From hammer specialists to tool generalists: The company which belongs to the French holding group MOB has continuously evolved over the past twenty years and can look back on 180 years of tradition in producing tools. One premise stands above everything else at Peddinghaus: “Quality and occupational safety for the end user.” This is reflected in all products, which we have continually redeveloped in recent years. Despite all our growth, we continue reflect on our roots: It has been and remains to be of utmost importance for the owner family to keep production expertise in its own hands. That is why today four large industrial manufacturing sites belong to the group. This core competence is complemented by specifically chosen certified suppliers. And this is followed up by excellent logistics: From niche tools to temporary promotional products, we offer direct supply around the world from our three central warehouses.
Peddinghaus proudly looks back on 175 years of company history. With its beginnings in railway construction and undergoing constant development during the period of the economic crisis, the company today is one of the leading forges for the automotive industry. Our tradition has always resided in the production of striking tools, always with the aim to make our products not only functional but also ergonomic and safe for the user. Even today, hammers are the most dangerous hand tools. Ensuring your safety in your daily work with striking tools is therefore what motivates us.
By 1991, the production of automotive drop forgings at Peddinghaus had grown so much that they greatly exceeded the proportion of hand tools – outsourcing was the next logical step. We made our way to France and became part of the MOB group in St. Etienne. Following the merger with MOB, also an experienced producer of hand tools, the largest manufacturer of hand hammers in Europe was formed. From then on, it was essential to further develop the products as well as the range of products. By purchasing a forging company in Romania, whose focus was on the production of keys and operating tools, we began on the important path towards becoming tool generalists specifically for industrial applications. This led us back to France in 2014, where we took over the company Mondelin – an absolutely valuable addition, for Roger MONDELIN specializes in the production of construction tools and completes our company portfolio in this direction.
Producing the highest quality while making as little impact on the environment as possible – this principle is firmly rooted in our corporate philosophy. Therefore, environmental protection at Peddinghaus is placed under the direct control of the group management. In this regard, the operating and auxiliary materials used as well as the use of certified woods for hammer handles play an important role. It is also important for us to conserve natural resources. Therefore, we increasingly use composite materials in hammer handles in order to decrease our impact on forests. Our new LED lighting technology in the manufacturing enables enormous energy conservation. Environmental protection – a guiding principle that is held by our entire group of companies. And at all operating sites.
We have supported charitable causes within and outside the region as a sponsoring partner for many years. Here, it is important to us that the proceeds can be used quickly, unbureaucratically and directly. Currently, we are sponsoring the enduro tour "Wuppenduro" from Wuppertal, whose entire event proceeds will be donated. In addition, we offer a donation voting. Proceeds from our Bundesliga betting game will be donated to a foundation. Our clients and friends enjoy using this in order to have a direct impact on the purpose of the donations. We also support smaller clubs, talented young athletes and major international organizations in international catastrophes.