About Us

Providing Precision Tooling for Over 29 Years

GDP|GUHDO has been a name synonymous with high-quality industrial cutting tools in the North American market since 1986, when we were established in Grand Rapids, MI by majority shareholder Herbert Doerken, the owner of GUHDO Werk Herbert Doerken GmbH & Co. KG of Wermelskirchen, Germany at that time.


Today, the company is extremely proud to have reached an over 30 year milestone serving the North American industry during which it has earned a stellar reputation for dependability and delivery of top-of-the-line tooling solutions. 

In 1997, with the expansion of the US service facility, the company headquarters was relocated to the metropolitan Atlanta area from its original Michigan location. The Marietta, GA facility is one of the few facilities in the U.S. that offers both in-house diamond tool sharpening as well as in-house custom carbide insert grinding. GDP|GUHDO staff is very knowledgeable in cutting tool applications and strives to give each customer the individual attention deserved to find solutions to tooling challenges.

Since 2005, GDP|GUHDO in the U.S.  is no longer under the same ownership as GUHDO Germany, a result of GUHDO Germany's reorganization that year. GDP|GUHDO continues to import and distribute the high-quality precision industrial saw blades that have been manufactured at the Wermelskirchen plant for many decades.

In 2015 the company expanded its product offering and re-branded to GDP|GUHDO to better reflect their evolving and growing product array of German Designed Precision tooling.  In cooperation with strategic European manufacturing partners, GDP|GUHDO serves the woodworking industry, plastics industry, and, to a smaller degree, other industries (metalworking, recycling, skiving, textile and tobacco) with a full precision cutting tool program that includes tooling for planers, moulders, shapers, tenoners, boring machines, routers, CNC machining centers, mortisers, edge banders and more.

Most of our partner companies are ISO certified and thus explicitly required to adhere to European safety and quality standards which guarantee top performance.

In addition to the standard tooling program, many items of which you of which you can see here on this website, there are many more tooling solutions GDP|GUHDO provides.   Custom tooling for CNC machinery, moulders, tenoners, planers, etc. represents a handsome share of company sales, however it's our mission to provide customers with the tooling they require, not to pacify them with a second-best solution. Call us today and challenge us to solve your tooling problems!

Learn more about specific tooling applications, tips, tricks and troubleshooting, by subscribing to GDP|GUHDO's actively maintained blog.

Our Mission Statement:

Our goal is to provide cutting-edge, industrial quality precision tooling solutions at competitive prices while always meeting and exceeding customer expectations in quality, performance and customer service.

If you have any questions about products or services please call 1-800-544-8436 or contact us today.

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