• Company founders and managing directors Gunnar Knierim and Steffen Müller
  • Company founders and managing directors Gunnar Knierim (left) and Steffen Müller

Knierim Tooling - innovative composite technology based on a long tradition

Knierim Tooling GmbH has its origin in Knierim Yachtbau GmbH, a Kiel based company with more than 40 years of tradition in boat and yacht building.

Building yachts has always involved the design and construction of large moulds, such as boat hulls. Knierim Yachtbau has an outstanding expertise on this field through decades of experience.

Knierim's new build boats include such exciting projects as the 86’ IRC Racer UCA, Germany’s first boat for an America’s Cup campaign, the STP 65 CONTAINER, several all carbon race boats and the TÛRANOR PLANET SOLAR, a solar powered 105’ catamaran that finished its record breaking circumnavigation in May 2012.

Knierim is using its boat building experience for the construction of large industrial components for wind turbines, planes, ships, sub marines, cars and the like.

Customer’s growing demand towards accuracy and quality of work pieces as well as the need to reduce production time led Knierim to purchase three customized CMS 5-axis milling cutters. In 2004 Knierim Tooling GmbH was founded for the purpose of operating the milling cutters.

From the very first beginning Knierim Tooling spend a lot of time in research and development to find best materials and techniques to constantly improve the quality of their products.