Gustav Hensel GmbH & Co. KG

We are the world market leader in energy distribution solutions for demanding applications.

Over 1,000 employees, 14 subsidiaries in Germany and abroad, successful on the market for over 90 years: That is Gustav Hensel GmbH und Co. KG from Lennestadt- Altenhundem. With its products and services, the medium-sized family-owned company ensures the safe distribution of electrical energy in industry, commerce and infrastructure, and is a global market leader in energy distribution solutions for demanding applications.

HENSEL energy distribution solutions are used wherever maximum electrical safety is required, e.g. in airports, hospitals or modern industrial plants. Solutions for the photovoltaic and e-mobility sectors account for a rapidly growing share. In this way, Hensel is making an active contribution to clean energy and working passionately towards a safe electrical future.

The company is a partner to electrical wholesalers, the electrical trade and electrical construction companies and is regarded as innovative, customer- and application-oriented. As a specialist in the application of the relevant technology, Hensel is making a significant contribution to the standardisation of IEC VDE technology.

As a globally active group of companies, Hensel operates both in Germany and abroad. Product development and design are centralised in Lennestadt; production takes place at four locations in Germany. Customer- and application-oriented assembly for the national markets takes place in a further eleven foreign companies. The remaining foreign sales are organised through more than 60 agencies. The group of companies employs over 1000 people, around 640 of whom work in Germany.

Gustav Hensel GmbH & Co. KG was founded in 1931 by Gustav Hensel with his invention and development of the first plastic cable junction box. The company is one of the pioneers in the use of modern plastics for power distribution. Thanks to a consistent quality philosophy, HENSEL branded products Made in Germany have established themselves worldwide in various industries. Today, the group of companies is managed by Philipp Hensel in the 3rd generation.


Power distribution solutions for demanding applications




World wide: > 1000

Germany: 640

South Westphalia: 600

Sales Volume

2022: 140 Mio. €



Foundation of Gustav Hensel GmbH & Co. KG by Gustav Hensel


Conversion of plastics processing from duroplastics to thermoplastics


Establishment of 11 foreign companies


Construction of the new central warehouse in Lennestadt


Owner-managed family business in the 3rd generation


Doubling of production capacities at the Kirchhundem-Würdinghausen site through the construction of a new production hall of approx. 4000 m2


Gustav Hensel GmbH & Co. KG
Gustav-Hensel-Straße 6

Phone +49 2723 609-0

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