12.05.2021 | Category : Press
STAHLWILLE Future Champion to world market leader
Stahlwille is one of 450 German companies listed as No. 1 in their respective industries by the current World Market Leader Index.
Stahlwille is the world market leader for manually operated tools for torque applications. In the current World Market Leader Index, the company is listed as one of 450 that meet all the criteria. The selection and evaluation of candidates has been carried out since 2015 under the scientific direction of Prof Dr Christof Müller from the University of St. Gallen. Due to its transparent and objective selection process, this index is recognised across all industries.
Stahlwille was listed in the World Market Leader Index for the first time in 2019, as a "Future Champion", meaning that it was a company on the verge of market leadership in its field. This tool manufacturer, which is as rich in tradition as it is innovative, has now achieved this status within a very short time. With its considerable production diversity, the company has long since been established as a producer of classic handtools, and is considered a pioneer in torque technology.
A crucial topic in product development is the ability to network products with the digital world. Controlled fastener tightening and integration in IT environments are becoming increasingly important, while state-of-the-art materials demand finely controlled application of forces. Complex assembly processes require intelligent worker guidance and seamless logging capabilities. The solutions developed at Stahlwille meet these requirements. Examples of such applications can be found in railway engineering, special vehicle construction, drive technology and aviation.
For a traditional tool manufacturer, this is not a range of products that can be taken for granted. "Our company history stretching back over 150 years has taught us how important it is always to keep a watchful eye on the future," says Stahlwille Chief Sales Officer, Udo Hehemann. "Identifying a need in the market and developing solutions to meet customers' current needs on that basis has always been a key reason for our company's success. What we do is rethink traditional ways of doing things and implement new strategies to maintain a satisfied customer base and continue to be successful in the long run."
It is the details that make all the difference – torque wrenches that do not require a compression spring and therefore do not need to be reset to "0", for example. "And with our DAPTIQ portfolio, we have introduced the first solutions that enable our customers to reap the benefits of properly implemented computerisation." In the field of torque tools and to enable assets to be checked for completeness, Stahlwille already offers products and systems that can significantly and sustainably improve efficiency, quality and process dependability.
[Info: World Market Leader Index]
The selection of candidates has been carried out since 2015 under the scientific direction of Prof Dr Christof Müller from the HBM School of Management at the University of St. Gallen. The criteria, the assessment results and the entire index are available to the public:
- (Owner) management with at least 50% of headquarters in the DACH region
- World market: activity on at least three of the six continents with in-house production and/or distribution companies or export activity
- Annual turnover in millions of euros: at least EUR 50 m
- Market leader: No. 1 or No. 2 in the relevant world market (segment)
- Export share/foreign share of turnover: at least 50% of the turnover.
More information: www.stahlwille.de
Udo Hehemann, Chief Sales Officer (CSO) Stahlwille: "What we do is rethink traditional ways of doing things and implement new strategies to maintain a satisfied customer base and continue to be successful in the long run."
In the field of torque tools and to enable assets to be checked for completeness, Stahlwille already offers products and systems that can significantly and sustainably improve efficiency, quality and process dependability.
For over 150 years, the name 'STAHLWILLE' has been a byword for innovative handtools of the highest quality. With its intelligent torque technology and tool systems, high-grade tightening tools and individual solutions for tool storage in a modern design, STAHLWILLE continues to redefine standards. The company unites all the outstanding features of traditional German forging, state-of-the-art production techniques and digital technologies. The product spectrum ranges from classic handtools and automatic calibration systems through to interconnected tool solutions for the next generation.