Company

SPITZNAS has been convincing for more than 100 years

Founded in 1904 by Ferdinand Spitznas – the inventor of the pneumatic vane motor- the company grew and developed to the main supplier of pneumatic driven tools for the German coal mining industry.

Based on our experience in hazardous environments the tools and drives were used more and more in various fields:

  • Oil and gas industry
  • Power plants
  • Petrochemical industry
  • Fire and rescue departments
  • Wind energy

Developing new powerful hydraulic drives for  the main hand-held tools, SPITZNAS entered new markets:

  • Underwater works
  • Construction
  • Road building

By continuous product development as well as by entering new markets, SPITZNAS became a well-established name.

Designing and manufacturing of customized products and solutions grew to a main part of the business.

The SPITZNAS history: Spirit of innovation and tradition

1904
Foundation of SPITZNAS by Ferdinand Spitznas for machinery and equipment for the mining industry
1909
Ferdinand Spitznas invents the air vane motor for hand-held pneumatic tools
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
Extension of the delivery program by customized technical special solutions
1962
New SPITZNAS company building in Velbert-Langenberg with 5,000 m2 operating area
1994
Production of hydraulic spare parts for own repairs, construction of the first hydraulic test bench with 90 kW drive power
1994
Installation of the first hydraulic test stand with capacity of 90 kW
1997
Foundation of the in-house development and research centre for hydraulic drives
1998
Extension of the testing facilities with the new hydraulic test stand with 600 kW
2000
Market launch: Hydraulic axial piston pumps type SVP
2000
Takeover of the hydrostatic compact drives of the company EATON (Vickers,Hydrokraft,earlier Boehringer Sturmgetriebe)
2000
Integration of the EATON hydraulic test stands
2000
Continuous market launches of innovative technology solutions, custom-made according to the requirements of our customers
2002
Market launch: Hydraulic radial piston motors type SFM; establishing as hydraulic system supplier
2003
Market launch: Hydraulic plastic dosing axial piston pump type KDP 12ccm
2003
Continuous expansion of the tools through ATEX approval
2004
New hydraulic test stand for radial piston motors
2005
Market launch of tools for underwater use
2007
Market launch: Pneumatic and electric fans with ATEX approval
2008
Market launch: Pneumatic torque wrench type 6 50...
2011
Market launch: Pneumatic metal circular saw Type 5 1116 0010
2011
Market launch: Pneumatic chain saw 5 1026 0010 with optimized weight and according to the latest safety guideline
2012
Market launch: Pneumatic air movers type 8 1614... und pneumatic air movers for Atex zone equipment group I (underground mining) type 8 1634...
2012
Market launch: 1" Hydraulic impact wrench 6 1520 0010
2013
Market launch: Hydraulic impact wrenches for HFA-emulsions as well as for hydraulic oil type 6 1516 0010 (square drive 3/4") and type 6 1517 0010 (square drive 1")
2013
Market launch: Reversible hydraulic drill with MT3 drill chuck type 2 3060 0010
2013
Market launch: Hydraulic vertical grinder with lever throttle type 1 2060 0010 also for underwater use
2014
Market launch: Pneumatic metal circular saw type 5 1117 0010
2014
Market launch: Pneumatic drive unit type 5 8010 0050 of the pipe cutting machine for cutting steel and stainless steel pipes
2015
Extended product range for hydraulic plastic dosing pumps
2016
Market launch: Hydraulic magnetic core drill type 2 1345 0010
2018
Market launch: Pneumatic band saw with clamp type 5 6093 0010
2020
Market launch: Hydraulic circular saw type 5 1127 0010

Jobs

Trade and Inventiveness
For more than 100 years SPITZNAS has been well known for its spirit of innovation, technical qualification and long term experience.
We keep and extend our know how by regular coachings and trainings. Maintaining our curiosity and enthusiasm for engineering we successfully develop customized solutions for our business partners.
Your position in our team
Flat hierarchies and a dynamic working environment offer short paths and scope for fast decision-making.
Our international team distinguishes itself by special workmanship.

Do you want to become part of the team?
Opportunities - Unsolicited application
Best qualification durcing the education
We rely on motivated, committed junior staff who wants to join us in shaping the future. Support and demand is an ongoing practice.