A company with tradition
THE HISTORY OF
Solingen family business
In 1932 Kurt Schmidt founded the steel goods company Kurt Schmidt KG in the "city of blades" Solingen. After his three sons Frank, Hardy and Kurt Schmidt Jr. joined the company in 1967, the brand name JAGUAR was introduced for hairdressing scissors, which was also established as the company name a few years later. The name JAGUAR stands for aesthetic appearance and dynamics and convinces with its international usability. With the new company name, his son Hardy Schmidt took over the management of the company in 1974.
Takeover of the company by Zwilling J.A. Henckels
In 1988, Frank and Kurt Schmidt sold their shares in the Solingen-based company to Zwilling J.A. Henckels. Even after the sale, Hardy Schmidt continued JAGUAR as managing partner. Since 2004, Zwilling J.A. Henckels is the sole owner of the company. Three years later, Zwilling J.A. Henckels acquired TONDEO, another scissors manufacturer from the "city of blades", and merged the two companies' production facilities at the end of 2011. From there, JAGUAR and TONDEO form a separate division of the Zwilling Group.
Foundation of United Salon Technologies GmbH
During the course of the merger of the companies JAGUAR and TONDEO 2013, United Salon Technologies GmbH is founded as a division of Wilhelm Werhahn KG and a subsidiary of Zwilling AG. With around 200 employees, up to 2,000 scissors are produced daily at the Solingen site.
International success through innovative products
JAGUAR has always been distinguished by the high quality of its products and a large number of patents and industrial property rights, making it one of the world's leading manufacturers. Today, professionals in over 80 countries around the world use the products of the Solingen-based company. In addition to a high-quality range of brushes, combs and electrical articles expand the core business of scissors and knives.