We have been manufacturing drill bits since 1908
Our drill bits feature the “BHH” mark, which is the first trademark used by the Baildon Steel Mill, founded in 1823.
The abbreviation stands for the name of the Steel Mill’s founder, John Baildon and its subsequent owner, Hegenscheidt. The symbol is recognized by our clients, both domestic and international, as it guarantees the highest quality tools delivered time after time.
Important dates in our history
1823Foundation of the Baildon Steel Mill
1908Foundation of the Drill Bit Department in the Baildon Steel Mill
1928 -1939• consistent production development through the purchase of machines and devices,
• successive increase of production from 180 thousand pieces/year to 1.8 million pieces/year.
1945production of 675 thousand pieces/year
1950 -1986• dynamic increase in demand for drill bits, • launch of production in new Drill Bit Factory with 5500 m² floor space,
• introduction of new technologies for shaping the working tip: rolling and grinding,
• automated drill bit hardening,
• implementation of new machine tools and devices,
• modernization of the production process,
• systematic increase in production to 45 million pieces/year
1987 - 1997• measures to improve the quality of drill bits, introduction of new drill bit assortments, including special drill bits,
• implementation of the ISO-9001 standard and awarding of quality certificate
1998Establishment of an independent company under the name "Wiertła Baildon" Sp. z o.o.
2004Change of the company name to Fabryka "Wiertła Baildon" Sp. z o.o.
2007Transformation of Fabryka “Wiertła Baildon” Sp. z o. o. into a joint-stock company
2008100th anniversary of production of “BHH” drill bits
2019Purchase of 100% of the shares in Fabryka Wiertła Baildon S.A. by Grupa Topex Sp. z o.o. Sp. K.
“Wiertła Baildon” Spółka z o. o., founded in 1998 through the transformation of the Baildon Steel Mill’s Drill Bit Plant, which had been in operation since 1908. The company manufactures high-quality drill bits made of molybdenum and cobalt high-speed steel, as well as drill bits and shank cutters made of cemented carbide (monolithic) or with cemented carbide lining. Our drill bits feature the “BHH” mark, which is the first trademark used by the Baildon Steel Mill, founded in 1823. The abbreviation stands for the name of the Steel Mill’s founder, John Baildon and its subsequent owner, Hegenscheidt. The symbol is recognized by our clients, both domestic and international, as it guarantees the highest quality tools delivered time after time.
Currently, the Company manufactures about 50 types of drill bits, including more than 16,000 type dimensions within a diameter range from 0.25 to 100 mm, and a wide assortment of special drill bits. We also manufacture drill bits and cutters from monolithic cemented carbide. The basic assortment of our drill bits includes: bits intended for the treatment of steel and cast iron, hard machinable steel, stainless steel, heat-proof steel, sheet metal, non-ferrous metals (copper, zinc, brass, aluminum), glass, marble, plastics, and custom-made drill bits designed according to the client’s requirements and documentation.
To improve the performance of the drill bit, it undergoes multiple refining treatments, such as: passivation and coating with a TIN, TiAlN and AlTiN layers. The company also provides services in the sharpening, heat treatment, machining, and manufacture of specialist tools and instruments. Using the highest quality materials (steel, sinter and coating) purchased from renowned suppliers, we are able to manufacture drill bits suitable for the most heavy-duty conditions.