One of the leading suppliers of tools to automotive, aerospace and general industry. DGD® is a world leading brand in fastening systems and assembly equipment. In 1979, Cooper Industries acquired Gardner-Denver Company and thus also Deutsche Gardner-Denver GmbH (established in 1959) in Westhausen, Germany. In 1984, the first DGD® electric spindles with freely programmable tightening control were introduced to the market. In 1987, all DGD® built-in nutrunners were converted to brushless motors. In 1995, new modular systems introduced for DGD® built-in nutrunners allowing versatile applications due to interchangeable components, such as motors, gearboxes, combination transducers and drives. In 2005, DGD® introduced the breakthrough Intelligent Spindle with an onboard servo control and single cable design for spindle multiples, providing best cost of ownership and the most compact system.