Joint Press Release | Wiha Tools USA & Aroplax Corporation
MONTICELLO, MN – October 1, 2020
Willi Hahn Corporation USA dba Wiha Tools and Aroplax Corporation are pleased to announce a strategic development partnership. The cooperation will focus on developing professional hand-tools for North, Central, and South American markets. The manufacturing and distribution of the product will be in Monticello, Minnesota.
The partnership expands Wiha’s global manufacturing footprint and creates additional opportunities to co-develop products utilizing Aroplax’s technical team and state of the art injection molding facility. The first products will be available at select distribution partners in December 2020.
“This partnership with Aroplax is another step toward Wiha’s objective of manufacturing products in each of the key markets we do business. Although recognized as a high-quality German tool manufacturer, a USA manufactured product line strengthens our overall commitment to our best in class offering. After all, what is better than German engineering and American manufacturing?” Asked Patrick DiPerno, Willi Hahn Corporation’s Divisional President and Managing Director.
“Aroplax Corporation is excited to join forces with the team at Wiha Tools USA. The opportunity to partner up and become a stakeholder with a globally recognized leader of premium hand tools is the type of relationships we seek. Aroplax is confident in our abilities in providing superior engineering and injection molding solutions that will benefit the Wiha Tools USA product line.” Stated Steven Schoen, President of Aroplax Corporation.
About Wiha Tools
Founded in 1939, Wiha has become a leading global manufacturer of hand tools and solutions for professional tradespeople and industrial markets. Currently, over 1000 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.
Willi Hahn Corporation USA dba Wiha Tools is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wiha Werkzeuge Gmbh Schonach, Germany.
Wiha Tools USA has developed into the largest subsidiary of Wiha Worldwide offering over 3,500 products from our Monticello, Minnesota based North American Headquarters. Wiha Tools USA services all of North, Central and South America.
With over 80 years of manufacturing experience Wiha has become a world leader in the production of premium quality German hand tools with a focus on application-driven design, engineered specifically for professional tradespeople. Wiha’s commitment is to safety, premium quality and excellence at the highest level, unparalleled customer service and community engagement, and to constantly and continuously improve our application-driven designs and production efficiencies.
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 is the first-hand tool manufacturer in the world to receive the internationally recognized AGR (Aktion Gesunder Rücken) seal of approval. Wiha’s innovative approach offers real added value and user benefits in terms of increased efficiency and functionality in everyday work.
Wiha Tools USA
Willi Hahn Corporation
1348 Dundas Circle
Monticello, MN 55362
About Aroplax Corporation
Founded in 1943, Aroplax Corporation is a family-owned, ISO 9001 certified and UL recognized manufacturer, located in Monticello, Minnesota. With over 75 years of experience, Aroplax delivers engineering and injection molding solutions to OEMs and consumer goods companies across diverse industries, including medical, agriculture, automotive, electronic, recreational, and aerospace. Aroplax specializes in custom molding and design, offering expertise in high-performance thermoplastic materials. Customers value Aroplax as a long-term, trusted business partner who consistently delivers the highest-quality and cost-effective solutions.
200 Chelsea Road
Monticello, MN 55362