The world renowned German hand tools manufacturer, Wiha Tools, was founded in the North Rhine-Westphalia city of Wuppertal in 1939 by Willi Hahn, his initials form the company name.
Four years later the company headquarters were relocated to Schonach im Schwarzwald. While initially only nuts and bolts were manufactured, eight years later in 1947 the production of screwdrivers commenced.
The other core product groups were gradually built in the following years. In 1966 the plant in Mönchweiler/Black Forest was acquired - now housing the blades and L-keys production. In 1985 a subsidiary was founded in the USA (today's Willi Hahn Corp.)
Over the years further branches were established in France, Spain, England, Denmark, Poland, China and Vietnam. Next to follow were Wiha Thailand, Canada, and Asia Pacific.
Wiha is one of the world's leading manufacturers of hand tools for professional use in trade and industry. They pride themselves on the slogan they use on their branding 'Tools that work for you.'
The company lists 3500 different hand tools in its stock catalogue, including screwdrivers, torque wrenches and L-keys, bits, pliers, hammers and measuring tools. The owner managed company employs 750 staff worldwide
This proud company, now based in the beautiful south west region of Baden-Wurttemberg has repeatedly received awards for product design, innovation and social commitment awards in Germany - amongst these, almost 20 "iF awards" including gold for the Wiha magazine bit holder and about 10 "Red Dot Awards" including the "Red Dot Best of the Best".