BESSEY Latest Press Releases

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.


You can find further information on our long-established Swabian company and its products at www.bessey.de.

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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.


You can also find more information on our long-established German company and its products at www.bessey.de.


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 – Toggle clamp systainer STC-S-MFT from BESSEY

Everything under control with the mobile workshop


BESSEY toggle clamps are flexible and up to five times faster to operate when compared to conventional models. Mobile workmen, such as assembly technicians, can also benefit from these advantages. BESSEY offers its self-adjusting toggle clamps in a set with suitable adapters for multifunction tables and table clamps in a systainer with a special wood insert.


The systainer has a wood insert with a 20 mm drilled hole integrated into the lid. This allows the stackable storage and transport case to be also used as a small mobile work table. The contents of the systainer – four STC-HH50 horizontal toggle clamps, two STC-IHH25 push/pull clamps, six STC-SET-T20 accessory sets for multifunction table and two GTR12 all-steel table clamps – mean the craftsman has three practical options for fixing a workpiece. The table clamps can be inserted directly into the hole in the lid whereas the two toggle clamp models are each used in conjunction with the adapter.

All clamping devices of the toggle clamp systainer STC-S-MFT can also be used on multifunction tables with a 20 mm hole diameter and counter thickness of at least 19 mm up to a maximum of 25 mm. Festool MFT as well as Sortimo WorkMo fulfil these requirements.

Thanks to the ingenious tool/systainer combination STC-S-MFT, every craftsman can benefit from the numerous advantages of the variable toggle clamps at any time and anywhere. For example, this set includes the ability to clamp different workpiece thicknesses without adjusting the clamping screw manually and with practically the same clamping force – up to five times faster than with conventional clamps. This time saving is made possible by the infinitely variable clamping width of up to 35 mm for horizontal clamps and up to 13 mm for push/pull clamps. But that’s not all. The clamping force of BESSEY toggle clamps can also be individually adjusted to a maximum force of up to 2,500 N by means of an adjusting screw in the joint to suit the workpiece at hand. When the clamp is used in conjunction with a flexible pressure plate with a removable protective cap, fragile materials such as veneered or varnished surfaces can be clamped in a gentle manner.



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.


You can also find more information on our long-established German company and its products at www.bessey.de.


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 – The K Body REVO parallel clamps KRE / KREV from BESSEY

The evolution of the BESSEY parallel clamp: REVO 2.0


The well-established K Body REVO parallel clamp from BESSEY has been refreshed with added power and safety features. It clamps and expands workpieces with fragile surfaces in a powerful yet gentle manner. The range of sophisticated accessories ensures that there is a suitable solution for almost every application.


Mit metallverstärktem Kunststoffgehäuse und optimiertem Gleitbügel packen die neuen Zwingen mit bis zu 8.000 N zu. Die Spannkraft lässt sich über den ergonomischen Kunststoffgriff mit Innensechskant bequem aufbringen. Eine doppelte Rutschsicherung hält die Zwingen auf der eingestellten Spannkraft und verhindert im ungespannten Zustand ein unbeabsichtigtes Abrutschen des Gleitbügels.


Powerful and safe:

With up to 8,000 N of clamping force, the new K Body REVO parallel clamp has a powerful grip thanks to its metal-reinforced plastic housing and optimised sliding arm. The double slide protection holds the clamp reliably with the set clamping force and prevents any unintentional slipping of the sliding arm when in the unclamped position. In addition, the innovative K Body REVO parallel clamp design has an ergonomically shaped 2-component plastic handle with an internal hex. This enables you to apply the clamping force in a convenient manner with a maximum tightening torque of 17 Nm.


Precise and gentle:

Like its well-established predecessor, the new K Body REVO parallel clamp KRE is universally applicable - even behind and at the side of the profiled rail. This allows you to clamp in locations that conventional screw clamps are unable to reach. They can even get to grips with pointed and rounded surfaces. Craftsmen enjoy being able to adjust them to the precise setting for corners and stepped edges. The large clamping surfaces, which sit at right angles to the rail, have three removable and glue resistant protective caps. The two detachable workpiece supports can be shifted along the rail to elevate fragile wood surfaces from the rail surface. These prevent the grooved steel rail from making contact with the workpiece.


Fixed and variable:

The K Body REVO parallel clamp KRE is available in clamping widths ranging from 30 cm up to 2.5 m. From one metre clamping width on there is also a vario version available. The variable model, the Vario K Body parallel clamp KREV, is equipped with an infinitely adjustable upper part that can be moved at the press of a button. When it is positioned in the centre of the workpiece, the weight can be well distributed. A tilting of the workpiece can be avoided. Irrespective of whether you choose the variant with the fixed or variable head, both models are equipped with an end stop that can be removed without the need for tools. As a result, removing the sliding arm from the rail and repositioning it for an extension application is very straightforward.


Versatile and well thought out:

The new K Body REVO parallel clamps KRE and KREV are part of a broader clamping concept. The clever accessories are compatible with both the older and newer generation of clamps and pave the way for many other potential applications. For example, by using the KBX extension, two clamps can be cleverly combined in order to increase the clamping width up to a maximum of 5 m. For clamping at non-right angles, the KR-AS tilting adapter is available. It can be easily slid onto the clamping jaws and is infinitely adjustable within a tilting range of 30°. The REVO

body clamp has a practical extra feature for clamping frames: the variable frame press KP. It consists of four 90° angles. It can be used to custom-adjust the clamping pressure by inserting two clamps per corner. Finally, the TK6 table clamps can be used to easily secure the clamps and their workpiece contact surfaces to a workbench.



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.


You can also find more information on our long-established German company and its products at www.bessey.de.


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 – The accessory for toggle clamps STC from BESSEY

BESSEY toggle clamps for use on multifunction tables


BESSEY’s self-adjusting toggle clamps are flexible and up to five times faster to operate when compared to conventional models. Now, BESSEY has found a way to bring these benefits to the multifunction table. Thanks to a special adapter, it is possible to use BESSEY toggle clamps on multifunction tables with 20 mm hole diameters such as Festool MFT and Sortimo WorkMo.


The toggle clamp adapter STC-SET-T20 can be used together with the larger versions of BESSEY toggle clamps that have horizontal base plates and a borehole in the centre of the base plate. These include the horizontal toggle clamps STC-HH50 and STC-HH70, the vertical toggle clamp STC-VH50 and the push/pull clamp STC-IHH25.

The three-part accessory can be assembled in a few simple steps: First, the clamp lever is opened to 45° in order to insert the screw through the lever mechanism and the base plate. The Allen key is then positioned and the locking post is threaded in from below; hand tighten and then complete tightening using the Allen key. With this adapter, the clamp can be used on multifunction tables with a 20 mm hole diameter and a surface thickness between 19 mm (minimum) and 25 mm (maximum). Finally, the toggle clamp is secured from below using the locking knob to firmly attach to the table.

With this clever accessory you are able to take advantage of the numerous benefits of BESSEY toggle clamps on multifunction tables. For example, you have the ability to clamp different workpiece thicknesses without adjusting the clamping screw manually and with practically the same clamping force. What’s more, you can do this up to five times faster than with conventional clamps. This time saving is made possible by the infinitely variable clamping width of up to 35 mm on horizontal and vertical clamps and up to 13 mm on a push/pull clamp. But that’s not all. The clamping force of BESSEY toggle clamps can be adjusted to a maximum force of 2,500 N without the use of tools to suit the workpiece at hand. When the clamp is used in conjunction with a flexible pressure plate with a removable protective cap, fragile materials such as veneered or lacquered surfaces can be clamped in a gentle manner.


All BESSEY toggle clamps that are suitable for use on multifunction tables can also be purchased together with an adapter as a set.



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.


You can also find more information on our long-established German company and its products at www.bessey.de.


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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