Since our foundation in 1974, we have installed systems around the world, establishing our reputation as one of the most competent and high-performing automation expert in the industry.
Join us on an exciting journey through our history and accompany us into the future. The number of milestones is guaranteed to keep growing.
Becoming part of teamtechnik
HEKUMA is part of the international teamtechnik Group since July 2021.
With approx. 200 employees, the new company headquarters with more than 15,500 sqm is opened in Hallbergmoos, thus closing the two previous locations in Eching.
Sales in China
HEKUMA opens its first sales office in Shanghai to meet demand in the Chinese market.
HEKUMA aims its main focus on what are today's core markets – medical, automotive technology and consumer goods.
First Assembly Linee
HEKUMA wins its first order for a stand-alone assembly line in the automotive sector.
Further expansion following the acquisition of a second factory near the main site.
Service in USA
HEKUMA is increasingly putting out feelers into the American market by employing a local service person.
Acquisition by elexis AG
elexis AG takes over Richard Herbst's company, who retires a year later.
1995 & 1998 Doubling the assembly area
With extensions the assembly area becomes more than twice its size.
First Medical System
HEKUMA starts its future technology leadership in the medical field with a Petri Dish automation.
First complete system
HEKUMA introduces the first complete system for the high runner "CD boxes" to the market.
Our own faktory building & first international delivery
Only 10 years after the company was founded, Richard Herbst constructs the first company-owned factory building and the first system is delivered to France.
First fast robot
Development of the first fast robot, making it possible to automate the production of audio cassettes. The number of employees grows up to 11.
Richard Herbst found HEKUMA to cover the continuously growing demand for loading and take-out automation units for the plastics industry. The company's name is based on "HErbst KUnststoff MAschinen" (Herbst Plastic Machinery).