Händle strengthens its position on the market with the new Händle Kft. location in Hungary

On September 28, 2023, Mühlacker-based Händle GmbH Maschinen und Anlagenbau took over the medium-sized companies Gép-Ber and Kerámiagép, both based in Békéscsaba (Hungary).

Founded in 1907, Gép-Ber and Kerámiagép currently employ around 50 people. They originally emerged from the repair department of a brickworks that no longer exists today and have built up a good reputation as manufacturers of machines, systems and spare parts for the - mainly German - brick and building materials industry. Their product range include box feeders, excavators, structural steel components for rolling mills, gearbox housings, extruder bodies and mixers.

The takeover of Gép-Ber and Kerámiagép to Händle Kft. is a strategic step for Händle to further optimize the control of quality processes and delivery times and to ensure the supply of spare parts. In this way, Händle not only succeeds in further expanding its own market position, but also in bringing know-how back into its own company through insourcing. According to Andreas Treut, Managing Director of Händle GmbH GmbH Maschinen und Anlagenbau and CEO of Händle Kft: „The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us how important it is to minimize our dependence on external service providers and instead build up our own structures and resources. By integrating the two Hungarian companies with the business areas of steel construction, mechanical production and final assembly of machines, we are strengthening our vertical integration, improving product quality and optimizing coordination processes.“  

The decision to sell was made due to the age-related retirement of the previous managing directors and the fact that there was no suitable succession plan within the company. This step now enables a generational change and supports the successful and future-oriented development of the new Händle location in Hungary. Händle Kft. has a functioning structure and operational business units, together with Händle‘s high quality standards, this contributes to job security and stability in the region. „All employees will be taken on. This means that the proven team will be retained. We are firmly convinced that this seamless integration will offer our customers significant benefits in terms of product quality and customer service,“ assures Andreas Treut.

Combining the expertise and resources of the companies will enable Händle to further expand and strengthen its leading market position in the field of machine and plant manufacturing for the brick and building materials industry.


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