About us

through change

Development is not a corporate goal but instead is a matter of course for us.

Its is the constant search for an even better solution that drives us on. In 1950 we made our money from the manual sorting and shaping of sheet metal.

There we learnt from our own experience, made improvements and left behind what had already been overtaken. Because that was the only way that made it possible to handle the rapidly increasing volumes.

Such procedures have been anchored in our philosophy ever since that time. That is why we developed the first fully automatic crimping machines in 1988, which that time were among the fastest ones available in the market, or invested in a fully automated warehousing system as early as the 1990s.

In addition to the technical developments and decisions that we continuously promote, there are also strategic ones that ensure our continued presence in the market.

Since 2005 we have been focussing with “Jürgenhake Deutschland” in the aerospace market, which acts as a driver to set standards in the high-end market.

The introduction of SAP had been done long before the term “digital change” became a buzzword and so we have devoted ourselves up until today to making use of the best current innovations, such as 3D-printed electronics.

generating more value

Bundling capabilities and making use of them in a targeted way not only cuts costs but also opens up new synergies.

Our capabilities lie not only in the production of wiring groups, but also in development, and especially so. We regard ourselves as partners from the very beginning. Our specific knowledge shows itself both in the manufacture of extremely durable connections but also in their optimal layout. Here, the development of our own means of production secures the reproducibility of processes while at the same time ensuring flexibility, for example, for the production of custom solutions.

Our understanding of quality as established in the automotive and aerospace fields is reflected in lean processes and standardized compliance with tougher quality standards.

Partially automated processes that are greatly superior to, manual production that result in connections that still hold firm even after several decades in, for example, switch cabinets, onboard electronic systems, communication networks, automation technology or power electronics. The layout of these wiring groups to suit production save times and money when carrying out wiring work on site and allows processes to run parallel, so enabling you to not only work faster but also in a more flexible way.

what makes us
so special

The toughest standards, continuously improved processes and work on one's own initiative guarantee quality and safety in everything that we do.

Thanks to assembly and testing stations as well as further quality assurance measures, which have been developed by ourselves and are integrated into all our production processes, we are able to supply our customer with defect-free products. Things such as 100% crimp force monitoring, batch tracking via SAP or monthly micrographic analyses in house are just a few examples of the wide range of continuously implemented testing and monitoring activities that we undertake.

An awareness of quality is not a must at Jürgenhake, but instead a basic philosophy that can be seen throughout in everything up to permanent self-monitoring by all workers.

We continuously optimize our processes.

A lean manufacturing strategy is a constituent part of our company policy. We are committed to a high level of automation and constant further development so as to reduce costs in a targeted way.

the future is now

We invest today in the technologies of the day after tomorrow so that you can easily make use of them tomorrow.

Constantly increasing customer requirements entail a high innovation potential at our supplying partners.

We think in terms of innovation both with regard to the product and also the process, and continuously invest in know-how and production technology: Whether this concerns high frequency or fibre optic cables for predictive maintenance and industrial analytics applications individually 3D-printed resources for greater flexibility and quality in the production process.

We make use of technologies such as PbL or AR to handle combinations of a high degree of complexity plus short production runs.

In our capacity as a founding member and one of the first partners for transfer projects in the “it’s OWL” technology network, we daily tackle the challenges involved in digital transformation.

We have a strong commitment in research projects such as INLUMIA, AddSmart or RessiarMID and cooperate with major players such as Fraunhofer to always remain one step ahead and to be able to take an active part in structuring Industry 4.0.

Research and development

Research projects

Intelligent technical systems are complex products that are based on the interaction of mechanical, electrical, electronic systems and control and software technology. Practically each one of these systems therefore of necessity required wiring to be able to transmit information and/or electrical power to the corresponding locations. The interaction between a mechatronic system and its corresponding wiring harness leads to an integrative development of both products. The type of planning currently used at Jürgenhake means that the individual project phases are planned and processed independently of one another and hence inconsistencies can arise.

The aim of the itsowl-TTProNeu transfer project was therefore to devise a comprehensive process manual for the production planning of wiring harness groups. Here the focus was on the optimization of the production and planning work flows in new projects.



The aim of the project was to create an instrument that would enable small and medium-sized companies to select from the many technological options for Industry 4.0 the ones that are important for them and to make use of them. The INLUMIA project investigated in which areas companies that are already well set up for Industry 4.0 are to be found, where other companies are, and in which areas there are still possibilities for development for companies. Suitable future-oriented solutions for the companies were developed jointly. This was done not only from a technological point of view but also by taking into consideration human and business factors.

Industry 4.0 roadmaps that were specific to the companies concerned and matched to their direct needs were created, derived from individual company patters, hence a combination of Industry 4.0 tasks and established solutions (e.g. from pioneers in the Industry 4.0 sector). These comprise both technical aspects (such as networking) and also business (e.g. revenue concepts) and human factors (such as training).


The most recent developments in the fields of connectivity, energy consumption and Cloud applications offer a whole series of possibilities to extend and expand products by adding functions and services. The pioneers are using these already, but for many small and medium-sized companies this is a step that is too big to take. Against this background, a European Cornet project was brought into being within the AddSmart project in collaboration with Sirris (Belgium) and the Fraunhofer IEM. The aim of the project is to support small and medium-sized companies in an early phase of the product development and to take the first step towards intelligent products. The intention is to support companies in the development of specific strategies with methods and development examples. This is intended to help them to recognize the opportunities, to define strategies for intelligent production, and to push aside any obstacles hindering the development of one’s own intelligent products.


However, the implementation of the latest Industry 4.0 technologies is frequently too difficult for small and medium-sized companies . A major challenge, and in the future as well, lies in the varying “lifetimes” of the mechanical components and the control software: Thus the mechanical parts in the machines are designed to last many years or even decades, while the software and IT systems quickly become obsolete.

If an ageing machine or production line is to be networked and the processes digitized, the machine must be made intelligent and its information and data must be transferred into intelligent software, resulting in increased value. Existing controllers also need to be upgraded and updated. This upgrading or updating of machines and facilities is called a retrofit.

The first problems, sensor systems and approaches for a solution are identified together with the committee assisting the project, with the aim of identifying individual sensor principles and digitalization architectures for the various application cases. Innovative MID process technologies are used so that the retrofit sensors can be accommodated spatially in the machines and facilities.


The combined partners working together in the AngElo project are aiming for solutions to the contacting of printed electronics in the aerospace sector. A reliable connection to existing onboard system structures is necessary for the long-term implementation of printed electronics in aircraft. For that reason, concepts are to be developed in this project and tested to determine if they can be applied.

We have been successfully developing and assembling wiring harnesses and inventing special solutions as a supplier for mainly the automotive, aerospace and military sectors for many years. In the aircraft sector the focus is primarily on the cabin area. Jürgenhake thus brings in the required capabilities, identifying an abundance of possible layout, connecting and harnessing technologies to the aircraft world that are optimized for the application case of printed electronics and of plug technologies.

The overriding goal is this joint project is the validation of existing technologies and the development of new application concepts and, in particular, comparing them with established cable-connecting solutions.


Cooperation & innovations network

The Räumliche Elektronische Baugruppen 3-D MID e.V. [Spatial Electronic Modules] research association with around 100 members from industrial companies an research institutes represents the largest network worldwide in the field of mechatronically-integrated modules. The main goals of the association concern the marketing, promotion and further development of MID technology. As a result, the market position of our member companies is strengthened on a long-term basis and innovative products and processes become possible.

The independent association Hanse-Aerospace e.V. that was established in 1996 today has more than 150 members from Germany, the USA and many other countries. In addition to manufacturing development operations, service providers, consulting companies and educational institutes are organized in this association. Hanse-Aerospace e.V. actively helps to structures the future of the aerospace industry with innovative research projects and so makes it possible for its member companies to profit directly from its knowledge. In addition, a wide variety of working groups discuss developments in the sector are devise new solutions in close cooperation.

At Paderborn/Lippstadt Airport, a unique environment is being developed for the development, testing and validation of future landside, airside and terminal operations. The focus is also on sustainable and autonomous flight systems.

More than 200 companies, research institutes and organizations dare developing solutions intelligent products and production procedures in the it‘s OWL (Intelligent Technical Systems OstWestfalenLippe [East Westphalia Lippe]) technology network. Outstanding in the top cluster of the German Federal government, it‘s OWL is one of the biggest initiatives for Industry 4.0 within medium-sized companies.

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