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Arven fra Paul Hellermann

Paul Hellermann's inspirasjon var de tynne gummislangene i sykkelventiler  

Der det er strømførende ledninger eller fiberoptiske kabler er HellermannTyton's produkter aldri langt unna. Bygget på en oppfinnsom arv som startet i Tyskland i 1935 er selskapet i dag en av de lendende globale produsentene og leverandørene av produkter for å Bunte – Feste – Merke – Koble og Beskytte elektriske kabler eller datakabler i bygninger, i bakken eller i maskiner og kjøretøy.

HellermannTyton selger fortsatt produkter grunnleggeren Paul Hellermann fant opp for å beskytte kabelisolasjonen mot skade.  Inspirert av de små gummislangene i Woods / Dunlop sykkelventiler, kunne han antakeligvis ikke forestille seg hvor stor virksomheten han startet i 1935 i Hamburg vokse seg når han startet å selge sine gummihylser og tilhørende ekspansjonsverktøy.

I dag er merkevaren HellermannTyton synonym med et omfattende utvalg av kvalitetsprodukter, ledelseskompetanse og profesjonelle produktutviklere over hele verden.

1935–1959

Fra Hellermann buntesystem til strips i nylon

The Hellermann Binding System in advertising

The Hellermann Binding System was the best friend of early cable harness makers

Tidlig på 1930-tallet ble elektriske ledninger isolert med gummi, og bundet med bomullstråd. Paul Hellermann (1886–1958) utviklet et genialt system for enkelt å kunne tre gummihylser over kabelkappene for å hindre endene fra å frynse.

I 1935 ble firmaet Paul Hellermann GmbH grunnlagt i Hamburg. Firmaet produserte og solgte gummihylser og gjennomføringer og tilhørende ekspansjonsverktøy i forskjellige størrelser. 

I 1938, utvidet Hellermann sin virksomhet til Storbritannia i et joint venture med Jack Bowthorpe (1905–1978). Etterhvert som ledninger ble stadig mer komplekse, var Hellermann Electric og en rekke Bowthorpe Hellermann-selskaper etablert for å betjene behovene til den blomstrende etterkrigsindustrien, luftfart- bilindustrien og elektroindustrien. Disse firmaene var noen av de første som tilbød markedet numeriske kabelmerkesysdtemer og fargede kabelhylser.

Før sin død i 1958 solgte Hellermann sitt opprinnelige selskap og aksjer i det britiske partnerskapet til Bowthorpe, og under dette selskapets ledelse bler det raskt innført sprøytestøping og ekstruderingsteknologi. Dette var et meget gunstig tidspunkt å kapitalisere begynnelsen på buntebånd i plast.

 

1935 Paul Hellermann GmbH grunnlagt 14 desember 1935, Kirchenallee 57 i Hamburg (Tyskland).
1936 Hellermann buntesystem patentert.
1937 Hellermann ekspansjonsverktøy for hylser patentert.
1938 Hellermann Electric Ltd. etablert, Purley Way, Croydon (UK).
1940 Bowthorpe-Hellermann virksomheter flyttet til Oxford (UK) for for krigens varighet, tysk virksomhet frlyttet ti Moorende 6/8 i Hamburg.
1942 Første  kabelmerker i gummi for fly ble produsert i Oxford.
1944 Bombeskade tvang den tyske fabrikken å flytte til Große Bleichen 23 i Hamburg.
1948 Bowthorpe Holdings virksomheter flyttet til en nybygget anlegg,  Gatwick Road, Crawley (UK).
1950 Twinlay Cable Marker, sleeve overlaid with transparent plastic film, introduced; German virksomhet flyttet til Hegestr. 40 i Hamburg.
1952 Cheltenham Plastics acquired and extrusion business amalgamated with Hellermann Electric in Crawley (UK) as Hellermann Ltd.; plastic P-Clip range expanded; cable strapping and studs launched.
1955 Virksomhet etablert i Canada.
1957 Paul Hellermann solgte sin virksomhet og sin eierandel i Hellermann Electric til Jack Bowthorpe.
1958 Insuloid Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (kjøpt opp 6 år senere) produserer de første nylon buntebånd / strips i UK.

 

1960–1979

Cable ties take off and the Tyton System is a runaway success

Kabelrap, nylon cable ties and the Tyton System

Tyton and Kabelrap were invented to fulfil industrial demand for scalable cable tying systems

At the start of the 1960s, building on a decade of expertise dipping plastics, the Bowthorpe Hellermann companies were quick to adopt plastic injection moulding technology. The Insuloid Manufacturing Company from Manchester – one of the UK’s first specialised manufacturers of cable ties made from thermoplastic (polyamide 6.6, or ‘nylon’) – was acquired and amalgamated into Hellermann Ltd. in 1964. The Insulok LK range of cable ties became the foundation of the T-Series ties, still sold by HellermannTyton today.

Meanwhile, the German side of the electrical business headed by chief engineer Heinrich Kabel continued to build on Paul Hellermann’s inventive cable management legacy. This work culminated in the 1965 launch of the highly successful ‘Tyton’ tool – the first continuous strap binding system. The derivative ‘Kabelrap’ cable tie and KR application tool that followed two years later and are still sold today.

The widespread international acclaim earned by Tyton and Kabelrap was reflected in the globe added to the modernised company logo from 1967.

When sister companies were established in the United States in 1969 and in Japan in 1970 these businesses were registered under the name Tyton.

 

1960 Hellermann in Germany moved to a purpose-built factory in Pinneberg outside Hamburg.
1961 Businesses established in France and Australia.
1963 Improved three-pronged pliers patented.
1964 Insuloid Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (est. 1933) acquired and amalgamated in Manchester (UK); Insulok cable binding clips patented − the foundation of our T-Series cable ties.
1965 Tyton System, continuous strap cable binding launched.
1966 Business established in South Africa; Insultite Helashrink (moldanised heat shrink shapes) launched. First cable ties with outside-serration introduced.
1967 Kabelrap tool and KR- Series launched.
1969 Tyton Corporation of America established in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (USA); first adhesive cable tie mount patented.
1970 Tyton Company of Japan established in Tokyo and Hellermann do Brasil Industria e Comercio Ltda established in São Paulo (Brazil).
1978 Hellerman Electric moved to new, purpose-built facility in Plymouth (UK).
1979 Production facilities extended at Pinneberg (Germany).

 

1980–1999

Cable management demand sparks international expansion

Global cable management expertise

Fastening and Fixing Expertise was the foundation for success in all industries around the world

Demand for more and more specialised cable harness components increased dramatically with technological advances in aircraft, vehicles, industrial plant and telecommunications.

The company began adding customised product development and highly-skilled thermoplastics engineering to its offering in key markets. It also embarked on an unprecedented phase of international growth. By the end of the 1990s, Hellermann had established local representation in 27 countries and extended its manufacturing capabilities to all global regions. 

 

1980 Business acquired in Norway.
1981 Business established in Singapore. 
1982 Warehouse added to six manufacturing buildings in Manchester (UK); business established in Sweden.
1986 Production facilities opened in Hyogo (Japan).
1987 Plastic tube extrusion commenced in Plymouth (UK).
1988 Business established in Finland.
1990 Electric AutoTool and pneumatic TytonTool automatic cable tie application tools launched.
1991 First specialised cable mounting bracket produced for automotive customers.
1992 Production facilities in Trappes (France) opened.
1994 Business established in Mexico.
1995 Business established in Italy; first thermal transfer label system and TT1000 printer launched.
1996 Business established in Hong Kong.
1997 Business established in China with purpose-built production facilities opened in Wuxi; business also established in The Philippines and Thailand and acquired in Austria CEE; Autotool 2000 launched.
1998 Business acquired in Argentina and in Spain/Portugal; TipTags launched.
1999 Worldwide name changed to HellermannTyton (27 countries at this time); new purpose-built production facilities opened in Manchester (UK).

 

2000 - til i dag

Steady growth, consolidation and focus on key industries

Custom thermoplastic components and quality cable management products

Varemerket HellermannTyton er synonymt med service og kvalitetsprodukter for kabelinstallasjoner 

The new millennium commenced with the introduction of the harmonised company name “HellermannTyton” for all business units around the world.

A strong reputation as a manufacturer and supplier of quality cable management products and success as a development partner for custom thermoplastic components has enabled HellermannTyton to consistently outperform baseline economic growth year-on-year. Manufacturing capacity has been successively increased in step with customer demand in all global regions.

The company floated on the London Stock Exchange in March 2013. Just over two years later, Delphi Automotive Systems PLC made a successful bid to purchase the company. HellermannTyton was subsequently incorporated into the Delphi Electrical/Electronic Architecture division in December 2015.

Since the parent company’s realignment as Aptiv PLC in December 2017, HellermannTyton is now part of the Signal and Power Solutions division developing cable assemblies for advanced vehicle systems but continues to operate under its own brand.

Besides the automotive sector, HellermannTyton is a key supplier of cable management products to customers in all other industries, especially aerospace, rail, white goods, renewable energy, and electrical installation.

 

2000 HellermannTyton Data UK acquired; business established in Denmark; purpose-built production facilities opened in Tornesch (Germany); new production facilities opened in Johannesburg (South Africa); detectable plastic MCT cable ties launched for food industry.
2001 Production plant capacity doubled in Wuxi (China); specialised EdgeClip fixing products launched.
2002 Business established in South Korea; new production facilities opened in Jundiaí (Brazil).
2003 Pre-terminated RapidNet System products for data centres launched.
2004 ATS3080 lanseringen av spill-fritt, automatisk buntesystem.
2005 Business established in The Netherlands and Belgium
2006 Departure from Spirent PLC (prev. Bowthorpe Holdings) and acquisition by Doughty 
Hanson & Co. (UK)
2007 Production plant in Wuxi (China) extended.
2008 Business established in Poland, Russia and India.
2011

New production facilities opened in Plymouth (UK).

2012 Logistics centre opened in Wuxi (China).
2013 Flotation on the London Stock Exchange; additional manufacturing facilities opened in Milwaukee (USA); EVO7 manual cable tie gun launched.
2014 Office established in United Arab Emirates; process-reliable Autotool 2000CPK launched.
2015 Incorporation into Delphi Automotive Systems PLC (now Aptiv PLC); production facility opened in Songdo (Republic of Korea).
2016 Production facility in Slupca (Poland) opened; new distribution centre opened in Cannock (UK); office established in Turkey.
2017 Brand new HellermannTyton Data production facility openend in Northampton, UK; production facility opened in Monterrey, Mexico; HellermannTyton ACADEMY introduced globally; Ratchet P-Clamp and RFID cable ties and accessories launched.
2018 First ever company-wide global brand campaign MADE FOR REAL launched.

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