A history of innovation
Hedson brings together three product brands with a long history of innovation excellence in high-performance workshop equipment:
Over the decades our brands have earned an unrivaled reputation for quality, performance, efficiency, and reliability in their respective segments.
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Pioneer origins - 1967
IRT is founded
and becomes the first company to use an IR lamp/gold coated reflector combination for auto workshop curing processes.
Herkules is established
and begins to market its patented pneumatic lift for auto workshops.
Drester is established
and becomes the first producer of spray gun cleaners and wheel washers.
The Group takes shape - 1999
Hedson Technologies is formed
after the merger of Drester and IRT.
The innovations continue - 2002
Dynamic Triple (Drester)
– a unique closed handling system for reducing solvent consumption in spray gun cleaning.
– a remote-controlled vehicle transportation system that revolutionizes vehicle movement in workshops.
The world’s first fully automatic wheel washer (Drester)
accelerates throughput, reduces manpower and improves ergonomics in tire shops.
The unique Freeform Reflector (IRT)
design enhances even heat distribution and lamp operating life in short wave infrared curing processes
The innovative Magnetic Gun Clip (Drester)
enables more efficient spray gun cleaning routines.
Quick Lift (Drester) makes routines easier
in tire shops with a faster, more ergonomic tire lifting and loading process for automatic wheel washers.
Infrared /UVA Combi (IRT) is the first mobile dryer
to offer complete flexibility for both infrared and UVA drying.