Dear Business Partners,
We are happy to be able to inform you about the successful completion of the transfer of business ownership.
In March of this year, Fortas AG, Rösrath, and Dipl.-Ing Jakob Dirksen took over all shares of Helmerding hiw Maschinen GmbH from Lieselotte Taake-Hallinger.
Over the last 25 years, the Taake-Hallinger entrepreneurial couple developed and expanded Helmerding hiw Maschinen GmbH into an extremely powerful and successful supplier of press systems. Today, the company delivers to customers in the automotive, plastics, and pharmaceutical industries around the globe.
In the context of the company succession, it was of utmost importance to Mrs. Taake-Hallinger that Helmerding hiw Maschinen GmbH would be managed by entrepreneurs in the future, as well, and that the location of Bad Oeynhausen with its highly qualified employees would be preserved.
With Fortas AG, a private, entrepreneur-based holding company for small and medium-sized businesses, and Mr. Dirksen, who can look back on many years of expert and management activities in the automotive and supplier industries, these criteria so important to Mrs. Taake-Hallinger are being fulfilled in the best way possible.
Mr. Dirksen will take over the sole management of Helmerding hiw Maschinen GmbH starting 1 July 2016. In the last 13 years, he very successfully managed the business of IWM Automation GmbH, based in Porta Westfalica, Germany. During the preceding years, he held different technical managerial positions at automotive suppliers operating internationally, such as Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. KG and Faurecia Automotive GmbH.
We are convinced that we will continue on the so far very successful path of Helmerding hiw Maschinen GmbH in the future, as well, and would be very pleased if you would continue to rely on us.