Dagger-Forst Tools was incorporated on May 4, 1965 as Dagger Forst Tools Limited by late Ashok Birla, as a pioneer broch manufacturing company.
Dagger Forst Tools Limited (DFTL), a part of Yashovardhan Birla Group, is engaged in the manufacture of high precession cutting tools viz. broaches, hobs, shaper cutters & shaving cutters (gear cutting tools).
The first broach manufacturing plant was set up by the company in 1965 at Thane in Maharashtra in collaboration with Oswald Forst GmbH of Germany and a decade later i.e. in 1975, came up another plant at Aurangabad, also in Maharashtra, to cater to the increased market demand for broaches.
As part of its diversification plans, DFTL put up yet another manufacturing plant in Aurangabad in 1977. This manufacturing unit, in collaboration with W. Forst, England, was set up to manufacture gauges within the same industrial area. In 1984, the company purchased a plant at Aurangabad where gear cutting tools and built up hobs are manufactured in technical collaboration with Klingelnberg Sohne of Germany.
The company also began manufacturing slitting saws. Aurangabad was also the venue for the gear cutting tools and built-up hobs manufacturing units in collaboration with Klingelnberg Sohne of Germany and the expertise for the manufacture or shaving cutters came from Mis. Samputensili SpA of Italy in 1999.
The company has total six manufacturing units. The Unit I is located at Thane, Unit II, Unit III, Unit IV and Unit V are located at Aurangabad and Unit VI is located at Gandhidham.
Product range of the company includes: