About our company
The Hellweg Company
Hellweg-Maschinenbau has specialised in the development and production of shredding machinery for the plastics industry - especially in granulators/cutting mills.
The sole ownership enterprise formed in 1985 by Bernd Hellweg has been restructured on 1.1.2000 into a limited company, Hellweg Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG, that has since been managed as a family-owned company.
After the company had already developed and realised entire projects for renowned engineering companies, greater emphasis has been given to driving forward with development of the company’s own products. After years of development and test phases, a range of shredding machines arose, with the highest level of craftsmanship. The excellence in quality gained through contract production became the guideline for the company’s own engineering work. The high degree of experience in the area of development and in CNC technology enables a sensible relationship between design and the subsequent production by various machining processes.
The standard range of machines covers mobile machine-side mills, slow-running and central granulators/grinders in different sizes as well as complete fully automated recycling lines. Hellweg Maschinenbau also develops solutions according to specific customer requirements.
With their solid construction, Hellweg granulators stand for advanced technology and guarantee compliance with the highest demands for quality – with a well balanced price-performance relationship - made in Germany.
Bernd Hellweg founds the Hellweg turning shop
Acquisition of the first CNC processing machine
New construction of a production hall
Development of the first Hellweg granulator (2D CAD)
Development of the first Hellweg side mill
First public market appearance K show 1998 (Düsseldorf)
Development of the first Hellweg roller mill type Slotter
The company is renamed Hellweg Maschinenbau GmbH & Co.KG.
Anita Hellweg, Bernd Hellweg and Mark Hellweg are appointed as managing directors
Development of the first granulator type MRS explicitly for CD/DVD sprues
Cooperation with the company Datarius for the worldwide distribution of the MRS (Material Recycling System)
Receipt of the Innovation Award of the State and City of Aachen for the development of the MRS Recycling System
Development of the first Hellweg film cutters
Development of the first Hellweg 100 series laboratory mill
Development of the first in-pipe cutter for shredding films
Development of the first large cutting mill of the 600 series
Development of the first 260 series granulator
Development of the first feeding device for flat films
Development of the first 300 series lump granulator
Development of the infeed mill for punching grid waste from film production
Development of the first Hellweg intake device for large cutting mills
Development of the first large cutting mill of the 450 series
Development of the largest Hellweg granulator to date MG 1500/600
Further development of feeding devices
Opening of the in-house laboratory for deeper analysis of the grinding results
Development of the MDSG 1000/600 BR large cutting mill class lump mill
Development of the world's first control system for granulators "GRANUmaster Smart Control"
Market launch of the first digitised granulator at the K trade fair in Düsseldorf
Receiving Award Finalist PRSE Plastics Recycling Award Europe 2020
New construction of a second assembly hall
Removal of all granulators with the Smart Control system
Brand launch of Smart Control+ at the K show 2022
Receipt of the TOP100 Innovation Award of the German Economy for the digital development of the Smart Control system
New construction of an office building