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The automotive industry places maximum demands: on innovation and product quality as well as on minimal costs. Only suppliers which can optimise the value creation chain in its entirety from a single source will satisfy all aspects. 


More than the requirements specification demands.

We are specialists in numerous manufacturing technologies and therefore, can achieve maximum functional reliability, process capability and optimal costs. Hörnlein supplies services from a single source which could otherwise only be performed by numerous different suppliers. With a huge number of suppliers comes a lot of stress. Every supplier builds up maximum demands regarding unnecessary increases in tolerance? The logistics for the creation of an assembly becomes a major effort because parts of an assembly are transported from supplier A to B and then to supplier C? Technical meetings go round in circles with continuous recursions with numerous suppliers? Not with us! Working together closely with us and getting everything from a

single source will make your project successful!


Product Development

Lateral thinking. Networking. Looking at the world from a different perspective. These are things which Hörnlein excels in. We particularly excite our customers in the early conceptual phase. Why use benchmark products such as intricate and expensive cast parts? We would realise the same function through deep-drawn parts in combination with formed piping components. This way, we spare weight and costs. A special dampener needs to be developed to protect an assembly against pulsations? There are many standard solutions for this, but we have a unique idea for it...  

It excites us to contribute to fundamental concepts with our knowledge. This is often achieved by tapping into unforeseen optimisation potentials. Our single-source approach combined with our in-depth expertise in areas such as punching, deep drawing, pipe processing, cutting, assembly, soldering, welding and much more is unique. We not only precisely know how a design must be laid out in order to meet customer specifications, we also get the most out of a manufacturing process. Hörnlein makes product developments possible which were previously unachievable.

Calculations and Prototypes

We are experts at calculations, analyses, qualified tests and product validations. At Hörnlein have numerous options for creating prototypes from experimental to close-to-production tools. You want to hold an assembly in your hands as quickly as possible? We offer rapid prototyping including 3D scanning and 3D printing with the aid of various generative manufacturing processes. High-quality concepts and validations for perfect products in zero-defect high-volume production.

Part Simulation

Hörnlein is using various software tools for realistic simulations of both product designs as well as manufacturing processes. We offer simulations of vibration as well as fatigue resistance behaviour. In addition, we can simulate deformability and heat conduction behaviour.

Process Development

Hörnlein has consistently developed from a manufacturing specialist for high-precision sheet metal forming into an expert for various manufacturing processes. Due to our highly qualified employees, our many years of experience and last but not least our systematic approach in tapping into new technologies, we are among the global leaders in numerous manufacturing technologies. This means that our customers do not require an entire portfolio of suppliers with various specialisations. We offer everything from forming technology, cutting or joining and connection technologies such as soldering and welding. Hörnlein develops the right manufacturing process for the right product. All from a single source.

In-house automation solutions - the smart factory

Our internal mechanical engineering team focuses on assemblies and systems. Automation solutions from Hörnlein are networking and interlinking the widest variety of manufacturing technologies. Fully automated in time and flow. Industry 4.0 and the smart factory have enabled completely new options for those connections: Individual manufacturing cells are made part of a flowing communicating system through Industry 4.0.

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