Innovative office products

The company name was created by combining the founder's name hefendehl and bakelit - the name of the plastic used for production in the 1920s.
Innovative office products are marketed under the brand name helit. The variety ranges from top-quality basic products to a wealth of design-oriented series of office equipment.

The phisolophy of helit

Good design is not only the visually attractive but what remains of it in one‘s memory - he who wants to create design classics cannot follow today‘s ever changing fashion fads, but he must create real trends himself.

This conviction and our confessionto distinct shapes and lines are in the same way cornerstones of helit‘s philosophy as our passion for harmony between form and function. This basis has allowed many helit design classics for the modern office to feature in the most important Design Museums of the world.  Above all helit office products can be found on the desks of people all over the world who consider functionality to be inseparably linked with aesthetic design. Based on this concept helit creates in cooperation with famous designers a range of quite different products-consisting of classic designs and lifestyle products. Thus, helit meets individual expectations and desires of its diversified customer range.

Beyond our company

helit knows the risks and impact of its industrial activities on the environment, on the corporate environment and on safety at work. In this respect, if required, helit is involved in cooperation with surrounding companies and the municipality to achieve further improvements in environmental and occupational safety conditions in a network. In addition, employees are trained in such a way that environmental and work-safety-oriented action is even more developed in individual life.

Sustainability at helit

History

2017

Logo relaunch

The new helit logo was modernised preserving to the recognition value.
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2016

Diplomat sold to a french investor group

2014

OHSAS 18001 certification

OHSAS: Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series
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2011

Certification to ISO 14001

ISO: international environmental management standard
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2006

helit is integrated as a Maped subsidiary (leading French manufacturer of school and office products).

2004

The company Diplomat, Cunewalde is acquired and integrated as a subsidiary. 

2002

The company hpp, Berlin is acquired and integrated as a subsidiary. 

1997

helit 100 years

Construction of a new administrative and factory building with expanded storage capacity. 

1996

A private investor group aquires helit from the Gillette Group, which would like to focus on its core business. 

1961

Entry of Hans Friedrich Hefendehl (founder's grandson)

HANSFRIEDRICH HEFENDEHL (grandchild of the founder) JOINED THE COMPANY Now, next to the functionality, design is important part of the development of new products. Essential impression of the corporate identity

1992

The Gillette Group takes over the  family enterprise to break into the German market.

1954

Closure of hammer mill and concentration on office products.

1958

Start of the manufacturing of thermoplastics 

1897

Established as a hammer mill in Kierspe/Germany founder: Friedrich Hefendehl manufacturing of metal and steel products

1920

Diversification into plastics manufacturing - bakelite processing of thermosets