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About us

HEITEC stands for industry expertise in automation, digitalization and electronics and offers solutions, products, and services. HEITEC enables over 2,000 customers to increase their productivity and optimize their products by providing technologically high-quality, reliable, and cost-effective solutions. A workforce of over 1,200 employees at numerous locations worldwide provides high-quality industry know-how and expertise to our customers.

Our employees have in-depth technical knowledge and are experienced in meeting the specific requirements present of various industries, including: automotive, packaging technology, energy, medicine, food and beverage, maritime, aerospace, and logistics.
This experience is continuously applied to our projects, drawing on proven solutions for a wide variety of industries. Our development and production processes are audited and certified for each industry and guarantee long-lasting product solutions.


We move you into the future, sustainably and efficiently.


Using state-of-the-art technologies, we offer our customers standardized, innovative and sustainable solutions in the fields of automation, digitalization and electronics.

Our values


Our actions are based on mutual respect and appreciation. At HEITEC, we are recognised and taken seriously. Our opinion matters. We respect our diversity.


We are part of the HEITEC family – not a number in the system. We support each other and appreciate our individual differences. We do not tolerate exclusion or discrimination.


Quality and customer satisfaction are at  the heart of everything we do. We are doers, who are passionate about everything we do.We are not afraid to make difficult decisions.


We are dependable – 100%. Internally and externally. Everything we do is based on mutual trust. At HEITEC, I can be my true, authentic self.


Innovation is the driver of everthing we do. We welcome change. In fact we proactively encourage and support new ideas. We are agile and able to move quickly.


We are united by a common goal. At HEITEC, we continuously improve and grow. We have a future at HEITEC – one we can shape and realize ourselves.


We are accountable for our use of resources. We are sustainable – financially, ecologically and within society. We invest in the longevity of our HEITEC Family.


We stand behind our word. We talk the talk and we walk it too. We are honest – with us you always know where you stand. We are authentic and live our values.

Our management

Richard Heindl
Owner of the HEITEC Group & President of HEITEC Holding GmbH

Richard Heindl founded HEITEC GmbH in 1973. In the years that followed, the HEITEC Group, which is overseen by the HEITEC Holding GmbH, was formed. The HEITEC Group comprises of more than 1200 employees at 20 locations in Germany and abroad and consists of HEITEC Holding GmbH, HEITEC AG, EMPIC, HEITEC Innovations GmbH and our associated companies softgate, HEISAB and valicare.

Pia Meyer
Director of HEITEC Holding GmbH

Pia Meyer is the daughter of company owner Richard Heindl and joined the HEITEC Group in January 2022. Pia Meyer spent 16 years studying and working in English-speaking countries and looks back on a career as a management consultant at Deloitte LLP, where she led international projects and gained experience mainly in the private and FSI sector. Pia Meyer took over the role of Director at HEITEC Holding GmbH in 2023.

Johannes Feldmayer
Chief Representative of HEITEC Holding GmbH

After serving as a member of the Group Executive Board of Siemens AG from 2003 to 2007, Johannes Feldmayer took on the role of Chief Representative of the HEITEC Group in 2009. Johannes Feldmayer is also a member of the Board of Directors of LEUZE electronic GmbH + Co KG and TGW Logistics GmbH Co KG.

Michael Frieß
Chief Executive Officer of HEITEC AG

Michael Frieß was appointed CEO of HEITEC AG on July 1, 2022. In his role, he focuses on the development of the Group's global automation and digitalization strategy. He previously contributed, as Managing Director of the subsidiary HEITEC PTS in Kuchen, significantly to the company's success with his extensive operational knowledge..

Michael Künnell
Chief Financial Officer of HEITEC AG

Michael Künnell took over the role of Chief Financial Officer of HEITEC AG on April 1, 2022. Since then, he has been responsible for managing the Controlling, Accounting, Human Resources, IT and Purchasing departments. He has more than 25 years of experience in international, senior financial positions at organisations such as Diehl and Rehau.

Marcus Wittmann
Chief Sales Officer of HEITEC AG

Marcus Wittmann assumed the role of Chief Sales Officer (CSO) on July 1, 2023 and is responsible for the special machinery division, which he managed before his appointment to. He previously studied plastics technology and gained extensive practical experience in automation and process engineering, including at Wieland and as division manager for the "Windows" division at Rehau.

Corporate social responsibility

At HEITEC, we view sustainability not only in the ecological sense, but also in an economic and social one. At HEITEC we focus on taking action.

Sustainability at HEITEC

From the beginning to where we are today


Today the HEITEC group has more than 1,200 employees and had a sales volume of about 140 million euros in 2022.


Since February 1, 2017, the headquarters address has been:

HEITEC AG, Güterbahnhofstrasse 5, 91052 Erlangen, Germany

2010 - 2016

We opened a new location in Eckental.

Branch offices were also established in Munich, Augsburg, Kiel, Hamburg, and Bönnigheim, Germany.


We became HEITEC AG and incorporated parts of the HEITEC Group.

1991 - 1999

Branch offices were founded in Chemnitz, Regensburg, and Neckarsulm-Heilbronn, Germany.


In 1989, the first branch office was opened in Crailsheim, Germany. HEITEC began forming subsidiaries abroad as well as acquiring shares of other companies.


We relocated our office space from Nuremberg to Erlangen.


Richard Heindl founded HEITEC with a focus on design and consulting services in the field of machine and system engineering.

The company became HEITEC GmbH.

HEITEC’s strategic and financial holdings