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Hoffmann Group celebrates its centennial


Hoffmann Group USA is celebrating the centennial of the company’s founding. In 2018, Hoffmann SE and its subsidiaries achieved record sales, topping $1.1 billion.

The foundations of Hoffmann SE were laid by Josef Hoffmann on March 11, 1919 in Munich. His son Franz joined the business in 1932. In 1936, he created the Hoffmann catalogue, which is now published in 18 languages, and is also available in the form of an online e-shop at

The third generation of Hoffmann then merged the company with the Gödde, Oltrogge and Perschmann family businesses to form the Hoffmann Group. Now headed by the fourth generation of the Hoffmann family, the Hoffmann Group with its partners has 69 subsidiaries in more than 50 countries all around the world.

"We are still today putting into practice the values by which the company first gained its success, now formulated by the slogan 'Pioneering, Precise, Personal'," Siegfried Neher, executive board member and director of technology and transformation of Hoffmann SE, said in a statement. "That approach incorporates a strong sense of quality awareness, as well as adherence to the three key criteria of keeping things simple, focused and useful, a firm commitment to continuous improvement, and long-term planning. Our system of values is the compass which guides us and keeps us on course."

Hoffmann’s product lines include hand tools, cutting tools, workstations, and storage options. 

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