The History

In 1920, Ernst Nagel founded the company as commercial enterprise in Stuttgart.

At the end of the 1930’s the production of electric paper drilling machines was started. Citorborma, a high-speed drilling machine with 1 drill spindle was born.

In the picture you may see Else Nagel at work. She was known for seeing her profession as a calling and was therefore also a keystone for the success of the young company.

The well known and typical ending of the product names “-nak”, also dates from this period and is derived from Nagel and the original organization of the company as a limited partnership (German abbreviation: KG).

In the 1950’s, Multinak, a twin-head stapler, was launched. It was continuously improved and the latest version still forms part of the Nagel product range.

Further developments followed and made Nagel a leading manufacturer in their segment.

On account of a sharp decline in orders in 2013, however, the company Ernst Nagel GmbH was forced to file for insolvency. The business domains paper drilling, stapling, paper drill bits, staples and paper jogging have been taken over by the machine manufacturing company Constantin Hang. In an asset deal Hang has also acquired the rights for the brands and product names Citoborma for paper drilling machines, Multinak, Rinak, Enak and Tak for stapling machines as well as Rimo for paper joggers. These names are synonymes for the quality and the productivity of Nagel. They form the core of the business activities and product range.

The proven drilling and stapling machines, the paper joggers and the corresponding consumables from the Nagel product range have been manufactured in the same name and brand under the roof of Constantin Hang since September 2013 and are being delivered directly from Göppingen. For this purpose, four experienced staff members from Nagel could be gained and they ensure that the customers are being excellently served now and in the future.