In 1932, Kurt Schmidt founded the steel product company Kurt Schmidt KG in Solingen, a city known for its knife industry.
In 1967, Kurt Schmidt’s sons, Frank, Hardy, and Kurt Schmidt Jr., joined the company. In the late 1960s, the brand name Jaguar was introduced for hairdressing scissors.
The brand name became the company’s name in 1974. Hardy Schmidt took over as head of the company.
Distinguished by high quality and holding a large number of patents and other industrial property rights, Jaguar became one of the world’s leading manufacturers of hairdressing scissors.
In 1988, Frank and Kurt Schmidt sold their shares in the company to Zwilling J.A. Henckels, a well-known company based in Solingen.
Hardy Schmidt kept his shares and continued to lead the company as its managing director.
Zwilling J.A. Henckels became the sole owner in 2004.
JAGUAR works intensively on innovations for hairdressing scissors. Jaguar also offers a high-grade range of brushes, and electrical appliances. And with the introduction of the ThermoCut-System, Jaguar TC in 2000, hair cutting has become a wellness treatment.
JAGUAR's competence is a favorite of professionals in more than 80 countries worldwide.