Our history


Our history and innovations

  • 1947: The company was founded by Rodolphe Heinen as a company producing decorative iron work
  • 1967: Following the fire at the Innovation department store, Belgium adopted very strict fire protection regulations
  • 1973: The world’s first, fully insulated metal fire-resisting door was developed according to these new regulations by Hans-Dieter Heinen, a physicist at the University of Liège in Belgium
  • 1976: PARAFLAM, fire-resistant draughtproofing system
  • 1982: Vandal-proof doors were developed
  • 1985: An intumescent product was developed for fire-resisting doors
  • 1989: Heinen was awarded the Grand Prix de l’Innovation Technologique (prize for technological innovation) for the Walloon Region
  • 1996: Acoustic doors were developed
  • 1996: 5 types of protection combined in a single door
  • 1996: 15-year warranty
  • 1997: HEINEN is completely ISO 9001 certified
  • 1997: Benor aTg label was awarded for the entire range of Heinen doors
  • 1998: Welding-based assembly system was developed
  • 1999: Blast-proof doors were developed
  • 2004: H-Config, needs analysis software was developed
  • 2005: Production system shifted to robot automation
  • 2010-2012: Fire-resistance testing campaign developed, based on EN norm 1634-1 for 30 and 60 minutes (EI1 and EI2)
  • 2013: Heinen becomes part of the EuroDV SA group
  • 2013-2014 : new developpment of burglar resistant doors, based on EN norms 1627-1630 (classes 3,4 and 5)
  • 2014 : Smoketightness testing based on EN 1634-3 (Sa, Sm)
  • 2014-2015 : New range of long duration fire doors following EN 1634-1 : EI1 120, EI2 120, EI2 180, EW 180.

Our wealth of experience

  • 1990: Heinen doors withstood molten iron at a temperature of 1200°C (Cockerill).
  • 1991: Following a fire in a retirement home, the fire was contained and all the residents evacuated without any injuries.
  • 2007: NMC Raeren: the site was completely destroyed by fire, apart from the storage areas protected by Heinen doors.
  • 2007: Heinen doors withstood a ram-raider attacking a large retail chain store.
  • Many other examples are available on request.

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  • Operates in more than 25 countries.
  • Operates in every sector – industrial, commercial, administrative, public, infrastructure, military and residential.
  • Involved with every kind of application for compartmentalisation, especially where safety is a strategic aspect.
  • Most companies currently operating (from SMEs to multinationals) are customers of Heinen.