History and philosophy of the company

After several years of activity as a fitter and master craftsman, Berthold Löffler took over the 40-year old Stefan Lütten, Metallwaren and Fassondrehteile company in September 1963.

At that time, turned parts for pen-plotting tools, gas lighters and pencil sharpener screws were produced mostly on home-made automated machinery. Production gradually shifted to professionally-built Index and Gauthier automatic lathes over the following years.

The decision was made to move to the company’s first self-owned manufacturing premises in 1973. At the same time, the company name was changed to Berthold Löffler Schrauben- und Fassondrehteile. With the declining demand for formerly popular mechanical finished parts, the range of parts also shifted to a range of turned parts for other devices and the apparatus engineering industry.

The founder’s daughter, Ingrid Hummel-Löffler, succeeded her father as head of the company in 1983. Together with her husband, Horst Hummel, the range of manufactured products was extended from turned parts to electrotechnology. To handle the increased demand, new manufacturing premises were once again acquired in 1993. The purchase of additional manufacturing machinery, the take-over a competitor and investment in CNC technology enabled the company to attain the manufacturing standards it enjoys today.

Their son, Oliver Hummel, took over the management of the company in 2010. Certification according to DIN-ISO 9001 was successfully obtained the following year.

Today, the Hummel-Löffler Drehpräzison company, owned by Oliver Hummel, manufactures precision turned parts on modern CNC and cam-controlled automatic lathes in diameters from 3-25mm. We work in all machinable materials such as stainless steel, free-cutting steel, brass, aluminium, copper and synthetic materials. The company also serves major industrial sectors such as apparatus engineering, the electromechanical and electronics industry, and the automobile industry.