Hunold + Knoop Kunststofftechnik GmbH
Corveyer Straße 5
59590 Geseke

Telefon: 02942/9798-0
Telefax: 02942/9798-99
info@hunold-knoop.de

Hunold + Knoop company history

Together with you we develop technical plastic parts for highest quality requirements.

 

2016

  • 3D-printed mould-inserts
  • Certification of DIN ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management)
  • Certification of DIN ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management)
  • Re-Certification "Family Friendly Company"
  • New HSC-milling-machine Röders
  • 50 injection moulding machines
  • Trade fair participation "HANNOVER MESSE Industrie"

2015

  • Certification of DIN ISO 14001:2009 (Environmental Management)
  • New technology "mikro-injection-moulding"
  • Customer quality audit "Automotive" VDA6.3 with perfect grade 100%

2014

  • Registration as a "World Market Leader" (overmoulded rollers)
  • Certification "Family Friendly Company"
  • New 3D-measurement (GPS)

2013

  • Plant II - Take-over of the buidings and estates of the plastics manufacturer KKT Kühlmann GmbH
  • Company Health Management
  • Energy-Management
  • >170 employees
  • 11 trainees
  • 46 injection moulding machines 25-500 tons
  • Founding of the Process Engineering department
  • Trade fair participation "HANNOVER MESSE Industrie"

2012

  • 35-year company anniversary
  • >100 employees
  • Code of Conduct certification
  • 42 injection moulding machines up to 500 tonnes
  • New PDE system
  • New CAQ system
  • Tool inner pressure technology
  • High-gloss surfaces, visible parts, coated parts

2011

  • 40 injection moulding machines
  • 6 long automatic lathes
  • Filling analyses (flow studies) for product development
  • Infra-red thermography for tool optimisation
  • Geseke economic show
  • Homepage 2.0

2010

  • Mathias Hunold and Silvin Knoop join management
  • 10 trainees
  • New building of tool store and social rooms
  • Expansion of the injection moulding department to 500-tonne (37 machines)
  • New 6-axis robot plant
  • PROFORM 201 trade fair
  • Main prizewinner in 2010 SME programme
  • Photovoltaic plant

2009

  • New CNC processing centre
  • New wire eroding machine
  • Own prototype manufacturing
  • Processing of TPU-X® (cross-linked TPU) achieves maturity phase
  • 1st H+K team event
  • Site tour as part of "Unser Dorf hat Zukunft" (Our Village Has a Future)
  • Main prizewinner in 2009 SME programme
  • System supplier for automotive industry

2008

  • New CNC turning machine with automation (6-axis robot)
  • New 250-tonne injection moulding machine
  • New radial high-speed boring machine
  • New STAR long automatic lathe
  • PROFORM 2008 fair
  • Geseke company forum 2008
  • Main prizewinner in 2008 SME programme

2007

  • 9 trainees at H+K
  • Additional 6-axis CNC long automatic lathe
  • Additional grinding machine (Tschudin)
  • New 3D measuring machine

2006

  • 35 injection moulding and rubber processing machines
  • Apprentice cutting machine operators now also being trained
  • New building of a 600 m2 hall
  • New staff work time logging system introduced
  • STAR long automatic lathe
  • 6 new injection moulding machines
  • New conditioning plant
  • Additional laser measuring equipment

2005

  • Cooling plant with integrated heat recovery
  • 220-tonne Arburg injection moulding machine
  • 60-tonne Arburg injection moulding machine

2004

  • Two new 6-axle articulated robots
  • New building of a 420 m2 hall with an additional 120 m2 roofed area
  • DIN ISO9001:2000 recertification audit
  • 150-tonne DEMAG injection moulding machine
  • 80- tonne DEMAG injection moulding machine
  • 80- tonne Arburg injection moulding machine
  • 35-tonne vertical injection moulding machine from Dr. Boy
  • Recreation of company presentation (brochure and internet)

2003

  • Implementation of a new PPC/ERP system incl. linking to the existing MDA and CAQ system
  • MFI (melt flow index) tester for incoming goods control of thermoplastic materials
  • New ARBURG and new DEMAG injection moulding machine
  • New CNC vertical eroding machine EXERON 313 MF 620 x 420 x 400 with 20-fold changer
  • New centreless CNC grinding machine from Agathon
  • Three new CNC long automatic lathes (Tsugami and Miyano) for production of long and slim precision turned parts

2002

  • 25-year company anniversary in April
  • Trade fair: EUROPARTNER 2002 in Dortmund
  • CNC processing centre
  • 3D CAM system VISI 9.2
  • New rodless injection moulding machine with 1,500 kN locking force

2001

  • Move into new office building
  • 45 employees / 4 trainees / 15 temps
  • 3D CAD system VISI 9.2
  • Introduction of production and machine data acquisition system (PDA/MDA) with graphic control station
  • Introduction of a new quality assurance system (CAQ)
  • 6 new injection moulding machines in the 80-250-tonne range
  • Total of 31 injection moulding and rubber processing machines
  • New construction of an access road
  • New certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2000

2000

  • Rebuilding and reorganisation of existing office buildings

1999

  • Construction of a 400 m2 warehouse

1998

  • 25th modern injection moulding machine put into operation
  • Rebuilding of tool building and tool store
  • Expansion of warehouse
  • Expansion of office wing
  • Acquisition of approx. 13,000 m2 plot
  • Approval of our 15,000 m2 industrial area
  • Introduction of a PPC system
  • 35 employees

1997

  • Certification according to DIN EN ISO 9002

1996

  • Introduction of a QM system according to DIN EN ISO 9002
  • 20th employee

1994

  • CAD construction

1993

  • QA installation
  • Manufacturing management installed

1992

  • 10th employee
  • Construction of a 450 m2 warehouse

1988

  • 1st office worker

1987

  • Construction of an 800 m2 production hall

1980

  • Change from Civil Code partnership to Hunold + Knoop Kunststofftechnik GmbH

1979

  • 1st employee and simultaneously 1st trainee

1977

  • 01.04. - Founding of Hunold + Knoop GbR by Josef Hunold (master toolmaker) and Karl Knoop (graduated engineer)

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