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Discover Germany  |  Special Theme  |  Safety & Security

The premium security knife SECUPRO 625.

Intelligent design, compact performance With more than 75 years of experience, MARTOR KG is the internationally leading brand for safer cutting solutions. Based in Solingen, the family-owned company manufactures premium cutting tools for industrial and professional purposes. TEXT: NADINE CARSTENS  |  PHOTOS: MARTOR KG

In the industrial sector and handicraft business, workers have to cut hundreds of multiply cardboards, plastic strapping bands, tapes, and other materials day by day. Ideally, the process of cutting has to happen quickly and without damaging any of the packed goods. Most importantly, workers who are holding the knife should avoid cutting themselves. But as statistics compiled by the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV) show, such accidents happen too often: in Germany, about 44,000 reportable work-related accidents occurred due to knives in 2015. As a result, the person concerned is not able to work for a certain period of time, which also means a financial loss for the employer. MARTOR KG offers better solutions. As the internationally leading manufacturer 68  |  Issue 55  |  October 2017

and supplier of high-quality safety knives and safety scissors, the family-owned company offers certified cutting solutions that make an essential contribution to safety at work and considerably reduce the risk of cut-related injuries. Large retail chains, logistic companies, automobile manufacturers and other companies from industry and logistics or the handicraft sector are therefore well advised to work with these efficient cutting tools, which range from trapezoid blades and hook blades, to industrial blades, scraper blades, deburring cutters, as well as graphic blades, and scalpel blades, MARTOR regularly extends its product portfolio along with specific services to offer the most comfortable and efficient cutting solutions. “Safety, quality, and in-

novation have been our core values for decades,”says Andreas Kieper, MARTOR’s head of global sales.“We also put high emphasis on working closely with our customers and offering customised services.” Three safety technologies Focusing on the safety aspect, MARTOR sells safety knives which are equipped with reliable safety technologies. By offering three safety technologies – a concealed blade, a fully automatic blade retraction, and an automatic blade retraction, customers can decide which MARTOR technology fits best to their requirements. “We have continuously improved the process of replacing the knives’ blades and, in addition, we use more and more blades that have rounded tips,” Kieper explains. “This way, our customers profit from increased workplace safety and work efficiency.” At MARTOR, quality presents itself in different facets: robust handles made of aluminium and/or high-quality plastic, as well as sharp blades with a long service