Innovation with tradition

Innovations are part of a long tradition in our company’s history, which owes its origins to the enterprise and energy of Friedrich Duss, who founded in 1920 a small workshop in Neubulach in the Black Forest, for the production of electrical control panels and DC motors.

From a small family business, a modern industrial undertaking evolved, specialising in rotary hammers, breakers and diamond core drills which, thanks to a spirit of inventiveness and countless patents, has acquired an international reputation. Over the years, DUSS went on to develop a whole range of technological achievements which are taken for granted by users on building sites today.


Friedrich Duss establishes a workshop at Neubulach in the Black Forest to produce electric control panels and DC motors.


Introduction of an electric rotary drill at the Industrial Exhibition in Leipzig, Germany.


DUSS develops its first foreign market in Switzerland.


DUSS trains its first apprentices. At DUSS, young people are given the chance to train in popular metal professions.


The production is moved to a newly constructed factory building.


A great deal of effort is required to handle the difficult conditions and to drive forward the relaunch of business.


DUSS produces a masterpiece in its P 50 electropneumatic combi hammer featuring an integrated dust extraction, safety clutch, oil mist lubrication and drilling/chiselling selector switch for the first time.


The company founder Friedrich Duss is awarded honorary citizenship of the city of Neubulach in appreciation and gratitude for his services.


In the P 28, DUSS introduces the lightest electropneumatic combi hammer.


DUSS celebrates its 50th anniversary. For five decades now, DUSS has been developing, producing and distributing products which are renowned for their high quality and long service life in the field of drilling and chiselling technology.


In the 1970s, the production area is again significantly increased with new buildings to meet the constantly rising demand for DUSS products.


The founder of the company dies. Nevertheless, the company continues. The company is managed by the next generation of entrepreneurs and further expansion is driven forward.


Powerful and practical - the PK 40 is DUSS's first, pure breaker.


CNC technology is gaining ground and ensures faster throughput times and significantly higher productivity.


In order to be able to test new ideas even more extensively in the future, the premises for application, endurance and quality tests will be extended by extensions.


A DUSS original - the PX 46 is the world's lightest combi hammer with SDS-max chuck.


Potentially record-breaking! The PK 160 and PK 300 demolition hammers achieve levels of performance comparable with compressor powered models.


All-embracing technology – DUSS offers a complete range of diamond core drills for wet and dry use.


A basic focus of production according to rational criteria in combination with the most modern production techniques enable innovative production processes and ensure growth and market shares.


The DIA 303 W is the world’s first compact, angled diamond core drill with a 3-speed gearbox.


RVA (Recoil Vibration Absorber): the combi hammers and breakers with the novel vibration damping offer superior performance and significantly reduced vibrations.


Demolition at its best: the PK 600 demolition hammer sets new standards with an impressing performance.


DUSS can proudly review 100 years of company history and at the same time look forward to the future with great anticipation.

DUSS is still a family-run business in its 3rd generation.


Dry concrete drilling is now possible! The DIA 303 S is the first DUSS diamond core drill with a switchable soft impact function.


A new way of core drilling - Drilling with feed, without drill stand. The DIA 250 HW with continuous hollow spindle for canal and civil engineering combines the advantages of hand-held drilling with the convenience of stand-guided drilling.