KNIPEX Founded in 1882 by Carl Gustav Putsch, and since then become a world-leading manufacturer of pliers.
With 1,200 employees in German Wuppertal and 48,600 m² of production area, we produce 13 million pliers per year (± 50,000 pliers each day).
For 137 years, we have delivered high quality pliers for professional users that have improved their work.
Innovations like Aligator, Cobra, Cobolt, plier wrench, X-cut and Ergostrip are now used in more than 100 countries via worldwide distribution network.
For each tool function, we choose the best quality steel and treat it with precise heat and accurate finish.
We design and build our own machines, produce the pliers with high precision followed by a zero tolerance quality control, all to ensure full reliability.
We offer 1,200 plier models that are well designed, simulated and tested before they end up in your hands.
We are KNIPEX!