History. Our company history.

Founded as a family business in Altshausen in 1979, today DreBo Werkzeugfabrik GmbH is a well-known company among the top manufacturers of carbide-tipped rock drilling tools and chisels for professional users.

1979 until today - The DreBo success story.

DreBo started 1979 with under 1,000 m² of production area and just a handful of employees in Hohentengen. Today, DreBo has more than 17,000 m² of production area and over 400 employees at the locations of Altshausen, Ravensburg-Schmalegg, Bad Saulgau-Krumbach and Pittsburgh, PA (USA).


The first developed carbide tipped rock drill was our SDS-plus drill bit. This quickly established itself on the market and was therefore first replaced after 20 years by the powerful 2-cutter 4-Plus.


Since 1999, we have also sales, packaging and logistics operation in Pittsburgh, PA (USA) for optimal service in the North and South American market. This location offers our customers just in time service across their respective time zones.


With the integration of professional chisel production at the Altshausen site in 2014, forging technology was integrated on a large scale for the first time. At the same time, a new logistics center was opened in Ravensburg-Schmalegg (LCS). Conversion to the latest warehouse technologies (warehouse management system) also began in order to be able to permanently meet the constantly increasing requirements of a continuous supply chain.

In 2015, the new test and demonstration center was opened in Altshausen. It features special test facilities and a customer-friendly demonstration area for our tools as well as a modern materials laboratory.


In 2019, DreBo celebrated its 40th anniversary in a major event for all employees and their families.


With proactive innovation and technology strategies, DreBo meets the ever-increasing demands of the market, thereby ensuring sustainability in expanding the company's market share. DreBo's growth is far above the industry average, which underscores DreBo's business model and sustainability for the future. Sustainable growth secures the jobs at our locations and gives our employees outstanding prospects for the future.


DreBo is part of a globally very successful group while retaining the philosophy of a medium-sized company. This means that DreBo combines the advantages of medium-sized structures with those of a successful, international group of companies.


DreBo Werkzeugfabrik GmbH
Phone: +49 7584-29 00-0

About us

We are the global leading developer and original equipment/private-label manufacturer of stone drilling tools and chisels, "Made in Germany" and produced in-house.

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