Since its foundation, MATADOR has always been quick to recognise the changing needs of people and the changes in the market. However, the principles according to which we adequately implement the insights gained have always remained the same. Get to know our company history, which we have successfully adhered to since our foundation in 1900.


The 21st century begins.

In 2002, the group of shareholders was restructured and Peter Kissling, born on 17.02.1969 as the eldest son of Jürgen Kissling, took over the company shares.

In 2008, MATADOR's trademark was modernised: The hexagon nut held by a stylised spanner and the word mark "MATADOR Schraubwerkzeuge" are intended to symbolise the company's origin and core competence.

MATADOR is one of the pioneers of the German tool industry. Since 1900 we have been producing quality hand tools "around the screw" at our site in Remscheid, the centre of the German tool industry. Our core competences are spanners, sockets, torque and pneumatic tools as well as modular systems. For screws from 3.2 - 230 mm. Over 4,500 catalogue items. Proven millions of times. Available in >70 countries. For ambitious users in industry, trade and automotive. MATADOR is an accredited initial supplier to leading automotive groups, including Audi, Bosch, Ford, MAN, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Volvo and many others.