This is who we are!


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A traditional family business

The foundation for today’s HIK GmbH was already established by Ingrid Ebert more than 40 years ago in 1972 with the company “Ingrid Ebert Metallverarbeitung”.

From the humble beginnings on an agricultural estate, a professional company quickly developed, which was able to achieve an excellent reputation through high-quality services.

Back then, tradition and a responsible conduct were already the result of an authentic as well as sustainable planning, and are still the guarantee for stability and quality.

A sustainable business development clearly has a higher priority than the goal of short-term sales and profit distributions.

Today, HIK GmbH is owned by GLA-WEL GmbH in Melle, managed by Gerhard Welkener, Dieter Glahs, Simon Welkener and Stephan Glahs.

HIK’s Managing Directors are Simon Welkener and Stephan Glahs.


Competent and reliable!

Core of HIK is a production which is based upon the principles of a perfect in-line production, a reliable self-controlling, and a zero-error strategy with a key importance.

The scope of our capabilities ranges – in part, thanks to state-of-the-art weld shop – from the cutting, to the machining and the complete sheet-metal construction, all the way up to the fully operational outdoor assembly.

A professional project management completes our extensive range of services.

Very large individual components are not a problem for us. However, if possible, they should Das_Dingelchennot exceed a length of 65 meters, a width of 5 meters and a height of 4 meters. The individual unit weight can thereby reach 30 tons without any problems.


We use the following methods for the non-destructive weld seam testing according to DIN EN 473 and ISO 9712 within the scope of our factory-internal quality assurance:

  • Visual inspection, Stage 2 (VT)
  • Color penetration test, Stage 2 (PT)
  • Magnetic powder test, Stage 2 (MT)
  • Ultrasonic test, Stage 2 (UT)

Of course tests can also be carried outDas_Dingelchen by Dekra, TÜV, Gemanischer Lloyd or by external test institutes if required and upon request.

Our certificates

Manufacturer’s qualification for the welding of steel structures according to DIN 18800-7:2008-11, class E

Manufacturer’s qualification for the welding of load-bearing components made of aluminum according to DIN V 4113-3, class C

Welding certificate in accordance with EN 1090-1, Table B.1, for the welding of steel structures according to DIN EN 1090-2, execution class EXC3

Welding certificate in accordance with EN 1090-1, Table B.1, for the welding of aluminum structures according to DIN EN 1090-3, execution class EXC3

Certificate according to DIN EN ISO 3834-2

Transfer labeling authorization 3.1/ 2.2

The team

Appreciation, respect, esteem!


  • Loyalty, reliability
  • good operating climate
  • fair remuneration
  • recognition and praise


  • Quality awareness
  • wealth of ideas
  • timely action
  • leadership


  • Willingness to perform
  • punctuality
  • community-wise thinking instead of individual benefits
  • continuity

Our cooperation within the company, Das_Dingelchenand the manner in which we interact with our business partners is founded on appreciation, warmth, respect, honesty, recognition and the readiness to help each other.

We are people with heart and mind, who can only be successful by performing a work based on this mindset.

Our employees, with their diverse qualifications and high level of commitment, form a solid foundation for the success of our company.

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