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Huf Hülsbeck & Fürst develops and produces mechanical and electronic digital key systems, lock sets, steering locks, remote control systems, telematic and tire pressure monitoring systems for the automotive industry. Founded in 1908 in Velbert, the company first supplied lock sets to Mercedes Benz (now Daimler AG) in 1920.

Today, Huf has approx. 10,000 employees located in 14 countries worldwide. Qualified designers, engineers and software developers in Europe, America and Asia are engaged in research and development.

Huf was the first company to develop components for the new car access and immobilization systems "Passive Entry" and "Keyless Go", as well as the "Kick Sensor".


Innovative by tradition, Huf is ranked among the top 20 most innovative companies in Germany according to a study published by “Handelsblatt”. Criteria for the ranking was the number of patents as well as the ability to combine digital innovations with established technologies, delivering new solutions in future-oriented fields like connected mobility.

Excerpt of our list of customers


  • Audi
  • Bentley
  • BMW
  • Bugatti
  • Chery
  • Chrysler
  • Daimler AG
  • FAW
  • Ford
  • Geely
  • General Motors
  • Great Wall
  • Haima
  • Harley Davidson
  • Honda
  • Hyundai
  • Jaguar
  • Kia
  • Lancia
  • Land Rover
  • MAN
  • Mazda
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Opel
  • Porsche
  • PSA
  • Renault
  • Rolls-Royce
  • SAIC
  • Scania
  • SEAT
  • Skoda
  • Tata
  • Toyota
  • Volvo
  • Volvo Truck
  • Volkswagen
  • Wabco

Corporate Responsibility

Environmental Management in Product Development

Worldwide, authorities have implemented strict rules and requirements regarding the environment and product safety. A growing number of consumer demand product that are secure and sustainable. Our mission is to implement the legal rules and requirements into the Huf products and to monitor their observance. We assess the particular aspects of legal standards and industry requirements that apply to the elements of our products.


We consider the entire life cycle of our products from acquisition until the end of production. We close this cycle by developing recycling concepts.





Corporate Responsibility Report

English (PDF 4,09 MB)

Code of Conduct

German (PDF 212 KB)

English (PDF 212 KB)

Huf Group Declaration Responsibility and Compliance

English (PDF, 21,5 KB)
Energy and Environmental PolicyEnglish (PDF, 42KB)




2019Foundation of Huf Technologies
2017Foundation of Huf Nagoya Co., Ltd.
2014Foundation of Huf Secure Mobile GmbH and Huf North America Die Cast Corp.
2013Huf España was awarded Gold World Excellence 2012 for its excellent doorhandles supplied to Ford
2012Take over of BERU Electronics, production of tire pressure monitoring systems
2010Huf rebuys shares from Ficosa
2010Foundation Huf Mexico
2009Foundation Changchun Huf Automotive Lock Ltd & Co and Yantai Huf Tools
2008Huf rebuys shares hold by Siemens
20081th April, 100 years ago, Huf has been founded
2008Huf builds Huf Electronics
2007Foundation of Huf India Private Limited, Huf Japan
2007Production innovation: ID transmitter with Touch Screen
2006Huf presents innovations: Displaykey and Design doorhandle
2005Establishment Huf Romania
2004Construction of a new plant for Shanghai Huf Liyong
2004Construction of a new plant in Velbert
2004Construction of a new plant for paint shop Yantai Huf
2004Passive Entry Systeme for 18 models (DaimlerChrysler, BMW, Audi, VW, Porsche, Ford, Hyundai)
2003Construction of a new shop floor in Tychy, Poland
20022,000,000th lock set produced for the 3 series BMW (E46)
2001Huf Korea receives the award "Most Reliable Enterprise"
2000Establishment of Huf Polska Sp.z. o.o
1999Establishment of Huf Tools GmbH
1998Establishment of Shanghai Huf Liyong
1997Siemens Aktiengesellschaft shares 25.1% in Huf Hülsbeck & Fürst
1996Introduction of "Credit Card Keys"
1995Establishment of Minda Huf and Huf Korea Ltd
1994Establishment of Yantai Huf Automotive Lock Co Ltd.
1993Award of "Value of the Year Supplier" by VW
1992Huf Korea is sold
1991Establishment of Huf Portuguesa Lda.
1990Freewheel Function introduced for Daimler Benz
1988Development and volume/serial production of the first infra-red remote control key (Mercedes-Benz)
1987Establishment of Huf UK Ltd.
1986Establishment of Huf Korea
1985First CAD station in service
1983Huf system is employed for nearly every Toyota model
1975Magnetic key system is developed and produced by Huf
1973Award by Opel: Supplier of the year
1973License agreement with the Mexican company EOSA
1973Establishment of a training workshop
1969Ford conducts its first systems audit at Huf
1961Establishment of the Huf fire-brigade
195850th anniversary with 1,300 employees
19551.000.000 VW with Huf door handles
Works dismanled by the occupying forces, with simultaneous continuation of production using new machinery
1948Establishment of the works council in Velbert
Second world war: Normal procuction interrupted
1927Registration of the redesigned Huf Logo
1921Application submitted to the Patent Office to have "Huf" as the company logo
1920First car door lock supplied to Mercedes-Benz
1908Foundation on 1st April Ernst Hülsbeck and August Fürst founded a company for manufacturing, buying and selling locks, ornamental hinges and minor items of iron and brassware in Velbert