We want to drive our customers' success!

Our mission is as simple as it is ambitious: We want to drive our customers' success. To this end, since as far back as 1973 we have been developing, engineering and manufacturing high-quality hydraulic cylinders that are now in demand all over the world. Our constant striving for perfection over the entire process chain has also made it possible for us to supply products that are always perfectly tailored to our customers' stringent requirements – whether they come from the tool making, mould and die making, machine building industries, aluminum pressure die-casting, deburring tool construction, hydroforming, punching tool construction or other sectors

Many of our custom-developed cylinders are now regarded as industry standards – standards resulting from a modularly structured product mix policy that signifies cost-effective customization with a simultaneously high level of efficiency and quick availability to our customers. An outstanding achievement that would be unthinkable without the more than 260 employees at our headquarters in Gottenheim, Germany, and without those working in our sales subsidiaries in Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Suzhou (China), as well as in Guissano (Italy) and Marhina Grande (Portugal). But also an achievement that has allowed us to establish an international presence in Europe, North America and Asia.

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Since 2010 we have been using a completely redesigned building located in Gottenheim which has been extended several times in the meantime. Since November 2019 we also have been using our Plant 2, which was erected on our new 44,037 m² company premises directly adjacent the original plant. The key objective here was to optimize internal routes and improve the flow of goods. The total of 60 kilometers of network cabling, 10,000 m² of administration and production area, and 68,700 cubic meters of interior space that are now available bring together the ideas and expertise of employees who are highly motivated to work together towards a common goal: the success of our customers.

We want to drive our customers sucess!

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What we believe in

What is the basis of our success? As a family-run company, we foster and believe in values. And we live these values. AHP DNA is special and unique. In addition to continuity, integrity and sustainability, the values we promote also include reliability, honesty and openness. Although we also operate economically and must be successful, we nevertheless foster a philosophy that is guided not by quarters but instead by generations: Ideal values that are becoming even more essential, especially in a fast-moving world, and simultaneously serve as a foundation for the necessary quality – quality that with us knows no compromises.


Important for our internal culture as well: at our company there is not just a day-to-day dialog between various technical disciplines, but also between generations. It is our experience and also our conviction that proven methods and fresh inspiration belong together. The organizational structure newly formed in 2018 and 2019 further encourages this: We now work in teams and have eliminated department heads. Due to the integration of each individual employee in the decision-making process, impulses never experienced before now form the basis for forward-looking decisions.

Our Road

One thing we known for sure: Quality prevails. For this reason, our customers can rely one hundred percent on our hydraulic cylinders at all times.

With our innovative drive solutions, we open up new applications in tool making, mould making and machine building. In this way, we expand our customers' design possibilities.

We treat each other with appreciation and respect. This familiar team spirit is the basis of our performance, our quality standard and our innovative power.

We place special demands on our employees – and therefore invest a lot in their continuous vocational and further training.


Our moral values are shaped by our region, and have won respect internationally: The people of Baden-Württemberg know what they can do, and also what they want to do – and they are proud of it. We will continue in the future to use and appreciate the great opportunities and advantages of Germany as a place to do business: A region located right in the heart of Europe, a location that will become even more of a forum for international, economic and cultural interchange.