Usines Métallurgiques de Vallorbe SA

Founded in 1899 following the merger of the family businesses Borloz & Noguet-Borloz, Glardon & Co and Grobet SA, Usines Métallurgiques de Vallorbe boasts over one hundred years of expertise.

Our high-quality precision tools are manufactured in the heart of the Jura Mountains in Switzerland, and have won praise throughout the world from the most exacting of users.

Vallorbe® files and precision tools are sold in more than 80 countries via a network of close to 300 distributors. They cover a large number of applications for a wide variety of trades such as jewellers, watchmakers, woodcutters and precision engineers.

The reputation of our Vallorbe® products is based on exceptional technical expertise, which has largely been gained through the development of our own production tools.

As a world leader in precision files and files for sharpening chainsaws, we are constantly striving to find new solutions to meet the needs of our users.

With innovation as our guiding principle, and driven by the determination and the dedication of our 260 employees, we are able to continuously develop new products.

The quality of our production is the result of unique expertise and uncompromising professional standards. Our products are designed for professionals as well as passionate amateurs who want top quality, high-performance and durable tools.

Our values

Innovation – Performance – Quality - Respect

Our brands

Usines Métallurgiques de Vallorbe offers products marketed under two brands, both of which enjoy international renown in their respective fields.

Graphical representation of Usines Métallurgiques de Vallorbe, this is the reference brand for our Classic and Saver precision tool ranges.

It is also the leading brand in the production of files for sharpening chainsaws.

Glardon® is the brand dedicated to premium tools as well as to products specific to the fields of watchmaking and jewellery.

Also known as the « Swiss fish », it is a mark of premium quality, high-precision SWISS MADE products. As a result, Glardon® tools have become indispensable for the most exacting users.

As the umbrella brand, Vallorbe® is present on the vast majority of packaging for Glardon® products.

We also have brands which refer to product features

The hardest steel files in the world.

The files and rasps with an integrated handle.

Their precision and performance make icecut® ski files a benchmark in the field. Their smooth, regular grinding capability sharpens your edges with precision.

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