Press Release | Wiha Tools
MONTICELLO, MN – February 8, 2023
Willi Hahn Corporation USA, doing business as Wiha Tools USA, has solidified its commitment to Minnesota by announcing a new facility in Monticello, Minnesota.
Beginning this spring, Wiha Tools will start the construction of a new state-of-the-art logistics center and American headquarters. The project's first phase will be a 90,000-square-foot facility on 12.9 acres, costing $12.5 million. The expansion will create over 40 new jobs. Wiha expects the 1st phase of the project to be completed by December 2023.
Phase 2 will add 25 additional jobs and 85,000 square feet. Once completed, Wiha Tools will consolidate its existing Minnesota operations to this 175,000-square-foot facility. The project will be completed by 2028 and will cost $17 million. The new facility will support distribution and all functional areas for the company. Wiha's expanded footprint is another example of the company's commitment to investing in the organization's future growth.
"In 2017, Wiha strategically decided to invest heavily in North, South & Central America. As a global leader in premium quality hand tools, we recognized that the American market was underserved and that we could earn a higher market share with the proper investments and distribution partners. With our strategy materializing, centralizing our operation is important to drive efficiencies and keep up with customer and end-user demands." said Patrick DiPerno, Divisional President & Managing Director.
Kinghorn Construction (Rogers, MN) will act as the project's General Contractor.
About Wiha & Willi Hahn Corporation
Founded in 1939, Wiha is a leading global manufacturer of hand tools and solutions for professional tradespeople and industrial markets. Currently, over 1,400 Wiha employees manufacture and market award-winning Wiha premium tools. A host of awards underline that Wiha has set the standard in functionality, design, and quality.
The family-owned company is recognized as a TOP 100 most innovative medium-sized German enterprise and received the Manufacturing Excellence Award (MX Award) as the best German SME (Small Medium Enterprise). Wiha's innovative approach offers added value and user benefits in terms of increased efficiency and functionality in everyday work.
Willi Hahn Corporation USA dba Wiha Tools is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wiha Werkzeuge Gmbh Schonach, Germany. Wiha Tools is the largest Wiha subsidiary, offering over 4,000 products from our Monticello, Minnesota-based North American Headquarters. Wiha USA services North, Central, and South America. With over 80 years of manufacturing experience, Wiha has become a world leader in producing premium quality German hand tools focusing on application-driven design engineered specifically for professional tradespeople. www.wihatools.com
Wiha Tools USA
Willi Hahn Corporation
1348 Dundas Circle
Monticello, MN 55362
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