König Werkzeugfabrik GmbH

Who we are

About us





Our philosophy is very simple. We concentrate on what we can do best:

The high quality manufacturing of pliers for a great variety of different applications.

Our company is sited in a traditional location for tool manufacturing: Schmalkalden in the Thuringian forest. Much sought-after tools have been produced here for over 700 years thanks to the prevalence of red and brown hermatite (iron ore). We carry on this long tradition with our high quality pliers.

Our products are distributed throughout the world under the market name of "KWS" and also through B2B marketing. Alongside standard pliers, the tool range encompasses special pliers for jewellers, opticians, watchmakers and the electronics industry (ESD pliers). One speciality is the manufacturing of rosary pliers for manufacturing religious accessories.


Our values

What are the distinctive features of KWS pliers?





1. Our tools are manufactured from high quality special steel in accordance with DIN and ISO standards.

2. The majority of our pliers have a box joint for precise, long-term use.

3. All pliers are fully tempered and the cutters are induction hardened.

4. You can choose between different variants for each type of pliers.

5. Our employees have many years of manufacturing experience and quality awareness. You can feel this in every surface and in every detail.

You can find the right pliers with us for your individual use.


Our presence around the world