Street view of the Gedore Automotive company building in Donaueschingen

GEDORE Automotive - The Company

The strong partner for automotive tools

GEDORE Automotive is a medium-sized, internationally active company based in Donaueschingen.
We develop and produce high-quality and innovative special tools for vehicle maintenance.

GEDORE Automotive GmbH was founded in Donaueschingen in 1978 under the name KLANN Spezial-Werkzeugbau GmbH. We have been part of the GEDORE Group of Companies since 2002. In the course of the GEDORE brand integration on 01.01.2016, KLANN Spezial-Werkzeugbau GmbH became GEDORE Automotive GmbH.

With around 100 patents and utility models in Germany and abroad, GEDORE Automotive GmbH is one of the world's leading manufacturers of special tools.

Whether assembly, maintenance or repairs, it is impossible to imagine today's workshop without special tools. When it comes to carrying out, facilitating and optimising repair work on motor vehicles, the special tools from GEDORE Automotive GmbH are used all over the world.

Our primary aim is to make repairs safer, easier, faster and therefore more cost-effective. To achieve this, we develop innovative special tools for all vehicle types in our own test workshop. In doing so, it is essential to react quickly to market requirements. We produce with state-of-the-art technology and train directly on the vehicle in our test workshop.
Production hall of Gedore Automotive in Donaueschingen
Quality Assurance Department of Gedore Automotive in Donaueschingen

Part of a strong group - under the umbrella of a strong brand

With a global sales network and production locations worldwide, GEDORE is one of the global players in the hand and special tools sector. From development and design to production with our own toolmaking facilities - GEDORE is the reliable partner for industry, crafts and discerning private users when it comes to high-quality standardised and individual tool solutions and services from a single source. In addition to highly qualified employees, we also rely on over 100 years of forging expertise and state-of-the-art manual and automated manufacturing processes.

GEDORE Automotive offers standardised and individual tool solutions for the maintenance of motor and commercial vehicles and has been part of the GEDORE Group since 2002, which is represented in more than 70 countries worldwide. The company headquarters and main production facility are located in Remscheid, Germany's best-known tool city.

In addition to the headquarters in Remscheid, where GEDORE hand tools and OCHSENKOPF forestry tools are manufactured, and the GEDORE Automotive site in Donaueschingen, other manufacturing subsidiaries are located in Germany and Austria. Another forging centre is located in Waldkirchen. The specialists for sophisticated high-torque tools from GEDORE Torque Solutions are located in Vaihingen an der Enz and the competence centre for the development and manufacture of pliers, GEDORE Austria, is based in Austria.

Another GEDORE Torque Competence Centre is located in Great Britain. The company's own plants in South Africa and Brazil produce tools in order to serve the local markets with tools of the familiar and reliable quality "made by GEDORE".

History of GEDORE Autmotive