We are a „Partner for Specialist Trade”
The annual specialist trade partner survey, organised by the Working Group for Tools (AKW) in the Central Association of the Hardware Trade (ZHH), saw HECO-Schrauben perform very well, securing second place in the Fastening Technology category. The survey result was based on individual ratings from various categories, including sales support, data and digitisation quality and, this year for the first time, supply capability, which replaces the category of complaints handling. In the category of dealer loyalty, HECO shares first place with one other company. HECO also performs above average in the sales support and product innovation categories. Andreas Hettich, Head of Business Development at HECO: "We are delighted to receive this award and would like to thank all the specialist dealers whose votes helped us achieve this very pleasing overall result. In turn, we are doing our best to further enhance the experience of our specialist dealers across all areas".
TOP 100: Award for outstanding innovations
On behalf of compamedia, the organiser of the competition, innovation researcher Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke, from the Vienna University of Economics and Business, and his team assessed the participating companies, based on more than 100 criteria in five categories: innovation-promoting top management, innovation climate, innovative processes and organisation, outward orientation/open innovation and innovation success. 550 small and medium-sized businesses applied, of which 300 were successful and now carry the TOP 100 seal. "This distinction is only awarded to highly innovative SMEs, which is why we are so proud of it", says Andreas Hettich, Head of Business Development at HECO. "HECO is known for continually questioning established ideas and coming up with innovative product solutions to make everyday dealings with our company easier for our customers. That's how we impressed the jury".
We are “innovative thanks to research”
You can’t discover anything new without research. The Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft (German association for the promotion of education, science and innovation) regularly investigates the German research and innovation system and is always on the lookout for companies with a particular dedication to research and development. The intensive research and development work carried out by HECO and our self-image as a manufacturer brand was also recently acknowledged by the Stifterverband with the awarding of the “Innovativ durch Forschung” seal of quality.
HECO remains a manufacturer and we will continue to back our own ideas, our own developments and our own production in the future.