Herding GmbH Filtertechnik

Herding GmbH Filtertechnik is a manufacturer of filter media, dust collecting systems and filter systems for industrial use. Within a period of more than 35 years the filter specialist Herding Filtertechnik has developed into a global supplier of complete systems for all sectors of industry. Dry dust collecting, aerosol separation and material recovery are the main focal points of our work. The name Herding has stood for reliability, quality and outstanding services from our staff. Quality is what we put into practice and produce every day. Continuous improvement and a permanent focus on our customer needs are integral parts of our company philosophy.

Company details

August-Borsig-Str. 3 , Amberg , 92224 Germany

Locations Served

Business Type:
Manufacturer
Industry Type:
Air Filtration
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Year Founded:
1977

'Everything from a single source' is the guiding principle of our company. Great flexibility in production coupled with a high degree of in-house production ensure that our products meet the high quality standards that both we and our customers expect, while also providing the basis for rapid realization of customer-specific solutions.

The depth of our manufacturing in Germany stands guarantee for the quality, flexibility and safety of our plant engineering.

Company
Walter Herding set up a company in Amberg, Germany in April 1977. The firm manufactured complete dust extraction systems, but by 1982 Herding had outgrown its office and production facilities and had to move to a new location. Ever since, Herding has continued to expand the admin, R&D, production and logistic facilities at its Amberg North site.

International footprint
The signing of a licensing agreement with Eurotec/Nittetsu Mining in Japan was the first step on the road to international expansion (the agreement is still in effect). The first foreign subsidiary was established in Switzerland in 1988, and the first foreign production facility went into operation in the Czech Republic in 1991. The company now has eight independent subsidiaries and partnerships in nine other countries.

Products
The Herding success story really began with the invention of, and patent application for, a surface filtration process using rigid-body filter elements in 1980. The rigid body filter element went into volume production the following year. The Herding HSL sinter plate filter was introduced five years later.

Other milestones include the development of a bio filter for effective treatment of industrial effluent (1991), introduction of the Herding DELTA (1997) and the Herding DELTA² filter (2003), development of the high-temperature Herding ALPHA for applications up to 350/450°C (2000) and the Herding HSL-C sinter plate filter for temperatures up to 100°C (2008).

Markets
Initially, Herding produced cloth and needle felt filters for mining and rock processing applications. As Herding continued to move up the performance curve with its HSL, DELTA und DELTA² rigid-body filters, the company gained access to new markets. The target market now includes the basic materials industry, where it all started, as well as the food processing, pharmaceutical and renewable energy industries.

In 1993, Herding set up a company for biological treatment of effluent. In 2008, this segment was assimilated into the Fluid Technology Business Unit which focuses its activities on fluid and coolant filtration.

Herding® Filtertechnik – pure productivity ...

Ceremony of the Best Business Award (2. Place)Recognized partner of BLUECOMPETENCEDIN Certification

……that not only means clean air, but also economic and ecological resource management. Herding GmbH Filtertechnik ensures that the productivity at the customer's shall be increased by Herding® products and services. Highly qualified employees put Herding into a position to offer first-hand analysis of customer's demands, advice, custom-made design and planning, production, installation, start-ups and the service of complete filter plants.

Quality

Herding GmbH Filter Technology has been DIN EN ISO 9001certified since 1995. Our focus on quality and our zero-defect philosophy are reflected in the following business policies:

Business policies 

1. Safety has top priority 
2. Compliance with applicable regulations 
3. Ensure quality and performance 
4. On-time delivery 
5. Reduce cost   

Sustainability

Sustained development at Herding is based on our vision of pure productivity. The company is totally committed to its social responsibilities as a mid-tier employer and vocational training provider in the region. Each individual has the same importance and limitations of a personal, physical or other kind play no role for us. In recognition of this we received this year's award for good inclusion practice from the Jura Werkstätten association.

Our business practices and attitudes must reflect a sense of responsibility for our employees and the environment. It is our intention to create secure jobs which employees can identify with, because we are convinced that this approach enhances employee performance over the long term.

We continue to reduce our environmental impact throughout the production process and product lifecycle by minimizing our reliance on non-renewable energy and by delivering highly durable products. Herding® products are eco-friendly. They are designed to protect the air and water from harmful emissions and to ensure the well-being of future generations. We have an obligation to do this and we want to do it. Protecting the environment is a top priority at the company.

We also provide support to Amberg-Weiden University (OTH Amberg-Weiden). We develop innovative solutions in partnership with the university as well as with customers and suppliers.

As an accredited partner we meet the criteria of BLUECOMPETENCE, the sustainability initiative of the German Mechanical and Plant Engineering Federation (VDMA), as of 2012. BLUECOMPETENCE stands for leadership in innovation and technology in the field of sustainable solutions in the mechanical and plant engineering industry.

Our basic approach is to provide products and services which enhance customer productivity over the long term. It is vitally important that we maintain short lines of communication to the customer. Our customer focus can be represented symbolically in the form of a circle.
Corporate structure

Direct contact with domestic and foreign customers takes place in the T domain channeled through the field teams in Amberg (TAD and AAD) and the local subsidiaries (TGS).  In cases where we have subsidiaries or partners outside of Germany, the process is described in the Locations section. In keeping with the proximity principle, the in-house team (TID) and services (TDL) in their role as service department have the option of contacting customers directly, but the sales team always remains the main point of contact. The R&D Department is always directly involved in new product and process development.

Products are manufactured by the steel fabrication (PSB) and sintered filter media (PSF) production organizations. The two streams are merged in final assembly (PEM). The entire production process for filtration systems including filter elements takes place under one roof.  Our business management section (K) has responsibility for admin activities and quality assurance which reports directly to Senior Management. QA monitors the quality of our products and our management system.

The depth of our manufacturing in Germany stands guarantee for the quality, flexibility and safety of our plant engineering.

Our policy of maintaining short lines of communication to our customers is reflected in the topology of our sales network.

Engineers, who are full-time employees and are stationed at headquarters or in one of 5 offices, provide a highly effective communications channel. These individuals are the main point of contact for the customer starting with order intake and continuing right through to after-sales service and beyond.

Our foreign subsidiaries are autonomous entities which have highly qualified employees working under the direction of a General Manager. The subsidiaries are part of Herding Holding. This ensures that the Herding philosophy and the products comply with corporate standards.

In countries where we do not have a local subsidiary, we work with qualified partners who receive training in Amberg and have access to support from Amberg when necessary.

For all other countries, engineers working in the AAD Department in Amberg handle queries and quotations and provide advice, giving us a worldwide presence.