For more than 30 years

The trust of our customers, a competent team of skin protection experts, and world class products have helped us grow into a leader  in the personal protection industry:

  • 03/1990

    Founding of HERWE®-chemisch-technische Erzeugnisse GmbH by W. HERschlein und K. WEndling

  • 10/1990

    Takeover of HERWE®-chemisch-technische Erzeugnisse GmbH by W. Herschlein as sole owner

  • 1992

    Start of construction on own production plant at the Sinsheim site

  • 1993

    First use of the new production site, start of production of skin cleansing preparations

  • 1995/1996

    Expansion of the company with a fully automated high bay warehouse

  • 1997

    Purchase of additional property including administration building and production hall

  • 1998/1999

    Merging of both parts of the operation with the creation of a new procurement department

  • 1999

    Start of construction on premises for the production of salves, creams and lotions

  • 2000

    Commissioning of a state of the art salve plant, and start of production of a complete product range, in the areas of skin protection, skin cleansing and skin care

  • 2002

    Start of cooperation and partnership with Henkel Technologies in the area of cooling lubricants and skin protection

  • 2003

    Creation of the brochure “cooling lubricant and skin protection” with evidence of compatibility and effectiveness of Herwe skin protection products, using the BUS model (Bovine Udder Skin)

  • 2004

    Introduction of a quality management system in accordance with DIN ISO 9001 (2000)

  • 2004/2005

    Planning of a new production line (first of three expansion stages) in accordance with GMP with twenty times more production capacity

  • 2005

    Start of construction on production line

  • 2006

    Commissioning of the new production line

  • 04/2007

    Outsourcing of the product line “technical products / floors” from the portfolio of HERWE®-chemisch-technische Erzeugnisse GmbH to the newly founded company Herwetec® GmbH.

  • 06/2007

    Founding of the overseas company “OOO Herwe PSA” with headquarters in Moscow. Sales of skin protection, skin cleansing and skincare products and personal protective equipment.

  • 06/2011

    Change of name from HERWE®-chemisch-technische Erzeugnisse GmbH to HERWE® GmbH.

  • 02/2013

    Start of construction on a new underground garage, and preparations for a new administration building

  • 2015

    25 years of HERWE® GmbH.
    Skin protection. Skin cleansing. Skin care.

  • 2016

    World innovation HERWE corcbits® - Innovative scrubbing agents

  • 2017

    Introduction of the new HERWE DISINFECTION

  • 2018

    For the sake of the environment:
    "Hand cleanser with natural scrubbing agents."

  • 2019

    The new foam generation

  • 2020

    VIVA by HERWE -
    The new dispenser generation

  • 2021

    HERWE invests in the future - new ERP system