Pioneering spirit and innovative strength
for more than 77 years


In 1943 Walter Zorn founded SAAZOR and manufactured the first hobs with used cutting studs.

He realized early on that the need for gearing tools was increasing. Fields of application such as the automotive industry, including commercial vehicles, energy technology, transmission and mechanical engineering, were developed – where gearboxes were built, SAAZOR hobs were also needed.

And it was the challenges of the Second World War and the Reconstruction period that enable Walter Zorn to exceed his own expectations and to hold on to the success of his vision of the "hob". Persistent striving led to technological improvements in terms of service life and cutting data, process reliability through stable cutting edges and wear detection in a short time. And with the installation of the first PVD coating system in 1983, SAAZOR developed into a solution provider from a single source.

Many decades later, SAAZOR continues to operate successfully on the market and has developed into a premium manufacturer of solid steel and solid carbide hobs.

We are SAAZOR. The vision of Walter Zorn lives on in us.






Foundation of the company in Pforzheim by Walter Zorn




New construction of the company building in Pforzheim-Eutingen




Construction of manufacturing and sales site in Xonrupt-Longemer, France




Installation of the first PVD coating system




Expansion of the product portfolio with solid steel hobs




Market entry with solid carbide hobs




New construction of the company building in Pforzheim-Höhenäcker




Acquisition of the company by BONOS GmbH and entry of Mr. Dr.-Ing. Markus Weiler into the management board




Acquisition of TELA Präzisionswerkzeuge GmbH in Horb a.N.-Ahldorf by BONOS GmbH




Expansion of the management board and entry of Mr. Malte Otto


Reasons to choose us.


We act entrepreneurially on our own responsibility

We are service providers, i. we serve and we perform.

We ensure the best results in terms of quality, and more...

We make decisions, organize and control.

Every employee contributes to the whole.

We behave with integrity and exemplary.

Do you have any questions?
We are happy to help.


Adolf-Seebacher-Str. 4, 75177 Pforzheim, Germany


+49 (0) 7231 / 9520 - 0

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