today's
surfaces ...

... for tomorrow's
products

PERFECTION HAS A NAME.
WORLDWIDE.

Ever since 1969, innovative technologies and the tradesmen’s skills have marked KRÜTH’s path toward modern surfacing of tools. EtchingEngraving, Laser-EtchingEngraving and 3D-LaserEngraving demonstrate the innovative drive and the success of a family-owned company, active all around the world.

WE ARE INNOVATIVE.
AS A MATTER OF TRADITION.

Traditionally, ornaments were etched in workpieces by damascening. When KRÜTH was founded, this technique was used to lend decorative structures to the tools that were intended for a wide variety of purposes.

Since about 1950, the surfaces of injection molds were etched and provided with engravings so that plastic parts could be manufactured in a subsequent casting process. Today, using the most modern technology, innovative engravings, symbols, emblems, and lettering are imprinted on the surfaces of such tools.

Even in the Middle Ages, blacksmiths in Solingen experimented with using etching to finish surfaces. The high-quality steel originated in Damascus. This steel was used for the decorated blades of swords and daggers. Damascus steel comprised multiple layers of steels, varying in alloy and hardness, which were then welded together.

But only with the etching process, using special acids, did the stacked layers of steel become visible. The individual steel alloys responded differently to the acid used here.

The lettering, ornaments and symbols etched on sabers, armor, swords, daggers and other instruments of war demonstrated the singularity of the arms and indicated that the wearer was a member of the knighthood.

HISTORY

2020
Expansion of machinery (laser- & printing machines)

2019
Opening of the branch on Dahl

2017
Foundation of the Global Laser Group (GLG) www.globallasergroup.com

2015
Production site opened in Portugal

2014
High-resolution scanner technology

2013
Second laser for large molds

2011
First laser machine for molds exceeding 3.5 t

2007
Department opened for Laser-EtchingEngraving and 3D-LaserEngraving

2005
Presentation of the “Living Corporate Culture” award Took over the company SET Form-Ätz-Technik

2000
EtchingEngraving with double-gloss Electroplating department for NiOn100 and NiOn200

1998
Launch of KRÜTH do Brasil in São Bernardo, near São Paulo

1994
Porcerax II® lauded by the Japanese Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) Takeover of the “Vereinigten Werkstätten” KRÜTH IMS founded by KRÜTH and Int. Mold Steel

1992
Mono- and double-gloss finishing of nickel shells

1990
EtchingEngraving with multilayer films

1969
Founding of the KRÜTH company

1960
EtchingEngraving; first steel molds

CREATIVITY REQUIRES THE COURAGE TO LET GO OF CERTAINTIES.

– Erich Fromm –

KRÜTH GLOBAL

SEC WORLDWIDE

KRÜTH operates through its worldwide SEC (Surface Etching Cooperation) network internationally with the technology EtchinEngraving.

www.sec-texture.com

GLG WORLDWIDE

GLG, the GlobalLaserGroup, has been established to provide customers around the world in 3D-LaserEngraving technique.

www.globallasergroup.com

SET KRÜTH AUSTRIA

For more than 20 years now, a subsidiary known as SET-KRÜTH, headquartered in Fohnsdorf, Austria, has processed surfaces for die casting molds and injection molding tools. Also handled here are tool optimization, service on molds as well as polishing work and welding in the course of repairs.

KRÜTH PORTUGAL

KRÜTH has had a second subsidiary in Oliveira de Azeméis since the beginning of 2015.

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JOBS

You would like to change your professional career?
We are always looking forward to receive interesting and informative applicants.

WHAT WE OFFER

A qualified team of young and experienced employees sets itself new challenges every day to fulfil the wishes of our customers. Our business partners are OEMs as well as TIERs.
The working atmosphere is harmonious in a dynamic environment and requires team spirit and the contribution of own ideas. Our work-life-balance-offers include bicycle leasing, a daily selection of fresh fruit and regular and special company events. In addition, special payments such as holiday and Christmas bonuses as well as financial benefits, direct insurance with employer's subsidy and a performance-related salary are included. Short projects (2 to 3 weeks) abroad are possible at our subsidiary companies.

A detailed description of our current vacancies can be seen in the section below:
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EDUCATION

Hello! I'm Sebastian, an apprentice at KRÜTH.

You have just finished school, your studies or already completed an education and you are interested in design, shapes and surface structures? If this applies to you, with us you have the chance to discover the artist or technician in you.

YOUR FUTURE
AT KRÜTH

WHAT YOU LEARN

You learn how to handle and work with steel and aluminium tools. These are negative moulds, for injection-moulded components in e.g. the automotive industry. Your activities include cleaning and covering the moulds, as well as applying the surface structures. This is done by hand (manual) or with a lasermachines (automated). Adjusting the surface gloss by sandblasting completes the process.

The design and development of new structures gives your creative side a boost. Operating different machines will improve your technical skills and expand your knowledge.

With us, you can design the world championship shoe and earn the world championship title or develop the surface structures of the vehicles of tomorrow.
The colleagues and trainers are very helpful and will support you individually.

THE ENGRAVER’S PROFESSION

The Engraver with the specialisation "flat engraving" applies an engraving in metal, glass and also plastic by mechanical processing, by etching or by lasering.
At that time, engraver were the metal artists. But over the centuries, instead of weapons, more and more cutting tools and cutlery were decorated with artful ornaments or floral patterns by engraving and/or etching.
Today, calligraphy, typography, the study of architectural styles and design development, as well as drawing with ink and pencil, are teached. The use of a PC is part of the professional standard.
In addition to the training, KRÜTH enriches the participation in courses, e.g. in improving the drawing skills. The entire training is completed with the qualification as an Industrial Engraver.

You're not sure if engraving suits you?
Then get an overview of the different areas on a introductory day in our company!

INTRODUCTORY DAY

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TERM OF TRAINING

Education 3 years
shortened 2.5 years

PROFESSIONAL COLLEGE

Teaching blocks
in Solingen

HOLIDAY

30 days a year

FORM OF TRAINING

Dual = company + school
Focus of Engraver
FLAT ENGRAVING TECHNOLOGY
(etching + 2D/3D laser)

FURTHER EDUCATION

In-house training
Master engraver
Design technician
Study for Design

PAYMENT

1st year = 750,- EUR
2nd year = 780,- EUR
3rd year = 835,- EUR
(according to contract with IG Metall)

APPLY NOW
AS
METAL TATTOO ARTIST
OR LASERQUEEN

Hi, I'm Julia. I'm an engraver.
After I finished my final exams I was hired by KRÜTH and now I'm working in my favorite department.

Internally there are many opportunities for further education.
For my future I am planning to work in one of the KRÜTH subsidiaries to collect experiences abroad and to improve my language skills professionally. I enjoy my work very much, because my passion for detail is a clear advantage in my profession.

APPLY FOR A JOB NOW!

We are pleased to answer your individual questions about a trainee position
and look forward to receiving your interesting and informative application!

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