Profile and history

In 1923,Albert  Schnitzler built the first hand drill, known in German as a Metallbohrdreher. This drill was the origin for the name Metabo.  Today with more than 25 worldwide subsidiaries, Metabo products are available in almost any country around the globe. 

In addition to corded products, Metabo is also fully committed to developing a completely cordless construction site. With the introduction of its new LiHD battery packs, Metabo continues to be on the leading edge of battery technology development, providing batteries that now provide corded like power anywhere you need it.

Holding more than 700 patents and property rights, Metabo produces leading tools for the, metalworking, industrial, construction and renovation industries around the globe.




Metabo At a Glance

  • Manufacturer of professional power tools and accessories

  • 1,800 employees worldwide, 1,050 of whom are based in Nürtingen, Germany

  • More than 75 trainees and BA students

  • Export quota 2014: 80 percent

  • Best mid-sized employer in the industry of finished materials and consumer goods (Focus, 2014)

  • Well over 700 patents and registered designs

  • Production facilities in Nürtingen and Shanghai

 

 


1923

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

1934

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.

1957

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

1966

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

1969

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

1981

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

2000

The first angle grinder generation to be equipped with the Metabo LongLife motor.

2002

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

2005

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

2010

Metabo presents a complete range of products for processing stainless steel.

2011

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

2012

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

2013

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

2014

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

 

2015

LiHD: a milestone in battery technology. Makes applications possible that were previously reserved only for powerful plug-in machines.