The company was founded on 01.07.1966 by Mr. Robert Böll, a Mechanical Engineer, with the company’s offices in Mr.Böll’s apartment in Dürmentingen in Bussenstraße, while the manufacturing was located in Unlingen.



Move into Dürmentingen in Buchauer Straße 1. Our longest serving employee remembers: “When I was hired by Robert Böll on 01.11.1968, a technical drawer and an apprentice were the company’s only employees.” The company developed specialised machines, such as, for example "Osterhasenmaschine" [Easter-bunny machine], used to produce chocolate Easter-bunnies and Santa Clauses. In addition to that, we also developed a "Rauchstockhalter" [smoke bar holder], on which sausages were hung before being placed in the smoke chamber. A "Landjägermaschine" [Machine for making spicy sausages], which gave the manually-produced spicy sausages a set shape, was in our product range of machines. The "Tigerkuttermesser" [Tiger Cutter Knife] was very popular among butchers.

Buchauer Straße 1

Buchauer Straße 1


Smoke bar holder



All patents and license contracts relating to cable cutters were acquired from the company Baudat AG (Chur in Switzerland), which had gone into liquidation. The types in question were the M 1, K 2, K 3 and K 4. The production of these tools was the foundation on which the rapid development of the company was built.

Kabelschere K 2

Cable cutter K 2



Dipl. Ing (FH) Eckhard Wolter, a graduate engineer, took over the company from Robert Böll in 1974.

Dipl. Ing (FH) Eckhard Wolter überprüft eine Kabelschere K 3

Dipl. Ing (FH) Eckhard Wolter examines the cable cutter K 3



The name of the company was changed to Baudat E. Wolter KG. Specialised tools and equipment for the automobile, aviation and maritime industries were produced through the affiliate company CMTe GmbH.


As a consequence of the company’s success, the premises at Buchauer Straße 1 had become too small and work had to be moved out into the yard when large job contracts were being worked on. In response to this, a plot of land was purchased at Alte Poststraße 20 in 1978 and a new production facility was constructed there.

Räumlichkeiten in der Buchauer Straße 1

Premises in Buchauer Straße 1


The new office building is moved into. Office and production hall I in Alte Poststraße 20. In order to make full use of this building, further product areas to become involved in were looked at such as, for example, the manufacturing of steel formworks, length gauges or other specialised tools.

Büro und Halle I in der Alten Poststraße 20

Office and hall I in Alte Poststraße 20


Expansion of the cable cutter product range with the addition of the 3 E-Type and hydraulic shears. In order to increase the level of awareness on the market for the company’s products, the company begins to present its products regularly at the International Hardware Fair in Cologne from 1980 onwards.

The introduction of the cable cutter SM 38/45 with pivoting blade saw a new type of shears added to the product range. The SMS 10 and SMS 13 can be used either as hydraulic cable cutters or as a shroud shears on sailing boats.

The launch of the plate puncher LS 5 saw the company enter into a new market segment. The hydraulic plate puncher can be operated using hand, foot or electric pumps.


As a result of the constant additions being made to the product range, the existing production space was no longer sufficient and so was doubled with the building of hall II.

Halle II

Hall II


The 25th anniversary of the founding of the company was an open day. Baudat presented itself under its new slogan “Quality in your hand”!

Company owner Dipl. Ing (FH) Eckhard Wolter can look back at a rapid development.

Firmeninhaber Dipl. Ing (FH) Eckhard Wolter

Company owner Dipl. Ing (FH) Eckhard Wolter

The number of employees has grown from the initial 2, to over 70.

Die Belegschaft 1991

The staff in 1991



Successfully certified in accordance with ISO 9001/1994.



The name of the company is changed into BAUDAT GmbH & Co. KG.



The construction of hall III is completed.


Successful recertification in accordance with ISO 9001/1994.



Company owner Dipl. Ing (FH) Eckhard Wolter hands over the reins to his son, Daniel Wolter.



Successful recertification in accordance with ISO 9001:2000.



Between 1989 and 2006, over 50,000 units of the specialist tool for the sanitary sector were sold.

Sonderwerkzeug für den Sanitärbereich

Specialist tool for the sanitary sector


BAUDAT’s 40th birthday.

Die Belegschaft 2006

The staff in 2006



Our senior boss Dipl. Ing (FH) Eckhard Wolter passes away after a long, severe illness.


The new 600 m² warehouse is taken into operation.



Our hydraulic cable cutters were displayed for the first time at the international trade fair for elevator component manufacturers "Interlift" in Augsburg.



Presentation of our new cable cutter range SC at the International Hardware Fair in Cologne.


Successful recertification of our company in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 carried out by the company TÜg GmbH.



Purchase of a laser cutting machine system from the company Trumpf, and with that, the begin of our own production of laser cut parts.



First time that we presented our entire product range at the international trade fair "Light & Building" in Frankfurt.



Successful recertification of our company in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 carried out by the company TÜg GmbH.



Presentation of the new generation of battery-powered pumps at the International Hardware Fair in Cologne.



BAUDAT’s 50th birthday.

News & Exhibitions

Hydraulic punching tool LS8

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Wire rope cutter SCSZ20

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Winter holidays
The company is closed from 23.12.2020 to 08.01.2021 for winter holidays.

October 2021
We are at the Interlift from 19th-21th October 2021 in Augsburg.

March 2022
We are at the Light&Building from 13th-18th March 2022 in Frankfurt.

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