The Remscheid-based company HAZET is a leading manufacturer of quality hand tools, tool trolleys and equipment for professional applications. HAZET has 150 years of experience in developing and producing standard and specialty tools for industry, trade, automotive engineering and aeronautics. The company boasts a huge manufacturing range of over 5,500 different tools, as specialty tools for most major car manufacturers, torque tools and tool trolleys under the “Assistent” brand. An exceptionally high proportion of these, about 75% of the entire product portfolio, are “Made in Germany”.
HAZET employs approximately 600 staff in four plants (three in Remscheid and one in Heinsberg).
Many HAZET products have won the iF Design Award from iF International Forum Design GmbH, as well as the Red Dot Design Award from Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen e.V. HAZET was voted one of the “TOP 100 most innovative medium-sized companies” in 2011 and 2012 in recognition of its constant innovation and impressive inventive talent. In 2017, HAZET received the “TOP employer” award once again, after previously winning it in 2014. In 2018, HAZET won the “Eisen” Innovation Award at the International Hardware Fair (Internationale Eisenwarenmesse) in Cologne for a second time in a row, following its triumph in 2016. After winning the "Red Dot Design Award" in 2017, HAZET won again in 2020, but this time for the 916HPLG reversible ratchet. In 2018, HAZET was awarded a "German Design Award" for its VDE torque wrenches and in 2019 for the Assistent 179 N XL-6 tool trolley, as well as winning a "German Brand Award" in 2019 for its brand strategy centred on its anniversary concept, and in 2020 for the communication concept of the "Santa Tools" HAZET tool advent calendar.