The company

A company like STAHLWILLE, with its traditional roots firmly anchored in home soil but with a generously international approach, will always have plenty of news to tell. This page provides large amounts of up-to-date information about both the company and the brand.

Made in Germany since 1862

Long before "Made in Germany" was used as a quarantee of quality, Eduard Wille recognised that the highest achievable standard of quality was the key to food development and production. At the company's lovation in Wuppertal-Cronenberm he set uo one of the most modern tool forges in Europe. The products made by him and his team soon earned them an excellent reputation.

Success is achieved by people

Right from the outset, STAHLWILLE has been a responsible employer - the founder himself understood that even the best product ist valueless if the employees are not fully committed to their task. Since then, right up to today, the stass at STAHLWILLE - of whom there are now more than 600 - have shared the same passion for excellence in the production of handtools.

Uncompromisingly true to our geographical roots

As one of the very few enterprises in the handtool business, STAHLWILLE is committed to Germany as a manufacturing location. We believe that it is only here that we can guarantee adherence to our ambitious quality target: every single product hast to exceed the requirements laid down in the standards. STAHLWILLE develops and produces its tools using state-of-the-art processes at three locations in Germany.

Sales and distribution - serving the world

Fifty-five percent of the tools we produce at STAHLWILLE are exported to over 90 countries. The company supplies a close network of distributors and has its own sales depots in the USA and China.

Prize-winning technology

STAHLWILLE's dedication to quality is reflected in several awards - one is the conveted "iF Design Award" in the industrial design category. STAHLWILLE has been awarded that prize three times: in 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2017. In 2015, the company was also nominated for the "German Design Award"

STAHLWILLE is TOP 100 innovator

"We are understandably overjoyed at STAHLWILLE's successful bid to take home the TOP100 innovation award. This shows that being founded on a tradition that stretches back 150 years and being an innovator are not contradictory facts. Quite the contrary, at STAHLWILLE we know full well that the ability to be innovative demands a lot more than just...

Time for a polished appearance

With immediate effect, ALARM is presenting itself online as a contemporary, future-orientated enterprise through the Internet: the relaunch of has been a successful one – and the new (German) site has been online since 03.01.2017. This enables visitors to the site to find details of manually operated tools for sanitary, heating...

New VBW website

VBW Werkzeugfabrik GmbH is pleased to present its all-new website, that now offers you all the information you need in a tidy, easy-to-navigate way. Whether it is bolt-cutters, slip-joint pliers, pipe wrenches or any of the other many classic pliers, cutters and wrenches, you can now discover what the new website has to offer.

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