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Ideal-tek is constantly pushing the boundaries of what's possible in the world of precision tools with innovative products, prompt customer support, and a highly-skilled team.

60 years of quality

2023

Our Ideal-tek Scissor Family has grown,
introducing 8 new lines crafted to satisfy
all your cutting needs.

2021

The Ideal-tek trademark turns blue. The white sail in the blue sky represents the two passions of our founders: travel adventures and innovation.

2017

Ideal-tek has achieved ISO 13485 Medical Device Certification. This internationally recognized certification is another milestone that demonstrates Ideal-tek overall commitment to continual improvement.

2016

Ideal-tek moved again; into an even larger building in order to increase production capacity and introduce further manufacturing efficiencies.

2010

Ideal-tek expanded its distribution network into the Medical device manufacturing and Microscopy industries

2008

Ideal-tek relocated into a new building in order to further increase production capacity. The company also developed a new line of cutters and pliers.

2006

Salvatore Alivesi joined the company as production engineer, bringing additional knowledge and skills to Ideal-tek’s ‘innovation team’.

2003

Ideal-tek started to sell its products in the watch and jewellery markets, gaining a large market share in a short period of time thanks to its versatility and speed in understanding the needs of end users.

2001

Sandro Grisoni, Franco’s son, took over the management to preserve the Ideal-tek company philosophy.

1994

Ideal-tek obtained the ISO9000 standards, the first in its industry.

1990

Ideal-Tek expanded the R&D capability in order to meet more complex customer requirements. The company also pioneered the development of special plastic and ceramic tweezers for high demanding electronics and laboratory applications.

1988

Ideal-tek moved its plants to Balerna to increase its production capacity. It also started to automate its manufacturing processes.

1964

Ideal-tek S.A. was founded by Franco Grisoni and Marco Grassi as Ideal-Outils s.a. to produce and sell precision tools to the electronics and micro assembly industries.