Henniges Automotive GmbH and Co. KG filed for insolvency in the German courts this week for its manufacturing plant and technical center. The facilities are located in the greater area of Rehburg, Germany.
The global pandemic and the semiconductor chip crisis have significantly contributed to declining sales and the additional escalation of raw material costs has contributed to the company’s inability to continue operations at these locations.
Henniges provides automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with sealing systems for doors, windows, trunks, lift gates, sunroofs and hoods. The company also supplies the automotive market with anti-vibration components and encapsulated glass systems. Henniges sells to all major Automotive OEM customers and operates facilities in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. The company has 8,700 employees worldwide.
The German court appointed Dr. jur. Rainer Eckert of the law office Eckert Rechtsanwälte as the preliminary insolvency administrator.