BESSEY Celebrates Its 125th Anniversary - Canadian Woodworking Magazine

BESSEY Celebrates Its 125th Anniversary

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CAMBRIDGE, August, 2014 – BESSEY Tool GmbH & Co. KG is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2014. From modest beginnings as a bright drawn steel mill in 1889, the company has grown to be a global leader in the hand tool clamping and cutting categories as well as being a high quality steel provider in European markets.
BESSEY® was founded as a bright steel drawing plant in 1889 by Max Bessey in Stuttgart-Obertürkheim. Today, BESSEY Präzisionsstahl GmbH is one of the leading German manufacturers and independent providers of bright and stainless steels. BESSEY® meets the highest standards of the automotive, precision turned parts and fastening industries and is certified to ISO/TS 16949. BESSEY steel is used wherever there is a demand for maximum precision and optimum flexibility for machining operations.
The manufacturing of tools in which BESSEY® steel is used started in the 1930s and continues to the modern era. Precision steel rails and screw clamp spindles are still manufactured from the companies own production. Over the last 80 years the product range has grown from a few bar clamps to over 1300 distinctive hand clamping and cutting tools. BESSEY® has a worldwide presence in over 100 countries and distributes its tools through home improvement retailers as well as specialist woodworking and metalworking distribution companies.
Today, home owners and professionals from all over the world rely on BESSEY® tools for good reason. BESSEY® is known, not only for great products but, for its innovation, customer service and broad range of products. The company is the global market leader clamping tools.