Portrait and history

In 1923, Albrecht Schnizler constructed the first hand-held drill. The name Metabo is derived from this metal drill. Today, the company with tradition employs 1,800 persons, 1.080 of which in Nürtingen, Germany. 25 subsidiaries and more than 90 agencies ensure that Metabo's premium solutions can be found in almost all countries.

Apart from mains-powered and compressed air solutions, we continuously focus on the vision of a cordless construction site and are leaders in the battery pack technology in order to offer more freedom with the highest possible power to professionals. Metabo holds more than 700 patents and property rights. The Swabian supplier of robust, powerful and ergonomic professional solutions develops and produces for users in construction and renovation and metal trade and industry.

Metabo in figures

  • Manufacturer of professional power tools and accessories

  • Worldwide 1,800 employees, 1,050 of which in Nürtingen, Germany

  • More than 75 trainees and BA students

  • Export quota 2014: 80 percent

  • Best medium-sized employer in the sector of finishes and consumer goods (Focus, 2014)

  • Far more than 700 patents and registered designs

  • Production facilities in Nürtingen and Shanghai




In Nürtingen, Albrecht Schnizler developed the first hand-held drill (No.18), in his parents' bakery


Development of the first electrical hand-held drill: The legendary Metabo no. 750 with 120 Watt power output, drill capacity 6.5 mm, speed 1,200 rpm.


The Metabo type 7608 is the first impact drill manufactured in large series. Back then it cost a month's salary.


The first angle grinder with the new Metabo S-automatic safety clutch is introduced.


The first impact drill with electronic speed control is introduced to the market.


Development of the first 1,000 Watt impact drill with constant speed under load.


The first angle grinder generation is equipped with the Metabo Marathon motor.


Metabo creates the new category of the compact cordless screwdrivers with the "PowerGrip®“.


Metabo changes its battery pack range to Lithium-ion technology.


Metabo presents a complete range for processing stainless steel.


Metabo sets new standards in metal processing with the world's first cordless magnetic core drill and a cordless Inox range.


The world's first battery pack with 4.0 Ah and Ultra M-technology opens up new dimensions for cordless power tools.


Metabo develops a 5.2 Ah battery pack - at that time the most powerful battery pack in the world.


Introduction of the new generation of compact angle grinders with a power of up to 1,700 Watt.



LiHD: A milestone in battery pack technology. Makes applications possible, which had previously been reserved only for powerful mains-powered machines.

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