Boehlerit Oberkochen celebrates its 25th company anniversary

Kapfenberg / Austria and Oberkochen / Germany, 11/07/2023

At the end of June, the carbide pioneer Boehlerit from Kapfenberg/Austria celebrated the 25th anniversary of its German production company in Oberkochen. As part of the celebrations, a tribute was also paid to long-serving employees.

Cutting material and tool specialist Boehlerit ensures process reliability and efficiency worldwide with cutting materials, semi-finished products and precision tools as well as tool systems for milling, turning, drilling and forming. The company, which was founded in 1932 and has been family-run since 1991, is part of the Brucklacher Group, which Boehlerit forms together with the two other legally independent sister groups – Leitz and Bilz. The Boehlerit Group employs over 800 people worldwide at three production sites and international sales companies.

The Oberkochen production site, which specialises in the manufacture of high-quality wear products, celebrated its 25th anniversary on 30 June 2023 with its workforce and numerous invited guests. The high technical requirements and the tight deadlines of the tool manufacturer Leitz from Oberkochen to deliver profile tools for hard machining express in a maximum of five days led to the establishment of the carbide production in Oberkochen in 1998. Boehlerit has now had one of its production sites in Oberkochen for a quarter of a century and has built up an outstanding reputation for its high-quality products.

The anniversary celebration took place in the festively decorated Ölweihersaal at the Leitz company and gave the guests the opportunity to experience the history and development of the company at first hand. The Sales Manager of Boehlerit Germany, Mr Thomas Renfordt, welcomed the guests. In his subsequent speech, the Managing Director of Boehlerit, Mr Johann Werl from Kapfenberg, emphasised the significance of the anniversary and highlighted historical aspects. At the same time, he underlined Boehlerit’s future viability in his outlook. The company plans to further expand its position in the market and offer new innovative solutions for the industry. With a strong team and a clear vision, Boehlerit is ready to successfully shape the next 25 years.

The Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board and shareholder, Dr Cornelia Brucklacher, expressed her sincere thanks to all those who are or have been involved in the success of Boehlerit in Oberkochen to date and wished the company continued success and innovative strength. Further words of welcome were spoken by Mr. Jürgen Köppel, Managing Director of the Leitz company, Mr. Michael Voss, Managing Director of the Bilz company and the Mayor of Oberkochen, Peter Traub. In his remarks, the mayor emphasised the importance of the company for the local economy and acknowledged its contribution to the creation of jobs and the promotion of industry in the region.

One of the highlights of the celebration was the honouring of the long-serving and deserving employees who have been working in Oberkochen since the subsidiary was established. The long-serving employees Viktor Heck, Siegfried Hübenthal, Alexander Kling, Andreas Kölzer, Georg Kuss, Kai Lippik, Roswitha Müller, Viktor Pister, Wolfgang Prickler, Rainer Rösgen, Hans-Peter Röttinger and Bernd Sauter received a personal award and were recognised for their many years of loyalty to the company.

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