Everything began in the Wasen village smithy at the heart of the Swiss Emmental.
Paul Baumann (PB) took over the family business that had an excellent reputation for its ironware.
He carried out pioneering work during the Second World War. Together with his son, Max Baumann Senior, he developed hand tools for the Swiss army.
After the war, the new high-quality tools became very popular in trade and industry. The first industrial building was constructed.
The red, transparent screwdriver handles began to be manufactured using an injection molding technique from America that was as yet unknown in Europe.
As one of the first employers in the region, PB Baumann introduced a staff welfare and pension scheme for its growing workforce.
The growing popularity of the exclusive screwdriving tools throughout Europe meant that a new factory building had to be built in the village.
The first hexagon keys with ball point were manufactured and an in-house electroplating shop was set up.
The branded products began to be sold on all five continents.
With the advancing automation of production and management, the first computer system was introduced.
A further factory building was constructed in order to cope with the increasing demand from Europe and Asia.
After completing his studies at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Max Baumann Junior started work at the company as a junior engineer.
As the fourth-largest company in Switzerland, PB Baumann introduced the first industrial robots into its production processes.
The new multicraft line of screwdrivers was introduced on the international market.
Successful DIN EN ISO 9001 certification
Striking tools began to leave the production facilities laser-marked with the serial number.
Eva Jaisli joined the company management.
Successful DIN EN ISO 14001 certification
With the new color-coded RainBow hexagon keys, PB Baumann set a new trend on the international tool market.
The new two-component SwissGrip screwdrivers began to be sold internationally.
The previous insulated electric screwdrivers were replaced by the new ElectroTool range.
The newly introduced PB Swiss Tools brand represented the successful development of the Swiss SME.
The first torque handle with a digital display for screwdrivers, DigiTorque, was introduced onto the market.
The company's presence on the market was diversified to include medical instruments: OPERACE for extracting implant screws. DIN EN ISO 13485 certification.
Establishment of the subsidiary PB Swiss Tools Trade Company, Shanghai, China