Progress – Step By Step
Leitz establishes coatings for carbide tools in the woodworking and sets new standards in performance, resource efficiency and processing quality.
Because of the new tooth shape, GlossCut saw blades achieve cuts that are almost free of saw marks and breakouts along the edge for MDF and plastic processing.
The establishment of a Leitz distribution centre in Johannesburg/South Africa guarantees close customer relations on all continents.
Leitz develops the DustFlowControl (DFC) tooling system for optimised chip collection to make processes saver, cleaner and more efficient.
The first version of the Leitz Lexicon appears, today a globally renowned reference book for wood- and plastic processing.
Leitz opens in Nanjing, China, the first production plant for the emerging asiatic market.
Leitz introduces the first tool with an electronic memory chip. The data from this technology opens up new possibilities for tool-management.
Leitz develops the first polycrystalline diamond cutting material for wood processing.
Leitz reaches new dimensions of cutter performance and surface quality with its implementation of hydraulic clamping technology.
Leitz develops resharpenable tooling systems with constant diameter and profile after resharpening.
Leitz develops the application of carbide as a cutting material.
Leitz establishes the first international distribution center in Netherlands.
Leitz develops the first tool set for window production, in cutterhead design. It follows a wider patent sharing.
Now in its second generation, the company publishes the “Tool Factory of the Leitz Brothers”, its first tool catalogue.
It obtains the first patent for a mechanically operated cutting tool.
The company begins to specialise in the manufacture of machine tools.
Albert Leitz founds the “Wurttemberg Wood Boring Factory” in Oberkochen, South Germany.