Hilgefort GmbH – individual, flexible production.


The Hilgefort Group is your expert partner in the construction of plant components and apparatus in Dinklage, Germany. From detailed engineering through to turnkey installation on site, Hilgefort offers its customers extensive expertise and a high level of flexibility. Hilgefort constructs parts measuring up to 7 m in diameter and weighing up to 300 tons per unit. Transport to one of three nearby inland ports facilitates the rapid and punctual delivery of even very large components.

For decades, the family-owned company has recorded continuous growth. Whereas just 1200 tons of steel could be processed annually in the 1980s, capacity was increased in the 1990s to around 3000 tons of steel per year. Today, the average processing capacity lies between 6000 and 7000 tons.


Hilgefort provides:

  • Construction of plant components and apparatus
  • Parts measuring up to 7 m in diameter and weighing up to 300 tons per unit
  • All steel grades, special steel, copper and aluminium
  • Material thicknesses from 2 to 300 mm
  • Design, production, transport and assembly worldwide
In order to offer customers maximum flexibility, we are able to process all grades of steel, special steel, copper and aluminium. Our product range stretches from components for offshore wind farms through to complex calciners or pressure vessels and steam boilers subject to dynamic loads.
Because every project has its own individual requirements, Hilgefort’s expert engineers are available to advise you.

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Hilgefort GmbH produced a cyclone separator for a blast furnace and also created a plant in exceptional dimensions and in a very short time frame (July to October).

Transport of the largest components possible (H x W: 7 m x 7 m) for rapid on-site assembly Hilgefort GmbH received an order to manufacture and assemble three new granulation systems for blast furnace 7 at a steel works in Ijmuiden in the Netherlands.

Hilgefort GmbH produced two rotary dryers and two sectional coolers for an industrial plant in Russia.

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Hilgefort becomes an attractive international partner with new ASME certification

In August 2016, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) certified the quality assurance system at Hilgefort GmbH in accordance with international guidelines.

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Tour: A day in the life at Hilgefort GmbH

Peak period at Hilgefort GmbH: Approximately 7000 tons of metal every year are processed in three production halls on factory premises covering an area of 7.5 hectares

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Metal processing in (overly) large dimensions can also be completed as contract work

Contract manufacturing: Hilgefort GmbH in Dinklage has established a name for itself throughout Germany and around the world as a competent plant construction company specialising in particularly large sized projects and very complex component parts.

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