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Designing the future.


The Hörnlein Group

For nearly a century, our family-owned business has been dedicated to the development and production of mechatronic products and system assemblies for the global automotive industry and others. Hörnlein is your all-in-one partner from concept studies and prototyping to series production.

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International Locations

The Hörnlein Group consists of the main factory in Schwäbisch Gmünd and four other companies:

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Hörnlein Umformtechnik GmbH

Hörnlein Umformtechnik GmbH in Schwäbisch Gmünd is the main factory of the Hörnlein Group. It has been carrying out manufacturing at the same location for more than a half century. It is the main factory for high-complexity metal forming in the group of companies. Even individual assemblies are assembled at this location. The Hörnlein Group is directed from Schwäbisch Gmünd: Sales, development and central processes are carried out here.

Hörnlein Slovensko s.r.o.


Hörnlein Slovensko s.r.o. in Šahy, Slovakia is the primary factory for the creation of assemblies and numerous different manufacturing technologies. For this reason, process development and automation are also located here. As a subsidiary, it is closely linked to the main factory in Schwäbisch Gmünd. The company culture, a Slovakian-German mixture, functions optimally. Customers profit from Slovakia's status as the best-cost country in the EU.


Tubos Samuel de Mexico

The independent company Tubos Samuel de Mexico in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico enters into a joint venture with Hörnlein. It performs the cutting of pipes as a licensee.


Hangzhou Hörnlein Metal Forming Co. Ltd.

Hangzhou Hörnlein Metal Forming Co. Ltd. in Hangzhou (People's Republic of China) is a 100% independent company with a production licence).


Hörnlein Gastonia

The Hörnlein location in Gastonia, North Carolina, USA is currently in the planning stages.


Hörnlein - Excellence since 1931

Baden-Württemberg, a unique mixture of cultural and technological density in the middle of a unique natural setting with fascinating people. The car was invented not far from us. Surrounded by vineyards, this is where high-tech meets the world's innovation pool. This is also where the story of Hörnlein began. It has grown from an artisanal metal forming business in the year 1931 into a global Industry 4.0 company. Yet even today the medium-sized enterprise Hörnlein is still a family-owned enterprise managed by its owners.



Hörnlein holds the following certifications in Schwäbisch Gmünd:


and in Šahy:

  • IATF 16949 Quality management system for development and production

  • ISO 14001 Environmental management system

  • ISO 45001 Operational health & safety management system

In addition, the company is regularly classified as an A-class supplier by automotive vehicle manufacturers.

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