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All you need for tools – since 1925

Over 90 years of quality and tradition

The STEINEL brand is a German family-owned company that is rich in tradition and can look back on more than 90 years of success with its high-quality products.


It was back in 1925 that 38-year-old Bernhard Steinel took the plunge to become self-employed and founded Bernhard Steinel Werkzeugmaschinenfabrik GmbH+Co. KG. Three years later the first STEINEL multi-spindle drill, built in his living room in the town of Schwenningen, was ready for series production.

This development saw the company founder set the course for the future. The STEINEL engineering works grew rapidly, and not only in terms of its workforce and product range.

Even back in the early days, STEINEL's reputation as a synonym for quality extended well beyond the confines of Schwenningen, even transcending national borders.


STEINEL's objective with regard to standardised parts was to offer "everything from a single source". This ambitious goal was soon achieved, allowing new challenges and objectives to come to the fore.


Consequently, 2009 was dominated by market expansion. STEINEL's range of tool shop services was expanded with the founding of STEINEL Aktivelemente GmbH in the Allgäu to include progressive stamping and Bihler technology. This corporate development marked STEINEL's transition from standard parts supplier to system provider.


The philosophy that has been rooted in the company ever since it was founded is and will continue to be reflected in STEINEL's mission statement both now and in the future: this is a company culture that has been in action for four generations.

STEINEL Normalien AG

Winkelstraße 7
78056 Villingen-Schwenningen

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Tel. +49 7720 6928-0
Fax (administration) +49 7720 6928-965
Fax (sales) +49 7720 6928-970

STEINEL Aktivelemente GmbH

Sesselbahnstraße 7
87642 Halblech/Buching

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Tel. +49 8368 91480-0
Fax +49 8368 91480-469