Press releases and downloads for journalists.

All press releases of the Hengst Group are listed for download here in chronological order.

Contact person for the press:
Julia Gillenkirch
Telephone: +49 (0)251 20 20 2-0
E-mail: j.gillenkirch@hengst.de

Fast navigation through the filter range

Based on the online catalog, the Hengst filter app is now available in the Google Play Store and Apple iTunes Store. After installing the app onto their smartphone, users have access to a dynamic tool allowing them to quickly search for filter types for passenger cars, commercial vehicles, agricultural and con-struction machines, as well as marine applications right on their smartphone. Being in a hurry is part of everyday business in the parts market and workshops. No one has time to waste searching for the right spare parts for different vehicle makes and models – today, tools providing the necessary information on all end devices are a must.

Hengst presents the oil filter of the future for passenger cars

World premiere of the sustainable Blue.on concept at the IAA 2017

Efficiency and environmental impact are key parameters in car development. Under the slogan “Future now”, the IAA 2017 is presenting tomorrow’s concepts and trends. You can experience innovative ideas at the Hengst booth in Hall 5.1, Booth A28. This is where the Blue.on will celebrate its world premiere – a sustainable and ecologically efficient oil filter concept which makes outdated spin-on filters obsolete.

Hengst is GM Supplier of the Year 2016

General Motors Honors Supplier for the Second Time

A great honor for Hengst Filtration: Muenster-based company Hengst is the “GM Supplier of the Year” for the second time. General Motors presented the supplier with its greatest honor for suppliers – one of the most established in the global automotive industry – on March 31 in Orlando, Florida. GM management was unanimous in its decision to distinguish Hengst among over 20,000 suppliers. Even more pleasing to the supplier, this year is the 25th anniversary of the award, which was accepted by Olaf Ley, Group Director Sales OE Passenger Cars, and Howard Boyer, CEO of Hengst of North America, Inc.

HELLA and Hengst tie the knot

HELLA and Hengst tie the knot
UK agreement for comprehensive OE filtration alliance March 2017 heralds an exciting new chapter for HELLA here in the UK, as it becomes the first country within the HELLA group to introduce filtration through a powerful alliance with original equipment (OE) manufacturer, Hengst Filtration.
The agreement is a union between two longstanding – HELLA established in 1899 and Hengst in 1958 – and like-minded businesses, for both are OE manufacturers and system suppliers to the global automotive industry, both are acknowledged as award winning technological innovators, while they are also both renowned for their commitment to deliver the very best in terms of quality, availability and support to the independent aftermarket.

Best Supplier: Sinotruk Honors Hengst

Best Supplier: Sinotruk Honors Hengst

Long-term, close development partnership with China’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer

Hengst is also a popular development and system partner for Asian vehicle manufacturers: Sinotruk, one of the largest commercial vehicle manufacturers in China, recently honored Hengst China as the “Best Cooperation Supplier of 2016.” Hengst and Sinotruk have maintained a close business partnership since 2009.

The prize is an especially prominent one on the Chinese commercial vehicle market, since Sinotruk only selects a few suppliers for the award each year from its total pool of around 1,000. Key factors that won Hengst the award include its expertise in research and development, permanently high quality, supplier reliability, and economic efficiency. Ongoing suggestions for improvement from the Hengst team on site in Kunshan also impressed China’s largest manufacturer of heavyduty commercial vehicles. “We are proud of this proof of the trust Sinotruk has in us, and we believe it is a confirmation of our corporate strategy of staying close to the markets and our customers through our global locations,” says Ingo Brunsmann, Group Vice President of Original Equipment.

Hengst goes to Dubai

16th location worldwide: new sales office strengthens presence and customer proximity in the Gulf

A strong network around the world: on 1 January 2017, Hengst will open its 16th location worldwide in the form of Hengst Middle East FZE. This means that customers in the Gulf will be able to benefit from short routes and an even quicker and more customised service.

In the Gulf, Hengst filter products have been valued for their quality and reliability for many years. This is reason enough to expand the already strong market position with a permanent presence in the region. Hengst Middle East will use the Dubai location to serve the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Quatar, Bahrain as well as Oman.

Regional Sales Director Ziad Alali, the manager of the new location, not only boasts many years of industry experience, but also commands extensive knowledge of the regional markets.

The previous exporter, Manfred Hommert GmbH, will remain by the team’s side in Dubai in a close advisory role. The new location represents the next step for Hengst in expanding its presence in all major markets. Globally positioned but always close to the customer: it is based on this maxim that the company has built up a dense global service network over the past few years.

Intelligent Fluid Management – Everything Runs Smoothly

Hengst features innovative filtration and deposition solutions for commercial vehicles at the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2016

The highest reliability, as little downtime as possible, the engine’s high efficiency: these are decisive factors that commercial vehicle operators demand from technology. Intelligent fluid management and advanced filtration technology are an essential part of the engine’s protection and reliable mechanics. With numerous innovative solutions, Hengst provides a comprehensive overview of its program for new and retrofitted commercial vehicles at the IAA 2016 (Hanover, September 22nd to 29th, 2016, Hall 13 Stand C23).

Excellent service and premium products

Hengst is presenting a new brand image and the entire IAM product range at the Automechanika 2016

Work smarter – with excellent service and premium products: At the Automechanika 2016 (September 13 to 17, 2016, at the Frankfurt Trade Fair, Hall 4.0, Stand A71) Hengst will present a new brand identity and an expanded and completely redesigned exhibition stand. The trade fair attendees will gain insight into the IAM product range with more than 2,500 filter products and also learn what differentiates brand-name filters with OEM (original equipment manufacturer) quality from presumably less costly alternatives. With its brand promise, Hengst is setting itself up for the requirements of the future IAM market. The company wants to offer excellence as a partner for innovative filtration solutions with know-how and passion.

Hengst presents groundbreaking solutions at the 2016 IAA Commercial Vehicles

An idea to spark optimized performance: The Blue.maxx modular system from Hengst is setting benchmarks in diesel fuel filtration. Hengst will present the concept with other solutions for filtration and fluid management in commercial vehicles at the 2016 IAA (Hanover, September 22-29, 2016, Hall 13 Stand C23) – true to the fair’s motto “Driven by Ideas.”

More than 2,500 filters for any requirement: Hengst at the Automechanika 2016

From original equipment to the aftermarket: You can always rely on the quality of Hengst filters. The company will be presenting an overview of its IAM range of more than 2,500 filter products at the Automechanika (September 13 to 17, 2016 at the Messe Frankfurt).

Hengst at the 37th Vienna Motor Symposium

The company will be presenting the latest trends and a glimpse into upcoming developments at the 37th Vienna Motor Symposium (28 to 29 April 2016, Hofburg Vienna Congress Centre).

Fed up with nasty passengers?

Fed up with nasty passengers?

Interior cabin air filters ensure clean conditions inside your automobile

You no longer have to endure “bad air” in your vehicle: Air conditioning, which is standard in most modern vehicles, allows individuals to adjust temperatures to their own needs; the integrated interior cabin air filters keep undesirable air components such as pollen, dust, bacteria and allergens at bay. The prerequisite for this: The interior cabin air filter should be replaced regularly, every 15,000 kilometers at least or, ideally, twice a year.

Hengst acquires Danish filter manufacturer Nordic Air Filtration

The acquisition is part of the growth strategy set out by the Hengst Group

On February 1, 2016, Hengst will acquire all shares of the Danish filtration specialist Nordic Air Filtration. Nordic Air is a market leader in high-quality solutions for industrial air filtration and supplies dealers and OEMs worldwide. The company has three locations in Denmark and in the United Arab Emirates and employs around 100 staff who generate annual sales of over EUR 15 million. Nordic Air Filtration has a very large portfolio of around 4,000 different filter products and more than 20 different filter media for gas turbines and industrial applications.

Skill in Series Production

Hengst successful in the International Aluminum Die Casting Competition for the fourth time in a row

This is a real series of successes. Hengst has taken part in the International Aluminum Die Casting Competition for the fourth time – and for the fourth time in a row the company was among the prize winners. The expert judges awarded first prize to an oil coolant module for Daimler commercial vehicle engines developed by Hengst and produced at the Nordwalde site. The accolade was awarded as part of the “Euroguss” trade fair in Nuremberg.

Hengst is primed for further growth

Headquarters will be extended – start of construction in first quarter of 2016

Primed for current and prospective growth: Hengst, specialist in filtration und fluid management, expands its headquarters in Münster. About 3.8 mio. Euro are being invested in a new administrative building.

The start of the first of altogether three stages of expansion will be in the first quarter of 2016. Within nine months, a new building consisting of three floors will be built, comprising numerous office rooms as well as a new canteen, training- and common rooms.

Short Ways to the Markets of Eastern Europe

It is always there, where the customers are: With eleven locations on four continents, Hengst has a global footprint. Short distances from the production of high-performance filters to the customers from the automotive industry and the service business are guaranteed. The most recent plant in the Polish city of Gostyń, near Poznan, was opened on October 22 and celebrated with guests and customers.

Hengst Showcases Tailor-Made Solutions at IAA 2015

Maximum performance with minimum weight, installation space, assembly and service costs: Hengst solutions for crankcase ventilation and fluid management are used as original equipment by leading automobile manufacturers. Hengst is presenting an overview of the entire product range, as well as future trends and topics, at the 66th IAA 2015 (Frankfurt am Main, September 17 to 27, Hall 5.1, Stand A28).

World premiere at the IAA: A new dimension in oil separation

Product launch at the 2015 IAA (Frankfurt am Main, 17 to 27 September): with its new Blue.disc product, Hengst will be showing the first disk separator for car applications (Hall 5.1, Stand A28).
With the highly efficient system for crankcase ventilation, Hengst reinforces its commitment to developing sustainable filtration solutions to meet the needs of today and tomorrow.

The High Art of Plastics Production

Take advantage of the latest manufacturing procedures and free up space in terms of both design and profitability: The Austrian Engel group regularly presents the Engel Award for examples of success that fulfill these goals. Hengst is among the three prizewinners this year.

Hengst Strengthens its Position in the Eastern-European Market

Hengst is there for customers from the automotive industry all over the world, quite literally: as part of the global growth strategy, the company is putting yet another production location into operation at the end of May, which at the same time will be the automotive supplier’s first factory in Poland.

Perfection in Filtration

Functional integration in a small installation space, downsizing, and new approaches to lightweight construction: The challenges facing filtration and fluid management modules are constantly increasing. Hengst has been working on solutions for the vehicles of tomorrow and beyond using extensive development and engineering resources, the latest in-house manufacturing processes and competence spanning many decades.

New „Group Vice President Aftermarket Sales“ at Hengst Automotive

Change in the leadership of the automotive supplier Hengst: Oliver Nabrotzky, new “Group Vice President Aftermarket Sales”, takes over from Rolf Sudmann. The move puts 42-year-old Nabrotzky in charge of the worldwide aftermarket business of the Hengst group.

Cabin filters: The best way to beat pollen dirt and other impurities

Experts are unanimous: Clean, conditioned air inside the vehicle acts against the threat of fatigue, meaning the driver can stay concentrated and alert, thus making driving safer. Allergy suffers are no longer at risk, as they are protected against pollen and other allergens, at least in the vehicle. However, regular replacement of the cabin filter is crucial for effective operation.

Hengst is solidly on track

The Hengst Group has started fiscal year 2015 with positive expectations: international growth should make it possible to build on the development trend of recent years. The Group ended the year 2014 with sales of just under 400 million euros.

Hengst is continuing to build on its presence in the growth market of India

Precisely two years ago, Hengst set up its first-ever site in India. Now, the specialist in filtration and fluid management is continuing to build on its presence in the sub-continent. Indeed, just a few short days ago, the contracts were signed for a joint venture with Indian filter specialist Luman Automotive.

Top Quality around the Globe

Muenster, Germany/Brazil. Great joy at the Brazilian location of Hengst: The filtration technology and fluid management specialist has won the “Prêmio Interação” from Mercedes-Benz do Brazil.

Excellent delivery rates with no complaints

A new accolade for Hengst Automotive: First the Hengst Group received the “GM Supplier of the Year Award 2012“ and the „Daimler Supplier Award 2013“, now the automotive supplier from Münster has won the “GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award”.

New Sales Company established in Singapore

Hengst is strengthening its presence in the Asian growth markets: the newly established company Hengst Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. has recently started up business operations in Singapore (literally: “Lion City”).

Daimler names Hengst supplier of the year

Hengst Group employees rejoice: on Thursday (February 27) managing partner Jens Röttgering and member of the management board, Original Equipment division Ingo Brunsmann accepted the “Daimler Supplier Award 2013” in Stuttgart.

Daimler names Hengst supplier of the year

Hengst Group employees rejoice: on Thursday (February 27) managing partner Jens Röttgering and member of the management board, Original Equipment division Ingo Brunsmann accepted the “Daimler Supplier Award 2013” in Stuttgart.

Strong tailwind from 2013 gets the new financial year underway

Hengst Automotive achieved stable growth yet again in the 2013 financial year. The Group, based in Münster, saw its global turnover for the past year increase to EUR 393 million, representing an increase of three percent over the 2012 figure.

Automotive supplier wins the contract for a successor module for a truly global engine

There’s so much to do, let’s get started: Daimler Trucks ordered the delivery of the successor of our oil cooling agent module HDEP (Heavy Duty Engine Platform). The items will be manufactured at our location in Nordwalde.

Hengst again among the winners at the International Aluminum Die- Casting Competition

Third-time participation and a triple crown of success: Hengst continued its winning run in 2014 at the biennial International aluminum Die-Casting Competition.