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“Sharing is the New Buying” – PB Swiss Tools Supports an Innovative and Sustainable Sharing Idea: Leihlager Basel – The Library of Things
16.04.2020 | In Focus
“Sharing is the New Buying” – PB Swiss Tools Supports an Innovative and Sustainable Sharing Idea: Leihlager Basel – The Library of Things
Their names are Meret, Noël and Felix. Together, the three young Basel locals are fizzing with ideas about sharing. After over a year of planning and thanks to an extremely successful crowdfunding project, the initiators have now been able to bring their project to life: A library of things including a whole host of tools and equipment. Even PB Swiss Tools was impressed by the initiative and donated a number of useful tool kits to the cause without a second thought.
The tool of the year is a tool for life
01.05.2019 | In Focus
The tool of the year is a tool for life
‘Best of...’ and ‘Premium class’ - Heimwerkerpraxis magazine and the test portal heimwerker-test.de regularly list our tools in their ‘best’ lists of product reviews. The PB 8219 tool case has now even been named Tool of the Year 2019.
Ingenious tool innovations at the Hardware Trade Fair in Lucerne
24.01.2019 | In Focus
Ingenious tool innovations at the Hardware Trade Fair in Lucerne
PB Swiss Tools once again inspires the world of craftsmen. Precision, efficiency and control in every work situation are critical factors for success. Our efforts towards perfecting the best possible tools is what drives us to produce surprising innovations. To this end, our developers are keeping a close eye on the professionals. The result: real innovations for everyday practice.
Not a single screw loose
10.12.2018 | In Focus
Not a single screw loose
Even the SCL Tigers in Langnau are using our tools. We took a look behind the scenes.
“Suddenly, smoking wasn’t important anymore”
05.10.2018 | In Focus
“Suddenly, smoking wasn’t important anymore”
Rita Gerber and Matthias Flückiger participated in a non-smoking seminar called “Easyway” with the financial support of PB Swiss Tools. What good did it do?
On the trail of Swiss master craftsmen and craftswomen
28.09.2018 | In Focus
On the trail of Swiss master craftsmen and craftswomen
On September 15, 2018 our apprentices, trainees and instructors visited the SwissSkills 2018 vocational championships. We sent them off - individually and in groups - to find the answers to a number of questions. Our apprentices and trainees report below on their experience of SwissSkills 2018.
"The atmosphere at the SwissSkills was simply amazing!"
25.09.2018 | In Focus
"The atmosphere at the SwissSkills was simply amazing!"
This year, for the first time, boatbuilders and boat mechanics were represented at the SwissSkills. Micha Bürgi, who organized the competition, reports.
What is...... cellulose aceto butyrat?
17.08.2018 | In Focus
What is...... cellulose aceto butyrat?
"We're coming by bike!"
02.07.2018 | In Focus
"We're coming by bike!"
Some 30 staff hit the saddle as part of our annual 'Bike to Work' venture.
Encouraging girls’ interest in technical matters
09.05.2018 | In Focus
Encouraging girls’ interest in technical matters
During our experimental workshop in April, 13 girls built a small machine with mechanical functions and an electric motor. We accompanied them.
“We want to create things”
08.05.2018 | In Focus
“We want to create things”
At the “Werftstatt” (which translates freely as “shipyard”) in Burgdorf, three men build boats and restore camper vans – with tools from PB Swiss Tools. We paid them a visit.
«Ergonomic work spaces are a benefit to everyone»
01.05.2018 | In Focus
«Ergonomic work spaces are a benefit to everyone»
What points are important in making work spaces ergonomically better? We made some inquiries in a specialist shop.
The day starts with morning fitness
24.01.2018 | In Focus
The day starts with morning fitness
Why do we care about our employees’ health? Find out - in our photo essay!
Start anew once again: Integration into the workplace
04.12.2017 | In Focus
Start anew once again: Integration into the workplace
We are very happy about our nomination for the "Berner Sozialstern 2017 (Bern Social Star 2017)" and our place among the three finalists. Social commitment has been part of our corporate culture for many years - and not only the persons who are trying to restart their working life at our company are benefiting from it: social commitment also has a positive effect on the company.
20 medals at the WorldSkills - the best Swiss result ever!
23.10.2017 | In Focus
20 medals at the WorldSkills - the best Swiss result ever!
At the professional world championships in Abu Dhabi, precious metal was raining for the young Swiss professionals: with 11 gold, 6 silver and 3 bronze medals, our country came second in the Nations' Cup - as the best European nation. We congratulate all participants and especially the winners for this fantastic success!
A "nomad" in Abu Dhabi
23.08.2017 | In Focus
A "nomad" in Abu Dhabi
In October, 2017, Simon Furrer will represent Switzerland at the WorldSkills Competition in Abu Dhabi. This young electrician works with tools made by PB Swiss Tools. In this interview, he tells us why he is such a fan of them and how he is preparing for the competition.
Work the price!
14.08.2017 | In Focus
Work the price!
Are end customers willing to pay more for quality? Various companies from Japan reported on the acceptance of our dead-blow mallets with copper heads.
Gold and Silver for our Marketing Films
10.07.2017 | In Focus
Gold and Silver for our Marketing Films
"Likable, believable and superbly rendered": Our new marketing films made it into the medals at Edi.16 and at the Hamburg World Media Festival 2017. See for yourself!
Swiss Made - A Recipe for Success
09.05.2017 | In Focus
Swiss Made - A Recipe for Success
Durability, precision and reliability: These core values define the policy for quality at PB Swiss Tools. Highly trained specialists are required to implement this policy. With internationally recognized vocational training in Switzerland, we have the ideal prerequisites to develop innovative solutions with internal and external experts.
Greatest Demands
Greatest Demands
Immerse yourself in the exciting product videos of the Stadler Rail and the Jungfrau Railway, Swiss companies with the greatest demands on people and tools: ElectroTools, Mallets and Hex key L-wrenches.
Swiss Wrestling and the Dead Riders Motorcycle Club
22.07.2016 | In Focus
Swiss Wrestling and the Dead Riders Motorcycle Club
Without the support of sponsors, many events would not or could hardly be carried out. For companies, such engagements are often good opportunities to present themselves to the public and to show their presence – the same goes for us.
"Thanks to our heat pump, we save about 50,000 liter oil every year"
03.05.2016 | In Focus
"Thanks to our heat pump, we save about 50,000 liter oil every year"
For roughly 20 years, Martin Leuenberger has been working for PB Swiss Tools. The trained electrician is a Swiss certified foreman in plant and apparatus engineering and divisional manager for maintenance, environment and occupational safety and health. He leads a team of 13 employees and also supervises the automation engineer apprentices. We met him for the interview and talked with him about the new heat pump – and about which type of importance sustainability occupies in the company.
Good products, good stories and loyalty
01.03.2016 | In Focus
Good products, good stories and loyalty
A strong commitment to the canton of Bern and the Emmental, successful entrepreneurial actions and the targeted promotion of women in a business field that is heavily formed by men: These and other reasons were decisive factors for the University Bern to give CEO Eva Jaisli an honorary doctorate in December 2015.
SwissGrip proves itself in the operating room
15.01.2016 | In Focus
SwissGrip proves itself in the operating room
Have you ever had a broken bone and then had to remove the screws and plate? Perhaps, our screw-plate removal set OPERACE with our known SwissGrip was used for this operation.
Lifetime guarantee?
08.06.2012 | In Focus
Lifetime guarantee?
The internal checks and requirements on the material, the production process and the manufacturing are very strict. Only then is it possible for us to stand behind our promise.
Splitting hairs
25.08.2011 | In Focus
Splitting hairs
We are splitting hairs when it comes to maintaining the tolerances for Allen keys (hex key L-wrenches).
Transparent wood?
27.05.2011 | In Focus
Transparent wood?
Hardwood and conifers contain cellulose and lignine as building substances. Cellulose is important as raw material for producing paper.
BikeTool: Endurance test in Latin America
08.05.2011 | In Focus
BikeTool: Endurance test in Latin America
The trip of Martin Arnet and his partner Evelyne Rohner leads through Latin America, from Mexico to Argentina – with the bicycle! In the meantime, the two have reached 8,600 km in top-fit condition, left the heat of Central America and the rain of Columbia behind them in order to defy the mountains and the cold of the Andes.