Unior

Qual­i­ty hand tools for pro­fes­sion­al and end users.

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Unior Hand tools is a pro­gramme of the com­pa­ny Unior, d.d. with inter­na­tion­al repute.

The com­pa­ny ranks among the world’ major rep­re­sen­ta­tives of met­al- pro­cess­ing indus­try. The com­pa­ny devel­ops its suc­cess with excel­lent syn­er­gies and three pro­duc­tion seg­ments (Hand tools, Forg­ing and Sin­ter parts and Spe­cial machines) that pro­vide the com­pa­ny with a bal­anced port­fo­lio of activ­i­ties. Reli­able rela­tions with sup­pli­ers are also a major suc­cess factor.

Tradition - Modern technology - adjustable processes

Unior hand tools programme produces over 10 million items of tools and sheet metal housing per year. It is the successor of the rich blacksmith tradition in the Pohorje area and North-East Slovenia. In the 19th century, several manufactured forges emerged in the area of Pohorje. They were used to manufacture agricultural and craft tools.

Their work was related to four ironworks in this area. The first factory of forged tools was established in the early 20th century, in the year 1919. Engineers Mirko Bremec and Walter Mach established Styria Iron-Industrial Company in Zreče, where the company Unior still has its premises today. The company was then a modern factory and produced forged tools for farming, mining and craft.



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The forging plant was turned into a mechanical forge. The forge was renovated after the Second World War. In 1947, after the restoration and completion of the building, the forge was renamed into the Factory of Forged Tools Zreče. In the second half of the 20th century, the factory developed mostly by investing into the production of hand tools.

Mostly oriented towards the development of universal tools, the factory was renamed in 1974; it became known as Unior, the Factory of Forged Tools Zreče. During the next decades, Unior has established a widespread network of sale and distribution worldwide.

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