About the factory



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

  • 1823

    Foundation of the Baildon Steel Mill
  • 1908

    Foundation 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.
  • 1945

    production 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
  • 1998

    Establishment of an independent company under the name "Wiertła Baildon" Sp. z o.o.
  • 2004

    Change of the company name to Fabryka "Wiertła Baildon" Sp. z o.o.
  • 2007

    Transformation of Fabryka “Wiertła Baildon” Sp. z o. o. into a joint-stock company
  • 2008

    100th anniversary of production of “BHH” drill bits
  • 2019

    Purchase of 100% of the shares in Fabryka Wiertła Baildon S.A. by Grupa Topex Sp. z o.o. Sp. K.


The company has implemented a quality management system conforming to ISO 9001:2015, and confirmed by a TÜV certificate.


November 16, 2020

Fabryka “Wiertła Baildon” S.A. withdraws from attending this year’s edition of the STOM-TOOL fair

Due to the current epidemiological situation in the country, and caring about the health and safety of our employees and clients, we have decided to withdraw […]
November 16, 2020

Change of date of the Stom-Tool Kielce industry fair in 2020

Year after year, the cycle of events organized under the theme of “Industrial Spring at Kielce Expo” has been enjoying growing interest. As every year, our […]
November 16, 2020

New perspectives and ambitious development plans. Fabryka Wiertła Baildon in the Topex Group

An interview by the editors of Gazeta Narzędziowa with Piotr Potowski – the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Wiertła Baildon, Sarcin Salski – the President […]