Welcome to Gühring
From drill pioneer to complete supplier
Gühring is one of the world-wide leading manufacturers of rotary precision tools for metal machining. With more than 8,000 employees world-wide, 3,500 in Germany, in excess of 70 production locations in 49 countries the company develops, manufactures and distributes innovative cutting tools. Gühring is present on all important markets: Customers in the automotive industry, the aerospace industry or in general engineering count on trendsetting tools manufactured to uniform quality standards of the highest level.
The Board of Management of Gühring KG
Chairman of the Board of Management
Sales and Marketing Director
R&D, Technical and Production Director
Financial and Commercial Director
Dr. Jörg Gühring
Chairman of the Board of Management 1985-2021
Owner-managed in the fourth generation
Gühring has been owner-managed for four generations. Four generations in which the course has not been determined by management changes but in response to the market and customers. Four generations in which the family-owned company has grown to become a global player.
Dr Jörg Gühring led the company into globalisation in the 1970s – now represented in 49 countries.
Mr Oliver Gühring joined the family business in 2000 and is responsible for the strategic further development of sales, marketing and digitalisation. He has been Chairman of the Board of Management since 2021.
Milestones of our company history
1898 founded by Gottlieb Gühring
The year Gottlieb Gühring founded the company. Two years later he opens his first factory building at the current headquarters in Albstadt-Ebingen.
1921 Oskar Gühring takes over
1921 his son Oskar Gühring takes over the management of the company and in 1940 employs 680 staff in the company. Already at this time 50 different types of twist drill were manufactured.
Reconstruction in the 1950s
1948 following the intense damage in the previous years the reconstruction of the production facility begins. In the 1950s the company already employs in excess of 100 staff again restarting the production of twist drills.
1964 Dr. Jörg Gühring joins the company
Dr Jörg Gühring, the grandson of company founder Gottlieb Gühring, joined the company in 1964. In 1985, he took over the management of the company until his death in 2021.
Internationalisation in the 1970s
Gühring makes the first step overseas in 1978 by founding a subsidiary in the USA. Consequently, the company early on provides a world-wide service presence for maximum customer satisfaction.
Inventor of the modern coating
2000 Oliver Gühring joins the company
Innovation driver in light-weight construction
Gühring's top-selling tool manufacturer
Oliver Gühring took over the helm as Chairman of the Board of Management in 2021
He became Chairman of the Board of Management of Gühring KG in 2021 as the owner and managing director responsible for marketing and sales.
Awards & Certificates
Gühring was the first tool manufacturer to be awarded the VW Group Award for outstanding performance as a supplier. Many further awards from all round satisfied customers such as John Deere, General Motors, Caterpillar, British Aerospace, MTU Munich and the Schaeffler Group underpin our excellent performances.
BBAC Suppl. Day
|ISO 9001||Quality Management System|
|VDA 6.4||Quality Management Automotive Industry|
|ISO 14001||Environment Management System|
|ISO 50001||Energy Management System|
|ISO 45001||Occupational Health and Safety Management System|
|AEO Certificate||Authorised economic operators|
We are also successfully audited to: VDA 6.1; TS 16949; EFQM; aviation industry
Here you can download the certificates as PDF-files.