Growth depends on numerous factors. One of the most important is a fertile ground and an advantageous environment. This awareness has motivated us since 1999.
We find the explanation in the raw material to be processed. That is why HDS Sawmill Tools enjoys an excellent reputation in terms of high-quality products for individual timber processing in Sawmills.
By the foundation of HDS-Knives GmbH and the increase of further production halls in the same industrial area in Remscheid the manufacturing of machine knives und parts was expanded and the support to the large customers in wood-based material producing industry could be forced.
To be in the position to handle the backlog of orders and the pricing pressure, robots enable a third shift. Besides machine loading and unloading they take care of cleaning the workpieces and workholders and arrange milling, deburring or grinding of our sawmill tools.
The production of our sawmill tools like circular saw blades, knives or system components is more and more made by 5-axis machining centers included automatic tool measuring in integrated magazines. Furthermore non-productive times hours could be reduced by using automatic pallet changers.
By reasons of an increase of needs for sawmills and therewith an excellent order situation, the production capacities had to be expanded. In another construction phase our places could be significantly enlarged.
Presentation of the new corporate design along with logo and the completely revised HDS-catalog with all the highlights of the SAWMILL TOOLS during the LIGNA in Hanover.
With the strong growth of the Sawmill Tools division the only 4 years old HDS building reached its capacity. Additional production halls and a new office wing were built.
The integration of WIJAG shifted the focus of our sawmill tools business segment even more on the existing circular saw blade product group.
The growing focus on the sawmill division required restructuring of our business segments, resulting in today’s HDSGroup GmbH.
HDS moved into its first own, and back then quite spacious, company building in the Remscheid industrial park Bergisch Born.
The integration of the Remscheid company HT-Maschinenmesser GmbH added to HDS Werkzeuge’s production.
Only five years after HDS Werkzeug was founded, the business domain was expanded by integrating Remscheid’s cutting tool and saw manufacturer vom Hoff.
Engineering graduate Andreas Hindrichs, sole proprietor and general manager, who previously worked in the Engineering Department at saw manufacturer Felde, founded the company “HDS Werkzeuge” in Remscheid.