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Nov 26, 2018

Hoffmann Group wins the German Design Award 2019

The Hoffmann Group has once again won the German Design Award. The GARANT ToolCar roller cabinet from the GridLine series and the GARANT magnet measuring stand were declared winners of the “Workshop and Tools” category. The GARANT cross-cut saw with cross ground also received a “Special Mention”.

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Three GARANT products from the Hoffmann Group were awarded with the German Design Award.
Sep 18, 2018

Full speed ahead – with GARANT Power Q

Milling with very high feed rates, without compromising process reliability – this is why the Hoffmann Group has now brought the new GARANT Power Q product family on to the market.

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GARANT Power Q indexable inserts are available in three system sizes, for steel, hardened steel, stainless steel and titanium.
Sep 18, 2018

World first: Higher gloss without polishing paste

The degree of automation is increasing in industry, however high-quality components and items produced by 3D printing still often require manual post-processing abrasion and polishing operations. The Hoffmann Group is now making this work more environmentally compatible and efficient.

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The diamond grit of the GARANT diamond polishing tools is attached securely and positively to a flexible substrate without a bonding agent
Aug 9, 2018

GARANT micro-milling cutters are now also available for high-alloy and hardened steels

The high-precision solid carbide micro-milling cutters from the Hoffmann Group are capable of extreme repetition accuracy. With immediate effect they are also available for machining high-alloy and hardened steels.

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Jul 11, 2018

GARANT MasterTM is setting the benchmark for thread milling cutters

After the GARANT MasterTap, the Hoffmann Group is now presenting the universally compatible GARANT MasterTM thread milling cutter.

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The GARANT MasterTM high-performance thread miller has been optimised for a wide range of materials such as cast iron, stainless steel and high-strength steel.
Jul 2, 2018

Hoffmann Group publishes the 2018/2019 catalogue

Up to date and with around 8000 new products in the range – that’s how the Hoffmann Group presents the new 2018/2019 catalogue.

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May 15, 2018

GARANT Xpent: One vice, two workpieces

The Hoffmann Group has introduced a new module for their GARANT Xpent 5-axis vice to the market. This new centre jaw, which can be optionally fitted to the base rail, has now made it possible to clamp two workpieces with just one vice, and to process these in a single operation. This means clamping strategies that are more efficient can be implemented, leading to a measurable increase in productivity.

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Apr 26, 2018

Hoffmann Group optimises ToolScout for mobile devices

The Hoffmann Group has now optimised its ToolScout digital service for use on mobile devices. Thanks to the new responsive web design and improved search function, users can now use their smartphone or tablet PC to find the ideal tools and cutting data for their particular machining task even more quickly and conveniently.

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Apr 12, 2018

GARANT ToolCar wins its second design prize

The GARANT ToolCar from the Hoffmann Group was well received by the designers. At the start of March the roller cabinet impressed the jury of the iF Design Award. In April it has now been honoured with the top award by the jury of the prestigious Red Dot Award for its high-quality design and functionality.

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Mar 16, 2018

Three-time winner: Hoffmann Group wins the iF DESIGN AWARD

The Hoffmann Group has received the coveted iF DESIGN AWARD for three GARANT premium brand products this year. The awards were for the GARANT ToolCar roller cabinet, the GARANT Xpent 5-axis vice and the hydraulic GARANT measuring stand in the product design discipline. The trio was able to impress the 63-member jury and to prevail against 6,400 submissions from 54 countries. The iF DESIGN AWARD is awarded once a year by the world's oldest independent design institution, iF International Forum Design GmbH in Hanover.

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Mar 13, 2018

GARANT GridLine: The logic behind the operating equipment

The Hoffmann Group presents at LogiMAT 2018 for the first time its new holistic design concept GARANT GridLine.
 

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Mar 13, 2018

GARANT ToolCar: Aesthetic and functional

At the LogiMAT 2018 Hoffmann Group will show a roller cabinet that has been designed using the new GARANT GridLine setup concept.

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Mar 13, 2018

GARANT GridLine height-adjustable workbench: Ergonomic and flexible

A workbench that adapts to components and workers – this is what the Hoffmann Group is presenting at LogiMAT 2018 in Hall 5, Stand D47.

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Mar 13, 2018

World premiere: GARANT GridLine self-propelled workbench

As the highlight of the new GARANT GridLine series, the Hoffmann Group is presenting the world's first self-propelled workbench at LogiMAT 2018.

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Feb 28, 2018

Deburring for a perfect finish

The new GARANT disc brushes from the Hoffmann Group are designed to boost efficiency and create more precision during the finishing process. These high-tech brushes are ideal for direct application in a CNC machine or a robot cell, providing an automated way of finishing workpieces immediately after the machining process – with reproducible, reliable results. That means less time spent on setup and improved throughput.

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Feb 21, 2018

Tapping expert: universal, reliable, economical

The Hoffmann Group has been garnering attention with the "GARANT Master" tool family since the summer of 2015. A universal high-performance tap has now been added to the product family for high-performance cutting. The new GARANT MasterTap is the result of a fundamentally new development concept for the design of universal taps.

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Nov 7, 2017

“Brose Key Supplier Recognition 2017” goes to: the Hoffmann Group

The Hoffmann Group, Europe's leading system partner for quality tools, has received “Brose Key Supplier Recognition 2017” from Brose, the automotive industry supplier. This honour is given by Brose annually to global suppliers for outstanding performance in respect of product quality, cost, on-time delivery and innovation.

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The Hoffmann Group, as a global supplier in the MRO field, has received “Brose Key Supplier Recognition 2017”.
Sep 18, 2017

EMO 2017: Large measuring volume at an entry-level price

Clearly structured and powerful – this is the new CNC-controlled GARANT CM1 contour measuring instrument from Hoffmann Group. The new measuring system provides an extremely long traversing length of 190 millimetres and outstanding features for the lower price segment.

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The new CNC-controlled GARANT CM1 contour measuring instrument stands out in the lower price segment due to its outstanding features and incredible traversing length of 190 mm.
Sep 18, 2017

EMO 2017: GARANT MasterSteel FEED now even longer

The Hoffmann Group, Europe's leading system partner for quality tools, has expanded its GARANT MasterSteel solid carbide drill product series. In the summer of 2016, the Hoffmann Group presented the new MasterSteel SPEED and FEED high-performance solid carbide drills. This product family has now been expanded to include the variants 8xD and 12xD.

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The new GARANT MasterSteel FEED solid carbide drill with the world's largest L/D ratio.
Sep 18, 2017

Working to the last micron

Micro-milling means working to the last micron. The Hoffmann Group has therefore developed a new generation of high-precision micro-milling cutters capable of extreme repetition accuracy. The new GARANT solid carbide micro-milling cutters have a tolerance band of just 0 to -0.005 millimetres, and are intended for toolmaking and mould making.

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A wide range and tolerance bands of 0 to 0.005 mm.
Sep 18, 2017

EMO 2017: PPC milling cutter world premiere

Perfect surfaces on complex geometries with reduced process times – Hoffmann Group has developed a new generation of milling cutters for the PPC process (Parabolic Performance Cutting) to do just that. PPC tools have a curved main cutting edge. This means they achieve larger stepovers and deliver better surface quality in a shorter time.

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The larger effective radius achieves better surfaces in a shorter time.
Jul 19, 2017

Hoffmann Group catalogue now includes full PPE range

The new Hoffmann Group 2017/2018 catalogue is finally here. As part of the revised 48th edition of the trusted reference work, Europe's leading system partner for quality tools presents a separate catalogue volume detailing an extensive range of personal protective equipment (PPE) for the first time. Trained specialists will also be on hand all over Europe to provide advice regarding the equipment.

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The new 2017/2018 Hoffmann Group catalogue includes a separate volume for personal protective equipment.
Jul 19, 2017

Hoffmann Group receives Bosch Global Supplier Award

Hoffmann Group has been honored with the Bosch Global Supplier Award from Robert Bosch GmbH. Bosch presents this award every two years to carefully selected suppliers in recognition of their outstanding performance.

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Jun 29, 2017

New turning grades for increased cost-effectiveness when machining steel and stainless steels

With three new turning grades for machining steel and stainless steels, Hoffmann Group is expanding its GARANT HB70 series and GARANT HB71 series product families.

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Jun 29, 2017

Hoffmann Group expands GARANT ToolScout

Hoffmann Group has expanded its GARANT ToolScout digital service to include two new services.

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The GARANT ToolScout has been enhanced with two new services: GaugeScout enables users to precisely select their measuring tools, while ThreadScout helps to select tools for thread cutting and thread milling.
Jun 29, 2017

More productivity and process reliability with the new GARANT PowerTang

With the new GARANT PowerTang, Hoffmann Group presents a 90° high performance tangential end mill with a 4-cutting edge concept.

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Tangential end mill GARANT PowerTang
Jun 28, 2017

Lustrous surfaces in no time

Hoffmann Group has extended their GARANT MasterSteel product family with a high-performance finish milling cutter.

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Jun 26, 2017

Hoffmann SE strengthens its digitalisation competencies through the acquisition of Contorion GmbH

Today, Hoffmann SE, Europe’s leading system partner for high-quality tools, and Contorion GmbH, a specialist online provider of professional trade and industry supplies, signed an agreement for the acquisition of Contorion by Hoffmann.

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Contorion, online provider of professional trade and industrial supplies
Mar 15, 2017

LogiMAT 2017: Secure individual issuing of tools and personal protective work wear

Hoffmann Group is celebrating the world premiere of its new individual output system for tools and personal protective work wear at LogiMAT 2017 in Hall 5, Stand 5D46. GARANT Tool24 PickOne gives total control over the consumable materials, as the employees must sign in to the system before their withdrawal compartment opens.

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GARANT Tool24 PickOne has four compartment sizes. The smallest compartment contains smaller C-items in a space-saving layout for individual withdrawal.
Mar 14, 2017

LogiMAT 2017: Easily configure worktops online

Hoffman Group has expanded its online planning service for workstations and storage. As of now, customers can design their worktops for GARANT workstations and storage themselves, using the new eShape online configurator, and obtain a non-binding quotation with just a few mouse clicks.

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Using the eShape online configurator, customers can plan the customisation of their worktops themselves.
Dec 15, 2016

Hoffmann Group appoints Dr. Christoph Steiger as the new ”Digital Business” director on the board and CDO

The Hoffmann Group has appointed Dr. Christoph Steiger as Chief Digital Officer and Member of the Board of Executive Directors. Of January 1 2017, he will be responsible for the digitalisation of the Hoffmann Group in this newly-created position.

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Nov 23, 2016

Hoffmann Group scoops 3 German Design Awards

This year, the Hoffmann Group is a 3-time winner of the coveted German Design Award. The GARANT EasyFix modular arrangement system, the GARANT torque wrench with digital display and the GARANT electronic torque wrench with digital gauge all scooped the as “Winner” in the 'Workshop and Tools' category.

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The hooks and holders of the GARANT EasyFix modular arrangement system can easily be attached to GARANT perforated panels and provide maximum convenience and visual clarity.
Nov 2, 2016

Full slot milling in steel at a high feed rate

The new GARANT MasterSteel SlotMachine from the Hoffmann Group is a solid carbide roughing end mill which achieves high feed rates when slot milling from solid in steel.

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The new GARANT MasterSteel SlotMachine is suitable both for milling deep slots from solid and also for machining delicate components.
Oct 12, 2016

Dr Robert Blackburn is the new CEO of the Hoffmann Group

Hoffmann Group has appointed Dr Robert Blackburn the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Effective January 1 2017, he will take over as Chair of the Board of Executive Directors with the aim of promoting growth both nationally and internationally, and of leading Hoffmann Group into the digital age.

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Effective January 1 2017, Dr Robert Backburn will take over the Chair of the Board of Executive Directors at Hoffmann Group.
Sep 27, 2016

WindEnergy 2016: Live better, work better

At WindEnergy 2016, the Hoffmann Group and the CHS Container Group present a fully equipped workshop container and accommodation container for mobile use in both on-shore and off-shore wind parks.

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A customised and fully equipped workshop container enables efficient assembly and maintenance work in on-shore and off-shore wind parks.
Sep 21, 2016

Hoffmann Group Receives the Preferred Supplier Award from Bosch

The Hoffmann Group, Europe's leading system partner for quality tools, has been presented with the Preferred Supplier Award by Robert Bosch GmbH at AMB 2016. This signifies that the Hoffmann Group continues to be counted among the preferred suppliers in the field of 'standard tools' and will be involved in new cooperation strategies from an early stage.

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From left to right: Martin Reichenecker (Hoffmann Group), Markus Langer (Bosch), Christian Götschl (Hoffmann Group)
Sep 13, 2016

GARANT Xpent makes light work of 5-face machining

The Hoffmann Group, Europe's leading system partner for quality tools, is introducing its new GARANT Xpent 5-axis vice at AMB 2016. The vice is optimised for 5-face machining and can be quickly and easily adapted to any machining strategy. Flexible clamping options are ensured by the construction and variability of the clamping modules, which can be rotated by 180 degrees.

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Sep 13, 2016

More flexibility for milling with the new GARANT MasterSteel PickPocket

The Hoffmann Group is launching a new universal milling cutter for high-performance steel cutting from the MasterSteel product range. The GARANT MasterSteel PickPocket is designed for all milling disciplines. The tool is suitable for milling slots and pockets, as well as for side milling. However, its manoeuvrability for ramping and helical milling makes it particularly impressive. This all-rounder even achieves outstanding performance for drilling. The GARANT MasterSteel PickPocket is therefore the ideal tool for anyone who is looking for a flexible solution for a wide range of tasks with a single solid carbide mill. 

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Aug 17, 2016

Hoffmann Group opens first subsidiary in the United States

The Hoffmann Group, Europe's leading system partner for quality tools, has officially opened its first subsidiary in the United States.

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Jun 30, 2016

GARANT MasterSteel opens up a new performance class for solid carbide drills

The Hoffmann Group, Europe's leading system partner for quality tools, has expanded its GARANT MasterSteel product range with two new solid carbide drills, thereby further extending its lead over the competition when it comes to machining technology.

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Jun 24, 2016

New platform for sharing information and expertise now on air

The Hoffmann Group has launched the Hoffmann Group TV online channel as an outlet for its film content. Through this new video portal, Europe's leading system partner for quality tools is now offering its customers a quick, convenient way of obtaining information on professional machining, milling, drilling, turning, measuring and grinding as well as state-of-the-art workstations and storage solutions – all from a single platform.

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Jun 21, 2016

GARANT HB 7010-1 turning grade: the highest cutting speed for maximum productivity

The Hoffmann Group, Europe's leading system partner for quality tools, is introducing a new turning grade for steel machining to the market. The new GARANT HB 7010-1 turning grade was developed to achieve wear resistance at the highest cutting speeds.

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May 12, 2016

Hoffmann Group is now also a system partner in India

The Hoffmann Group has been operating its own subsidiary in India since April 2016. From Pune in the south-east of the Indian subcontinent, it is supporting the manufacturing industry as a system partner with its unique combination of trading, manufacturing and service competence.

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The Hoffmann Group wants to strengthen the concept of the system partnership in India and, with this in mind, has chosen The Executive Centre in Pune as its business location.
Apr 5, 2016

Hoffmann Group is once again honoured with the coveted Red Dot Award

The Hoffmann Group has received the renowned Red Dot Award again this year for the design of one of its quality tools. Beautiful design, easy to read without fault– these were some of the features of the first electronic GARANT torque wrench with digital gauge that impressed the jury. The product was honoured in the "Hand Tools" sub-category of the "Tools" category. Competitors from 57 countries took part in the competition with a total of some 5,200 products and innovations.

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The product stores the peak value as a shadow on the digital gauge and as a digit until it is reset.
Mar 8, 2016

LogiMAT 2016: GARANT access technology now with Easyfix hooks and holders

The Hoffmann Group is set to launch its new access technology products for the first time at LogiMAT 2016, in hall 5, stand 5D55. The new GARANT aluminium stepladders impress with added ergonomics and safety. This is ensured by the new Easyfix hooks and holders, which can be fitted simply to the side rails without the use of tools, making it easier and safer to carry electrical equipment and tools. This means that important equipment is always quickly to hand. As a result, working becomes more comfortable, more efficient and safer.

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GARANT access technology now with Easyfix hooks and holders
Mar 8, 2016

LogiMAT 2016: New GARANT ESD Workstation protects components against electrostatic discharges

 The Hoffmann Group presents its first ESD-proof GARANT Workstation at LogiMAT 2016 and demonstrates how EPA protection zones (Electrostatic Protection Area) should be set up in order to reliably shield sensitive components from electrostatic discharges. The new  GARANT Workstation for protecting against ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) is ESD powder-coated and conductive in accordance with DIN EN 61340-5-1. Electrostatic discharges are conducted from the work surface to a grounding cable on the underside of the worktop. This means that the workstation always remains charge-neutral. At LogiMAT 2016 the Hoffmann Group is located in hall 5, stand 5D55.

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GARANT ESD Workstation
Jul 23, 2015

Steel has found its master

With the GARANT MasterSteel HPC milling cutter, the Hoffmann Group has taken an evolutionary step in machining technology. The new HPC roughing end mill offers impressively long service life, high metal removal rate and excellent tool life. This allows users to perform machining at high quality and with extreme cost-effectiveness.

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The new GARANT MasterSteel HPC milling cutter from the Hoffmann Group