ibb GmbH was founded in 1985 as a trading company. The first sharpening orders from the machining industry made the purchase of the grinding shop Jahn necessary to fulfill these requirements. The foundation of today’s CUTTING TOOLS was laid. In order to meet the growing demands on cutting tools, the originally only manual machinery was expanded by the purchase of the first CNC machines. Due to the increasing demand of industrial customers for high-quality cutting tools, the founder Herbert Zikoll decided in 1992 to start the production of milling tools and drills at the Lohmar site. To simplify the assignment of the tools to their application purposes, the product idea of ”Multi Colored Heavy Metal” was created.
In 2008, with Tobias Zikoll the second generation joined the company and has been managing the business since 2012. Since relocating to the new production site in Rösrath in 2011, production capacitie are constantly being expanded. In the meantime, the company ibb Zerspanungstechnik GmbH is a medium-sized family business and supplies worldwide customers of the automotive, aerospace, mold and die- and the dental industry. In addition to the production and sale of its own portfolio of solid carbide end mills and special tools, the company has also established itself as a producer of OEM products. Since its foundation, the company has been family-owned.