Heule Celebrates 30 Years in North America

Heule Tool Corp., supplier of automated deburring, chamfering, countersinking, and spotfacing tools, held an open house to celebrate its 30th anniversary serving North American manufacturers.


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Tree Planting Gary Brown (left) and Ulf Heule planted a tree on the grounds to commemorate 30 years of growth in North America.


Heule Tool Corp. (HTC), in Loveland, Ohio, recently celebrated its 30th anniversary serving manufacturers in North America. HTC was established in 1988 by Heule Werkzeug AG in Balgach, Switzerland, and was first located in West Plymouth, Michigan. Moving to the Cincinnati area in 1993, the company has continued to increase sales of its automated deburring, chamfering, countersinking, and spotfacing tools in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico and is now widely used by leading high-volume manufacturers for its Swiss-made precision cutting tools.

“Our customers in North America appreciate the high-quality product that the Swiss make,” said HTC President Gary Brown, speaking at the 30th Anniversary Open House held at the end of April. Mr. Brown, who has been leading the company for 29 of the 30 years, thanked Heule Werkzeug AG CEO Ulf Heule, who was present at the event. He also recognized Mr. Heule’s father, Heinrich, who invented the first automated deburring tool in 1961 and launched the company. “We couldn’t be here without you,” Mr. Brown said.

Ulf Heule also spoke at the event, thanking HTC employees for their hard work in making the company successful in North America. “Today HTC is an important part of the Heule group,” he said. The company also has subsidiaries in Germany, China, and South Korea.

The anniversary celebration included an open house and pig roast that brought together local sales agents, distributors, customers, government officials, business partners, friends and family. Mr. Heule and Mr. Brown also planted a tree on the grounds of HTC to commemorate 30 years of growth in North America.