Big Kaiser Celebrates 70 Years in Business in 2018

Big Kaiser celebrates 70 years of business with a look back at its founder’s vision.

The precision tooling company Big Kaiser, founded by Heinz Kaiser in Rümlang, Switzerland, celebrates its 70-year anniversary in 2018. In 1948, the 25-year-old Heinz Kaiser decided to give up his permanent job and start his own business near Zurich, Switzerland. His vision was to advance the development of high-quality tools that were needed to keep pace with the increasing productivity of machine-tool technology at the time.

The company says that Heinz Kaiser had clear goals in mind: to manufacture modern tools in his own workshop that would meet high requirements. That meant designing tools that were strong, well-balanced and capable of boring precise holes with accuracy and surface quality. Big Kaiser says that decades of experience in the design, manufacturing and application of cutting solutions have enriched a commitment to ongoing R&D. The result is a range of CKB (KAB) tool and clamping systems for boring, milling, drilling and external turning that are still used in industries around the world today.

Now a member of the Big Daishowa Group, Big Kaiser Precision Tooling continues to have a role in the company’s worldwide R&D and manufacturing strategy. The company says that the next generation of products developed in Switzerland delivers connectivity essential to today’s smart manufacturing environments. For example, Big Kaiser says that the EWE Digital Boring Heads enable repeatable and precise cutting parameters (at .0001 inch and finer) and connect to a smartphone or tablet app to configure, monitor and track historical adjustments for multiple tools.

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