SPITZNAS -
always a hair's breadth ahead

SPITZNAS Company History

Being founded as supplier for the mining industry in 1904 by Ferdinand Spitznas, our company grew fast and came to be a medium-sized company with international focus.

Through constant progress of our products, the release of new product lines and continuous growth of our high quality standards, our company name became a trade mark.

With many of our customers we look back to decades of co-operation, which is characterized by flexible and custom-made solutions.    

1904

Company foundation by Ferdinand Spitznas-Machines and equipment for the mining industry

1909

"New Technology" attributable to the invention of the pneumatic vane motor by Ferdinand Spitznas

1924

Further development of the pneumatic vane motor as drive for tools

1924

Opening-up of new fields of application by explosion-proof and robust tools for the German mining industry

1957

Enlargement of the product range by custom-made designs

1962

New SPITZNAS company building in Velbert-Langenberg with premises of 5.000 m²

1994

Making of hydraulic spare parts for own repairs

1994

Installation of the first hydraulic test stand with capacity of 90 kW

1997

Research and development centre for hydraulic drives

1998

Extension of the testing facilities with the new hydraulic test stand with 600 kW

2000

Market launch of hydraulic axial piston pumps and takeover of the hydrostatic compact drives of the company EATON (Vickers,Hydrokraft,earlier Boehringer Sturmgetriebe)

2000

Integration of the EATON hydraulic test stands

2000

Extension of product range and establishing as compressed air system supplier

2002

Market launch of the hydraulic radial piston motors and establishing as hydraulic system supplier

2003

Release of the plastic dosing axial piston pump type KDP 12ccm

2003

Continuous extention of the product range by including tools with ATEX approval

2004

New hydraulic test stand for radial piston motors

2005

Market launch of underwater tools

2007

Market launch of pneumatic and electric fans with ATEX approval

2008

Development and release of the pneumatic torque wrench family

2011

Market launch of the pneumatic metal circular saw and pneumatic chain saw with optimized weight and according to the latest safety guideline

2012

Market launch of the pneumatic mobile fans for Atex zone equipment group I (underground mining) and the 1" hydraulic impact wrench 6 1520 0010

2013

Market launch of the impact wrenches for HFA-emulsions as well as hydraulic oil type 6 1516 0010 (square drive 3/4") and type 6 1517 0010 (square drive 1").

2013

Market launch of the reversible hydraulic drill with MT3 drill chuck type 2 3060 0010.

2013

Market launch of the hydraulic vertical grinder with lever throttle type 1 2060 0010 as well as for underwater use.

2014

Market launch of the pneumatic metal circular saw type 5 1117 0010.

2014

Market launch of the pneumatic drive unit type 5 8010 0050 of the pipe cutting machine for cutting steel and stainless steel pipes.

2015

Extended product range for plastic dosing pumps.

2016

Market launch of the hydraulic magnetic core drill type 2 1345 0010.