Company History

Tools and more – 75 years

Since the company’s foundation in the early 40’s by Friedrich Kelch a lot
has changed. What began as a simple and modest regionally important
“one man show” in the tool and fixture construction has developed into
an internationally active and globally successful company within the
last 75 years.

Our service and product range has been enlarged continuously and has been adapted to the current state-of-the-art technology as well as to changing market requirements. KELCH has become a system supplier for the whole process chain. Under the auspices of the HMCT Group we develop, manufacture and sell innovative products in the well-known KELCH quality – quality made in Germany. For customers all around the world.

Milestones in the company history:

  • 1942

    Foundation

    Foundation in Leonberg near Stuttgart as tool manufacturer
  • 1972

    Messma KELCH

    Foundation of messma KELCH for tool presetters
  • 1997

    KELCH Inc.

    Foundation of KELCH Inc. in the USA
  • 1998

    Switzerland

    Foundation of KELCH AG in Switzerland
  • 2002

    England

    Foundation of KELCH UK in England
  • 2005

    KELCH & Links GmbH

    New company KELCH & Links GmbH becomes part of the
    Harbin Measuring & Cutting Tool Group Co., Ltd. (HMCT)
  • 2010

    Removal

    Reorganisation and relocation of KELCH GmbH to Weinstadt
  • 2011

    Expansion

    KELCH GmbH expands with a second location
    in Weinstadt, Cannonstraße
  • 2012

    70th Anniversary

    KELCH GmbH celebrates its 70th founding year