History of HDT
HDT is the result of six companies coming together in 3 continents around the world. The history and background of each of those six companies is rich and decorated.
Huron (US) founded in 1943
Specialist Heat Exchangers (UK) founded 1968
Friulpress (Italy) founded 1973
Bend All (Canada) founded 1976
Raco (Italy) founded 1983
Raco Hungary founded 2001
OML Morando Founded Italy–Poland 2005
Raco China founded 2006
Dynamic Technologies Group created through a merger of Raco + Friulpress + OML Morando + S.H.E., 2006
Bend All joins Dynamic Technologies Group 2008
Bend All (Mexico) founded 2012
HDT founded (Dynamic Technologies + Huron) 2017
HDT headquarters, Livonia, Michigan, opened 2019
The oldest foundation of HDT, Huron Inc. started as a screw machine component manufacturing company in Lexington, Michigan. Over the last 75 years Huron has diversified to produce complex system critical tubular assemblies. The original products are still produced at the Lexington plant that has been expanded and modernized many times.
Specialist Heat Exchangers (S.H.E.) was launched in Lincoln, England with the main product using the unique and proprietary wire wound heat exchanger technology.
Friulpress Samp started in Chions, Italy – not far from the current Sesto al Reghena site. The Sesto site has been expanded several times over the years to become a European leader in precise high pressure die castings.
Bend All was started in Ontario, Canada by two German immigrants as a tooling and equipment company and then transitioned into automotive fluid handling & seating parts manufacturing. Bend All has won the prestigious GM Worldwide Supplier of the Year Award six times.
Raco was founded by local industrialists in northeastern Italy, in the region of Friuli. Raco soon added operations in Hungary, China and Brazil to become a global leader in aluminum tube components for the HVAC industry.
OML Morando started as a family business in Turin, Italy. The company’s founders were well known in the automotive tubing component industry with a specific technical knowledge of stainless steel components.
Dynamic Technologies Group (D.T.G.) started with the partnership of the leaders of Raco & Friulpress and then the acquisitions of OML Morando, S.H.E. and Bend All Automotive.
The ownership of Huron acquired 100% of D.T.G. and merged the companies into HDT. Principal shareholders being Ardian, a global private equity group headquartered in Paris, France.