About Hilti

Hilti makes construction simpler, faster and safer

Hilti Group was founded in 1941, evolving from a small family start-up to a trusted global business. Today, Hilti is still family-owned, with its global headquarters in the Principality of Liechtenstein, where Martin Hilti established the company more than 75 years ago.

At Hilti we design and manufacture leading-edge technology, software and services, which power the professional construction industry. We’re global, based in over 120 countries with more than 30,000 employees around the world who contribute to making construction work simpler, faster and safer while inspiring customers every single day with technologically leading products, systems, software and services. Many ideas for improvements are developed directly on construction sites while talking to customers.

If there is an on-site challenge for which no Hilti solution exists, one will be developed. This is why the company invests approximately 6 percent of sales each year in research and development.


The strategic objective is sustainable value creation through market leadership and differentiation. The company has also been planning with financial foresight since its founding in 1941 by brothers Eugen and Martin Hilti. All company shares are in the possession of the Martin Hilti Family Trust, which ensures the long-term continuity of the company. Hilti builds a better future – with sustainable and innovative solutions.

The company supports society and environment equally to actively pursue a better future both within and outside of the core business area. In addition to the charitable Hilti Foundation click here, the company’s values of integrity, courage, teamwork and commitment are demonstrated every day in its interactions with team members, partners and customers.


Our customers are at the heart of everything we do. That’s why we run our own direct sales teams, with over two-thirds of our Hilti team members working directly with our customers every day. That’s 200,000 interactions worldwide online, on the phone and onsite. At Hilti we don’t believe in just sitting in the office. Our sales teams and field engineers work closely with our customers onsite, finding solutions to make builds faster, easier and safer. All this drives our innovation, because we know and understand what our customers really need.


At Hilti we like to do things differently.

  • We create technologies, software and services, which clearly stand out from the rest.
  • We run our own research and design labs, working with top technical universities and partners, all over the world.
  • We make our own products in Hilti factories and with external partners, making sure all our products match the same high quality and standards.
  • And we are a privately owned company, founded in 1941 by Martin Hilti and still held by the Hilti family today. So we are looking to build for the future, rather than short-term gains.


Every day at our research, development and testing centers in Europe, North America and Asia, Hilti engineers and experts are tinkering, testing and imagining new ways to make your work easier, safer and more productive. We work directly with customers about the challenges they face and work to solve them with better, smarter products. We work with various universities and independent research laboratories to tackle the most challenging technical problems.

In other words, we never stop improving—because you never stop working.

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