German automatic transmission reman company E. & U. Hetzel has marked a quarter of a century in business with a two-day seminar and celebration. People from 22 countries, including China and South Korea, attended the seminar about transmissions and 260 people came to the anniversary party.
The company was also awarded ‘TOP 100’ status, which is handed out to Germany’s most innovative medium-sized companies – something that pleases managing director Ulrich Hetzel. “There are four million companies in Germany,” he explains. “We are very happy that our company is one of the 100 most innovative medium-sized companies in Germany for the year 2018. Now our company officially carries the seal of approval of a top innovator. In the independent selection process our company was particularly convincing in the category ‘innovation success’.
Hetzel is responsible for commercial matters and spare parts purchase while his brother Edgar is technical director. As well as reman, the company also sells spare parts and has its own training centre at its head office in Ubstadt-Weiher. Founded in 1993, the firm has 35 employees.