Heilig was founded in 1978 by Nico Maria Heilig. Since then the company has grown from a sole proprietorship with only one welding machine into an internationally respected company group offering machines and installations for the bulk handling and recycling industries. As an organisation our mission is to offer our customers a whole range of solutions in engineering, development, production and installation and the Heilig organisation has grown into a group of companies.
The individual companies which form the group offer a complete concept of solutions in recycling, waste management, bulk management, wood processing machines, heat exchangers, industrial mixers and electrical installations. The Heilig Group companies, located in different European countries, form a powerful and leading conglomerate serving customers all over the world.
It all started in 2003 when Recco was founded by Jan Andreas Groothoff, a Dutch mining engineer who served 17years in one of the largest steel slag processing companies in the world. He started his own consultancy company Recco BV, specialized in the recovery of ferrous and non-ferrous metals from various waste streams with a special focus on incinerator slag treatment. The services resulted to projects with supply of plant engineering and supply of machinery and construction for ferrous recovery on site. In 2014 Recco extended the service by establishing a plant in the Netherlands to separate non ferrous metal mix streams that is separated from the bottom ash in the IBA processing plants. Heilig Group acquired Recco Non Ferro Metals BV in 2015. To improve management of on-site projects, Recco founded in 2017 the business Recco Operations.
Geurts International BV was founded in 1963, and since that year we have gained extensive knowledge and expertise in heat exchanging equipment and heat transfer solutions. In 2015, the Dutch company Geurts International became part of the Heilig Group. To locally support the German market and German speaking region, Geurts has a sale office in area of Hannover, Germany.
In 1923 Beemster was founded and specialized the activities during the years to the engineering, project management and installation of electrical solutions for the industrial, agricultural and construction sectors. In 2015 the company was taken over and added to Heilig Group.
In 2010 Bezner-Oswald was founded by merging the activities related to manufacturing of wood processing machines of Bezner Anlagen und Maschinenbau and Oswald Maschinenbau. Bezner was already active on the market of wood processing machines towards the end of the 19th century. The Austrian company Oswald Machinenbau started the production of wood machines in the mid-1980s. In 2010 Oswald Maschinenbau was taken over by Heilig Group, when Bezner was already part of the group. Merging the activities in the field of manufacturing wood processing machines established the company Bezner-Oswald.
After the demise of Dutch company Visno in 2011, Heilig Group took over the business unit of industrial mixers. The business unit became a special division within company NM Heilig BV for engineering and manufacturing of conical mixers, vertical ribbon mixers and overhauls of mixers regardless of the brand or make of the systems.
In 2010 Heilig Group took a new engineering and fabrication facility, named NMH into service. A new-built facility with a production capacity of 5000 m² built in the area Sered, situated in Slovakia and within one hour drive from Bratislava. NMH is an independent company to provide engineering and production of industrial machinery and construction, in the role of Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) for third party brands.
After the acquisition in 2009 the German company B+B Anlagenbau joined Heilig Group. The company is the expert in plastic separation and washing machines and complete systems for the recycling process of waste. To locally support the North American market, B+B Anlagenbau has a sale office in the Spartanburg area, South Carolina.
In 1899, Bezner Anlagen und Maschinenbau started out as a manufacturer of specialized machines for wood treatment and screens. About three decades ago, as a forerunner, Bezner diverted to recycling machines and conveyor systems. In 2007, Bezner became part of the Heilig Group. To locally support the North American market, Bezner has a sale office in the Spartanburg area, South Carolina. To support the important French market, Bezner holds a local sales office in Aix-en-Provence, situated in the south of France.
In 2000 the Polish company Antha-Pol became part of Heilig Group. The company was a former manufacturing facility of agricultural machines for a Dutch company. After the take over Antha started engineering and production of machines for NM Heilig BV. During the years the company is developed to the specialization of engineering and manufacturing of machinery and installations for the bulk handling and recycling industry focused on the markets in Poland, Czech Republic and Slovenia.
At the customer’s request, Heilig Exploitatie (now Recco Equipment) started in 1997 the service to offer various financial and investment structures with regard to the processing installations for recycling and bulk handling Heilig Group engineer and install. Also supply of operational management, as well as the maintenance.
N.M. Heilig B.V. was founded in 1978 by Nicolaas Maria Heilig for supply of machines and to offer maintenance in bulk handling systems. These services were the cause of an unrivaled success and, during the years, lead to specialization of engineering and manufacturing of machinery and installations for the bulk handling and recycling industry.