Tradition and success of a family business

Our roots

It all began in 1974 in a small village not far from the metropolitan region of Stuttgart: Dieter and Silvi Hemstedt start their own business, with the goal of high-quality, specialized heating cables. And it works: Only four years later over 20 employees are working in the company, sales and space requirements are rising rapidly. And also the product range grows. Cold storage technology comes in and more and more customers are asking for specialized solutions that Hemstedt can realize quickly and accurately. This flexibility and the high quality make Hemstedt rapidly known around the world. More and more deliveries are made from the Swabian production facility to China, USA, Russia and in many other countries. Today 60 people work on a space of 17,500 square meters in development and production.

The Hemstedt management board consists of Dieter Hemstedt, chairman of the Hemstedt management board, and two other members. Already in 1990, with Sabine and Andreas Hemstedt the second generation joined in the company. From 2006 onwards, they worked as chief clerk until they became members of the management in 2011.

And so the company is now mainly in the development and manufacturing of energy-efficient heating systems and holistic approaches that make a significant contribution not only to create a carbon-neutral, but even the climate-positive house. For this endeavor Hemstedt was already awarded with the "Top 100" seal and the "Industriepreis Best Of" in 2014 and 2016 twice awarded the occasion of the Hannover trade fair. In 2015, the company won the "Querdenker Award" for unconventional and innovative ideas.

But as much as we continuously develop new ideas and solutions, one tradition always remains the same: Perfect quality 100% "Made in Germany"! 

Top-Innovator 2008 and 2015 - An award which confirms our actions!

Together with mentor Ranga Yogeshwar, "TOP 100" honors every year the 100 most innovative companies of the German SMEs. TOP 100 is already more than 20 years the only benchmark for innovation management in Germany. That means, "TOP 100" awards no individual products, but there are all stages of the innovation process taken under the microscope. 

Professor Nikolaus Franke and his team from the Vienna University of Economics are responsible for the scientific management of the project. 

We are proud that we have received for the second time this prestigious award, as it confirms that we are on our thoughts and actions in the right direction - namely to offer our customers always pioneering innovations to be jointly always one step ahead! 

German industry-price 2014 and 2016 for our resource-saving GREEN products!

With our new underfloor heating mats GREEN ELECTRIC MAT® and GREEN ACCU MAT® we have not only created a high-quality product „Made in Germany“ that helps you to heat 100% climate-neutral, but also an outstanding innovative and future-oriented product. 

Proven by the "Industriepreis 2014".

The decision in this competition, which is held regularly since 2006, is made by an independent jury of 30 professors from renowned German universities and research institutions as well as trade journalists and industry representatives. They judge about more than 5,000 submitted products every year. Decisive factors are product maturity and future orientation, but also effective benefits, increasing efficiency and practicality. The requirements of the jury members are clear:

"Innovation means to me that a product or a method distinguishes itself significantly and surprisingly from the known state-of-the-art."

( Prof. Dr. Thorsten M. Buzug, University of Luebeck, Germany )

"An innovative industry solution uses the latest technical and scientific potential, conserves resources, provides new functionality and absolute safety and optimal user-friendliness." 

( Prof. Dr. Rainer Laur, University of Bremen, Germany )

Thus Hemstedt reiterates out from the crowd and proves that good quality combined with trend-setting innovations are the ingredients for customer-oriented, successful products. And that was confirmed the same in the following year with the "Querdenker-Award" and two years later again by the "Industriepreis 2016" 

Querdenker 2015 - the award for lateral thinkers!

Breaking new ground, leaving old ways of thinking. Only this can make future innovative. And it is this ability the prestigious jury of the "Querdenker Club" awards anually since 2009. 2015 the coveted trophy went to Germany´s former foreign minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher and to TV legend Thomas Gottschalk and - to Hemstedt! For new ideas and innovations in the field of energy saving and resource conservation. Thus, the Swabian family-run company stands out from the crowd again with this award for its products  GREEN Products GREEN ELECTRIC MAT® und GREEN ACCU MAT® and sets new standards in the field of electric underfloor heating!