BESSEY Latest Press Releases

Press Release 03/2020 – New from BESSEY: All-steel screw clamp GZ with swivel handle

90° swiveled in a flash for more flexibility


BESSEY is expanding its extensive range of all-steel screw clamps with an exciting alternative. The new clamp with swivel handle is particularly impressive due to its ergonomic handling and rapid power build-up.


Powerful, fast and comfortable

For example, the new all-steel screw clamp GZ-KG has a special 2-component plastic handle that offers further benefits in addition to ergonomic comfort. It can be swiveled by 90°, which provides additional leverage when tightening – and therefore less effort for the user. In addition, the handle can be turned 360° when swiveled. This means that the user can continue to tighten in any situation during the clamping process, as is the case with other competitor models. In addition, clamping forces of up to 5,000 N can be achieved much faster. The well thought-out BESSEY innovation is also an advantage when the clamping process is tight. This is because the disturbing 2-component plastic handle can be simply swiveled away in places that are difficult to access.


In proven BESSEY all-steel quality

The other components of the new GZ version also stand out with the usual high BESSEY quality: Original BESSEY all-steel screw clamps offer high stability and flexibility at low weight. The fixed clamp forged from a single piece with moulded pressure plate is hardened and galvanised. This allows the special resilient property of the all-steel screw clamp to be achieved. The benefits: For one, this allows the pressure to be perfectly matched to the requirements of the workpiece. On the other hand, all-steel screw clamps are less sensitive to vibrations, because they can be partially absorbed. The clamps therefore do not need to be retightened so quickly. As with all other original BESSEY all-steel screw clamps, the pressure plate can be changed without tools.


The new all-steel screw clamp with swivel handle is available in 5 variants with opening widths between 250 and 600 mm, each with 120 mm throat depth. Depending on the size, the models cost between 42.60 EUR and 56.00 EUR (MSRP excl. VAT).



At BESSEY, we have a long tradition of producing such innovative, practical product solutions as this. Since the cold drawn steel plant was founded in Stuttgart in 1889, the Bietigheim-Bissingen based company continues to raise the bar in clamping and cutting technology. Currently offering more than 1,600 products, BESSEY has a specific solution for practically every application. Our focus is on precision and durability, convenience and safety.

“To stop improving is to stop being good.” This was the motto of company founder Max Bessey and it remains our guiding principle today – in all that we do and produce. This means that we are constantly developing new products and improving existing ones to make the user's life easier, on the basis of innovative ideas. Such innovations are worthwhile.


The history of BESSEY:

1889 Founding of BESSEY as a bright steel drawing plant in Stuttgart. / 1936 The production of clamping tools begins. / 1944 Construction of the current parent plant in Bietigheim. / 1979 Acquisition of the Ernst DIENER shears factory, thus expanding the BESSEY product range to include ERDI shears. / 1984 Consolidation of tool and precision steel production in Bietigheim / 2004 Founding of BESSEY Präzisionsstahl GmbH. / 2005 Company renamed from BESSEY & Sohn GmbH & Co. KG to BESSEY Tool GmbH & Co. KG. / 2011 Klaus Fuchs becomes Managing Partner of the BESSEY Group. / 2019 Founding of BESSEY Präzisionsstahl Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH and the BESSEY Group celebrates its 130 year jubilee.

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Press Release 02/2020 – New from BESSEY: One-handed table clamp set EZR15-6SET

For rails and much more

 

This will elicit a surprised “wow” from many users: The new EZR not only extends the BESSEY range of high quality table clamps with a one-handed version. Besides its actual purpose, it has many other possible uses on top of that.


One clamp, dozens of possibilities

The EZR one-handed table clamp has a special guide on the upper part for grooves 12 x 6.5 mm to 12 x 8 mm and a special adapter on the lower part. Equipped this way, it securely fixes guide rails of various brands with up to 750 N clamping force. The clamp is also suitable for clamping in profiles and on work tables. Thanks to the many tool-free options for changing the upper part and adapter, there are always new applications for the clamp: for normal clamping or spreading as well as for step-over fixing work when the adapter is pushed onto the upper or lower part.


Comfortable and durable

The EZR enables both ergonomic and safe handling. Its high quality 2-component plastic handle with pump lever behind the rail ensures a secure grip from both directions. Thanks to the release lever positioned in the handle, the sliding arm can be quickly adjusted and the clamp removed when the work is complete. Equally “handy”: A crossed v-groove integrated in the plastic protective caps for securely fixing round, pointed and angular components.

BESSEY also makes no compromises in terms of robustness with the new one-handed table clamp. This is once again made possible by the focus on quality, coupled with a high level of practical know-how. Upper and lower parts made of glass fibre reinforced polyamide combine with a profiled rail made of tempered and burnished steel to form a one-handed clamp that is as practical as it is durable. Additionally the plastic housing also protects the handle mechanism from dust and splintering.


EZR15-6SET, two of the one-handed table clamps with 150 mm opening width (spreading width 120-310 mm) and 60 mm throat depth are available at a price of 39.50 EUR (MSRP excl. VAT).



At BESSEY, we have a long tradition of producing such innovative, practical product solutions as this. Since the cold drawn steel plant was founded in Stuttgart in 1889, the Bietigheim-Bissingen based company continues to raise the bar in clamping and cutting technology. Currently offering more than 1,600 products, BESSEY has a specific solution for practically every application. Our focus is on precision and durability, convenience and safety.

“To stop improving is to stop being good.” This was the motto of company founder Max Bessey and it remains our guiding principle today – in all that we do and produce. This means that we are constantly developing new products and improving existing ones to make the user's life easier, on the basis of innovative ideas. Such innovations are worthwhile.


The history of BESSEY:

1889 Founding of BESSEY as a bright steel drawing plant in Stuttgart. / 1936 The production of clamping tools begins. / 1944 Construction of the current parent plant in Bietigheim. / 1979 Acquisition of the Ernst DIENER shears factory, thus expanding the BESSEY product range to include ERDI shears. / 1984 Consolidation of tool and precision steel production in Bietigheim / 2004 Founding of BESSEY Präzisionsstahl GmbH. / 2005 Company renamed from BESSEY & Sohn GmbH & Co. KG to BESSEY Tool GmbH & Co. KG. / 2011 Klaus Fuchs becomes Managing Partner of the BESSEY Group. / 2019 Founding of BESSEY Präzisionsstahl Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH and the BESSEY Group celebrates its 130 year jubilee.

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Press Release 01/2020 – New from BESSEY: One-handed clamp EZ series

Something for everyone


The high-quality one-handed clamps from BESSEY are now available with an additional option: In addition to EHZ, EZS and DUO, craftsmen can choose from four sizes and a total of ten variants within the new EZ series for a wide range of applications. This gives professionals and DIY enthusiasts even more choice to find their ideal tool when their second hand is to be kept free.


Large selection

The new EZ series of one-handed clamps from BESSEY offers users an impressively wide range. It comprises of four sizes S, M, L and XL with a total of ten variants that can both clamp and spread. With opening widths from 110 mm to 900 mm, spreading widths from 80 mm to 1,090 mm and clamping forces from 200 to 2,700 N, the EZ series covers an enormous range of applications. Whether light handicraft work or heavy gluing work has to be accomplished overhead work is pending or a hand is needed to align the workpiece – with the EZ clamps this is possible without any problems.


Practical convenience

Ergonomics and practical comfort were also in the focus of the development of the new one-hand clamps series: The high quality 2-component plastic handle with pump lever behind the rail allows safe access from both directions. And thanks to the release lever integrated in the handle, the sliding arm can be quickly adjusted and the clamp released. With the three larger versions M, L and XL, the upper part can even be changed from clamping to spreading without the need for tools – the pushbutton release mechanism makes this possible. The large, soft protective caps also protect sensitive surfaces. A crossed v-groove is also integrated into the caps for secure fixing of round, pointed and angular parts.


Robust design

Modern aesthetics meets longevity: For the new EZ series, high-quality materials such as glass fibre-reinforced polyamide for the upper and lower part and tempered and burnished steel for the profiled rail were used. The plastic housing also protects the handle mechanism from dust and splintering.


The new EZ range has a price spectrum from 13.90 to 41.80 EUR (MSRP excl. VAT). Please note that the smallest version with 110 mm opening width and 40 mm throat depth is sold as a set of 2.



At BESSEY, we have a long tradition of producing such innovative, practical product solutions as this. Since the cold drawn steel plant was founded in Stuttgart in 1889, the Bietigheim-Bissingen based company continues to raise the bar in clamping and cutting technology. Currently offering more than 1,600 products, BESSEY has a specific solution for practically every application. Our focus is on precision and durability, convenience and safety.

“To stop improving is to stop being good.” This was the motto of company founder Max Bessey and it remains our guiding principle today – in all that we do and produce. This means that we are constantly developing new products and improving existing ones to make the user's life easier, on the basis of innovative ideas. Such innovations are worthwhile.


The history of BESSEY:

1889 Founding of BESSEY as a bright steel drawing plant in Stuttgart. / 1936 The production of clamping tools begins. / 1944 Construction of the current parent plant in Bietigheim. / 1979 Acquisition of the Ernst DIENER shears factory, thus expanding the BESSEY product range to include ERDI shears. / 1984 Consolidation of tool and precision steel production in Bietigheim / 2004 Founding of BESSEY Präzisionsstahl GmbH. / 2005 Company renamed from BESSEY & Sohn GmbH & Co. KG to BESSEY Tool GmbH & Co. KG. / 2011 Klaus Fuchs becomes Managing Partner of the BESSEY Group. / 2019 Founding of BESSEY Präzisionsstahl Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH and the BESSEY Group celebrates its 130 year jubilee.

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Press Release 02/2019 – New and commercially available from October 2019:

Gearclamp from BESSEY, also in an appealing special offer set GK30-SET

All goods things are … two-plus-one!

 

The GearKlamp from BESSEY conveniently masters clamping applications, also in tight-spaced situations. From October, the innovative gearclamp will be available on the market as a special limited-edition set under the name “GK30-SET”. This includes not only two GearKlamps with a 300 mm clamping width and 60 mm throat depth, but also an appealing multitool in a special colour design.


“The set is a unique opportunity for all quality-conscious professionals and passionate DIY fans to expediently expand their range of tools”, explains Rainer Steinle, head of product marketing at BESSEY. “As a practical everyday aid or as a complement to the existing tool equipment as well as a gift at Christmas time for example, we are confident that the GK30-SET makes the eyes of craftsmen lighting up.” However, anyone who wants to buy a set for themselves or as a gift for someone else should not delay. The attractively packaged GK30-SET is only available in limited numbers.


It’s got this covered!

Be it in front of closed surfaces or in intermediate spaces, on rounded, pointed or sharp edges: Thanks to the intelligent design, the globally unique GearKlamp GK masters clamping work with greater ease than ever before, fits every workpiece perfectly using elements such as the a quick-release button for fast movement or swivelling pressure plate – and is therefore a must for every craftsman. “As is the customary BESSEY tradition, we want to make the lives of our customers easier – anyone who is not yet familiar with the GearKlamp has the perfect opportunity to add a new favourite tool to their range thanks to the set”, enthuses Steinle.

And as the icing on the cake, the two gearclamps in the GK30-SET are accompanied by an appealing multitool. This impresses with typical BESSEY elements such as extra-large shears and is not available separately in this version. Each of its seven tools are black, making the tool a real eye-catcher and collector’s piece.


Simply better, simply BESSEY!

“The GearKlamp is patent-registered and falls perfectly in line with the tradition of BESSEY as an innovation pioneer with high clamping technology expertise”, explains Steinle. “It results in greater working safety, added comfort and protects the joints and tendons. It has no protruding handles, which minimises the risk of damage or injury. And the enclosed design protects against dust and dirt.” So a typical BESSEY tool.



At BESSEY, we have a long tradition of producing such innovative, practical product solutions as this. Since the cold drawn steel plant was founded in Stuttgart in 1889, the Bietigheim-Bissingen based company continues to raise the bar in clamping and cutting technology. Currently offering more than 1,600 products, BESSEY has a specific solution for practically every application. Our focus is on precision and durability, convenience and safety.

“To stop improving is to stop being good.” This was the motto of company founder Max Bessey and it remains our guiding principle today –in all that we do and produce. This means that we are constantly developing new products and improving existing ones to make the user's life easier, on the basis of innovative ideas. Such innovations are worthwhile.


The history of BESSEY:

1889 Founding of BESSEY as a bright steel drawing plant in Stuttgart. / 1936 The production of clamping tools begins. / 1944 Construction of the current parent plant in Bietigheim. / 1979 Acquisition of the Ernst DIENER shears factory, thus expanding the BESSEY product range to include ERDI shears. / 1984 Consolidation of tool and precision steel production in Bietigheim / 2004 Founding of BESSEY Präzisionsstahl GmbH. / 2005 Company renamed from BESSEY & Sohn GmbH & Co. KG to BESSEY Tool GmbH & Co. KG. / 2011 Klaus Fuchs becomes Managing Partner of the BESSEY Group. / 2019 Founding of BESSEY Präzisionsstahl Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH and the BESSEY Group celebrates its 130 year jubilee.

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Press Release 01/2019 – New from 1st April, 2019: Website relaunch of the BESSEY Group

GOOD. BETTER. BESSEY WEBSITE.


Innovative, practical solutions – that’s what BESSEY stands for. This claim applies equally to our own clamping and cutting technology products as it does to the new website of BESSEY Tool and BESSEY Precision Steel at: www.bessey.de. 


Optimised for mobile devices!

Maximum end user experience for mobile devices is built into the responsive web design, making the new BESSEY website experience even more comprehensive. The design not only offers a high degree of user-friendliness, but also optimizes to the respective screen size in terms of size, orientation and structure.


All-round versatility!

The modern and visually attractive appearance adds to the customer experience: The content available is designed to meet the needs of a range of customer groups. Thanks to this design approach and a clear, intuitive structure, BESSEY customers can now find their way on-line with just a few clicks.


The digital assistant!

The new website provides information in a clearly structured way. This includes detailed product data, PDFs for download and valuable tips on the correct handling of BESSEY tools in the FAQ section.


Even more additional benefits with the new supplier and agent search!

Thanks to the intuitive navigation, visitors to the website can find BESSEY dealers in the surrounding area with just two clicks! But that’s not all. Distributors can also contact their responsible BESSEY contact person directly via the agent search.


BESSEY – Simply better!

The GoLive of the new website means the course has been set for an international roll-out of the website, so that the BESSEY website will soon also be available in other language versions. Stay tuned!



Innovative, customer-oriented solutions in clamping technology, cutting technology and precision steels are a tradition at the BESSEY Group. Ever since its foundation, the bright steel drawing plant has been setting standards, a fact that is clearly demonstrated by the numerous patents granted for manual hand tools and the most state-of-the-art ultrasonic and eddy-current inspection methods in the field of precision steels. "To stop improving is to stop being good." The motto of company founder Max Bessey remains true today and is the guiding principle to everything that the company does and produces.


The history of BESSEY:

1889 Founding of BESSEY as a bright steel drawing plant in Stuttgart. / 1936 The production of clamping tools begins. / 1944 Construction of the current parent plant in Bietigheim. / 1979 Acquisition of the Ernst DIENER shears factory, thus expanding the BESSEY product range to include ERDI shears. / 1984 Consolidation of tool and precision steel production in Bietigheim / 2004 Founding of BESSEY Präzisionsstahl GmbH. / 2005 Company renamed from BESSEY & Sohn GmbH & Co. KG to BESSEY Tool GmbH & Co. KG. / 2011 Klaus Fuchs becomes Managing Partner of the BESSEY Group. / 2019 Founding of BESSEY Präzisionsstahl Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH and the BESSEY Group celebrates its 130 year jubilee.

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Press Release – GearKlamp GK from BESSEY

Works “big” in a small space


BESSEY is introducing a first of its kind in the world with the GearKlamp GK: the clamp that conveniently masters clamping applications in a perfect way – even in the tightest spaces. This is made possible by a patent pending mechanism that allows the separation of the handle from the spindle and to position it around the rail. For example, the compact BESSEY GearKlamp GK can be skillfully used even in places that were previously difficult or impossible for clamping tools to access.


With the GearKlamp GK, BESSEY once again demonstrates its innovative leadership in the field of manual clamping tools. The special design of the clamp is based on the sound technical know-how of the BESSEY development team, with the aim of making daily work in craft and industry easier.


The GearKlamp GK from BESSEY is much more compact than the classic screw clamps, lever clamps or one-hand clamps because its handle is positioned around the rail. Each turn of the handle transfers the clamping force to the spindle via a mechanism concealed in the sliding arm. This innovative design gives the user key advantages. For one thing, when using the new GearKlamp GK, there are no protruding tool components in cramped working areas for the mechanic to run into and thus damage the workpiece or injure themselves. For another, ergonomic handling and enhanced comfort is guaranteed in every clamping situation as there is no need to contort one’s hand. 


With its compact design, the GearKlamp GK achieves a clamping force of up to 2,000 N. BESSEY has equipped the new GearKlamp with a quick-release button for fast movement along the sliding arm. In addition, it has a smoothly-running trapezoidal threaded spindle with swivelling pressure plate that adapts perfectly to the workpiece. Even round, pointed and angular workpieces are held securely with the help of the crossed v-grooves located under the protective cap on the upper section.


Meeting the BESSEY quality promise was also a focus in development. For this reason only high-quality materials are used in the production of the GearKlamp GK. The stable profiled rail is made of tempered, burnished steel. The upper section and the sliding arm’s plastic housing protect the driving mechanism from dust and debris and are made of fibreglass-reinforced polyamide. This makes the GearKlamp also a winning choice in terms of durability.


The new GearKlamp GK from BESSEY is available in four clamping widths: 150 mm (GK15), 300 mm (GK30), 450 mm (GK45) and 600 mm (GK60), each with a throat depth of 60 mm.



At BESSEY, we have a long tradition of producing such innovative, practical product solutions as this. Since the cold drawn steel plant was founded in Stuttgart in 1889, the Bietigheim-Bissingen based company continues to raise the bar in clamping and cutting technology. Currently offering more than 1,600 products, BESSEY has a specific solution for practically every application. Our focus is on precision and durability, convenience and safety.

To stop improving is to stop being good.” This was the motto of company founder Max Bessey and it remains our guiding principle today –in all that we do and produce. This means that we are constantly developing new products and improving existing ones to make the user's life easier, on the basis of innovative ideas. Such innovations are worthwhile.


The history of BESSEY: 

1889 Founding of BESSEY as a bright steel drawing plant in Stuttgart. / 1936 The production of clamping tools begins. / 1944 Construction of the current parent plant in Bietigheim. / 1979 Acquisition of the Ernst DIENER shears factory, thus expanding the BESSEY product range to include ERDI shears. / 1984 Consolidation of tool and precision steel production in Bietigheim / 2004 Founding of BESSEY Präzisionsstahl GmbH. / 2005 Company renamed from BESSEY & Sohn GmbH & Co. KG to BESSEY Tool GmbH & Co. KG. / 2011 Klaus Fuchs becomes Managing Partner of the BESSEY Group. / 2019 Founding of BESSEY Präzisionsstahl Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH and the BESSEY Group celebrates its 130 year jubilee.


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