Heule Tool Corp. celebrates anniversary

June 06, 2018 - 03:45pm
Heule Tool Corp.

Heule Tool Corp., Loveland, Ohio, 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, MI. Moving to the Cincinnati area in 1993, HTC has continued to increase sales of their 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 their 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. Brown, who has been leading HTC for 29 of the 30 years, thanked HEULE Werkzeug AG CEO Ulf Heule, who was present at the event. He also recognized Ulf’s father, Heinrich, who invented the first automated deburring tool in 1961 and launched the company. “We couldn’t be here without you,” Brown said.

Ulf Heule also spoke at the event, thanking HTC employees for their hard work in making HEULE successful in North America. “Today HTC is an important part of the HEULE group, “Said Heule, who also supports subsidiaries in Germany, China, and South Korea.

HTC celebrated their anniversary on April 25, 2018 by inviting their local sales agents, distributors, customers, government officials, business partners, friends and family to an open house and pig roast where they toasted to HTC’s success. Ulf Heule and Gary Brown also planted a tree on the grounds of HTC to commemorate 30 years of growth in North America.

Related Glossary Terms

  • chamfering


    Machining a bevel on a workpiece or tool; improves a tool’s entrance into the cut.

  • countersinking


    Cutting a beveled edge at the entrance of a hole so a screw head sits flush with the workpiece surface.

  • spotfacing


    Similar to counterboring except that, in spotfacing, material around the original hole is cut. Application example: the recessed area into which a washer fits. See counterboring; countersinking.


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