HEDELIUS company

Perfection in machining

For three generations, the HEDELIUS Maschinenfabrik has set standards in machining. A wealth of ideas, focus on the customer and uncompromising quality are our recipe for success.

A 50-year success story

The company was founded in 1967 by Werner Hempelmann and Reinold Dettmer in Bünde. At that time, the company was specialised in the development and manufacture of wood processing machines. After the move to Meppen in Lower Saxony, as early as in 1976, the founders began the development and production of special machines and machining centres for the metal processing industry. In the second half of the 1980s, Gerhard and Jürgen Hempelmann had the idea of producing machining centres in a completely new design: Thus, in 1993 the first vertical machining centres in a semi-portal design were introduced, which were intended for the precise machining of individual parts and small series in machine and vehicle engineering, as well as tool and mould making.

Continuity and innovation

Since the mid-1990s, this traditional family business, known from then on as HEDELIUS Maschinenfabrik GmbH, has focused fully on the series production of machining centres. Early on, in 2002, the innovative entrepreneurs recognised the benefits of 5-axis machining and, by the end of the year, introduced the first RotaSwing® 5-axis machining centre series. Today, the machine programme includes three, four and five-axis high-performance machines.

Machining competence centre

Innovation is generated at HEDELIUS through intensive dialogue with customers and prospective customers. This is the only way to generate real benefit for the customer. The modern machining competence centre features, among other, real production conditions for test operations and thus optimal conditions for this dialogue.

Today, HEDELIUS employs 190 highly qualified employees. Thousands of customers from all over Europe have confidence in the quality promise “Made in Germany – Made by HEDELIUS” and value the reliable partnership with the family business. The vision is clear: We want to be the leading manufacturer of vertical machining centres in Germany.


  • Third generation family business
  • A leading manufacturer of vertical machining centres in Germany
  • 190 highly qualified employees
  • Modern production on over 14,000 m²
  • Machining competence centre
  • Distinguished for its excellent credit standing