FLEX's industry focus is on the refurbishment, renovation and modernization of buildings, the surface finishing of paint and metal, and the processing of natural and artificial stone.
The company's recipe for success includes continuous dialogue with professional users in the trades and many years of experience in the development and manufacture of power tools. At its headquarters in Steinheim/Murr in southern Germany, FLEX today employs around 270 people.
The company has focused on innovation from the very beginning. FLEX has been developing hand-held tools since 1922. At that time, Hermann Ackermann and Hermann Schmitt founded the company Ackermann + Schmitt in Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt to manufacture and sell the MS 6 hand-held grinding machine they had developed themselves.
The electric motor of this invention drives a pliable, flexible shaft - a feature that gave the completely new tool its name: FLEX. This is also the origin of today's brand name and of a verb that is now part of common usage and was included in the spelling dictionary in 2006: flexen.
The success story continues to this day. With the first FLEX angle grinder, the company lays the foundation for numerous other groundbreaking innovations. In 1996, Ackermann + Schmitt became today's FLEX-Elektrowerkzeuge GmbH. The following year, FLEX was the first power tool manufacturer in Europe to introduce the long-necked sander for ceiling and wall finishing, the FLEX Giraffe®: a development that revolutionised the work processes of painters, drywallers, plasterers and many other trades. Today, the FLEX Giraffe® is the best-selling long-neck sander in the world.
Tested quality and competent service are guaranteed. Whether it's the products, the service or the loyalty of the trade - quality has top priority at FLEX. All devices are CE-compliant and are monitored during manufacture by a quality management system in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001:2015. In addition, FLEX grants a two-year manufacturer's warranty on every power tool and accessories. The competent customer service centre reliably advises customers on all questions regarding technology and accessories and organizes the in-house repair service.