Hilti provides leading-edge technology to the global construction industry. Hilti products, systems and services offer the construction professional innovative solutions with outstanding added value. The headquarters of the Hilti Group are in Schaan
in the Principality of Liechtenstein.
Almost 20,000 employees, in more than 120 countries around
the world, enthuse their customers and build a better future.
The corporate culture is founded on integrity, courage, teamwork and commitment.
Hilti excels through outstanding innovation, top quality, direct customer relations and effective marketing. Two-thirds of the employees work directly for the customer in sales organizations and in engineering, which means a total of more than 200,000 customer contacts every day. Hilti has its own production plants as well as research and development centers in Europe and Asia.
1941 Founding of Hilti oHG by Martin Hilti
1945 Manufacturing of components for the Swiss textile machine industry
1952 First foreign representation, in Italy
1954 Start of construction on today's parent plant in Schaan
1955 Step by step setting up of an internationl sales network
1960 Conversion to a company limited by shares
1964 Establishment od a technical centre in Schaan
1980 Creation of family trust to safeguard the Group in the long term. Consolidated sales in excees of the 1,000 milion Swiss franc.
1983 Market launch of the Hilti injection technigue - Hilti HIT
1997 Step by step implementation of "Champion 3C strategy"
2009 Hilti opened a new plant in Matamoros Mexico