A profile of HELLER

Foresight spanning decades. Focus on the future.

HELLER was founded in 1894 as a small craftsman’s workshop. Today, the global Group develops and produces state-of-the-art CNC machine tools and manufacturing systems for machining operations. HELLER combines the tradition and experience of a medium-sized family-owned company with the integrated solution-based approach of a global player.

As one of the leading machine tool manufacturers in the machining sector, we employ 2,760 staff worldwide. 5 production facilities in Europe, Asia and North and South America guarantee reliable deliveries to our customers. Additionally, we are represented in all major markets with sales and service bases and qualified service partners. More about HELLER global.

The HELLER product range comprises 4 and 5-axis machining centers, milling-turning machining centers, custom machines and process machines, coating modules, machines for crankshaft and camshaft machining, as well as a comprehensive modular range of services. With HELLER4Industry, we offer our customers enhanced solutions for production digitization. HELLER generates tailor-made complete solutions for a diverse range of manufacturing requirements. From the stand-alone machine to the fully-automated turnkey production system – from the stand-alone machine to the fully-automated turnkey production system – from the new machine to the full-service agreement to the retrofit. More about HELLER machines & solutions and HELLER Services.

Our customers include companies from the automobile industry and their suppliers, from general mechanical engineering, energy technology, fluid technology, aerospace and many other sectors. More about HELLER industry solutions and our customer references.


HELLER began its operations in the United States in 1982. In 1992, HELLER Machine Tools L.P. relocated its headquarters to Troy, Michigan. Since then - HELLER USA has been providing their North American customers with unparalleled machine tool solutions, service, and support. Today HELLER USA builds the full range of machining centers and engineered turnkey solutions for the North American market. Local USA production and the highly experienced service teams provides our customers with the best support possible.

Today more than 120 employees work at our technology center and production facility in Troy, Michigan - supporting our customers in the USA, Canada, and Mexico. For many years, HELLER USA has been the leading CNC machine tool solutions provider to the OEM automotive industry, today - HELLER USA is currently expanding its market presence in the Electric Vehicle, Aerospace, Defense/Gun, Energy and Oil & Gas industries.

Facts and figures

Founded in: 1982
Activities: Production, sales, service
Staff: +120
Total floor space: 100,000 square feet
Management: Kenneth Goodin

Location address

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

That's why HELLER

Our quality pledge

  • Made by HELLER:
    Deepest vertical integration: HELLER machines produce HELLER machines.
  • Made to Work:
    HELLER machines are designed for stable processes in harsh daily production – 24/7 in a 3-shift operation.
  • Lifetime Partnership:
    HELLER offers comprehensive services over the entire life cycle of a machine.
  • HELLER Global Footprint:
    Our global orientation combined with a strong regional presence ensures customer proximity worldwide.

HELLER company philosophy

What we stand for

Our corporate values form the basis of the HELLER corporate philosophy: Systematic, sustainable, fair. They show us the way and give us orientation for our actions. At the same time, we continuously pursue our mission that drives us as a company: Supporting our customers with added value through knowledge. We call this HELLER solutions: Knowing how it’s done.

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Order intake 2020

255.9m EUR

(71% Europe, 17% North and South America, 12% Asia)


Turnover 2020

382.8m EUR


Performance 2020

365.9m EUR

Equity capital 2020

103.6m EUR

(Quote: 29.6%)



(HELLER Group worldwide, Status: 31.12.2020)

Heller Holding SE & Co. KGaA
represented by the
Heller Management SE

Supervisory board:
Berndt Heller (Chairman), Bernd Haußmann, Joachim Beyer, Thomas Fruhstuck, Christian Hald, Marc Heller, Michael Hellmann, Christa Lang, Gerhard Reiner, Bernd Treuer, Harald Völker, Gerhard Wick

Management board of the Heller Management SE:
Klaus Winkler (Chairman), Manfred Maier

Gebr. Heller Maschinenfabrik GmbH

Supervisory board:
Klaus Winkler (Chairman), Manfred Maier, Rainer Hoffmann

Managing directors:
Dieter Drechsler, Matthias Meyer, Andreas Müßigmann, Peter Weber

HELLER Services GmbH

Managing directors:
Andreas Markpfleger, Dr. Gerd Schöllhammer

Klaus Winkler

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Manfred Maier

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Dieter Drechsler

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Andreas Markpfleger

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Matthias Meyer

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Andreas Müßigmann

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Dr. Gerd Schöllhammer

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Peter Weber

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HELLER Support Germany

Managing directors:
Dieter Drechsler
Andreas Markpfleger
Matthias Meyer
Andreas Müßigmann
Dr. Gerd Schöllhammer
Peter Weber


Managing director:
Matthias Meyer

GSN (Germany)
Wenzler (Germany)
Paatz (Germany)

STS (Germany)

HELLER North America (NAFTA)

Managing director:
Kenneth M. Goodin

  • HELLER Mexico

HELLER South America (LATAM)

Managing director:
Alfredo Griesinger

  • HELLER Brazil


Managing directors:
Andreas Müßigmann
Peter Weber

  • HELLER Germany
  • HELLER France
  • HELLER Italy
  • HELLER Poland
  • HELLER Russia
  • HELLER Sweden
  • HELLER Switzerland
  • HELLER Slovakia
  • HELLER Spain
  • HELLER UK (Sales & Services)


Managing director:
Andrew Parkin

  • HELLER China
  • HELLER India
  • HELLER Singapore
  • HELLER Thailand

Main facilities: (Production/Sales/Service): Germany (Nürtingen), England (Redditch), USA (Troy/Michigan), Brazil (Sorocaba), China (Changzhou)

Sales/Service locations: Italy (Verona), France (Paris), Spain (Barcelona), Poland (Poznan), Russia (Moscow), Brazil (Belo Horizonte, Joinville, Porto Alegre), Mexico (Querétaro), China (Jinan, Beijing, Shanghai), India (Pune), Thailand (Bangkok), Singapore

Service locations: Germany (Hattingen, Salem, Goslar, Saarbrücken, Nürtingen, Nuremberg, Rosenheim), Sweden (Värnamo), Switzerland (Appenzell), Slovakia (Vráble)


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