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Heller Tools GmbH

About us


Heller drill bits for professionals

Heller is a world-renowned specialist for professional drilling. As an expert for the development, production and marketing of drill bits for any application, Heller is the preferred choice of professionals on building sites and throughout the industry. Our priority is to be leaders in technology and quality. We apply the most cutting-edge methods at our research centre and in production in Dinklage, Germany. Heller‘s roots go back to 1583 and we are proud of the various world innovations Heller has invented since. Today, we hold numerous patents and operate in more than 60 countries.

The product range

The Heller Tools product portfolio includes a large selection of high quality solutions for professional users. The product range includes hammer drill bits, concrete & stone drill bits, as well as diamond tools, wood drill bits, metal drill bits, universal and special drill bits, and saw blades & bits.

Product promises

All Heller products are successful on the market because they resolve users‘ issues; they are efficient, durable, safe and reliable. Beyond this, all Heller products are also characterised by their and best-in-class price/performance ratio. Heller additionally offers ranges for particularly strict demands, extreme materials and long-term use, even in the most challenging environment. Heller focuses on innovations that are geared towards user demands and have, in many cases, been developed together with users as a result of new composite materials, critical materials, strong reinforcements in concrete, cutting-edge processes on building sites and changed user demands. For example, our innovative Trijet technology which sets new benchmarks in terms of service life and suitability for reinforcements. The new Duster Expert enables fast drilling without dust for particular levels of efficiency and occupational safety – demands that are particularly paramount for today‘s traders.

Heller Tools – Innovation since 1583

An excerpt from the history of the Heller Tools GmbH


In 1583 the drill maker Jacob Heller from Schmalkalden/Thüringen in Germany is mentioned for the first time in a chronicle on being given permission to produce drill tools.


In 1849 the industrial production of drill tools begins in the newly-built works in Schmalkalden.


In 1928 Heller becomes the first company in the world to manufacture tungsten carbide tipped drill bits in serial production.


In 1945 after the end of the Second World War the company relocates to Bremen and makes a fresh start there.


In 1976 the Gebrüder Heller Dinklage GmbH is founded in Dinklage, Germany.


2014 Heller with Serafin Group as new owner.


2014-2017 Investment offensive in the manufacturing facilities in Dinklage, worth 4 million Euros.

Product Milestones

Milestones of the Heller Tools product development


1928: Start of first industrial production of tungsten carbide concrete & masonry drill bits


1970: Introduction of the flexible Ratio system


1974: Co-development of the SDS-plus system


1980: Development of the “Air System” – the first innovative solution for dust-free drilling


1996: Development of the Y-Cutter SDS-plus drill bit


2000: Launch of the leading SDS-plus hammer drill bit Bionic


2010: Launch of the innovative Trijet SDS-plus hammer drill bit


2014: Introduction of the anti dust drill bit Duster Expert


2016: Launch of the multi cutter SDS-plus program

Quality & innovation

Heller uses top-quality materials and manufactures using the latest computer-operated machines with highly motivated employees who often yield more than 30 years of experience, according to the highest quality standards. Certified according to ISO 9001 and ISO 50001 Energy Management, Heller today ranks among the most modern and most efficient drill bit manufacturers in the world. Equipped with a leading quality management team, this means outstanding safety and assurance for retail and trades.

The source of our success - top-quality products for the professional user

Our engineers strive constantly for improvement, innovation and expansion of Heller drilling tools. We are in constant contact with customers and end users, this provides us with valuable information with regard to product improvements and interesting suggestions for developing new products. Taking the lead through innovation. At Heller products are developed for professionals by professionals.

The guarantee of success - using qualified staff worldwide

Heller customers appreciate the unique care given by Heller's employees, whether in Germany, Europe or overseas. Heller not only provides high-quality drilling tools, but also personal care extending far beyond the actual sale of a drill bit. All this is done with the aim of making the customer as satisfied as possible.
It's about much more than drill bits. Heller staff can always be relied on to find a solution.


Heller Tools GmbH is a part of Serafin Group, whose philosophy is based on more than 150 years of entrepreneurial tradition of its shareholding family. Serafin invests into companies with the aim to foster their long term development in accordance with all stakeholders. This development is accompanied by the expertise of advisory board members Prof. Dr. Bernd Gottschalk, Wolfgang Ley and Prof. Dr. Heinrich von Pierer.