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All-round support for maximum fabrication efficiency

Verl, February 2024. heroal – Johann Henkenjohann GmbH & Co. KG offers its specialist partners a range of services along the entire process chain—from customer acquisition through to digital ordering and production. The offer for efficient processes when working with heroal systems will be presented at R+T 2024 in Stuttgart. more

Clamp-on heroal VS Z EM sun protection

Verl, February 2024. With the clamp-on heroal VS Z EM sun protection, the aluminium systems provider heroal has developed a solution that provides effective shading for new as well as existing buildings that is currently unique on the market. more

150 year-old family-run company with pioneering spirit

Verl, February 2024. What started off as a small workshop in 1874 has grown to become an international market leader in aluminium system solutions for the building shell and the interior. heroal – Johann Henkenjohann GmbH & Co. KG is turning 150 and R+T 2024 in Stuttgart marks the start of the anniversary year. more

System solutions for the highest demands on design, fabrication efficiency and flexibility

Verl, February 2024. heroal – Johann Henkenjohann GmbH & Co. KG creates added value for specialist partners with new solutions in the areas of roller shutters, sun protection and roller doors. The comprehensive system solutions for residential and commercial construction set themselves apart with their highly efficient fabrication and maximum flexibility. The new products, which heroal is presenting at R+T 2024, are also focused on meeting the highest design standards. more

New shading options for top-mounted box systems

Verl, February 2024. The heroal VS Z textile assembly opens up unique shading possibilities in new builds and renovations for fabricators and fitters. Thanks to the cooperation with VEKA and Exte, the ready-to-install solution can now also be used in the Exte ELITE XT and VEKAVARIANT 2.0 PVC top-mounted boxes as well as the VEKAVARIANT and EPS top-mounted insulation boxes. As an alternative to the use of roller shutters and blinds, this provides the unique option of textile shading with top-mounted box systems. more

heroal VS Z corner solution

Verl, February 2024. Large glass surfaces that allow plenty of daylight into the building are a continuing trend in residential and commercial construction. At the same time, the planning requirements for energy-efficient and sustainable living spaces focussed on effective insulation are also increasing. The heroal VS Z corner solution by heroal – Johann Henkenjohann GmbH & Co. KG provides an aesthetic as well as effective solution for shading corner areas. At R+T, the heroal VS Z corner solution received the R+T Innovation Award 2024. more

Comprehensive system solutions with flexibility and outstanding processing efficiency

Verl, november 2023. At R+T 2024, heroal will be presenting a wide range of services along the entire process and supply chain, as well as new products from the roller shutter, sun protection and roller door areas that stand out for their highly efficient processing. The aluminium system supplier will be exhibiting comprehensive system solutions for residential and building construction at the trade fair in Hall 9, Stand A12 under the motto “simply better spaces for life”. Customers and stakeholders can also learn about the excellent flexibility and processing efficiency of the company's solutions, as well as the diverse advantages offered by heroal's products and services in a workshop area. heroal will be kicking off its 150th anniversary celebration at the R+T 2024, which takes place from 19 to 23 February. more

heroal auf der Sun Shading Expo North America

Verl, September 2023. From 1 to 3 November, German aluminium systems supplier heroal will be presenting vertical solutions for shading buildings at Sun Shading Expo North America. One particular highlight will be the VS Z textile sun protection system, which delegates to the event will be able to experience live at trade fair stand 2713 in the Orange County Convention Centre in Orlando, Florida. more

Easy and Efficient Manufacture

Verl, July 2023. Thanks to its enhanced design, the new sash profile heroal D 72 PF EM not only reduces the working steps required in the manufacture of doors, it also requires less material. Throughput times in the workshop can be reduced by up to 20%. This makes the fabrication process significantly easier and highly efficient, while at the same time maintaining the sophisticated system logic of the door system heroal D 72. heroal D 72 PF EM with its design options and different accessories is an extremely economical solution, tailored to the market requirements for front doors. At the BAU fair in Munich, heroal D 72 PF EM won the Innovation Award 2023 for its highly efficient production. more

heroal VS Z – The sun protection solution for corners

Verl, April 2023. With the growing demand for transparency and daylight through large glass surfaces in residential and commercial buildings comes an increasing desire for efficient shading solutions. With the heroal VS Z corner solution, the aluminium systems supplier heroal offers a zip screen system for corner areas (e.g. all-glass corners) that provides efficient glare, privacy and heat protection with just a single cable guide. more

System solutions for sustainable buildings

Verl, April 2023. heroal – Johann Henkenjohann GmbH & Co. KG has long since integrated sustainability into its corporate philosophy and has set itself ambitious targets to continue actively contributing to greater sustainability into the future. From energy-efficient, recyclable, durable and Cradle to Cradle®-certified products for new builds and renovations through to energy-efficient production processes and the continuous reduction of its carbon footprint, the company is committed to sustainability across the board. heroal systems also ensure that fabricators meet all requirements for all common building certification systems and that they have access to a broad portfolio of system solutions for maximum sustainability standards in new builds and renovations. more

A unique range of designs for individual living spaces

Verl, April 2023. Today's modern buildings not only have to meet extensive requirements for sustainability, security and living space comfort, but must also meet the highest standards in terms of architecture and design. The extensive heroal system portfolio offers builders, architects and fabricators almost limitless possibilities in this respect. In addition to the design freedom that comes with the consistent system concept across the portfolio, heroal, with its industry-leading coating technology, offers the greatest variety of colours and surfaces and a wide selection of additional design options in the area of textile shading systems. The heroal profile bending service, the processing and coating of aluminium panels and the creation of individual, project-specific solutions round off the high-quality range of services for maximum design freedom. more

Emergency power control system for the second escape route

Verl, April 2023. The emergency power control system heroal rescue powered by Kaiser Nienhaus is designed for use in the second escape route and can be used with heroal roller shutter and sun protection systems. The product innovation will be presented at BAU 2023, at stand 310 in hall B1 in combination with a heroal flush-mounted roller shutter. more

Added value for customers through digital solutions

Verl, April 2023. Digital solutions and services contribute to the creation of reliable processes for the implementation of projects and to an integrated value chain. For this reason, besides offering a market-leading range of system solutions, heroal supports its partners with comprehensive services and digital products that ensure efficiency, flexibility and added value in all phases of a construction project. more

Building control for energy-efficient smart buildings

Verl, April 2023. Buildings account for almost 40 % of all energy consumption in the EU. In the interest of increasing energy efficiency, building automation will gain in importance in the future. In line with its commitment to contributing to the sustainability of future building projects, heroal – Johann Henkenjohann GmbH & Co. KG supports the vision of an intelligent building shell. The establishment of a cooperation agreement with world market leader Beckhoff is a further step towards this goal. more

heroal VS Z EM: Ideal for retrofitting

Verl, April 2023. The heroal VS Z EM (Easy Mount) sun protection system is the clamp-on version of the heroal VS Z textile zip screen system. It can be installed without drilling and can be removed without a trace if needed. The integrated solar-powered drive makes the system ideal for retrofitting – even in heritage listed buildings, rental properties and existing properties. Various clamping support options enable the versatile use of the system in almost all common aluminium, plastic and wood window types. more

New shading options for top-mounted box systems

Verl, April 2023. The heroal VS Z textile assembly opens up unique shading possibilities in new builds and renovations for fabricators and fitters. Thanks to the cooperation with VEKA and Exte, the ready-to-install solution can now also be used in the Exte ELITE XT and VEKAVARIANT 2.0 PVC top-mounted boxes as well as the VEKAVARIANT and EPS top-mounted insulation boxes. As an alternative to the use of roller shutters and blinds, this provides the unique option of textile shading with top-mounted box systems. The heroal VS Z textile assembly will be on display at BAU 2023, at stand 310 in hall B1, in combination with a heroal W 77 window system and a VEKA EPS top-mounted box. more

Designed for maximum installation efficiency

Verl, April 2023. heroal supports even more efficient manufacturing processes with a new window fitting system. The innovative heroal WF EM fitting is distinguished by its particularly easy, efficient installation and combines maximum functionality with a range of design options and slender face widths even with maximum burglary resistance up to RC 3. more

Forward-looking system solutions for building shells

Verl, April 2023. heroal presented itself at BAU 2023 with new, forward-looking developments for residential and commercial buildings as well as powerful services. In Munich, the company showcased new solutions for efficient planning and building that combine architectural design freedom with maximum functionality and processing efficiency. Coordinated systems, a unique range of services and a focus on six key future topics of modern construction underline heroal’s position as a leading supplier of system solutions for building shells. more

Modern Design for heroal Showroom

Verl, May 2022. heroal, the aluminium systems provider, has extensively renovated and extended its showroom at the company site in Verl. The complete range of heroal products and services is displayed in an area of around 440 m², divided into separate themed areas. The new showroom was officially opened on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 3-4. The showroom is now also available to all heroal specialist partners for meetings with investors, architects and private customers. more

Interview with the heroal management

Dr Max Schöne, Jürgen Peitz and Dr Ramon Knollmann on heroal’s new vision and its strategic orientation as an aluminium system supplier more

Clamp-on Sun Protection heroal VS Z EM now Available

Verl, April 2022. The demand for outside sun protection keeping your rooms cool even on hot days is continuously growing. Well-thought-out solutions are especially required for listed buildings, rented property or existing buildings, where an installation without drills into the window or walls is required, and also a possible later removal without any leftover marking of the structure. With its outside sun protection system heroal VS Z EM, heroal offers a solution that meets these requirements. The system is now available. more

Cradle to Cradle Certified®

Verl, April 2022. heroal – Johann Henkenjohann GmbH & Co. KG is making a holistic contribution to a sustainable future. Social responsibility, environmental protection and the development and manufacture of circular systems are among the most important issues in making this contribution. By achieving the Cradle to Cradle Certified® product certification at Silver level, heroal has received an internationally recognised proof of its use of environmentally safe, healthy and recyclable materials in its aluminium system solutions. more

heroal partner+ customer programme

Verl, March 2022. The aluminium system provider introduced a new customer programme in February 2022: heroal partner+. This programme increases the visibility of specialist partners at all touchpoints with potential customers and job candidates, and makes it easy to provide employees with professional training. It consists of the three modules Marketing, Recruiting and Training. Specialist partners can select individual services, and then get financial and operational support from heroal to implement them. more

Easy and Efficient Manufacture

Verl, January 2022. Thanks to its enhanced design, the new sash profile heroal D 72 PF EM not only reduces the working steps required in the manufacture of doors, it also requires less material. Throughput times in the workshop can be reduced by up to 20%. This makes the fabrication process significantly easier and highly efficient, while at the same time maintaining the sophisticated system logic of the door system heroal D 72. heroal D 72 PF EM with its design options and different accessories is an extremely economical solution, tailored to the market requirements for front doors. more

heroal Opens Show Room in Prague

Verl, January 2022. heroal opened a new showroom at the end of 2021, and now has a presence in the Czech capital. With a view of the vibrant municipal district 5, heroal’s first showroom in the Czech Republic is located in the building complex Kotelna Park II. Customers, architects and people interested in heroal products can experience the system and service portfolio of the aluminum system provider live, on an area of around 190 square metres. more

heroal Cancels Participation in Fensterbau Frontale 2022

Verl, January 2022. heroal – Johann Henkenjohann GmbH & Co. KG has cancelled its participation in Fensterbau Frontale 2022. more

Product and Service Innovations for heroal Roller Shutter and Sun Protection Systems

Verl, January 2021. heroal would have been very happy if they had been able to present all innovations from the heroal product and service portfolio of roller shutters and sun protection systems to the trade visitors at R+T 2022 in Stuttgart. Although the trade fair will not be held in 2022, the aluminium system provider has exciting news to report, with which heroal is starting the new year. more

Extended Range of Finished Elements

Verl, June 2021. With a focus on short delivery and response times, heroal offers components for rollers shutters, sun protection and roller doors not only as system items, but also as customised finished elements. Now the company has extended its service offer called heroal Ready: new design variants, sizes and colours provide for even more applications and design options for roller shutters and sun protection. more

heroal Configurator: Configuring and Ordering Finished Elements Online

Verl, May 2021. The company heroal now offers its customers the possibility of configuring and ordering heroal Ready finished elements for roller shutters and sun protection online, via the heroal Configurator. This way, both order entry and order processing have been made faster, easier and safer. more

Philippe Buckel takes over Sales Management in France

Verl/Mommenheim, March 2021. With effect from January 1, 2021, Mr Philippe Buckel (54) took over the Sales Management for France, Belgium and Luxembourg. more

heroal VS Z EM: The clamp-on sun protection solution with solar-powered drive

Verl, February 2021. heroal presents the outside sun protection system heroal VS Z EM at the trade fair R+T digital 2021. As a clamp-on solution, it is ideally suited for rented flats and existing buildings (e.g. listed buildings) and also available with integrated insect and pollen screens. heroal VS Z EM has been nominated for the R+T Innovation Award 2021. more

Sun protection with heroal VS Z corner solution

Verl, February 2021. The increasing demand for transparency and natural daylight through large glass surfaces for residential and commercial buildings also leads to a growing demand for effective shading solutions. With the heroal VS Z corner solution, the aluminium system provider heroal offers a zip screen system for corners (e.g. all-glass corners), that effectively protects from glare, heat and prying eyes with just one single rope guidance. more

Insulation Box System heroal IB Unique at R+T digital

Verl, February 2021. The insulation box system heroal IB Unique, which stands out for its excellent insulation features and space-saving logistics, was presented for the first time at R+T 2018. On the occasion of R+T digital 2021, heroal has extended the insulation box with more functions for even more versatile fields of application. more

heroal at R+T digital 2021

Verl, January 2021. heroal exhibits at R+T digital 2021 from 22 to 25 February 2021. In a virtual edition of the trade fair, the aluminium system provider presents a wide range of sun protection solutions for various applications in building projects and residential construction. more

heroal D 72: The all-around choice now offers even more

Verl, January 2021. The heroal D 72 front and commercial door system offers an outstanding variety of design in a single system, fulfils the highest technical requirements, and ensures reliable, quick production. heroal has added a range of functions with additional advantages to the proven all-around choice for BAU ONLINE 2021. more

Window systems from heroal: highest heat insulation with a small installation depth

Verl, January 2021. The systems supplier heroal has been represented on the market with aluminium window systems for around 50 years. New and further developments focus primarily on the aspect of heat insulation with a simultaneously filigree appearance. At BAU ONLINE 2021, heroal will show what makes heroal window systems special. more

heroal sliding and lift and slide applications

Verl, January 2021. Aluminium systems supplier heroal offers custom-tailored sliding and lift and slide system solutions with a variety of different applications such as all-glass doors or casement corners that can be used to create open architectural solutions for custom residential and property construction. heroal demonstrates what makes the systems unique at BAU ONLINE 2021. more

Optimised textile sun protection systems

Verl, January 2021. heroal has expanded its textile sun protection solutions to adapt their design, function and installation to continuously growing market demands and additional applications. heroal will be presenting the new products at BAU ONLINE. more

heroal at BAU ONLINE 2021

heroal will be one of the ”Event Partners Gold” at the exhibition BAU ONLINE 2021. The aluminium systems provider will show innovations and highlights for upmarket residential buildings and projects from its existing system portfolio, with its ideally matching functions and looks. Also, heroal will present digital services for more efficient and process reliable operations. more

Textile Sun Protection Systems Enhanced

Additional Value Through Improved Design, Function and Mounting - Since 2015, the textile sun protection heroal VS Z is a top-ranking solution among sun protection systems installed outside. Having added the systems heroal VS and heroal VS C to their range of products, heroal now further improves their system solutions in terms of design, function and mounting, in order to enlarge the fields of application and meet the continuously increasing demands of fabricators, architects and builders. more

Awarded terrace roof system

heroal OR terrace roof system wins German Design Award 2021 - heroal has once again won the German Design Award. This year the aluminium system provider has won the “Excellent Product Design” category with the heroal OR terrace roof system. more

heroal extends Management Board

With effect from mid-August 2020, the company heroal - Johann Henkenjohann GmbH & Co. KG is managed by an executive team of three. more

German Innovation Award 2020 for a Sliding Door System

The heroal S 65 aluminium sliding door system was distinguished by the German Design Council as “Winner” in the German Innovation Award 2020 in the “Excellence in Business to Business - Building & Elements” category. The system scored well overall thanks to its innovative construction, efficient manufacturing and economy. more

Extension of heroal Ready product range

New finished elements and design options, increased variety of colours - With its heroal Ready product range, the aluminium system provider heroal has been selling finished elements in the fields of roller shutters, sun protection systems and roller doors since 2019. Now the company is extending its range with new finished elements, additional design options as well as more freedom of design for roller shutters and sun protection systems. more

Change in the Management Board of heroal

The Management Board of the company heroal – Johann Henkenjohann GmbH & Co. KG is being reorganised with a change in the Board members’ responsibilities. more

heroal at the Fensterbau Frontale 2020

Focus on solutions for Outdoor Living, entrance doors and pre-fabricated elements - From 18 to 21 March 2020, heroal will present innovative aluminium system solutions at the trade fair Fensterbau Frontale in Nuremberg. The main focus will be on Outdoor Living, entrance doors and the service range heroal Ready – pre-fabricated, certified elements for roller shutters and sun protection. In the exhibition year 2020 as well, heroal’s theme is ”SIMPLY BETTER. FUTURE.”. more

Change in the Management Board of heroal

With effect from January 1, 2020 Dr. Max Schöne joined the Management Board of heroal. As her successor, he has taken over Dr. Vera Schöne’s responsibilities and together with the current Managing Director Konrad Kaiser is the fifth generation to lead this family business. more

heroal receives German Design Award 2020 for Excellent Product Design

As a manufacturer of high-quality aluminium system solutions for building shells, heroal has received a German Design Award for 2020. The company was awarded a prize in the “Excellent Product Design” category for its heroal Les Couleurs® Le Corbusier front door. more

All-round service at heroal

Manuel Vergers, Head of Service, explains in an interview what the Service Department stands for and what sets heroal Service apart from the competition more

heroal OR: The perfect solution for every patio roof

Timeless design with impressive span widths, versatile combinations possible thanks to fully integrating sliding door elements and sun protection, and optimised processing – these are the features characterising the newly developed patio roof system heroal OR. The system, appealing to private home owners, fabricators and architects, will be launched at the trade fair Batimat 2019 in Paris. more

Optimised sliding door system for upscale residential and commercial construction

With its aluminium sliding door system heroal S 65, heroal adds a system to its range of products that is characterised by very easy production processes and an innovative sash design and suited for the upscale private residential as well as commercial construction. The system will be launched at the trade fair Batimat in Paris. more

heroal extends product range with fire protection glass

heroal adds fire protection glass to its extensive product range in order to offer a comprehensive solution in the field of fire protection. Thus, heroal fabricators are now able to purchase a complete fire protection system from one source. more

Future-oriented solutions for residential and commercial construction

heroal presents new products at Batimat 2019 in Paris - As a provider of comprehensive systems, heroal presents newly developed aluminium system solutions for tomorrow’s building envelope at the Batimat 2019, following the motto „SIMPLY BETTER. FUTURE.“. The main focus is on the topic of Outdoor Living as well as on solutions characterised by their versatile fields of application in both residential and commercial construction. more

heroal Wins Green Good Design Award

Aluminium Systems Provider Honoured for Sustainable Project in Prague - The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum have presented the Green Good Design Award 2019 to heroal. The prizewinning project, AFI Vokovice in Prague, has been equipped with heroal systems and stands out because of its special focus on sustainability. more

heroal at the IDAExpo 2019 Trade Fair

Aluminium systems supplier presents commercial security system solutions - heroal is back, at this year’s IDAExpo. From March 15 to 16, visitors to booth 365 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis will be able to find out about system solutions for security roller shutters, hurricane-protection roller shutters, roller doors and roller grilles for commercial applications. more

heroal Insulation Box System Sets New Standards in Thermal Insulation

At BAU 2019, heroal presents the innovative insulation box system heroal IB Unique. The system is not only characterized by the best insulation values for every application, it also ensures space-saving storage as well as quick and easy manufacture and assembly due to the simple functionality of the super-Z-folding installation technology. more

Certified Fire Protection for Europe

heroal Presents Modular Fire Protection System at BAU 2019 - With its certified fire protection system heroal FireXtech D 93 FP, heroal presents an outstanding system at the trade fair BAU 2019, characterized by its modular design, short processing times and excellent static features. It represents a further addition to heroal’s range of products and offers fire protection planners, architects and fabricators a high-quality system solution for commercial and residential construction. more

BIM - the Digital Management Tool for the Building Industry

heroal Supports Architects and Planners by Providing BIM Data - In the future, the planning and realization of objects will be unthinkable without BIM. To support and assist architects and planners in their daily work using BIM, heroal already offers BIM data for heroal systems for download on a number of platforms. more

Individual design for building shells

At BAU 2019, heroal will present services for maximum design freedom in window, door, curtain wall, roller shutter, sun protection and roller door systems; allowing architects, planners and fabricators to react to growing individuality requirements from builders and investors in private and commercial construction projects. more

Maximum, Systematic Comfort

Accessible, Smart Solutions from heroal - Comfort is a very individual concept, covering a wide range of different facets: for some it means feeling snug inside their own four walls, while for others it means an improvement in the quality of their workplace or even an environment that mitigates physical limitations on the basis of smart solutions. heroal offers innovative system solutions for all facets of residential and commercial construction, with the intention of enhancing personal comfort. more

heroal Project Service

Tobias Thiemann, Head of Project Sales, explains in an interview what it is that makes heroal Project Service special. more

Curtain walls reinterpreted

heroal to present an innovative curtain wall system and insert elements at BAU 2019 - heroal will be introducing an innovation concept for curtain walls at BAU 2019: the heroal C 50 GD curtain wall system, which offers a new interpretation of narrow view widths. Furthermore, the company is expanding its portfolio by adding newly developed insert elements and options for a harmonized integration of sun protection systems, which expand heroal curtain wall systems’ versatile scope of applications with innovative solutions. more

100 years of Bauhaus

Designing a Bauhaus building shell with Le Corbusier architectural colours - At the beginning of the new year, there is reason for celebrating: the great Centenary of Bauhaus style in 2019. Thanks to the industry-exclusive partnership of heroal and Les Couleurs® Le Corbusier, design lovers are offered the exceptional option to use the Bauhaus colour palettes for their building shell. This way, heroal creates additional options for architects, planners and fabricators to customise and personalise both residential buildings and individual objects. more

Shaping the future with heroal systems

As an integrated system provider for building shells, heroal will focus its presentation at BAU 2019 on new products from the areas of windows, doors, curtain walls and sun protection. These system solutions for fabricators, planners, architects and consumers have been specially developed for building projects in private and commercial construction where tomorrow is already being considered today. For heroal, therefore, the trade fair motto “SIMPLY BETTER. FUTURE.” will be at the heart of their BAU appearance. more