Working at Hengst

Our corporate culture

Our foundation as a family business and our current transformation process form the basis of our cooperation. Our corporate culture even has a name: PETE.

The corporate culture at Hengst Filtration is based on two major pillars: Family and change.

Our company was founded in Münster in 1958 by Walter Hengst and is now in its third generation of family ownership. We are therefore not beholden to shareholders or investors, but thanks to the Röttgering family we can stand up for our own values: secure jobs, high-quality products and an overriding corporate goal of "purifying our planet".

At the same time, the world and our society are changing at a rapid pace. We are also undergoing a major transformation - from automotive supplier to filtration specialist in all areas. This change can only succeed with motivated and dynamic employees. Fortunately, we have them, and we promote this mindset in the best possible way.

PETE: Our leading culture

At Hengst Filtration, we have a leading culture that we want every colleague to live by, starting with our managers. This culture is called PETE because of its four major cornerstones: passionate, enabling, trustworthy, entrepreneurial.


In order to achieve our goals, we rely on passionate employees.

We want to inspire each other positively, motivate each other and approach our tasks with enthusiasm and fun. We want to communicate clearly and maintain good relationships with our partners.


We challenge and encourage each other to achieve the greatest possible success.

We take on and hand over responsibility, always according to the strengths of the individual. We actively share information, recognize good performance and promote the development of every employee.


We build mutual trust in order to work well together.

We trust each other instead of controlling each other. We actively listen to each other, ask questions and encourage each other to find solutions to challenges independently.

Our focus is always on people. And it is not only our international orientation that has made us realize for decades how important and successful diverse teams are. By exchanging ideas across borders and cultures, we celebrate great successes together!


We act as if it were our own company.

We can only give 100 percent if we all take responsibility for Hengst and our products. That is why we create a positive environment for innovation, creativity and curiosity. If we see change as an opportunity, we can all actively drive the change process.

All vacancies at Hengst

Curious to find out more? We are always happy to welcome new talent to help us drive forward our vision of "purifying our planet". You can find all vacancies on our job board.

Our vacancies

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Hengst SE
Nienkamp 55-85
48147 Münster
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purifying our planet

Our corporate vision

We make the planet cleaner with our products. We also make the journey there as clean as possible.


We develop the filtration solutions of the future. For our customers and for society.


Our focus is on energy efficiency. This helps the environment and saves costs.