cross dimensional manufacturing

Our History
points to the future

Since its foundation by Bernd Krebs in 1989, toolcraft has followed a dedicated strategy of growth by innovation, excellency and highest product quality. With 398 employees altogether, today, our parent plant in Georgensgmünd and our mould making facilities in Spalt operate on a total floor space of 153,837 sq.ft.

1989

Founded by Bernd Krebs

Bernd Krebs founded toolcraft in a garage in Schwabach with just one milling machine in 1989. His aim was to start a company where it is a pleasure to work.

1992

Opening of own company building 3,229 sq ft

After hiring its first employees and purchasing further milling machines, the company moved into its first own building.

1992

Foundation of unicam

Bernd Krebs discovered the potential of the software market at an early stage, promting him to found the software company unicam in 1992. Since then, the company has been successfully selling CAM software as well as programming and simulation software in the field of robotics.

1998

Foundation of YPTI in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Personal relationships with Indonesia led to the foundation of the manufacturing company YPTI. Since then, toolcraft and YPTI have been working together closely by sharing experiences on the European and Asian market.

2000

Relocation to new company building 16,210 sq ft

toolcraft's milled and turned parts were in high demand from the very beginning. This meant that 10 years after being founded, the company needed to relocate to a larger building.

2005

Acquisition of Spalter Feinwerktechnik 28,503 sq ft

In 2005, toolcraft expanded its portfolio to include injection moulding and mould making. After acquiring Spalter Feinwerktechnik (formerly Trix), the company gained six additional employees. Since then, it has continuously extended its operations in this field.

2011

Expansion of production floor space by 23,896 sq ft

The construction of the second production hall in Georgensgmünd enabled toolcraft to further expand its range of machines and gain new customers.

2011

Addition of metal laser melting

The first metal laser melting machine laid the foundations for another success story at toolcraft. 3D metal printing is now a recognised production technology and toolcraft has been continuously expanding its range of machinery and the materials it processes in this field ever since.

2012

Floor space enlarged by 33,121 sq ft

The third production hall had to be built in Georgensgmünd in 2012.

2013

Automated tool design in Spalt

The new centre enables tools to be made on a cutting-edge automated system in which the flow of parts can be centrally managed. This means parts can be produced around the clock if necessary, with high throughput and fast delivery times.

2013

Installation of a system for non-destructive testing

A system for non-destructive testing using fluorescent penetrant was installed in 2013. The system complies with NADCAP requirements.

2015

Establishment of robotics division

Many years of experience in machining and the long-term partnership with the software company unicam led to toolcraft establishing its in-house robotics division in 2015. The division manufactures universally applicable robotic solutions, including hardware and software.

2016

Foundation of Toolcraft Wohlrab Ltd. in Singapore

toolcraft and Wohlrab founded their joint venture, Toolcraft Wohlrab Ltd., in 2016. The joint injection moulding centre is situated on the ground floor and occupies an area of 2583,34 sq ft.

2017

Expansion of production floor space by 48,879 sq ft

2017 Construction work begin on the fourth hall and the development of a metal laser melting centre in Georgensgmünd. The work has not only enabled the field of additive manufacturing to be expanded through the addtion of further machines, but has also provided the robotic division with enough space in one of the new halls.

2019

Foundation of the new division AMbitious

Under the brand AMbitious toolcraft will distribute and train the NX software with its modules along the AM process chain under the name of Siemens Smart Expert AM from spring 2020. Individual consulting and a holistic training concept of all relevant topics around 3D printing are also part of the portfolio.

2020

Completion of the new building with metal laser melting, employee restaurant and office space

After the employee restaurant on the 1st floor was opened in autumn 2018, the new offices on the 2nd floor were also ready to move into at the beginning of 2020.

2020

Change of legal form to toolcraft AG

After 31 years toolcraft changes its legal form into a public limited company. MBFZ toolcraft GmbH becomes toolcraft AG. The Executive Board is made up of the existing management team: Karlheinz Nüßlein, Christoph Hauck and Marc Volkhardt. Bernd Krebs becomes Chairman of the Supervisory Board.