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Set up in 1899, Usines Métallurgiques de Vallorbe (UMV) combines traditional watchmaking and jewelry know-how with a capacity for innovation. The company manufactures high-quality precision tools for the most demanding professionals: files, rasps, rifflers, saw files, gravers, beading tools etc.
It currently distributes its products to over 80 countries.


Percentage holding

(Vaud Jura)

Native country

CHF30 million

Sales in 2023



Over 96%

of sales generated through export

23 July 2014

Investment date

Extensive product lines

The 2,500 products listed in UMV’s catalogue have been designed for various industries: forestry, jewelry and watchmaking, automotive, aeronautics, blacksmithing, stringed instruments and skiing.

Innovative new products have been launched recently, including gravers, beading tools, all with the precision expected of UMV products.

“Swiss made” repute

UMV currently distributes its products to over 80 countries. The company has a network of 300 distributors worldwide. It is thus able to count on highly referenced portfolios of brands, renowned among professionals: Vallorbe and Glardon, for precision tool ranges; or Valtitan for the hardest steel files in the world. UMV is also the world leader in round files for chainsaw chains.