Hetek Lift- und Hebetechnik
The foundation of the company dates back to 1949. In the years 1952-1969 the Treffurter factory was expanded and developed because of the ever-increasing production of hoisting gear. New developments and manufacturing of load take-up products for logistics and handling of goods led to further investment. In 1969, the merger of the former VEB Hebezeugwerk Treffurt with the Hebezeugewerk Suhl and the integration into the company association TAKRAF was performed.
In the years up to 1977, the company continued to expand, export transactions has been made with lifting equipment such as winches, hoists and load take-up equipment and the production of car jacks as original equipment for cars significantly increased. As of 1972, the company supplied car jacks to Volvo, from 1980 to Peugeot and Citroen and has been over 20 years a reliable and valued partner of the European automotive industry.
With the fall of the Iron Curtain and the reunification of Germany, the situation in 1989 for the company changed fundamentally. The jack-production had to face the international competition and was no longer the mainstay for the future. Therefore, the company continued to develop the hoisting products for mobile systems that have been developed and built already during the GDR era. With its entry into the development and manufacturing of vertical lifts Hetek started up another product line with future potential to growth because of the demographic trends and the statutory to realise barieere free accessibility to buildings in the public and private sectors.
Since 01.11.2013 the company trades as Hetek Lift- und Hebetechnik GmbH as a subsidiary of HIRO Lift GmbH with the product groups vertical lifts and lifting systems at their usual location in Treffurt.