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Market Leader in the Railway sector

HEGENSCHEIDT-MFD is an internationally oriented medium-sized company in the field of machine tool manufacturing. In two business units, the company manufactures and sells individual machines as well as turnkey production plants for railway transport companies and the automotive industry. The company is part of the NILES-SIMMONS-HEGENSCHEIDT Group (NSH), which combines over 175 years of experience in German and American machine tool manufacturing.

Machine Tools for Railway, Metro & Automotive

As a company in the machine tool industry, HEGENSCHEIDT-MFD is one of the market leaders worldwide in these business areas. The product range in the Railway business unit includes underfloor and above-floor wheelset lathes for reprofiling wheelsets as well as wheelset presses, wheelset diagnostic systems, and rerailing systems for rail vehicles.


The Automotive  business unit manufactures and sells fixed and straightening rolling machines as well as plain bearing fine turning and smoothing machines for the machining of crankshafts.


In addition, current and future drive concepts offer a wide range of new applications for burnishing and deep rolling technology. Another focus of our activities is currently the development of tools and processes for the hard and smooth rolling of functional surfaces as well as bearing and sealing surfaces of rotationally symmetrical workpieces.


HEGENSCHEIDT-MFD GmbH, located in Erkelenz, Germany, employs about 480 people and generates a total turnover of €100 million.


The history of HEGENSCHEIDT-MFD GmbH


Foundation of Maschinenfabrik Deutschland (MFD)


Foundation of W. Hegenscheidt in Ratibor (Upper Silesia)


Takeover of MFD by Hoesch AG and construction of the first wheel lathe


Introduction of fixed and smooth rolling technology in the automotive industry


Foundation of the first subsidiary in the USA


Merger of the companies Hegenscheidt GmbH and Hoesch-MFD into today's HEGENSCHEIDT-MFD GmbH.

Contact us


HEGENSCHEIDT Place 41812 Erkelenz

Tel: +49 (0) 2431 86-0 Fax: +49 (0) 2431 86-686



This picture shows the company premises of the NSH subsidiary HEGENSCHEIDT-MFD from the outside.