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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.


  • 1985

    Bernd Hellweg founds the Hellweg turning shop

  • 1990

    Acquisition of the first CNC processing machine

  • 1995

    New construction of a production hall

  • 1996

    Development of the first Hellweg granulator (2D CAD)

  • 1997

    Development of the first Hellweg side mill

  • 1998

    First public market appearance K show 1998 (Düsseldorf)

  • 1999

    Development of the first Hellweg roller mill type Slotter

  • 2000

    The company is renamed Hellweg Maschinenbau GmbH & Co.KG.
    Anita Hellweg, Bernd Hellweg and Mark Hellweg are appointed as managing directors

  • 2000

    Development of the first granulator type MRS explicitly for CD/DVD sprues

  • 2001

    Cooperation with the company Datarius for the worldwide distribution of the MRS (Material Recycling System)

  • 2002

    Receipt of the Innovation Award of the State and City of Aachen for the development of the MRS Recycling System

  • 2003

    Development of the first Hellweg film cutters

  • 2004

    Development of the first Hellweg 100 series laboratory mill

  • 2005

    Development of the first in-pipe cutter for shredding films

  • 2005

    Development of the first large cutting mill of the 600 series

  • 2006

    Development of the first 260 series granulator

  • 2007

    Development of the first feeding device for flat films

  • 2008

    Development of the first 300 series lump granulator

  • 2009

    Development of the infeed mill for punching grid waste from film production

  • 2011

    Development of the first Hellweg intake device for large cutting mills

  • 2012

    Development of the first large cutting mill of the 450 series

  • 2013

    Development of the largest Hellweg granulator to date MG 1500/600

  • 2014

    Further development of feeding devices

  • 2015

    Opening of the in-house laboratory for deeper analysis of the grinding results

  • 2016

    Development of the MDSG 1000/600 BR large cutting mill class lump mill

  • 2018

    Development of the world's first control system for granulators "GRANUmaster Smart Control"

  • 2019

    Market launch of the first digitised granulator at the K trade fair in Düsseldorf

  • 2020

    Receiving Award Finalist PRSE Plastics Recycling Award Europe 2020

  • 2020

    New construction of a second assembly hall

  • 2021

    Removal of all granulators with the Smart Control system

  • 2022

    Brand launch of Smart Control+ at the K show 2022

  • 2023

    Receipt of the TOP100 Innovation Award of the German Economy for the digital development of the Smart Control system

  • 2023

    New construction of an office building