The Company

Helko Werk started in Cronenberg, Germany by a member of  the Helsper family in 1844. For many years, it was referred to as the ‘Helsper Werkzeugfabrik’, or Helsper Tool Factory. We quickly earned a reputation as a manufacturer of high quality hatchets, axes and forestry tools, and by the early 20th Century were exporting to Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas.

In the early thirties, Mr Kotthaus joined the enterprise and the company eventually became known as Helko (Helsper / Kotthaus). Since then, then we have continued to improve the quality of our products, with Helko hatchets and axes now recognised worldwide as some of the finest forestry tools available.