German tools are renowned for their quality and reliability. Throughout the decades, Germany has been home to some of the best tool companies on the planet. But as more companies move production overseas in an attempt to reduce cost and increase productivity, are there any companies out there that still produce hammers made in Germany? Well, that’s what I’ll be looking at in this article.
Which Brands Sell Hammers Made in Germany? (The Short Answer)
After doing some research, I was able to find 3 brands that manufacture some hammers in Germany. They are Picard, Halder, and Wera.
German Hammer Brands (Here’s What I’ve Found)
Now that we know which companies manufacture hammers in Germany let’s take a look at them in more detail.
Picard was founded in 1857 by Johann Hermann Picard in Bergische Land, Germany. Despite being over 150 years old, the company is still owned by the Picard family as it has been passed down through the generations.
From the information I was able to find, Picard still conducts some of its manufacturing in Germany today. However, it looks like a lot of its manufacturing is now carried out in China. While I couldn’t find out much information on its official website, there were several sources out there stating that Picard’s manufacturing is carried out in Germany and China.
Finding out which of Picard’s hammers were made in Germany wasn’t the easiest thing to do! But, after doing some digging, I found the Picard Store on Amazon. Each listing was clearly labeled as either made in Germany or made in China. So, based on that information, here are a couple of Picard’s German-made hammers for you to check out.
Halder is a German tool company that’s been going strong since 1938. It manufactures a wide range of tools across various sectors. It has tools for carpentry, window construction, journey, and more. Needless to say, it sells hammers.
Unfortunately, not all of Halder’s products are made in Germany, it looks like a few of its products are made in Slovenia and possibly other countries as well. That said, it does manufacture a fair amount of its products at its facility located in Germany.
Halder’s website isn’t particularly clear on where each product is made. Most of its products have the phrase made in Germany in the product description. However, it is in quotation marks, which is a bit strange.
So I did a little bit of sleuthing and I came across a trusted third-party sales site that has Halder products for sale. The product description of each Halder product has a country of origin section that states which hammers are made in Slovenia and which are made in Germany. Here are a couple of its German-made products for you to check out.
Wera is a German tool manufacturer that was founded in 1936. It was founded in Wuppertal, Germany and it manufactures everything from wrenches and screwdrivers to L-keys and hammers. As for the company’s manufacturing location, according to the website AHK, Wera manufactures its products at its headquarters and in a facility in the Czech Republic. It may also manufacture products in other countries too, although I wasn’t able to confirm this.
Finding out where each of Wera’s hammers is made isn’t too tricky. After downloading its hammer specs sheets, I found out that the company manufactures 1 hammer set in Germany. That is the 9782 Foam Insert Hammer Set 1, 6 Piece.
I came across one company that manufactures mallets in Germany. So, instead of missing it off the list entirely, I’ve given the company an honorable mention.
Wiha is a large international tool manufacturer that offers over 3500 products to its customers. It was founded in 1939 and it operates in several countries worldwide. Wiha has facilities in Germany, Poland, Switzerland, and Vietnam.
Luckily, it is easy to tell which of Wiha’s products are made in Germany because it clearly states the country of origin of each product on Wiha’s website. According to the company’s website, it looks like its mallets are made in Poland. That said, as mentioned above, the company manufactures its mallets in Germany. Here’s a link for those who are interested in taking a look. Just keep in mind that only the mallets on the page are made in Germany.