The L. Possehl & Co. mbH Group of companies is managed in line with Hanseatic tradition. There are over 130 companies within the Group, divided into nine, highly diversified divisions. It has more than 8,500 employees around the world, almost half of them in Germany. In managing its companies, Possehl is eager to ensure that the companies retain their long-standing identities and continue to develop successfully within the Group. The “Possehl” name is synonymous with German SME tradition (the “Mittelstand”) – and has been for more than 160 years.
As a successful and diverse company. Possehl’s perception of itself is marked by entrepreneurial spirit, tradition, and responsibility.
Together with the parent company Harburg-Freudenberger Maschinenbau GmbH, the HF Group is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Lübeck L. Possehl & Co. mbH. Under the umbrella of the Harburg-Freudenberger Maschinenbau GmbH, we provide the rubber and rubber-processing industry with a range of machines for all key stages of production - from raw material processing to rubber processing up to vulcanisation. In addition, we develop and manufacture machines and systems for the edible oil industry.
The HF Group consists of three business divisions: HF Mixing Group, HF TireTech Group, HF Press+LipidTech.
HF FoodTech Group:
HF FoodTech Group is a new business unit under the umbrella of HF Group (Harburg-Freudenberger Maschinenbau GmbH) it unifies the HF Press+LipidTech and four companies that were previously part of the Possehl Mittelstandsbeteiligungen business unit: DMA Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH & Co. KG, Schwarte Processing, Hänsel Processing and Hebold Systems. HF FoodTech Group will bring together machine and plant engineering for the food, feed and pharmaceutical industries. Engineering, technical know-how, state-of-the-art processes in manufacturing as well as established and experienced procurement, marketing and sales structures and a broad-based service network offer synergy effects across various industries.
Technology and knowledge transfer, as well as the use of the current network between the business units, while taking into account the specific requirements of the industries, will ensure success and support the growth of each business unit.
HF TireTech Group:
Development, manufacture and distribution of all systems for rubber technology - particularly for the production of car tyres - take place at our Hamburg-Harburg location as well as at our Croatian subsidiary in Belisce.
Specifically, the product range comprises:
- individual extruders and extrusion lines
- tyre building machines and
- tyre curing presses
HF Mixing Group:
The HF Mixing Group unifies the HF mixing technology at the Freudenberg location, the Farrel Group business and the Pomini mixing technology which have become wholly-owned subsidiaries of the HF Group following their acquisition.
Mixers and mixing room systems for both the rubber-processing and tyre-industry are manufactured at five locations around the world under the umbrella of the HF Group. All significant innovations for the rubber-processing industry have been developed by companies within the HF Mixing Group. The HF Mixing Group is today´s global leader in these systems.
In our Hamburg-Harburg corporate division, we develop, manufacture and distribute plants and systems primarily for the production and refinement of edible oils as well as biodiesel. The product range comprises refining plants for crude oils and fats as well as press systems and process solutions for processing oilseeds, animal raw materials and special products.
Die Farrel Corp. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the HF-Group and is an organisational part of the HF Mixing Group.
Pomini Rubber & Plastics Srl. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the HF Group and a part of the HF Mixing Group business unit. The company´s portfolio includes equipment for mixing rooms for the rubber and plastics industries (mixers and mixing lines for the production of tyres, technical rubber goods as well as for compounding and pelletizing of plastics).
HF Belišće is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the HF Group. Since 1998, Belisce in Croatia has been manufacturing the curing presses developed in Hamburg in addition to the components for all the business units within the HF Group. HF Belisce is equipped with advanced manufacturing technology and meets the high quality standards demanded of the entire consortium. It is an organisational part of the HF TireTech Group.
HF Rubber Machinery, Inc. is the US American subsidiary of the HF Group, it is an organisational part of the HF Mixing Group.