The consistent leitmotif of the company’s history: a passion for innovation
Everything that we take for granted today – electric light in the home, information and entertainment in handy smartphone format, travel to new worlds – has been based on the findings and achievements of indefatigable pioneers who continuously move the limits of what is technically feasible. If back then it was all about tungsten threads for light bulbs, components for the early automotive industry or fundamental innovations in medical technology, the shape of things to come in the field of high-tech applications remains a completely open question – though we can be sure that the path will continue to be determined by visionary innovators also in future. This gives us all the more cause for satisfaction that our product range of cutting tools and hard material solutions represents a reliable basis for future innovative developments.
With over 1000 patents and utility models, the wide range of our product portfolio results from our corporate approach: consistent creativity and sustainable passion for innovation are written in our DNA. At present this results in over 75,000 innovative products, progressive machining methods and state-of-the-art service, with the help of which our customers can in turn create new products. Amongst these are components for energy transmission and medical technology, consumer electronics, semiconductor manufacturing and the construction industry, as well as road building and railway and aerospace engineering. Mostly such components operate ‘under the bonnet’ of numerous products in daily use, such as smartphones, tablets and computers, medical devices like computer tomography scanners and even luxury goods like high-quality chronographs.