crankshaft and camshaft machines and employs a staff of around 2,500 people worldwide. The company is headquartered in Nürtingen in the Stuttgart region. The company's customers come from a variety of industries including automotive manufacturers and their suppliers, machine building industry, contract manufacturers, power engineering, mould and die manufacturers as well as aerospace companies.

HELLER began its operations in the United States in 1982 in Elk Grove Village, IL, primarily as an importer and servicer of its crankshaft milling machines it was then selling to Ford, Deere, Caterpillar and Chevy Bay City plants.

HELLER global presence – in the markets of metal-cutting manufacturing.

Our complete solutions for workpiece-specific tasks allow us to optimally respond to the needs of our customers. Our solution competence comprises a wide range of parts and materials machined under the most diverse conditions - from light-metal machining to heavy-duty cutting, from machining of individual parts through to high-volume production using wet, dry or MQL machining. Complemented by comprehensive consulting and a wide range of services. HELLER operates production facilities around the globe, including the US, UK, Brazil, China and Germany.

Additionally, we are represented in all major markets with sales and service bases and qualified service partners. HELLER aims to further increase the company‘s regional market presence around the world and to tap into new fields of business, in particular with strong local value-added chains.

An important step in the expansion of our global market presence was taken on 21 October:  the opening of the 5th production location of the HELLER Group in Changzhou/China.

Facts and Figures HELLER Group

  • Founded in: 1894 in Nürtingen
  • Order intake 2014: EUR 558.1m (2013: EUR 413.5m)
    • 69% Europe (2013: 66%)
    • 23% North and South America (2013: 15%)
    • 8% Asia (2013: 19%)
  • Turnover 2014: EUR 434.4m (2013: EUR 532.7m)
  • Performance 2014: EUR 462.5m
  • Equity capital 2014: EUR 108.8m
    • Equity ratio: 34.5% (2013: 34.0%)
  • Investment volume 2014: EUR 8.1m
  • Development expenditure 2014: EUR 13.5m
  • No. of employees 2014 (31 Dec 2014): HELLER Group worldwide: 2,470
  • Chairman of the board: Berndt Heller
  • CEO of the HELLER group: Klaus Winkler
    COO of the HELLER group: Manfred Maier
  • Business divisions: Horizontal machining centers, 5-axis machining centers, milling/turning centers, flexible manufacturing systems, machines for camshaft and crankshaft machining, services
  • Production locations: Germany (Nürtingen), England (Redditch), USA (Troy/Michigan), Brazil (Sorocaba), China (Changzhou)
  • Sales/Service locations: Italy (Verona), France (Paris), Spain (Barcelona), Russia (Yekaterinburg), Mexico (Queretaro), Brazil (Belo Horizonte, Gravataí, Joinville), China (Beijing, Changchun, Shanghai, Chongqing, Nanning), India (Pune), Thailand (Bangkok)
  • Service locations: Germany (Hattingen, Salem, Goslar, Saarbrucken, Kirchheim, Nuremberg), Sweden (Värnamo), Switzerland (Niederbüren), Slovakia (Vrable)


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Heller Machine Tools L.P.
1225 Equity Drive
Troy, Michigan USA 48084


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HELLER US Management

Management Team HELLER Machine Tools

Keith Vandenkieboom

President / CEO

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Vincent Trampus
Vice President
Sales & Proposals

Steven Simser CFO

Steven Simser
Vice President
Finance / CFO

Management Team HELLER Machine Tools

J. Scott Babyak
Vice President
Engineering & Program Management

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