Halex is a German industrial group comprising of two businesses: Halex, a leading manufacturer of complex steel dies for the aluminium extrusion industry, and Härtha a leading provider of metal hardening and heat treatment services. Halex is the second-largest player in Europe focusing on complex and high quality, mission-critical extrusion dies for aluminium extruders. Halex operates in an oligopolistic supplier market with broad geographical coverage, extensive know-how and long-standing customer relationships. Härtha is one of the most advanced players due to a broad footprint, its service quality and strong customer perception on key purchasing criteria. The metal hardening industry is characterised by high fragmentation, where close proximity is key.
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