Chemistry with Responsibility
We live in a time of constant change and we at HSO adapt to it permanently. We produce innovative special chemicals for the plating industry, and it is not without reason, that we rank as one of the leading companies in the field of decorative and functional surface plating worldwide.
HSO was founded more than 80 years ago in Solingen, one of the very few still familiy-run companies of this branch of industry – and this already in the 4th generation. Besides the main site in Solingen, there are also two subsidiary companies in Brazil and China under the umbrella of HSO International GmbH as well as over 29 distributors worldwide. HSO stands for quick decisions and customer-adapted, innovative processes. We count on the thrust of our innovations, sustainability, personal contact to our customers and, thus, close customer relationships. The whole HSO team works together according to the motto „Working Together to Win“ to push the success of the company further ahead. The focus is on the lasting generation of values and profitable growth. A development, which we owe to the commitment of our staff, our distributors, suppliers and, of course, our customers.
Lukas Henningsen, CEO
The Partner at Your Side
Member of the Board
Figures and Facts
Year of foundation
Production sites in countries
Year of foundation:
2 shareholder (2019)
Lukas Max Henningsen, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of HSO Herbert Schmidt GmbH & Co. KG and of HSO International GmbH
Dealerships in 29 countries worldwide; production sites in 3 countries, head offices in Solingen, Germany
Plating on Plastics, functional and decorative plating technology
Core products (Global Brands):
HSO Superline, HSO EcoPlast®-System, HSO EcoPROTEC®-System
We give you a short look into our company! A short overview of our sites, our core competences and product lines. What distinguishes HSO? Quick supplies, high quality products, qualified staff and much more. Watch our company film and find out more!
- Herbert Schmidt founds the current HSO Herbert Schmidt GmbH & Co. KG
- The company is registered as general partnership in the Commercial Registry
- Conversion to the current legal form of GmbH & Co. KG
1992 – 1996
- Erection of additional buildings as well as modernization of the laboratory equipment, renewal of the production system and optimization of the waste water system
- Certification of the quality management system acc. to DIN EN ISO 9001
1997 – 2003
- Extension of the production rooms and warehouse as well as completion of the Pilot Plant
- Lukas Henningsen, great grandson of the company founder and current CEO, joins the company
- Due to the constant expansion and the strengthening of the international competitiveness the HSO International GmbH was founded.
- In cooperation with Dicolloy International GmbH, HSO International GmbH is creating a new foothold in Brazil – HSO Dicolloy do Brasil Ltda.
- Construction of a photovoltaic system on the roofs of the production and warehouses
- Opening of a new mainstay in China. Foundation of HSO Chemical (Shanghai) Ltd.
- Expansion of the HSO TechLab. Equipped with state-of-the-art analyzers
- Construction of in-house activator and diamond production
- Entries of the brands HSO EcoPlast-System and HSO EcoPROTEC-System
- Start of construction of the new HSO logistics center in Solingen, Piepersberg
Since early in 2010, all worldwide activities of HSO are accumulated under the umbrella of HSO International GmbH. The Solingen-based company serves the worldwide expansion as well as the coordination of the worldwide sales. Existing and future subsidiaries are coordinated by HSO International GmbH as holding companies.
HSO Production Facilities
Brazil – HSO Dicolloy do Brasil Ltda. – Mr. Luiz Santos – firstname.lastname@example.org
China – Shanghai – HSO Chemical (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. – Mr. Webb Lin – email@example.com
Germany – HSO International GmbH – Mr. Lukas Henningsen – firstname.lastname@example.org
Belgium – Caldic Belgium N.V. – Mr. Luc De Bondt – email@example.com
Denmark – Candor Kemiske A/S. – Mr. Claus Asmussen – firstname.lastname@example.org
Finland – Candor OY – Mr. Hannu Pyöriä – email@example.com
France – Chimie Tech Service – Mr. Samuel Bismuth – firstname.lastname@example.org
Greece – Rallis & Co. – Mr. Alexandros Rallis – email@example.com
Indonesia – Pt. Trimega Inti Selaras, PT. – Mr. Erwin Susanto – firstname.lastname@example.org
Iran – Nickel Gostar Co. – Mr. Yasser Ghadrdan – email@example.com
Italy – IMG – Mr. Marco Boiocchi – firstname.lastname@example.org
Macedonia – Rafi doo – Mr. Abdula Salkoski – email@example.com
Mexico – Columbia Chemical – Mr. Raymundo Gonzales – firstname.lastname@example.org
Poland – WILHELM TELL Sp. z o.o. – Mr. Tomasz Doliński – email@example.com
Portugal – Winpulsat, Lda. – Mr. José Sá – firstname.lastname@example.org
Romania – Universal Tehnoproiect – Mrs. Rodica Bobeanu – email@example.com
Sweden – Candor Sweden AB – Mr. Jörgen Pettersson – firstname.lastname@example.org
Switzerland – Blaser AG – Mr. Gino Pecoraro – email@example.com
Spain – Coquinesa – Mr. Rafael Martínez – firstname.lastname@example.org
Taiwan – Kelly Chemical Corporation – Ms. Tina Chen – email@example.com
Turkey – Yalcin Kimya – Dr. Huseyin Yalcin – firstname.lastname@example.org
Thailand – United Excel Chemicals Co. – Mr. BL Chew – email@example.com
Tunesia – PARKER STDPP – Mr. Kamel Ben Belgacem – firstname.lastname@example.org
Hungary – Galván & Elox Kft. – Mrs. Zsuzsanna Krasnyanszki – email@example.com
Vietnam – PHUONG BAC APPLIED TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd. – Mr. Pham The Diem – firstname.lastname@example.org
HSO Headquarter and Production Facility worldwide. As of 12.2018
We look permanently worldwide for new partners to further extend the HSO network and the sales/export and push it forward. Our research and development department with main site in Germany works with the customers and market in mind. Here, we train regularly the technicians of our partners, so that a uniform quality standard can be guaranteed for our products as well as in the worldwide customer service.
You have an organized sales network, competent technicians, interest in a cooperation with HSO and can imagine to become our partner? Then contact us!