HES Horath was founded in 1964 by the brothers Alfred and Walter Rass from Trier and traded under the name Hochwald Drahtwerk. At the beginning, the company only manufactured standard meshes for the construction industry. The production of special meshes (manufactured according to drawings) started in the early 1980's.
The first machine for the production of standard meshes was installed, enabling the company Hochwald Drahtwerk to produce standard meshes up to 14 m long and 3.2 m wide. Subsequently Drahtwerk Horath developed into a very important production centre of standard meshes in Germany and the product portfolio was expanded to include also cold ribbed reinforcing steel coils and bars. In 2003 the plant was taken over by the Sotralenz Group from Drulingen / France and traded as Drahtwerk Horath. In February 2017 Drahtwerk Horath was acquired by the RIVA Group and has traded since then as Hennigsdorfer Elektrostahlwerke GmbH, Werk Horath.
The Horath plant was taken over by the RIVA Group in 2017 and integrated into the Hennigsdorfer Elektrostahlwerke GmbH. HES Horath is located in Rhineland-Palatinate, not far from the city of Trier. The plant employs approx. 100 people and extends over an area of 42,000 m² .
Manufactured products include reinforcing steel meshes, both as standard meshes and as special meshes for the construction industry. The Horath premises are centrally located to serve the major markets in Germany, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.
HES Horath has a certified integrated management system, which includes a quality management system according to ISO 9001 and an energy management system according to ISO 50001.
The plant has product certifications for Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands.