Three Generations of Family Tradition!

Mr. Franz Heim

Heim was first founded in 1948 by Mr. Franz Heim and his daughter, Miss Eva Heim, in Eppstein, Germany.  

Mrs. Eva (Heim) Freund

Mrs. Eva (Heim) Freund can be seen here developing recipes for Heim. Later, she would take over as company owner after her father's
death in 1971.


Mr. Karl Freund

In 1956, Mr. Karl Freund joined the company creating many recipes for Heim's leather finishing products. Later, he would go on to manage the company alongside his wife, and Co-Founder Mrs. Eva (Heim) Freund. 

Mr. Klaus Freund, CEO & Managing Director

Mr. Klaus Freund joined the family business in 1986 as a Marketing Sales Manager. In 1999, he became part of the Board for Directing Management of Rotta, who had taken over Heim. On the 31st of December in 2004, the whole Rotta company was absorbed by Dystar GmbH,  and Mr. Freund was nominated as “Head of Leather” for Dystar for its world-wide operations. In 2006, under his supervision, Dystar started with a new range of leather dyes and increased the product range in their wet-end offerings.  In the middle of 2006, they took over the German firm Th. Boehme GmbH for wet-end products. 

On September 1, 2007, by management buy-out, Mr. Klaus Freund bought back his family business by taking over Dystar Leather finishing products, including all its agency agreements, staff and its production. 
In 2016, Mr. Klaus Freund partners his Heim firm with Cromogenia Units, S.A. in Spain to produce under the Heim label our products for leather finishing.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Heim was last present under his leadership at the renown ACLE fair in Shanghai, China. 
Our customer service, marketing centre, application and R & D labs are located now currently back in Eppstein, Germany.