As a car lover, and as a Porsche Racing Driver, Werner Montabaur was inspired by perfection and performance.

When Werner Montabaur, inventive genius, founding father and the man who lent his name to the company, first came into contact with the field of surface preparation back in the 80s, he very quickly realized that the tools available were far from capable of providing the result actually desired.

MONTI Werkzeuge GmbH
This discovery almost immediately gave rise to the idea of developing his own technology. This led him to establish MONTI Werkzeuge GmbH in Bonn in 1987.
Just 12 months after the company was founded, the 43mm brush belt system, known as ‘MontiPower’ is launched. In 2018 we renamed to MontiPower®, named after our first success.
MontiPower® is part of the Monti Group.

MONTIPOWER Inspired by perfection of Ferdinand Porsch



Company formation

Company formation in 1987 by Werner Montabaur and Detlef Thomas


First Brush Belt System

Just 12 months after the company was founded, the first 43 mm brush belt system, known as “MONTIPOWER” and targeted at the DIY market, is launched. In the beginning, all sales are handled through national and international DIY stores.


U92 & Decapower

The first patented 23 mm belts (U92 and Decapower) for the brush belt system hit the market as power-drill and angle-grinder attachments and are used for both automotive (U92) and DIY (Decapower) applications. Whereas sales of the Decapower belts are particularly good right from the very start, successful application in car workshops initially eludes the U92 series. Only after the focus is shifted to the removal of underseal does the U92 brush belt system really take off.


First Pneumatic Drive Unit

The birth of the first pneumatic drive unit lays the foundation stone for the MBX® series. In combination with the patented Adapter System, MONTI creates a genuinely new product and is able to celebrate its first success with a machine designed in-house. The MBX® series quickly makes a name for itself in the automotive industry, achieving a level of recognition it still enjoys today.


The MONTI Color-Coding System

The increasing demand from the market and the growing group of users leads Werner Montabaur to develop different belts for the various application areas. In collaboration with another renowned German company, he creates the MBX® series of belts, which are still categorized today in line with the color-coding system he introduced back then (black, ocher, green and blue). This change and continue development of the MONTI product range sees the company finally break into the professional automotive tools segment.


Vinyl Zapper®

As part of its efforts to expand the product range for the automotive sector, MONTI develops the patented Vinyl Zapper® that removes vinyl, stickers and adhesive residues from acrylic paints, primarily on metal surfaces and glass. Parallel to this, MONTI moves into the sign industry.


Top 20 Tools Award

The US’s MOTOR Magazine honours the MBX® series with the Top 20 Tools Award! A true accolade for our technology!


Product Developments

The launch of a user-friendly electric drive unit massively increases the number of prospective customers. On top of this, the new 11 mm belt also increases the range of applications. MONTI is on the rise!


MONTI Tools Inc.

In order to meet the level of demand in the US market, the subsidiary MONTI Tools Inc. is set up in Houston/Texas. The Texan headquarters control the group’s activities across the whole of North America.


Bristle Blaster®

Groundbreaking and cutting-edge: The patented Bristle Blaster® is the first hand-held brush belt system in the world that produces a quality of surface roughness comparable to that achieved by sandblasting. This technology opens up a path into a huge variety of different industries and develops into a second mainstay for MONTI in addition to the MBX® series. Consequently, a global network of importers and dealers is set up that focuses exclusively on selling and providing product training for the Bristle Blaster®.


Die Blaster®

The MBX® is joined by the Die Blaster®, a machine that can be used in areas that are difficult to reach and yet still enables a rough surface to be created. The Die Blaster® has become indispensable in the automotive industry, especially for restorers of vintage and classic cars.



Up to this time, MONTI had been operating from three different sites around Bonn. 2012 sees the company relocate to Hennef and finally move into premises where the whole company is housed under the same roof. In addition to shorter distances between workstations and improved communication, the main benefit of this geographical merger is that everyone who works for the company now feels like they are part of one big family – the MONTI family.


Innovation developments

The patented characteristics of the Bristle Blaster® form the basis of four new innovating machines. In 2018 started the development of the Cleantech Prepper®, the Subsea Equipment, the Autarq and the battery-powered version of Monti.


Monti Group

Monti is a family, located all over the world. With the new positioning of Monti there is the now new named parent organisation, called Monti Group. Within the Monti Group there are nine different divisions, all targeting a different market in surface preparation. one of them, MontiPower®, stands for global impact of the new Monti.


MontiPower® BV

MontiPower® BV is established as R&D centre in the Netherlands.


Solar roof and MontiPower® Brasil

Installation of solar roof in Hennef. MontiPower® Brasil is established in Macea.


AirApp power tools and InSpex360

MONTI – Werkzeuge GmbH acquires the assets of AirApp power tools in Ratigen. InSpex360 is established in Houston.


New Office, Activet and BB Ultimate

We’ve opened a new office in Louisiana, acquired Activet Petcare Business, and introduced the Bristle Blaster® Ultimate!


New CEO and subsidiary Germany

Monti-Werkzeuge GmbH appoints Mr. Kastell as the new CEO and opens a subsidiary in Ratingen, Germany.