About us

HIMEL has made a name for itself on the international agricultural technology market for 70 years. 
Today, the medium-sized company employs around 200 people worldwide. The main production site is located in Melchingen, Swabia, south of Stuttgart. 
HIMEL is a global company with sales and service centres in countries such as Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and West Africa Ghana.

HIMEL has established itself on the domestic and international market, especially in the areas of

  • HIMEL grinding & mixing systems
  • HIMEL Grain systems
  • HIMEL storage systems
  • HIMEL Straw systems
  • HIMEL Pelletising
  • HIMEL mixer wagons


The Weltzin branch was opened in 2008 as a further strategic pillar. From here, an experienced team carries out orders in the field of stable technology and hall construction.

All HIMEL machines are manufactured in a cost-saving system design, which allows the conception of sophisticated, customised complete solutions for any size of farm as well as the construction of market-driven and highly compatible individual machines.

Today, the HIMEL team works in project-based working groups at networked CAD and CIM workstations.
The team of motivated and technically competent employees makes HIMEL not only a manufacturer of feed preparation systems, but also a competent partner for all aspects of feeding technology.

Over 1000 reference farms throughout Germany and worldwide support this statement. The quality of HIMEL products is proven by practical tests in trade journals, TÜV tests, DLG tests, the CE mark and the quality and environmental management certifications according to DIN EN ISO 9001 and 14001.

The traditional family business has been run by the sons of the company founder, Werner and Martin Hirlinger, since 1999. With the handover of the company, two competent and committed successors have taken the helm, who will continue to consolidate HIMEL's position on the international market in the new millennium.