HEIDENHAIN: a pioneer in measurement and control technology with a long tradition

The company was founded in Berlin in the 19th century, in 1889. Today, HEIDENHAIN products serve the most innovative industries of the 21st century. Technological advances from the company's early days still play a key role in its market success and positioning within certain fields. The history of the company's graduation products paved the way for its leading role in high-accuracy measurement technology. HEIDENHAIN also shaped the machine tool industry as an early pioneer in state-of-the-art technology for CNC controls.

The history of the company

1889

Founding of the W. HEIDENHAIN metal-etching company in Berlin

1923

Dr. Johannes Heidenhain joins his father’s company.

1939

50th anniversary of HEIDENHAIN,
700 employees

1948

New beginning of the company in Traunreut,
three employees

1965

Subsidiary opens in the U.S.

1970

Creation of the non-profit foundation
DR. JOHANNES HEIDENHAIN-STIFTUNG GmbH, 830 employees

1980

Subsidiary opens in Japan

1989

100th anniversary of HEIDENHAIN,
4200 employees

2001

Subsidiary opens in China

2019

HEIDENHAIN is integrated into DIADUR SE,
a holding company of the foundation

2020

New logistics center opens in Traunreut at the Hochreit site, 8100 employees