CORTS today: Leading
specialist in plant efficiency
The family owned business CORTS is known for “Precision Made in Germany” since 1835. As the leading specialist and inventor of compound steel wear plates we now offer solution oriented optimization and stabilization of your rolling practice. Originating out of Remscheid, Germany over 175 years ago, CORTS now support customers around the world with one sole focus; optimizing, protecting and monitoring the rolling geometry and its components of the metals industry.
Thanks to over 100 specialized and experienced employees, a large network of trusted partners and substantial amounts of experience we are able to find solutions to the most difficult maintenance challenges for customers around the world. The conglomerate consists of Josua CORTS Sohn GmbH & Co. KG and CORTS Engineering GmbH & Co. KG.
It’s Tradition: Specialist for Precision
The company Josua Corts und Sohn was founded in 1835 in the tool production area of Remscheid during the beginnings of the industrial revolution. As the name says, the founding father was named Josua Corts. During that time, many other innovative tool, knife and machine manufacturers produced, what are now, world renown products.
In the beginning of the company history, CORTS produced wood carving and veneer knifes for the smaller local market but with the flourishing business of the industrial revolution in the beginning of the 19th century, the company grew steadily to todays corporation.
From left to right: Alex Corts, Jochen Corts, Runar Corts, Willem Corts
In his capacity as CEO of CORTS Engineering GmbH & Co. KG, Jochen Corts (right) is continuing the long family tradition together with his son, Alexander Corts (left). As a partner that offers engineering services, CORTS Engineering develops pragmatic solutions – from the spare parts right through to complete turnkey solutions.
Josua CORTS Sohn
Runar Corts (left), CEO of Josua CORTS Sohn GmbH & Co. KG, and his son Willem Corts (right) are responsible for the traditional production of precision wear and tear parts and guiding elements made out of CORC-g compound steel.
From a one-man company to the global market leader. From wood to steel. From product manufacturer to consulting and service-oriented solution provider. The central focus since the company was founded in 1835 has been: Precision.
In the early days of the company’s history CORTS manufactured woodworking tools and veneer knives for the wood processing industry on a smaller scale – however with the rise of the industrial revolution at the beginning of the 19th Century the craftsman business expanded into the CORTS enterprise.
As part of the industrial revolution the area of Remscheid flourishes and CORTS is able to expand significantly.
At the start of the 19th Century the industrial revolution was in full swing. At the time the company CORTS laid the foundation for a steam engine, an industrial production, which in turn led to the company achieving global market leadership.
CORTS already developed its own first grinding machines and processing techniques in the year 1927 and presented its products at world exhibitions.
Following the destruction at the end of the 2nd World War, CORTS turned its attentions to the steel-processing industry, which was experiencing a boom in the course of the reconstruction and economic miracle.
Our history dates back to the year 1835. Learn about the family business CORTS and the history of the company here. (»)