Heule Tool Corp. (HTC), in Loveland, Ohio, recently celebrated its 30th anniversary serving manufacturers in North America. HTC was established in N. America in 1988 by Heule Werkzeug AG in Balgach, Switzerland, and was located in West Plymouth, Michigan. Moving to the Cincinnati area in 1993, HTC has continued to increase sales of its automated deburring, chamfering, countersinking, and spot-facing tools in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico and is now widely used by leading high-volume manufacturers for their Swiss-made precision cutting tools.
“Our customers in North America appreciate the high-quality product that the Swiss make,” says HTC President Gary Brown, speaking at the 30th Anniversary Open House.
Brown, who has been leading HTC for 29 of the 30 years, thanked Heule Werkzeug AG CEO Ulf Heule, who was present at the event. He also recognized Ulf’s father, Heinrich, who invented the first automated deburring tool in 1961 and launched the company.
“We couldn’t be here without you,” Brown said.
Ulf Heule also spoke at the event, thanking HTC employees for their hard work in making Heule successful in North America. “Today HTC is an important part of the Heule group,” said Heule, who also supports subsidiaries in Germany, China, and South Korea.
HTC celebrated their anniversary on April 25, 2018 by inviting local sales agents, distributors, customers, government officials, business partners, friends, and family to an open house and pig roast where they toasted HTC’s success. Ulf Heule and Brown also planted a tree on the grounds of HTC to commemorate 30 years of growth in North America.