Our History

The founder of Bend-All Automotive with his invention above a blurb explaining why he chose New Dundee.

Bend All Tools & Machines Ltd was founded in 1976 by 2 German immigrants, Horst Udo Petersen and Horst Mueller, in New Dundee, Ontario. Our first products were wire bending machines for the automotive seating industry with our first customer being Lear Siegler, now known as Lear Corporation. The product line expanded to include tube bending & forming machines for the automotive fluid handling sector. Our Tooling Division is the foundation of our company and remains a strength.

This is a line drawing of the Bend All Automotive building in 1994

In 1987 Bend All Manufacturing Inc. was founded and the production of automotive components commenced. Our first major contract was with General Motors in 1991.

After operating as 2 separate companies for several years both companies were amalgamated and became Bend All Automotive Inc. (BAA) in 2001.

In 2017, The ownership of Huron Inc acquired 100% of the Bend All organization and merged the companies into HDT Automotive. Principal shareholders being Ardian, a global private equity group headquartered in Paris, France.

This is the line drawing of the old headquarters of Bend All Automotive.
Bend all automotive 1993, a line drawing,
A picture of Machine Operators posed in a pyramid formation.