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In 1932 Kurt Schmidt founded the steel goods company Kurt Schmidt KG in the "city of blades" Solingen. After his three sons Frank, Hardy and Kurt Schmidt Jr. joined the company in 1967, the brand name Jaguar was introduced for hairdressing scissors, which was also established as the company name a few years later. The name Jaguar stands for aesthetic appearance and dynamics and convinces with its international usability. With the new company name, his son Hardy Schmidt took over the management of the company in 1974.
In 1988, Frank and Kurt Schmidt sold their shares in the Solingen-based company to Zwilling J.A. Henckels. Even after the sale, Hardy Schmidt continued Jaguar as managing partner. Since 2004, Zwilling J.A. Henckels is the sole owner of the company. Three years later, Zwilling J.A. Henckels acquired Tondeo, another scissors manufacturer from the "city of blades” and merged the two companies' production facilities at the end of 2011. From there, Jaguar and Tondeo form a separate division of the Zwilling Group.
During the course of the merger of the companies Jaguar and Tondeo in 2013, United Salon Technologies GmbH is founded as a division of Wilhelm Werhahn KG and a subsidiary of Zwilling AG. With around 200 employees, up to 2,000 scissors are produced daily at the Solingen site.
The most important tool for a hairdresser is the scissors. The blades close and open up to 1000 times in the course of a haircut. To make cutting as easy as possible for the hairdresser, Jaguar scissors are manufactured according to strict quality standards. Today, professionals in over 80 countries around the world use the products of the Solingen-based company.