About us

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. 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.

More information about Unior business group can be found here: www.unior.com

Unior began the work in the 21st century by meeting numerous demanding quality standards and standards for environmental management. The company already co-owned the steel factory in Štore and entered the American, Australian, Russian and Chinese markets with its own companies. Unior is the global brand of hand tools.