The Thuringian company stems from a long tradition. For over 140 years, the region around Ruhla / Seebach has been the center of the watch industry and precision engineering. In 1862 the Thiel Brothers founded a metal factory here and twenty years later they started producing pocket watches. Over time, the Thiel Brothers company became one of the largest and most important watch manufacturers in Germany.
Out of this successful traditional company grew the three electronics developers of HKW-Elektronik GmbH
The Company is located in the emerging technology region of Thuringia. In the region around Seebach and Eisenach, tools and plastics technology as well as surface finishing and assembly plants are to be found next to the machine and vehicle manufacturers. The corporate location of HKW-Elektronik GmbH is even further enriched by the presence of the Technical University of Ilmenau and the Institute for Micro Sensors (CiS) in Erfurt.