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Ideally prepared for the future underground

A strong foundation for future pioneering achievements

Keep moving forward is the battle cry in tunnelling. That's why we prove ourselves again and again at Herrenknecht. We create strong structures and push forward into unknown areas.

The Herrenknecht Group consists of the operating entity Herrenknecht AG as the parent company and around 80 subsidiaries and associated companies in Germany and abroad. The fields of activity are divided into the two traditional business units Traffic and Utility Tunnelling as well as the business areas Exploration, Mining and Group Brands. Herrenknecht is thus well positioned for the great issues of humanity such as urbanization and the development of new raw materials.

Herrenknecht in numbers

As market leader and a family-run business, Herrenknecht looks to the future with anticipation. The strong position in the market and the advancing megatrends will continue to form the basis of our success. Our numbers speak for themselves.

180

Trainees in 2017

4,914

Employees at year end 2017

1,208

Total output 2017 in million Euro

1,247

Revenue 2017 in million Euro

1,308

Order inflow 2017 in million Euro

Our fields of activity

Traffic Tunnelling

The mobility of people and goods places high demands on the logistics systems of the future. Herrenknecht is instrumental in creating modern underground transportation infrastructures.

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Utility Tunnelling

Constantly growing population numbers also increase the demand for underground supply and disposal systems. We deliver innovative solutions for this.

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Mining

Access to resources from underground mines is made safer and more efficient by Herrenknecht's mechanized tunnelling technology.

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Exploration

With our highly automated deep drilling rigs, new energy sources at great depths can be accessed safely and efficiently even in difficult terrain.

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Group Brands

Highly specialized individual companies within the Group provide individual solutions for all aspects of tunnelling and optimally complement our expertise.

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Traffic Tunnelling

The mobility of people and goods places high demands on the logistics systems of the future. Herrenknecht is instrumental in creating modern underground transportation infrastructures.

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Utility Tunnelling

Constantly growing population numbers also increase the demand for underground supply and disposal systems. We deliver innovative solutions for this.

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Mining

Access to resources from underground mines is made safer and more efficient by Herrenknecht's mechanized tunnelling technology.

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Exploration

With our highly automated deep drilling rigs, new energy sources at great depths can be accessed safely and efficiently even in difficult terrain.

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Group Brands

Highly specialized individual companies within the Group provide individual solutions for all aspects of tunnelling and optimally complement our expertise.

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Our vision

Herrenknecht is the leading premium supplier worldwide for all-round technology solutions in mechanized tunnelling for tunnel infrastructures of all kinds, as well as for underground energy sources and raw materials extraction. Thanks to lasting megatrends and an increasing demand for energy, this market will continue to provide for enormous potentials in future.

Our Mission

We deliver premium quality

The success of our company is based on the high quality and technical standards of our core products, additional equipment and services. We continuously develop innovative potential with targeted research and development activities. These are oriented towards the challenges of our customers, their projects and the requirements of our worldwide markets.

We are team partners in all project phases

It is our ultimate goal to support the project challenges of our customers at the highest level at all times. In all project phases, Herrenknecht perceives itself as a team partner for all those substantially involved in a tunnelling project. Teamwork based on trust is our guiding principle.

We develop tailor-made full range solutions

We offer our customers complete tailor-made solutions in the sense of »full range solutions« which are comprehensively adjusted to their projects. Clear value propositions, measurable benefits for the customer and transparency play an important role in this process.

We work efficiently

The continuous guarantee of the highest degree of organizational, operative and entrepreneurial efficiency is an important goal for Herrenknecht. This contributes considerably to the fact that the Herrenknecht Group can maintain its entrepreneurial independence as well as its status as a professionally positioned family enterprise in the future. 

We value our employees

Experienced, committed, loyal and flexible employees are our greatest asset. Recognition of achievement and respectful and open relations with each other – irrespective of cultural and ethnic backgrounds – play an important role in our corporate culture.

We take responsibility

Our products secure the essential requirements for environmentally friendly mobility of people and goods, for a sustainable use of valuable natural resources and the targeted exploration of raw material deposits and energy sources. In this connection we remain aware of our social responsibility when promoting young talent, professional training, social commitment and sporting and cultural events.

The management of the Herrenknecht Group

“Think positive. Together we are building our future.”

Dr.-Ing. E.h. Martin Herrenknecht

Chairman of the Board of Management
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Dipl.-Wi.-Ing. Michael Sprang

Vice Chairman of the Board of Management and CFO

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Günter Richter

Member of the Board of Management

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Ulrich Schaffhauser

Member of the Board of Management

The Herrenknecht AG Supervisory Board

From left to right: Peter Teuscher (Vice Chairman), Hartmut Kaiser (Employee representative), Dr. Karin Bäppler (Employee representative), Dr.-Ing. E.h. Martin Herrenknecht (Chairman of the Board of Management of Herrenknecht AG), Eva-Maria Bauer (Employee representative), Rainer Hammerschmidt (Employee representative), Dr. h.c. Gerhard Schröder (Vice Chairman), Jürgen Roth (Employee representative), Hans-Jörg Vetter (Chairman), Dr. Christian Holzherr, Dirk Wilhelm (Employee representatives), Dieter Herrenknecht (former member of the Supervisory Board)

Not in the photo: Prof. Dr. Christian Rödl, Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Grube

Your contact person Contact us

Achim Kühn Head of Group Marketing and Corporate Communications