Boehlerit, a story of success

Carbides and tools from Boehlerit are the pace-setters for new standards in the machining of metal, wood, synthetic and composite materials. The cutting materials and tools specialist from the steel town Kapfenberg in Styria has the answers for the most challenging machining tasks for materials of the future with its direct line to the 'steel lab'. Reliable and efficient processes are ensured worldwide with cutting materials, semi-finished products, precision tools and tooling systems for milling, turning, drilling and forming. The comprehensive Boehlerit product range includes highly specialised tools for crankshaft machining, tube and pipe machining, bar peeling and heavy-duty machining operations in the steel industry. Further Boehlerit strengths include carbides for structural components and for wear-protection. In coating technology, Boehlerit achieved a world first and unique positioning globally with its Nano CVD bonding layer through to the hardest diamond coatings. Added to this, Boehlerit is the expert development partner for toolmakers with its unrivalled know-how and many years of mastery in metallurgy, coatings systems and the latest pressing technologies.

The Boehlerit brand was established in 1932 for the carbide production of the Böhler Steelworks in Dusseldorf, Germany. A second carbide production centre was established at Kapfenberg/Austria in 1950, at what is now the world headquarters of the Boehlerit Group. Boehlerit today has production and sales locations in Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, China, the USA, Poland, Brazil and Mexico. Boehlerit is at home on virtually every continent and in 40 leading industrial nations working hand-in-hand with exclusive sales partners and its partners in the Bilz Group.  

Since 1991, Boehlerit has been a part of the Leitz Corporate Group in Oberkochen/Germany and is thus a part of the group of companies owned by the Brucklacher family (Bilz, Boehlerit and Leitz). Boehlerit employs 800 experienced employees (500 in Kapfenberg) 4,000 worldwide in the Leitz Corporate Group. 5 % of its annual turnover of around 115 million euros in the Boehlerit Group is invested directly in research and development every year. Using state-of-the art analytical methods and profiting from its close cooperation with universities and research institutes, Boehlerit generates a constant flow of new products and solutions revolving around carbides and their use for cutting and wear-protection. All of this has made the innovation factory Boehlerit one of the world’s leading providers of customised solutions and services for industries with the most demanding applications.

Production sites
Austria| Germany | Turkey


The facility in Kapfenberg is perfectly located between the traditional markets of Western Europe and the Eastern European markets of the future.


800 employees
€ 115 Mio. turnover
5 % of its annual turnover is invested directly in research and development
85 % export quota


Our employees are the heart and brain of our company

Ever since 1932, the experience we have gained in the development and production of carbides has been passed on from one generation to the next. In line with the corporate philosophy of our privately managed family enterprise, our workforce has always been our top priority. Our appreciation for each member of our staff is reflected in the fact that we sometimes have three generations of one family working at Boehlerit.


The performance that our customers expect from us defines the development activities of the cutting grade centre of Boehlerit and Leitz. The latest developments of micro-grain and ultra-fine grain carbide and the use of the most advanced coating technologies ensure a competitive and productive edge for our customers.

We meet the exacting quality demands that we have defined for ourselves with state-of-the-art visual inspection systems for indexable inserts. These systems examine the inserts as to 100 % dimensional precision and detect chippings in the µ range within seconds.

ISO Certificate 9001:2015

ISO Certificate 14001:2015

Boehlerit is behind it

Many companies rely on Boehlerit's innovative technology to manufacture their products.
The Styrian carbide specialist Boehlerit is guaranteed to be behind many everyday products. 

Responsibility for our environment

For Boehlerit, comprehensive environmental protection is not mere greenwashing – we live our environmental conviction that is a fixed element of our corporate policy. The three practice-​oriented focal areas are development of design of recyclable quality products with the longest possible service life, production that is gentle on our environment, and ensuring that the application of our products has the smallest possible environmental impact.