Founded in 1876 in Oberkochen, Southern Germany, Leitz is the worldwide leading manufacturer of tools for industrial processing of wood, wood derived materials, plastics, compound materials and non-ferrous metals. The product spectrum covers the complete range of precision tools for automated machines. In a complete package of advisory services, approximately 3,000 employees pass on their experience of cutting tools to customers so meeting daily the requirements of a complete problem solver and producing service provider. Leitz products regularly are used in more than 150 countries. By seven production locations in Europe, Asia and America, sales companies and -offices in 36 countries, a close net of 120 service stations with quick-production facilities as well as sales partners, Leitz is represented on all continents.