Our Company history

At the terminus stations of the monarchy, there were often technical breakdowns of the trains due to damaged ball bearings. The transport of the spare ball bearings was costly and took several weeks. Hermann Pompel was able to carry out these repairs more quickly because instead of replacing the entire bearings, he only replaced the balls on site, which were much easier to transport. This laid the foundation stone for the "Kugel Pompel" company.

After the turmoil of war, the Formanek/Geider family took over the company in 1959. The focus remained on technical balls. In addition, other target groups were increasingly addressed (craft supplies for schools, artists, theaters, locksmiths,...) Since 2013, an online store is in operation. In January 2017, the company was sold to HSI Solutions GmbH due to lack of family succession.

90 million balls sold in 2020

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KUGELPOMPEL is a leading company in the distribution of precision balls, rollers and bearing balls. The company is ISO 9001:2015 - certified. With our partners we include over 10,000 m² of warehouses, climatic chambers and various laboratories for metallography. Together with our partners, we have more than 4,000 tons of products in stock.

This enables us to meet the requirements of worldwide customers in a short time. In the factories of the group of companies, we are able to control 100% the production in every single operation through careful and reliable quality management.

Quick availability

  • More than 3,000 articles on stock
  • Flexible, fast acting local team
  • Dense supplier network in the global environment (Italy, China, India, USA, UK, ...)

Delivery reliability

  • High storage capacity on site and with our suppliers
  • "Check before Shipment" Philosophie
  • Back-up system in the supply chain (always a second supplier available)
  • Many years of experience and specialization in the field of balls
  • High quality ERP system, logistics/warehousing

Quality assurance, traceability

  • Possible control by modern laboratories: e.g. microstructural controls and analyses of balls and rollers.
  • According to DIN standards, certain properties such as hardness, chemical composition and density can be measured.
  • Each production lot is tracked and batch tested.
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