Company History

There’s no substitute for 100 years of experience

Today

KARL KLINK offers innovative broaching technology for all areas of use. 220 employees in 2 factories develop and produce broaching tools and broaching machines of the highest precision and quality. A wide range of services guarantees and safeguards successful and long-term use in practice.

2004

The building of a new factory for manufacturing broaching machines with more than 3000 square metres of production and assembly floor space and the adjoining offices with a total area of 1500 square metres creates optimum conditions for collaboration between toolmaking and machine building.

2001

The first dry broaching machine for broaching of ball hubs is built for Daimler Chrysler, Stuttgart. Broaching without coolant enters industrial production.

1998

The world’s first CNC table-up helical broaching machine is developed. The process parameters cutting speed and helix angle are freely selectable.

1994

The new development of the table-up broaching machine with its significant advantages opens up for KARL KLINK new areas of use and markets.

1987

A high-speed broaching machine is developed. The principles of hard broaching techniques are researched in collaboration with the WBK (Institute for production technic) of the University of Karlsruhe.

1971

The Haguenau subsidiary is founded as a basis for the French market.

1954

Broaching tool sharpening machines are developed and included in the sales program.

1939

The development and production of broaching machines is started in addition to broaching tool manufacture.

1920

Karl Klink develops a multi-toothed slotting tool, which uses eccentric intermediate bushings and replaces the manual groove filing. This first broaching tool used on presses is granted a utility patent and is marketed.

1900

Karl Klink Senior founds a factory in Pforzheim. As a trained steel engraver, Karl Klink concentrates on the manufacture of cutting and punching tools for the local jewellery industry.

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