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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Hoffmann Group consistently pursued its course of growth again in the 2015 financial year. Despite difficult economic conditions internationally, the company group succeeded in increasing its revenue by 5.1 percentage points over the previous year to 1.102 billion euros. In addition to encouraging revenue performance in the domestic market, this success can also be attributed to the strong business results in Europe as well as developments in Asia and overseas.
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.
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.
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.
1st August is the date the sector has been waiting for, the release of the new Product Catalogue from the Hoffmann Group. Alongside the printed version there is an on-line version for the newly created eShop – the perfect duo for a comprehensive purchasing experience. The new 46th issue of the catalogue lists 4,329 new items. The fields of machining and clamping alone are assigned more than 2,700 new items. In total the company offers more than 65.000 quality tools from the world's leading manufacturers and the exclusive GARANT premium brand.
With the GARANT TopCut modular solid carbide milling system, the Hoffmann Group offers a high-precision face and taper seating system. This allows achievement of large increases in productivity with an extremely inexpensive outlay, since the milling head has simply to be screwed into the existing arbor.
The Hoffmann Group has completely redesigned its online shop. From 7th April 2015, customers will be able to access all information, services and the company's new eShop on one page – www.hoffmann-group.com. Thanks to a simplified ordering process, the online Shop is much more user-friendly. As a result, Europe's number one supplier of quality tools can further expand its range within the e-commerce industry.
Between 5 and 8 May 2015, the Control international trade fair will once again be held in Stuttgart. The Hoffmann Group will also be represented with a 216 m2 stand and will be presenting the latest innovations and developments in hall 7, stand 7230. Amongst other things, the further development of the GARANT MM1 video measuring microscope will take centre stage.
For reasons of effectiveness and efficiency, it is essential for all work and production facilities to be systematic, flexible and orderly. With the further development of the GARANT workstation, the Hoffmann Group is launching another innovation in the field of ergonomic and flexible workstation layout.
The Hoffmann Group has crossed the billion-euro sales mark for the first time. The key reasons for the company's best annual result in its entire history are its ability to generate real customer benefits through its advisory expertise in the field of quality tools, and to underpin these over the long term with targeted investments.
With the GARANT 90° high-precision countersink 15 0305, the Hoffmann Group presents an innovative solution which avoids corrugated surfaces or lack of concentricity when countersinking. The extremely unequal spacing excludes the possibility of tool chatter. Not only does this achieve perfect surfaces, but the reduced loading ensures a longer tool life. The set of tools will be officially introduced at AMB in Stuttgart.