BESSEY Tools – Innovation with tradition

In 1889, Max BESSEY founded the company BESSEY & Sohn in Stuttgart as a bright steel drawing plant. From its inception, the company has continuously expanded the range of products it offers. It was this spirit of growth that led BESSEY to begin production of hand clamping tools in the mid-1930s. Since then, the strength of its innovation has been underlined by the granting of numerous patents. In 1979, with the takeover of Diener Werkzeugfabrik GmbH, a company rich in tradition, BESSEY established its cutting technology unit with the already popular Erdi snips.

In 2004 BESSEY & Sohn was spun off into BESSEY Tool, handling the clamping and cutting technology areas, and BESSEY Präzisionsstahl, a leading German producer-independent and industry-independent supplier of high-quality bright and stainless steels. This unique positioning of BESSEY as a producer of tools and precision steels creates a significant market advantage in terms of quality. It allows BESSEY Tool to procure its rails and spindles directly from BESSEY Precision Steel's own in-house drawing plant, giving it precise knowledge of the steel quality that is going into these key components. BESSEY's bright steels are produced in cutting edge facilities, rigorously tested under very high stresses and, the results documented to ensure consistently high quality precision steels.

“To stop improving is to stop being good.“ The motto of company founder Max Bessey remains true today, as it will in the future, and is the guiding principle to everything that the company does.

BESSEY History

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Precision and long life are at the core of the BESSEY's quality brand identity. The tools have traditionally been manufactured from the highest-grade materials. Thus, the steel for the manufacturing of rails and spindles, for example, comes directly from BESSEY Präzisionsstahl GmbH. In addition, all components are tested by experienced technicians and development engineers using ultramodern process control techniques.


“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. New products and product improvements are continuously being developed from innovative ideas in order to make the operator‘s work easier. Our focus is on convenience and safety. User-friendly operation and ergonomics represent the highest benchmark.


Thanks to many years of product development experience and, to continuous communication with customers, BESSEY has developed a key competence for creating relevant tool solutions. The result is clamping and cutting tools true to our guiding principle: “BESSEY. Simply better.” With over 1,600 products, BESSEY now offers an exceptionally broad and deep range of products customised to these special requirements.


Reliability, confidence and a sense of responsibility are the foundation of our partnership with our customers. BESSEY has distinguished itself as a service-oriented and forward-thinking company because we stand behind our product quality to ensure that the customer experience extends beyond the initial sale.

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