HKS is now part of the ESAB family

HKS-Prozesstechnik GmbH, headquartered in Halle (HKS), the leader in measurement and monitoring solutions for welding technology, is pleased to announce that it is now part of the ESAB family, a world-leading manufacturer of welding and cutting equipment and consumables.

ESAB's investment in the HKS reinforces the strategic focus on automated welding and will add a complementary technology and a strong global brand to the ESAB portfolio. HKS will continue to be an important component of the ESAB portfolio in the future.

HKS-Prozesstechnik GmbH was founded by the three partners Hollmann, Kiese, Schauder in 1994 and has been able to develop, manufacture and distribute 23 years of high-quality measurement and monitoring solutions for all welding processes in an unchanged shareholder structure. The product range covers the entire range of electrical and thermographic monitoring and process analysis methods from the sensor to sophisticated welding analysis systems. Supported by growing sales and an ever-increasing internationalization of the sales markets, HKS Prozesstechnik GmbH’s goal was to be even more global in the market for the coming years, to create long-term growth opportunities, and also to create a perspective beyond the age-appropriate departure of the founders. All these objectives are met in an excellent manner with the current takeover.

HKS Prozesstechnik GmbH will operate as a business unit with the same team within the ESAB family and will continue to support more than 1,000 customers and more than 2,000 installed systems worldwide. The current management and sales team, service and technical support team will continue to serve the HKS process technology at the current location in Halle. Over time, our team will inform you about the many ways that this combination will deliver more value to you and your customers.

 “ESAB is the ideal partner to help HKS achieve the next step in its development. With a strong global partner, we will be able to better implement our vision of high-quality solutions and the perfect service around the world. We are delighted to be able to use the market position of ESAB in order to continue to offer our customers the latest solutions and products, "said Michael Kiese, one of the managing directors of the old and new HKS.

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Olaf Hollmann       Michael Kiese   Dr. Volker Schauder  
Management team of  the HKS-Prozesstechnik GmbH