When Hugo Benzing founded his company in 1933, he already suspected what comprehensive changes to locking elements would be required by the world of technology.

That's why he concentrated all his work in that area. Among other things, he initiated the development of a profile grinder that was the first capable of manufacturing non-round shapes. His drive to research led to the manufacturing of the original Benzing DIN 6799 lock washer, a patent for which was issued to Benzing along with over 270 other patents and intellectual property rights.