Automation technology

at its best

Our success story began in 1990. Franz Högemann developed his own press control system and with it, lay the foundations for the sophisticated automation technology with which we set the pace today. fhalcon®, our fully integrated process control system for complex production systems in the food and feed industry, is an incredibly efficient and flexible software solution that is in demand worldwide.

With our team, which has now grown to 100 employees, we are able to offer all services related to automation. From planning, project management and advising about electrical planning, to control cabinet construction, electrical assembly and installation, PLC and visual programming, through to IT systems, network technology or 24/7 support and services – our customers can get all services from a single, competent provider.

We use state-of-the-art technology, create cross-process solutions and work according to the requirements and wishes of each individual customer. Establishing fair, lasting and trusting partnerships is of the utmost importance to us.

In demand worldwide

We have been amongst the market leaders in Germany for many years now. But not only are we popular in our home country, we have also earned an outstanding reputation internationally. Many customers from Russia, Ukraine, Spain, Dubai and Great Britain also rely on our expertise.

Since 2010, Högemann has been part of the Big Dutchman group, so we also benefit from an efficient and professional network that spans five continents and over 100 countries.

Even after over 30 years in the business, we have not lost our innovative spirit. Our customers love our clever solutions and we are constantly working on expanding them.


High-tech solutions from Garrel: For over 30 years, the name Högemann has been synonymous with innovative automation solutions for the food and feed industry.



The company is founded by Franz Högemann. Manufacturing of PLC controllers and regulators for concentrated feed factories, as well as control cabinet construction.


Programming on an MS-DOS-based standard production management level for the feed and food industry.



Transfer of production to a rented manufacturing hall.


Construction of and move to the first part of the company’s current building with an office wing and manufacturing hall.



Introduction of fibre-splicing technology for the fibre optic networks in our company.


Migration of the Högemann software from MS-DOS to Microsoft Windows.



Use of the latest generation of Siemens PLCs, S7-400, in connection with the Högemann Windows-based control system. Shared TCP/IP network for PLCs, the master computer and the ERP system.


Expansion of our systems to guarantee a gap-free traceability of production processes.



Construction of a second production building with a surface area of 1000 m2.


Entry into web-based process visualisation systems.



ISO 9001 certification. Acquisition of DATA-SORT and development of a new optimisation software for the agricultural, concentrate feed, mineral feed and food industries. Integration of NIR online measuring technology into the production sectors for the food and concentrate feed industries and for renewable energies. Calibration and servicing of NIR online technology.


Start of recipe optimisation for Windows.



Introduction of a scanner-supported warehouse management system.


Högemann becomes part of the Big Dutchman group.



Development of a new software tool for machine diagnosis.


First mobile telematic solution for Windows Mobile.



Introduction of a software tool for energy management.


Development of a software for geographical trip planning and a telematic app for navigation to the silo.



Commissioning of our largest ever construction project in North Africa (Egypt).


Introduction of the fully integrated and modular process control system, fhalcon® Software Suite. Coronavirus bonus given to all employees.



Implementation of the first complete plant installation in the TIA Portal. Start of the NIR revolution with the first customers testing our new Anamenter.


Give us a call!

Do you have a question about any of our services? Would you like to discover the options offered by the fhalcon® Software Suite live? Simply contact our specialists. We would be happy to take the time to talk to you.

Tel. +49 4474 9493 0