Founded in 1933 by the engineer Heinrich Heinen they first carried out cylindrical grinding. The expansion of the product range to die-cast components was made in 1969.
Following the move from Euskirchen to Bad Münstereifel in 1987 the company expanded both space-wise and technically. This allowed for a significant period of growth. Auto Heinen continues to develop both in national as well as international markets.
With the acquisition of the company by brothers Theodor and Meinrad Scherer, and integration into the Scherer Group, the company plans to expand consistently to reach high-tech companies in the supply-industry.