Full steam ahead. Since 1865!
At our premises there is a historic photograph on the wall, showing 60 employees sitting in front of an old factory „Remscheider Bohrer Fabrik Friedr. Aug. Mühlhoff“. This photograph dates from 1912. By then, the FAMAG manufactory of tools was already almost 50 years old. According to our records, the Remscheid drillsmith Friedrich August Mühlhoff founded the “Remscheider Bohrer-Fabrik Fried. Aug. Mühlhoff" in 1865. Even his father, a drillsmith himself, had his own drilling manufactory since 1837. As the picture clearly shows, auger bits, gimlet and spoon auger bits for carpenters, joiners and wheelwrights were produced. In those days a factory-owned steam engine powered the machines, grinding stones and drop hammers. At peak periods six drop hammers driven by transmission belts were forging drills. During the difficult post-war period it was good that the steam engine had not been disposed of by the time the factory was converted to electricity, because in case of electrical power outage, production could go on literally “under full steam”. Over the years, the production range expanded to include drills for wood, metal, stone as well as soil augers and several specialized tools. Further former records reveal that back then, it was already very important to the workpeople to produce tools characterised especially by a long operating lifetime: quality tools!
Do you know the meaning behind the name “FAMAG”? A long time ago, the company was structured as a German AG (PLC). For that reason, the initials of Friedrich August Mühlhoff (F.A.M.), its founder, were combined with the company´s corporate form and so the name “FAMAG” was born. At the end of the last century the company was officially called “FAMAG-Werkzeugfabrik Friedrich-August-Mühlhoff”. With the beginning of the new millennium the last member of the Mühlhoff family left so we dropped the addition “Friedrich-August-Mühlhoff” and today we trade under the name “FAMAG Werkzeugfabrik”.
Our production facility is situated in the centre of the country of Berg, a territory of the Duchy of Berg who gave the region its name. This area is also known as the cradle of the German tool industry because tools have been traditionally manufactured here for many centuries. However this industrial landscape has drastically changed especially over the last decade. Those, who still have an “iron in the fire” today, continuously have adjusted the production according to market changes over the years. On the one hand this requires in-depth knowledge of market needs along with customer demands and on the other hand a consistent modernisation of the production process. Today FAMAG has the most modern CNC machines and the latest robotic technology in use. Our highly qualified professionals apply themselves to the setting up and operating of machinery and pursuing quality assurance on a daily basis.
Our products include:
Drills and Countersinks for wood: Bormax 2.0, Forstner Bits classic, TCT Forstner Bits, Bormax Pilot guided , Special Counterbore, TCT Bormax³ , Cylinder Boring Bit, Depth Stop, Disc + Plug Cutter, Extension, Spiral Slot Milling Cutter, Auger Bit, Special Adapter, Depth Guide, Drill Rigs, Drill Bit for construction of stairs, Brad Point Drill, Right-Angle-Driver 90fix, Brad Point Drill with Bit shank, Step Drill Bit, Flat Centre bit, Hole Saws, PAROLI Hole saws, PUMPSHANK, Router Bits, Drils and Countersinks for Metal, Hand Tools