In 1930, Alfred Honsel founded “Alfred Honsel Nieten und Metallwarenfabrik GmbH & Co.” in Froendenberg an- der-Ruhr, which started with producing plant pots and frying pans made from aluminium with handles and grips fastened with rivets.
The great potential was soon obvious. In 1945, the production of household goods was stopped completely for concentrating exclusively on developing and producing the riveting technology.
Already in the 1960s Honsel became one of the largest manufacturers of rivets for brakes and coupling linings in Europe and at the same time started the production of blind rivets and respective tools.
In the 1980s, the development of blind rivet nuts, blind rivet bolts and pneumatic-hydraulic blind rivet tools, as well as production of the same began.
In 1994, the company VVG Befestigungstechnik in Neumuenster was founded as a special trading company for rivet technology in order to supply customers daily from a well sorted stock quickly and reliable and at the same time to provide the longterm know-how in development and production.
A concept that proved to be right. After several relocations, the buildings at the present location were bought in 2007, offering perfect conditions for further growth. Honsel itself has been producing annually more than one billion parts in a new factory in Froendenberg since 2003 and has been continuously modernizing the complete machinery in the following years.
In 2014 the next enhancement of the production area by 3500 m² has taken place, as well as a new office complex to be well equipped for upcoming requirements.