Knipex is a renowned German manufacturer of pliers, and has impressively remained a family-owned, independent company through four generations. Headquartered in Wuppertal-Cronenberg, the company was started by Carl Gustav Putsch in 1882. It began life as a forge, producing pincers and blacksmith’s tongs.
The Knipex brand was registered some 60 years later by the second Carl Putsch, in 1942. Today, Knipex is a worldwide brand that makes over 60% of its sales in export. For pliers of uncompromising quality, this is the name to look for.