We can look back on a foundation in 1914. Our activities are divided into two business areas, the production and finishing of rubber profiles and the wholesale of saddlery supplies. We are a manufacturer of body sealing systems and see ourselves as an innovative technology partner to the automotive industry.

Production and finishing of rubber profiles

We are an innovative partner to the automotive industry, its system suppliers, the construction industry and environmental technology. Our product range includes extruded rubber profiles made of various elastomers and is used in many vehicles of European automobile manufacturers.

Wholesale Distribution of upholstery supplies

In this line of business we offer our customers an assortment of more than 4.000 articles. As a full-range distributor, we cover the complete needs of a saddlery and trim shop.

As a small medium-sized company we see our strengths in the innovation power, by the use of ultramodern manufacturing equipment combined with our specific know-how. Due to our lean organization and the flat hierarchy level we achieve a high flexibility, which benefits the requirements of our customers. An important basis for the long-term development of our company is the high quality standard of our products, secured by certification according to IATF 16949 and DIN ISO 9001:2008. As a family business in the third generation, reliability and sustainability are self-evident facts for us.


We look back on a company tradition of more than 100 years, which goes back to a foundation in 1914.

Today, Elsen + Hemer Betriebs GmbH manages the active day-to-day business. This includes the production and flocking of rubber profiles as well as the wholesale of saddlery supplies for automotive, upholstery, equestrian and boat applications. In 2003 we integrated the activities of Fatex GmbH (Offenbach am Main) into our wholesale organization.

Elsen + Hemer GmbH continues to exist as a “family holding company” and performs exclusively administrative tasks.


Satisfied customers are the best reference. Below you will find a small excerpt from the list of companies and system suppliers with whom we work successfully and in partnership.


  • Aston Martin

  • Audi

  • BMW

  • Daimler
  • Ford
  • MAN
  • Opel
  • Porsche
  • Seat

  • Skoda

  • Steyr

  • Volvo
  • Van Hool
  • Wiesmann
  • Biffar
  • Hörmann


  • BOS

  • Dräxlmaier

  • Fritz

  • HS Genion
  • Plastic Omnium
  • Küster
  • DAFA

  • Linde & Wiemann
  • Trelleborg

  • SMIA

  • Wagon Automotive
  • Webasto Gruppe
  • Weber
  • Schüco