For over 100 years, the Heil name has stood for excellence, innovation, and customer satisfaction.
It was in 1901, in a small rented building in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, that Julius P. Heil started the Heil Rail Joint Welding Co. Inspired by a new process called "welding," Heil applied the technology to street car rails at first, then to tanks and truck bodies, making riveted construction obsolete.
As uses for electric welding grew, so did The Heil Co. Our first refuse collection bodies were built for the city of Milwaukee in the early 1900s. By the 1930s, Heil garbage trucks were collecting solid waste in hundreds of American cities, large and small. By putting the customer first, from service and support to design breakthroughs, Heil has emerged as the world's leading producer of refuse collection vehicles.
Heil products are represented by a network of more than 50 knowledgeable dealers in North America, providing local service and parts inventories. Internationally, Heil’s network reaches into 150 different countries. We produce the widest variety of refuse collection bodies available, including: Front Loaders, Rear Loaders, Side Loaders, and Multi-Compartment Vehicles as well as a premier line of hook lift and cable hoist units for roll-off containers.
Tradition. Vision. Service. Stability. People. "Build it right, and then back it with integrity." More than any other principle of business, the commitment to do it right — or make it right — has made Heil the undisputed industry leader. More solid waste industry operators wake up and turn the key in their Heil refuse collection vehicle than any other brand. Even 100 years later, our focus remains on you, your business, and your customers.