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About us

Here we are

Standort Hemer, DE

The Overhoff Verbindungstechnik GmbH is a medium-sized company in the field of cold forming. Our production mainly comprises solid rivets, semi-tubular rivets, bolts, screws and stair parts. Our strength is the processing of aluminum alloys and stainless steel. Our company is located in Hemer, Germany. The favorable geographical position helps us to react quickly and flexibly to customer needs.

Since 1896 we stand for Quality, Continuity, Flexibility, Customer Satisfaction, Reliability, Expertise.

The chronicle of the management board

"Values cannot be taught, they have to be exemplified"

Friedrich Overhoff


Wilhelm Overhoff


Hans Odenhausen


Hans Odenhausen


Stefan Odenhausen


Frank Odenhausen


Erik Odenhausen


Our history

Historical milestones for the company

the founder Friedrich Overhoff


In 1896 the company was founded as a joinery by Friedrich Overhoff in Hemer

the beginning

The beginning

Initially, stairs , trusses and wall panels were made of wood.

cooperage elements

Production of cooperage elements

Since 1910 and the subsequent years, Friedrich Overhoff more specialized on the production of idustrial cooperage elements. Rolling barrels for pickling and polishing of metal products and wooden tubs were created for electroplating companies. During this time the company got patents for the construction of a nickel bath.

American molding boxes

Creation of American molding boxes

Since 1920 American molding boxes became produced.

beginning of the rivet production

Creation of simple fastening elements

By acquisition of a rivet factory in 1930 the company began with the production of simple fasteners. At first rivets for cooper elements, for mower blades and for bridge building were produced. That time Wilhelm Overhoff took over the company and led it until the 60's. In due course especially rivets for steel manufacture and baby buggy production were made.

production of semi-tubular rivets

Extension of business - Production of semi-tubular rivets

since 1972

production of step parts

Extension of business - Production of step parts

since 1991

production of screws

Extension of business - Production of screws

since 1995

limited liability company

Reorganization to a limited liability company

In year 2000 the Overhoff Verbindungstechnik became a limited liability company

cert DIN EN ISO 9001:2000

Initial certification for DIN EN ISO 9001:2000

In the year 2000 the company got the certification for its Quality-Management-System.

cert DIN EN ISO 14001:2005

Initial certification for DIN EN ISO 14001:2005

In December 2003 the company got the certification for its Environmental Management System

Overhoff main building


We continuously adapted our production to the market needs to be an efficient and reliable partner for the future. One point has never changed since 1896: Overhoff stands for Quality and Continuity. Meanwhile the company is in ownership since four family-generations. It has established itself over the country's borders as an efficient producer of fasteners