In 1889, Max BESSEY founded the company BESSEY & Sohn in Stuttgart as a bright steel drawing plant. From its inception, the company has continuously expanded the range of products it offers. It was this spirit of growth that led BESSEY to begin production of hand clamping tools in the mid-1930s. Since then, the strength of its innovation has been underlined by the granting of numerous patents. In 1979, with the takeover of Diener Werkzeugfabrik GmbH, a company rich in tradition, BESSEY established its cutting technology unit with the already popular Erdi snips.
In 2004 BESSEY & Sohn was spun off into BESSEY Tool, handling the clamping and cutting technology areas, and BESSEY Präzisionsstahl, a leading German producer-independent and industry-independent supplier of high-quality bright and stainless steels. This unique positioning of BESSEY as a producer of tools and precision steels creates a significant market advantage in terms of quality. It allows BESSEY Tool to procure its rails and spindles directly from BESSEY Precision Steel's own in-house drawing plant, giving it precise knowledge of the steel quality that is going into these key components. BESSEY's bright steels are produced in cutting edge facilities, rigorously tested under very high stresses and, the results documented to ensure consistently high quality precision steels.