Company history

Mr. Klaus Schott was the grandson of the well-known Dr. Otto Schott. Already as a young boy, Klaus Schott had relations to the glass industry because of his family. His father, his brothers and he himself were all employed by the internationally known company of Schott Glaswerke AG. It was during this period that he acquired fundamental knowledge and qualifications in the field of glass processing.


In 1975, Klaus Schott founded his own independent enterprise and supplied the glass industry with diamond tools. Beside the trade with the above mentioned tools, he also manufactured his own products in order to supply his nationwide customers with optimally and carefully adapted tools for their requirements.


In the year 2000, Mr Burghard Lein, a member of staff of many years standing, became the second shareholder and director of the enterprise. After this, the sole proprietorship enterprise was converted to a limited liability company with its domicile in Stadtoldendorf, it is now called SCHOTT Diamantwerkzeuge GmbH.


Mr Burghard Lein took over the company as the sole shareholder and managing director after the sudden and tragic death of the company founder Klaus Schott.


In 2007, because of the increasing demand for our products, the company was moved to two large production facilities in the neighbourhood within the township of Stadtoldendorf. This enabled us to manufacture tools in series production on a limited scale in addition to the single manufacture of electro-plated and sintered diamond tools.


In 2008, a third large building in the neighbourhood was acquired to become an additional production site. In the meantime, the area of the production site and the number of staff had more than doubled.
In the meantime, sales agencies in countries such as Bulgaria (Sofia) and Siberia (Novosibirsk) had been established. The establishment of other agencies is planned in order to meet the steadily increasing requirements of the global market. The company of SCHOTT Diamantwerkzeuge manufactures top quality tools, usually according to the specifications of our customers. These are for the processing of glass, ceramics, stone, metals and plastic, but also for the optical industry. This means that we usually don’t offer pre-manufactured products but tools manufactured according to the specifications and the demand of our customers, dependent on the

  • kind of the materials to be processed
  • machines employed for the processing
  • kind and consistence of the coolants employed
  • manufacture targets

For these employments, we manufacture diamond tools which are made to measure. They feature the best possible quality and also have a very good price-performance ratio.


In spite of the global economic crisis, the company of SCHOTT Diamantwerkzeuge managed to follow its successful course of growth. New sales areas were established and supplied with our products. These countries include Italy, Switzerland, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Israel, China, India, Japan and the USA.


We run a number of research projects in close cooperation with universities at home and abroad. The aim of these projects is the permanent increase and improvement of processing methods with our tools, mainly in the field of new materials and compound materials and also the application of ultrasonic for dental and medical technology. In these areas, new findings are of utmost importance.