A Culture of Innovation

Innovation is the driving force behind progress and sustainable growth. For the Heitkamp & Thumann Group, innovation has always been at the center of its corporate philosophy and entrepreneurial activities. The group puts its trust in a culture of innovation that continually calls on all participants to think again about  what already exists and to search for new solutions.

Strategic Innovation Management At Heitkamp & Thumann

Innovation is the process of making changes, large and small, radical and incremental, to products, technologies, processes, business models and services. These changes need to result in something new that adds value to our customers.

At Heitkamp & Thumann, our strategic innovation management approach is based on three main elements:

  • a market-oriented innovation funnel (see figure below),
  • a customized portfolio management approach and
  • interdisciplinary teams using industry-proven innovation methods to drive a variety of different types of innovation projects.

This ensures a balanced and strategically aligned innovation pipeline and a sustainable contribution to a profitable, learning and ambidextrous Heitkamp & Thumann Group.

As our mission statement underlines: ‘Innovation creates our Future’.



Innovation Magazine

This annual innovation magazine is written for our colleagues, customers, suppliers, and other collaboration partners.

Innovation Magazine

This innovation magazine provides you with an overview of selected innovation topics and projects that are important to H&T Presspart.

Project Management


Invested in the manufacturing site on infrastructure and equipment since 2002.


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Tool Design

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Deburring & Finishing

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Quality & Testing


Euro sales for the Heitkamp and Thumann Group in 2017.




The number of employees in the Heitkamp and Thumann Group.


Our deep drawn components are delivered to 25 countries around the world.


Invested in the manufacturing site on infrastructure and equipment since 2002.

Whitebirk Industrial Estate

United Kingdom

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Am Meilenstein 8 – 19


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