botek – the company

botek is a globally active specialist for cutting tools with around 750 employees at the main plant in Riederich at the foot of the Swabian Alb. With production facilities in France, Hungary and India as well as over 50 international sales and support partners worldwide, we are always at your side around the globe.

For 50 years, our focus has been on the development and production of drilling tools: deep hole drilling tools with diameters from 0.5 mm to 1500 mm, milling cutters and reaming tools as well as the associated services. Today, we continue this specialisation successfully, sustainably and keep our innovation-oriented values for the next generation as well.

In the age of technological change, however, new demands also require new thinking.

Our focus is no longer solely on tool development and production but is being meaningfully complemented by innovative and goal-oriented project management.

Our objectives are the design and conception of optimisation processes along with the development and implementation of complete turnkey projects, which we implement effectively with the cooperation of our experienced team of technicians and project managers as well as our customers.

This is why botek technology leads the way – now and in the future.

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botek – how it all began

The company was founded in spring 1974 by Lothar Herrmann, Gotthold Schur and Karl-Heinz Wenzelburger as a joint partnership. Based in Riederich near Stuttgart, the company started out with six employees, producing and developing single-fluted gun drills with brazed drill head. It was transformed into a limited company with its present name in 1976.

The results achieved by single-fluted gun drills, especially in series production meant that the usual finishing via counterboring or reaming was no longer necessary. No other tool of the day was capable of producing bores of comparable quality in a single pass. This was a crucial leading edge in times of rocketing industrial demand for high-precision deep-hole drilling.