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WERKÖ GmbH acquires company TL-Werkzeuge GmbH as off January 1st, 2018

TL-Werkzeuge GmbH - based in Königsee-Rottenbach, Thuringia - is an excellent and flexible regrinding-service, as well as a manufacturer of special tools. For more than 25 years TL-Werkzeuge GmbH has been established in the market and is a renowned partner of its customers in the metalworking-industry.

The acquisition of TL-Werkzeuge GmbH constitutes - with the professional regrinding-service for Solid-Carbide End-Mills, -Drills and other tools - an optimal addition to Werkö‘s product portfolio. This acquisition evidently supports Werkö's strategic focus on the growing Solid-Carbide cutting tool market - in standard-tools as well as in customized solutions.

In addition to the gained know-how for professional and flexible regrinding and re-coating, Werkö is also expanding its capacities in the field of CNC grinding technology. Due to the excellent growth in recent months a necessary step and an important milestone for our further positive development. TL-Werkzeuge GmbH will continue its business as a 100% subsidiary in Königsee. All employees are taken over by Werkö.


Werkö has been manufacturing precision tools for metalworking in Königsee-Rottenbach, Thuringia for about 80 years. Since 2008, Werkö GmbH is a part of the TDC Cutting Tools Inc., based in Dalian, China. TDC has its own mines, a steel mill and is one of the largest manufacturers of HSS tools in the world.

In addition to HSS standard and special tools, WERKÖ, for many years, has been successfully producing Solid-Carbide tools for drilling and milling operations. Based on its technical know-how, flexibility and service, Werkö, in recent years, has been able to establish itself as a reliable partner of renowned companies in Germany and abroad - especially in the field of special tool solutions -.