Headquartered in Aichhalden, Germany, the SIMON Corporate Group comprises three companies and four profit centres: SIMON Fitting Technology, SIMON Sintering Technology, SIMON Tooling, SIMON Systems, and the companies SITEK and BETEK.
Each of our companies is characterised by flat hierarchies and flexible processes. With over 750 employees, we provide a broad range of products and services with the highest level of quality. This includes furniture fittings, damping systems, carbide tools, tire studs, sintered components, and plastic components for automotive interior applications.
The central services offered by the corporate group entail key support functions for all areas, including Administration, Purchasing, Quality Management, the Electric shop, Maintenance, and our own Materials Laboratory and Tooling department.
SIMON Fitting Technology
Our central focus is to provide innovative fitting systems for the furniture industry featuring dampening and push-to-open functions for drawers and cabinets as well as dampening systems for sliding and suspended doors of all sizes and weight classes. Numerous patents and outstanding manufacturing expertise secure our leading market position globally. Over 50% of the products that we manufacture are exported abroad. Part of our daily business includes creating customised products based on the requests of our customers.
SIMON Sintering Technology
Sintered slide bearings, moulded parts and multifunctional assemblies are the mainstays of the manufacturing programme at SIMON Sintering Technology. Numerous awards attest to our top-grade quality and superb service. We react quickly to all customer requests with a high degree of flexibility. Our Sintering Technology customers include major machine and systems manufacturers as well as companies in the automotive industry.
Through its SIMON Systems company, the SIMON Corporate Group offers complete products for the automotive interiors sector, such as decorative panels - and all from a single source. Since our manufacturing processes within the corporate group optimally complement one another, we are able to offer a unique spectrum of services. Numerous system partnerships with national and international OEMs attest to the success of this comprehensive concept. Mechanical assemblies, in particular, are evidence of the cross-sectoral strength of SIMON Systems.
Specialising in electroplated plastics, our Systems area possesses extensive knowledge in injection moulding for complex automotive components.
The SIMON Systems area focuses on visual finishing for plastics with the ultimate level of quality.
SIMON Tool Manufacturing
Ensuring the excellent quality of our products, SIMON's Tooling department is a key factor in the corporate group's success. This department is responsible for developing, designing, constructing, maintaining and repairing tools as needed. The spectrum of services includes tool construction, prototyping, manufacturing small-scale series and tool assembly.
BETEK is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of carbide sealing tools, and the largest corporate area within the group. Tracing its origins to the Karl Simon company founded in 1967, BETEK has been operating under its own name since 1981. Carbide metal production at BETEK is among the most modern in the world. BETEK products are used internationally in mining machines, recycling systems, agricultural machinery and in many other construction and industrial areas.
The product groups offered by SITEK include studs for winter tyres, tools with carbide components, horse shoes studs for riding, Nordic walking pole tips and carbide powder. First started back in 1967, stud manufacturing was transferred to the the SITEK company in 1989, which was separately founded specifically for this product area. With its advanced technology, SITEK has become one of the world’s leading manufacturers of studs for car and commercial vehicle tyres. The company's very own in-house carbide production process is one of the key factors contributing to the success of SITEK products.