The year is 1974 and
we are in the middle of the oil crisis, where there are no signs of optimism.
In time like these, good ideas are often killed even before they are brought to
life. If you do not have the courage to try new approaches you will not survive
crises. In Ringsted, Denmark, the entrepreneur and founder of HBN (Heine B.
Nielsen) developed an idea and started to manufacture metal fittings and hydraulic
tanks for Trucks & Trailers.
Heine B. Nielsen´s
company is soon buzzing with an entrepreneurial spirit and a managerial style that
makes room for daring something new. A new type of material for Mudwings
inspires the company to develop an entirely new production technique based on
injection molding, at that time an innovative and very flexible production
method. A patent is secured for the
production process which accelerates a new culture and gives birth to one of
the first injection molding plastic Mudwings in 1986.
From the integration
of Antisprays in Mudwings (1994) and holders made of plastic to Air spring
pistons (2003) and Air tanks (2014)…All way through, the courage to try out new
materials in entirely new areas, is the true characteristic of HBN.
HBN has always
focused on products and methods that have great potentials and to scrap what
has not. The company carries on the innovation culture from Heine B. Nielsen to
this day and the ability to invent, adjust and to further develop existing
methods and products, is exactly what has made us a key investment for our
…and the main factor why our entrepreneurial
mindset is still alive and bears fruit.
HBN was established
in time of crisis and, again, the company is growing in time of crisis, because
innovative thinking and readiness for change make the difference between those
who succumb and those who stay in business.
HBN develops new ideas, creates innovative solutions and has the
courage to put all into action together with our talented employees and
business partners, as we always have done.
To the right is our Company milestones
that we are proud to present.