Hartmetall-Werkzeugfabrik Paul Horn GmbH
Paul Horn GmbH has been developing and producing grooving, side turning and slot milling tools since 1969; these tools occupy a leading position in the market.
Our products are used by automotive, general engineering, aerospace, hydraulics /pneumatics, jewellery and medical equipment manufacturers.
The company, currently has around 900 employees in Germany and 500 elsewhere. It, develops and manufactures solid carbide tools as well as tools tipped with carbide, CBN and PCD in Tübingen and Gomaringen in Germany. In 2020, the company recorded sales of approximately 160 million euros in Germany.
Horn also has branches and representatives in more than 70 countries across the globe, and there are additional production facilities in England, Italy, Hungary, the Czech Republic and the USA.
State-of-the-art in-house manufacturing
To further extend our leading position on the global market, we have built an additional manufacturing plant in Tübingen with a production area of approximately 5500 square metres. This was completed in 2008 and is sited next to our head office and existing production area of around 6000 m². Reorganisation of the production processes was linked with putting the plant into operation.
In 2011 we built a new plant for HORN Hartstoffe GmbH (a subsidiary of Paul Horn GmbH in Tübingen, Steinlachwasen) covering an area of around 5,000 m². This enables all shaping processes for carbide tools to be carried out in-house. (Investments in 2011/2012: approx. 30 million euros).
The new plant has also been producing blanks and wear parts made of carbide for external companies since 2013.
Currently an additional production facility with a floor space of 15,000 square metres is under construction, completion is planned for end 2016. This new complex will bring the complete tool holder manufacture, the coating facility and the latest in logistical technology, all under one roof.