Knipex is a German producer of hand tools known worldwide for its production of pliers. Knipex has always concentrated on one product group. They are therefore known for their quality and efficiency. A specialized product is available for every situation. Today, Knipex offers more than 100 types of pliers available in more than 900 different sizes and lengths. The brand makes it a point of honor to continually perfect and innovate the offer. That is why a team investigates the causes of potential errors and tries to anticipate them.
Responding to the ever-increasing demands of the professionals, Knipex wants to optimize the durability, efficiency and user-friendliness of its tools by using excellent materials in manufacturing technology. Knipex produces high-quality material at a competitive price. By continuously developing or perfecting innovations in every sector, Knipex succeeds in making working with pliers safer, faster and more comfortable in every application area. The complete production is done at Knipex in one of the 4 production houses in Germany. In this way the company can follow every detail of the production process and change it where necessary to guarantee the best quality. By only manufacturing in Germany according to the prevailing environmental standards and with machines developed and built by Knipex itself, the company can deliver valuable advanced tools under the quality label "Made in Germany". This is done under continuous quality control during the entire process, from processing rough tongs to packaging the finished products.
Knipex is a family-run family business founded by C. Gustav Putsch. Meanwhile in the fourth generation to move. Although Knipex was officially registered as a brand name in 1942, the company has been making high quality pliers since 1882. Knipex was a smithy in the early years that mainly produced pliers for forging. Today the world-class pliers mark is an important player. The turnover could be doubled in the past 10 years. 800 employees produce 45,000 pliers every day, which are sold in more than 100 countries around the world. The KNIPEX group includes several well-known German tool manufacturers: KNIPEX-Werk, Rennsteig Werkzeuge GmbH, Orbis Will GmbH + Co. KG, Will Werkzeuge GmbH & Co. KG KG. Knipex is strongly focused on export and is present worldwide through offices in Europe, North and South America, Asia, Australia-Oceania and Africa. Approximately 1,300 people work at the Knipex group.