Your specialist for electronic assembliesWorking for you since 1977
We are a medium-sized automotive supplier based in Heiligenhaus, North Rhine-Westphalia, and we have been developing and producing electronic assemblies for controlling numerous components in passenger cars for 45 years. With an annual production of over 5 million modules, we contribute to greater efficiency and environmental protection, safety and comfort in cars.
Founded in 1977 in Heiligenhaus near Düsseldorf
Family business in the 2nd generation
Production of over 5 million electronic control modules annually
Certification according to IATF 16949, ISO 14001 and ISO 50001
Development process up to ASPiCE Level 3
Own development center with 60 employees
Approx. 65 million euros turnover and 350 employees
In Romania since 2016, with 150 employees, including 25 developers
As a family-owned electronics specialist, we have the perfect format to meet the highest quality requirements while offering medium-sized flexibility.
Helbako from 1977 until today
It all starts in a garage: In 1977, Hans-Walter Zimmermann and Heino Burmester develop their first control system for central locking systems under the name “HELBA Elektronik Baugruppen GmbH & Co. KG”. Three years later, 6 employees are employed, a few months later there are already 18. A first move in 1980 is followed two years later by another one:
An own development department is established. In the mid-1980s, the first SMD placement machine replaces numerous home workstations; at the same time, HELBA employs 62 people.
In 1990 HELBA becomes Helbako, followed by ISO 9000 certification and a new 6000 m² building in Weilenburgstraße. At the millennium, the development department is concentrated in its own center, Helbako employs 150 people, and the number keeps growing.
Helbako creates jobs, also physically: In an ambitious construction project, a four-story wing is added in record time in 2003; every week the number of employees increases.
Since 2016, our subsidiary Helbako Electronica in Romania has supplemented our capabilities as an additional manufacturing and development site.
Helbako now employs 350 people and generates sales of over 65 million euros, with the trend continuing to rise. The company is certified according to IATF 16949, ISO 14001, ISO 50001 and has kept its family character despite all changes.