Wera Tools

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Wera Tools
Industry Hand tools
Founded 1936 (Wuppertal, Germany)
Headquarters Wuppertal, Germany
Products

Screwdrivers; VDE insulated screwdrivers;

Bits; torque wrenches; ESD-screwdrivers; stainless steel tools; hex keys; dead blow hammers; socket wrenches; wrenches
Employees 650
Website www-us.wera.de
Wera screwdrivers

Wera Tools is the popular name for tool manufacturer, Wera Werk Hermann Werner GmbH & Co. KG of Wuppertal, Germany. It was founded in 1936.

Corporate structure[edit]

Wera Tools is one of the leading global screwdriving tool manufacturers.[citation needed] Its global headquarters and European sales team is based in Wuppertal, Germany. Wera has two wholly owned regional subsidiaries: in the UK (based in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England) and North America (based in Ontario, Canada), where it is known as Wera Tools Inc. Outside of these areas, the company operates through a network of sales agents and wholesalers. Wera is a privately held company and employs more than 650 people.

Wera Tools designs and manufactures more than 3,500 tools for both manual and power tool applications at its German headquarters and its factory in the Czech Republic.

Product categories and brands[edit]

Wera products include screwdrivers, screwdriver bits, ratchets and socketry, nut-spinners and L-keys. Wera tools are used principally by professionals, including builders, electricians and mechanics.

Wera is particularly well known for its popular line of screwdrivers featuring the instantly recognisable Kraftform shape handle. This unique design is based around the contours of the hand during screwdriver use, and uses a specifically designed combination of ergonomic soft zones and smooth, hard zones. The distinctive 'crowns' from this handle are now used as part of the Wera logo.

Other key Wera developments and well-known brands include:

  • Joker Ratchet spanners with a nut holding feature
  • IMPAKTOR screwdriver bit system for cordless impact drivers, utilising TriTorsion and Diamond technology for up to 10x longer life
  • BiTorsion screwdriver bits
  • Rapidaptor bit holders
  • The Hex-Plus screw profile (prevents rounding out when compared with the traditional hex profile)
  • Zyklop multi-function ratchet and socketry
  • The Koloss, the first ratchet that can also be used as a hammer
  • The Chiseldriver, the only screwdriver that can be used as a chisel and hit with a hammer whilst remaining fully usable as a precision screwdriver
  • Kraftform Kompakt tools, kits consisting of bit holders or bit-holding handles and a selection of screwdriver bits or blades, supplied in a hard case or soft belt pouch
  • Wera Stainless, the first range of tools manufactured from stainless steel that is tough enough to be used in tough industrial and commercial applications, thanks to a unique manufacturing process. This range solves several aesthetic and material problems associated with using conventional (carbon) steel tools with stainless steel fixings and fasteners.

Awards[edit]

Design Award Winner:

Award for innovation:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Award 1997 Retrieved on March 21, 2013
  2. ^ Award 2009 Retrieved on March 21, 2013
  3. ^ Award 2012 Retrieved on March 21, 2013
  4. ^ Award 2013 Retrieved on March 21, 2013
  5. ^ Red dot Retrieved on March 21, 2013
  6. ^ Homepage Top Innovator Retrieved on March 21, 2013
  7. ^ Winnerlist Top Innovator 2007 Retrieved on March 21, 2013

External links[edit]