HONSEL Umformtechnik

HONSEL wire products

Cold forming is a complex technology. Ultimately wire is brought into the desired form using large forces. The task is to achieve high deformation ratios using headers. HONSEL has constantly refined this production principle over the more than 90 years of the company history and can today offer high-precision customised products that meet all the demands of the latest quality standards.

Today HONSEL is a sought-after supplier for sophisticated solutions and products that can be produced inexpensively in large series.

The portfolio ranges from the simple cold formed part through individually finished special parts right up to the process-controlled system for automated riveting. In-house processes such as partial annealing and hardening or injection moulding of plastic components are commonplace here.

HONSEL is investing intensively in the Fröndenberg site. The production capacities are being continuously expanded, and the company regularly invests in further machines.

In the meantime HONSEL has 25 five and six-stage headers. The production area was increased in 2014 to 10,000 m2. Further increases in capacity are already planned.

The other sites of the HONSEL Group are also being continuously expanded. For example, the production capacity at the Chinese plant in Wuxi has been almost trebled in recent years.

In the meantime the HONSEL Group has some 300 employees worldwide whose primary interest lies in keeping the quality demands on our products at the highest level – to the benefit of the customer. 100 % monitoring is the order of the day.

  • 90 years of experience in the automotive industry
  • Sites in Germany, France and China
  • 10,000 m² of production area in Fröndenberg, Germany
  • Fully owned production facility in Wuxi, China
  • Cold forming up to 20 mm wire diameter
  • 25 five and six-stage headers
  • High manufacturing depth for solid and hollow parts with complex bores and close tolerances
  • Continuous expansion of the product spectrum up to 60 mm in length and 30 mm in diameter
  • Lines for induction annealing and hardening
  • 100 % opto-electronic inspection for all products
  • In-house design engineering and toolmaking. Hence short reaction times for special dimensions
  • Specialisation in prototype production
  • Electrical and pneumatic/hydraulic setting tools, with and without process monitoring
  • Customised special solutions for automated riveting: from the simple riveting device, through fully automated robot cells right up to complete transfer systems
  • Everything from a single source: HONSEL


The HONSEL experts from all the departments in our company are at your disposal with advice and assistance and will be happy to support you in meeting your requirements. Ask us!


HONSEL automation has development and production operations at its Fröndenberg facility. Every single step of the production process, from the customer briefing to the initial CAD-designs, the prototypes and the ready-to-manufacture products


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