Saltus-Werk Max Forst GmbH

Saltus-Werk Max Forst GmbH

company_name = Saltus-Werk Max Forst GmbH
company_type = GmbH
foundation = 1919
location = flagicon|GER Solingen,Germany
num_employees = 100
industry = automotive
products = torque wrenches and special tools
homepage = []
Saltus-Werk Max Forst GmbH , in short, SALTUS, is a member of the Saltus Technology AG Group whose registered offices are in Solingen, Germany, and manufactures handtools, click-type torque wrenches, electronic torque wrenches and special-purpose tools.


In 1919, Max Forst founded a metalworking business in Solingen which manufactured hot-formed metal parts and tools.

In 1931, the company was renamed Max Forst Werkzeugfabrik (tool manufacturers)

In 1938, the company patented the world's first click-type torque wrench.

In 1939, the first torque screwdriver was patented.

In 1949, the company patented a ring-ratchet system with interchangeable tool inserts

In 1953, a design patent was registered for the multifunctional "3=1" combined open-jaw and joint-socket spannerIn 1957, Max Forst Werkzeugfabrik was renamed Saltus-Werk Max Forst KG

In 1987, The entirely electronic torque wrench, the DAZ-E, was developed which was able to display, save, analyse and document measurements for the first time.

In 1992, the EKDS, an electronic torque wrench particularly suited to fast production tasks, is patented internationally.

In 1995, Saltus applies for an international patent for the first electronic torque wrench with angle measurement not requiring a reference arm

In 1997, Saltus-Werk Max Forst GmbH becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary of Saltus Technology AG.

In 2003, Saltus-Werk Max Forst GmbH becomes certified to DIN ISO 9001.

In 2004, the first mechatronic torque wrench (mechanical cut-out with wireless data transmission) is patented.

The situation today

The company currently employs around 100 staff. Due to its numerous patents for torque wrenches, Saltus-Werk Max Forst is recognised as being a specialist and technological leader in all matters relating to controlled tightening. The company focuses on documented fastener tightening and special-purpose tools for manual and automated joint tightening for customers in the fields of vehicle manufacture, automotive suppliers, engineering and plant construction, shipbuilding and the aerospace industry, worldwide. As a result of constantly increasing demands for ever more detailed documentation of every stage of production, it is not uncommon to have to record 100% of all safety, function or operation relevant joints (e.g. brake leads) in terms of the tightening, auditing and documentation of the joints and storage of the results. These tasks are now simplified with electronic torque wrenches.

Our production facility is in Solingen.

Company Sites

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