Dipl.-Ing. Franz J. Dorfner studied communications engineering at the Technical University in Berlin after a practice-oriented, electrotechnical education. After graduating in 1979, he worked in the tester industry at GenRad GmbH in Munich. After further positions in the semiconductor industry, he worked for several years in Shanghai and Singapore.
Back from Asia, he acquired 100% of the power supply specialist HEIDEN electronics GmbH in Landsberg am Lech at the end of 2002. Later he additionally founded the sales company HEIDEN power GmbH. Today he is the sole managing partner of HEIDEN.
“In dialog: Mrs. Ilse Aigner, Bavarian State Minister for Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology and Mr. Dipl.-Ing. Franz J. Dorfner, Managing Director of HEIDEN power GmbH during the ILA in Berlin.” (Photo: HEIDEN power GmbH)
HEIDEN is both manufacturer and distributor of electronic devices of power electronics. HEIDEN develops, manufactures and distributes electronic AC and DC power supplies, sourcesink systems with recycling load, power supplies in all power classes (from 100 W to high-power power supplies with more than 500 kW and currents of more than 10 kA), electronic loads (also with recycling load), chargers for combustion starters, ground power units and starters for the aviation industry, precision power analyzers, measuring instruments and test systems for industrial, research and development applications.
At that time until today
The still independent company HEIDEN electronics GmbHwas founded in 1964 and was entered in the commercial register in 1972. In 1995 the headquarters was moved from Munich to Landsberg am Lech. After the founder of the company sold the company due to age in the course of succession arrangements, the company passed 100% to Dipl.-Ing. Franz J. Dorfner, the new owner in 2002/2003. In 2004, HEIDEN power GmbH was founded as an independent, internationally oriented sales company and competent partner for longstanding customers and suppliers.
Many ideas, processes and solutions have been included into our products and system solutions over the last four decades. Committed employees and a competent management team guarantee „leading edge technology“ and guarantee investment security.
New modern company headquarters
Due to the positive business development, the premises at the former company headquarters in Munich/Martinsried became too small soon. At the beginning of 1990, the previously management decided to move from Munich to Landsberg am Lech. In order to modernize the working environment and also to enhance the aesthetic appeal, the company moved again to a modern office and production building in the nearby town of Pürgen at the end of 2004.
In recent years, incoming orders and sales have grown at very considerable rates on average. In addition to the expansion of the company‘s own product range, growth has also been achieved in particular with merchandise based on partnerships.
Large product range portfolio
HEIDEN products are used in the electronics industry, communications engineering, the automotive industry, aerospace engineering and in scientific research institutions, among others. In order to be able to offer customers the choice from a complete range of products and especially to be able to offer integrated system solutions, HEIDEN has entered into cooperations with other manufacturers, e.g. with Höcherl & Hackl for more than 20 years, with REGATRON in Switzerland for more than 15 years and with other very competent and renowned partners in this environment.
From the beginning, national and international key accounts, including Airbus, Daimler, BMW, Porsche, Siemens, Bosch, Miele, but also Fraunhofer Institutes, the DLR and universities have shaped the company‘s reputation.
Complete measurement and test systems
The demand for precise and fully automatic measuring systems is increasing, because this is the only way to control quality and production costs. HEIDEN builds with involvement of partners your customized test system completely, i.e. hardware and software from one source. Companies like ANT, Narva-Philips, Siemens, Infineon, Elektrolux, BMW, Bosch and others use HEIDEN systems successfully.
CE conformity: BGV A3 and ISO 9001
Since 1996, the EU has stipulated that only devices conforming to EU regulations may be placed on the market. Our products carry the corresponding CE mark as a sign of conformity with the standards. A declaration of conformity for each device manufactured by us can be found in the manual. HEIDEN devices are also subjected to the BGV A3 test (Employer’s Liability Insurance Association). HEIDEN electronics and HEIDEN power are certified according to the current quality standard ISO 9001.