In 1941, brothers Eugen and Martin Hilti establish ‘Maschinenbau Hilti OHG’ as a five-man mechanical workshop in Schaan in the Principality of Liechtenstein.
We make our first international move and expand into Italy.
We invent the DX safety principle, with our powder-actuated fastening technique.
We win our first iF Product Design Award for the original Schlagdübel Gerät anchoring device.
We create our direct sales and marketing model, which is still unique in the industry.
We diversify into drilling and anchoring systems.
We set up our R&D Technical Center in Schaan, Liechtenstein.
In 1968, we open our office in Singapore.
We are recognised by Chief Executive as the world's number two private company for leadership development.
In the anniversary year of 2016 more than 24,000 employees work for Hilti in more than 120 countries.
The worldwide introduction of the redesigned brand image begins.
The new look is fresher, more dynamic and more strongly focuses on the customer.