TAKATA TOOLING becomes Tool-Maker of the year 2017

The winner in the category „internal tool & die making above 50 employees” is Takata AG. With this result, the jury of the competition "Excellence in Production" appreciate especially reducing the design effort by up to 30 percent with defined standard tool types. Also noteworthy is the consistent development of internal training for employees at the site in Romania. In addition, the company has a high data consistency between design, work preparation and mechanical production in the sense of a "single source of truth" - so the jury’s explanation.

"Excellence in Production" is the annual competition held by the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering WZL of the RWTH Aachen University and the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT to find the best tool-maker in the German-speaking world.


Quality - experience and innovation

Uncompromising quality!

Our customers need products that work every time. We offer a full range of services, including project management and process reliability, with a continued focus on cost transparency and sustainability. All these factors contribute to the success of our projects – as do close and collaborative working relationships.

We see ourselves as a key link in a highly complex chain of production. We design, build and maintain tools and machinery that play a pivotal role in your success as a business — drawing on a mixture of skills, technology and a strong work ethic to achieve precisely the results you’re looking for. And we do all this safely and sustainably.

Quality is not the result of chance, but of successful project management.

Trust is good. Internationally recognized standards are better. It goes without saying that all our services and processes are DIN ISO-certified. Click here for details.



Location is everything -
German engineering quality with eastern European cost-efficiency

Fast, flexible, innovative and cost-effective: our lead toolmaking factory in Aschaffenburg offers product, process and tooling expertise in engineering and construction. It is the nerve center of a seamless network of European tooling operations.

This allows us to take advantage of cost differentials between western and eastern Europe and build on each location’s specific skills.

Aschaffenburg / Germany

Our Aschaffenburg headquarters employs highly motivated tooling and production machinery experts, specializing in traditional technology and systems development for our European customers.

Arad / Romania

Our Arad facility is a self-contained business unit within TAKATA's European tooling operations, and also carries out repairs and maintenance for our production sites. Its highly motivated team has access to a full range of state-of-the-art technology.


Progress through change: thinking about tomorrow today.

A company is more than a portfolio of products: it’s the sum of its employees, its past experiences, and its vision for the future. Nowhere is this more true than at TAKATA, founded in 1899. This overview of TAKATA Tooling’s early days, and key milestones in our history, shows how we've grown to what we are today.

  • 1899
  • 1933
  • 1935
  • 1970
  • 1996
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2016


Richard Petri establishes Aschaffenburger Celluloid-Werke, which later becomes Petri AG.


TAKATA was founded.


First mention of Petri tooling division in local press.


Tooling operation moves to a new plant and acquires its first graphite-electrode erosion line.


Tooling division established in Arad, Romania.


Industrial-scale tooling begins.


  • First automated erosion line goes into operation.
  • Zero-point clamping system introduced.


Semi-automatic tool design introduced.


Transition to profit center.

Keeping one eye firmly on the future.
Innovation has always been high on the agenda at TAKATA Tooling.


A great place to work: as an international company, we offer career development opportunities based on your personal strengths. Come and join us!

TAKATA offers experienced candidates exciting careers in an international setting.

Our structured onboarding program helps you get to know us and begin making contacts throughout the company. As well as a welcome event, it includes a week-long opportunity to work in and familiarize yourself with a wide variety of departments.

When you start work at TAKATA, a mentor will give you on-the-job training and support.

Working at TAKATA: you can find all the latest job vacancies on our careers site: