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 almost 1,900 persons, 1.100 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 almost 1,900 employees, 1,100 of which in Nürtingen, Germany

  • More than 75 trainees and BA students

  • Export quota 2016: 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

 

 


Metabo history

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 76108/10 is the first impact drill manufactured in large series. 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 with constant speed under load.

2000

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

2002

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

2005

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

2010

Metabo presents a complete range 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 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 pack technology. Makes applications possible, which had previously been reserved only for powerful mains-powered machines.

2016

Introduction of the world's first large 36 V cordless angle grinder with a 230 millimetre disc diameter and delivering the performance level of a 2,400 Watt mains-powered machine. Metabo provides the user ultimate freedom for his cordless construction site.