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History

1972

Company's development:
- Foundation by Eugen Schwarzkopf
  and partners

Product's development:
- HHP with and without thermocouple
  and resistance sensor 

1973

Company's development:
- Begin in Lüdenscheid,
  Am Wendelpfad
- Building up agencies in Spain
  and France

1975

Company's development:
- Service as company's philosophy

Product's development:
- Building up wide range
  of accessory 

1977

Company's development:
- First Fair participation 
  (Hannover-Fair)

Product's development:
- HHP with copper tip

1978

Company's development:
- Introduction in the North European
  Market Denmark, Sweden, Norway

Product's development:
- Coil heater for the use in hot runners
- Presentation of cabinet heater

1979

Company's development:
- Move to Wefelshohler Straße

1981

Company's development:
- Participation in FAKUMA

Product's development:
- WRP Ø 3,3

1982

Company's development:
- First contacts with the Asian
  market (Japan)

Product's development:
- WRP/K in copper with
  integrated cooling
- WRP Ø 3,8

1983

Product's development:
- HHP with power distribution and
  integrated resistance sensor 

1985

Company's development:
- Foundation of hotset
  Corporation (USA)
- Building up agency in Japan

Product's development:
- HHP with outer cooling
- HHP Ø 4, development of
  air stream heater (LSE)
- WRP/Mini Ø 1,8, F 1,3 x 2,3
  for 230 V with clamping band
- WRP/K with cooling

1986

Product's development:
- First flat coil heater 

1988

Company's development:
- Agency in Hongkong, New Zealand
  and Austrich
- First CAD-device

Product's development:
- WRP/Maxi with head

1989

Company's development:
- Technology advice for keeping
  the competitiveness

Product's development:
- WRP/Mini with axial screwing
- WRP/Maxi without head

1990

Company's development:
- Move of WRP production to
  Hoffmeisterstraße
- Agencies in Turkey, Singapore,
  Argentina and India

Product's development:
- Sealed heater (GMH) for
  die casting and machine
  nozzle BMD
- WRP/Q

1991

Company's development:
- hotset takes care of the issue air,
  water, ground pollution prevention
  as well as the packaging order of
  1st December 1991

Product's development:
- WRP/Mini with axial screwing
- WRP/Q 3 x 3
- humidity-resistant inner construction
  HHP and LHT

1992

Company's development:
- Conversion from data
  technology to personal computer

Product's development:
- Bi-metal Mini

1993

Company's development:
- Start of the changeable organisation

Product's development:
- Ceramic outer insulation against
  heat dissipation for WRP
- WRP/M
- Termination of VDE-testing LSE
- Bi-metal heater

1995

Company's development:
- Reorganisation of production
  HHP/LHT in assembly-line
  production. With almost the same
  number of employees 21 % more
  turnover than 1991 can be achieved

Product's development:
- The first bendable HHP goes
  in production

1996

Company's development:
- DIN ISO 9001

Product's development:
- Patent application of hotflex
- The first flexible tubular heater
- New generation temperature
  controllers
- WRP/Mini CSA-approved

1997

Company's development:
- Internet presentation
- Considerable investments in 
  PPM-system
  (production-planning-management)
- First trainings in India about
  heating elements

Product's development:
- First GMH as assembly
- WRP/Mini with protective spring 

1998

Company's development:
- 25-years-jubilee

Product's development:
- First plugable connection for WRP 

1999

Company's development:
- First European conference with
  agencies Introduction of integrated
  standard software PSI-Penta

Product's development:
- Development of hotslot Middle
  nozzle for zinc processing 

2000

Company's development:
- Ralf Schwarkopf becomes second
  managing director
- WRP-production with more than
  100 employees
- New organisation structure
- DIN ISO 9001:2000

Product's development:
- Heating of 3D-moulds with hotflex 

2001

Company's development:
- Internal quality auditors
- Eugen Schwarzkopf terminates the
  active hotset-life
- re-audit DIN ISO 9001:1994

Product's development:
- New temperature controllers
  serie RR 600
- HHP for Hot-Box-process
- WRP connection head
- Extrusion heating 

2002

Company's development:
- Investment on Malta

Product's development:
- hotslot®
  
Square tubular heater
- Humidity-resistant WRP-head 

2003

Company's development:
- 30-years-jubilee
- production optimisation ProFit
- movement with total production
  in Hueckstraße

2004

Product's development:
- hotspring®
- lock-system axial clamping for the
  heating nozzle
- hotspring®/F/1,8x3,2
- new series hotcontrol temperature
  controllers C248 and C296

2006

Company's development:
- Introduction of the
  hotrod®-Express-Service
- Certification for Russia-Export
- Introduction of CPro
  (Customer Project Management)

Product's development:
- hotspring® Q/3,0 x 3,0
  Ø 3,3; F/2,2x4,2 IP 68
  with waterproof connection zone
- hotspring® Ø 4,0

2007

Product's development:
- hotcast® magnesium nozzle
- hotspring® spike-system
  clampable reflection tube

2009

Company's development:
- Relaunch of the new website

2010

Company's development:
- Foundation of
  Hotset America Corporation
  President: David J. Cieslica

Product's development:
- hotcast Sprue Nozzle

2012

Company's development:
- Re-certification according to
  DIN EN ISO 9001:2008

2014

Company's development:
- Foundation of HIPL India Pvt Ltd
  General Manager: Raghavendra Rao
- Certification according to 
  DIN ISO 9001:2008 of 
  Hotset Heating Elements
  (Suzhou) Co. Ltd.,
- Move to a new building of
  Hotset Malta Ltd.

Product's development:
- Z-System

2015

Company's development:
- Move to a new building of Hotset
  Heating Elements (Suzhou) Co. Ltd.
- Re- certification according to 
  DIN EN ISO 9001:2008

Product's development:
- hotspring Ø 3.0mm
- hotflex (more than 100 different
  dimensions in stock)
- hotrod 1/8” (3.1mm)

2016

Company's development:
- A new Logo and a new Claim
- Hotset Malta Ltd. is
  Energy Efficiency Partner
  as per Directive 2012/27/EU

2017

Company's development:
- Change of name to Hotset GmbH

2018

Company's development:
- New Administrative Building for
  Hotset America Corporation

Product's development:
- High-temperature heating
  cartridges (up to 1,000°C)