In 1969 Mr. Gerold Hetzel founded in Düsseldorf a planning office for building equipment. This was avery good decision with regard to the timing, since a quarter of a century ofreconstruction was coming to an end. High-quality construction was now the mainconcern, resulting in greater demands being placed on the technical equipmentof buildings.
All kinds of buildings, such as administration andoffice buildings, department stores and major shops, shopping centres and malls, hotels, cultural facilities, hospitals and residential buildings such asapartment blocks required integrated, economically-oriented solutions regardingbuilding equipment.
Mr. Hetzel, a well-known and respected figure in this particular specialized field, took up the challenge and managed the company by himself for almost 20 years, with the result that an engineering company was founded in 1988. Experienced partners who had been involved with the company right from the very beginning now formeda management team, and this was the birth of HTW, Ingenieurgesellschaft Hetzel,Tor-Westen und Partner.
This step provided the basis to a consulting andplanning company with more than 100 employees requires in order to be able toresolve the increasingly complex tasks involved in technical buildingequipment. This also involves suitable engineering solutions that are creative and cost-effective.