OTEC Präzisionsfinish GmbH was founded in 1996 in Straubenhardt near Pforzheim in the Southern German state of Baden-Württemberg. Over the past 20 years, OTEC has grown from a small manufacturer of polishing machines for the local jewelry and watchmaking industry to become a truly global player. At the company’s head office in Germany, OTEC now employs about 120 members of staff at its administration, research and production facility covering some 8,000 square meters. A process of continuous development and a growing workforce have constantly expanded the areas of application for OTEC’s products and perfected the interplay of machine and process media to the benefit of thousands of satisfied customers and enabling OTEC to achieve a gross turnover of approx. € 24 million in the finanical year 2016. Furthermore, the smooth operation and long service life and high-quality workmanship which are the hallmarks of OTEC’s machines, all of which are made in Germany, are appreciated by countless customers worldwide when it comes to deburring, grinding, smoothing and polishing.
Finishing machines from OTEC are currently revolutionizing many industries. For the first time ever, mechanized processes can be used to achieve results previously only obtainable by manual finishing. In the areas of medical devices and pharmaceuticals, automotive and electrical industries, manufacturers have already taken advantage of the new technology: the drag finishing process increases the service life of forming and cutting tools and gives medical implants a much better surface quality with reduced friction. As a result, OTEC machines have also been introduced into the automotive sector. Here they are used, for example, to achieve an even greater reduction in friction at the surfaces of tooth flanks, gear wheels and camshafts. In addition, the percentage of contact surface can also be considerably increased by means of the OTEC processes.