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History of the company AKON Werkzeuge GmbH

  • 1940: The company “Adolf Kober Werkzeug-Maschinenbauteile" is set up in Ostfildern-Nellingen as a "one-man brand".
  • 1965: The company specializes in the production of die and tap holders. The AKON brand is born.
  • 1990: Once Roland Kober obtains his Master Craftsman‘s Certificate in 1987, there is nothing stopping him taking over the reins on 1 January 1990. With 2 employees, the small company from Nellingen starts taking orders from all over the world.
  • 1998: Production expands to include die heads under the Raster & Bosch name. The company takes over the Rubometric range and expands and enhances the production of chasers.
  • 2014: As the company has always produced parts under contract from time to time, even when it was still Adolf Kober Maschinenbauteile, this segment is developed into a second pillar and on 1 February 2014, the company takes over the contract manufacturer CNC Ristau eK in Sindelfingen. The workforce it inherits allows it to serve major clients in the contract manufacturing sector. At the end of the year, the entire company headquarters moves from Ostfildern to Sindelfingen.
  • 2019: After Immanuel Kober completes his bachelor‘s degree in mechanical engineering, he joins the family business and takes over AKON Werkzeuge GmbH on 1 October 2019.
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