- Since being established in Switzerland in 1964, Ideal-tek has become one of the world’s leading manufacturer and suppliers of precision hand tools and instruments. Their products are used every day, all over the world, by thousands of customers in the surgical instruments, medical device, microscopy and laboratory, electronics and semiconductor, watchmaking, jewelry, and beauty industries. From their facility in the southern Switzerland region of Tessin, they design and manufacture high quality specialist tweezers, cutters, pliers, and custom designed tools. They also provide customers with additional complementary products, sourced from highly respected third parties. These products include microscopes, scalpels and blades, printed circuit board holders, soldering/desoldering tools. Ideal-tek products are sold in 45 countries by a network of some 150 distributor partners. Currently, 35% of their sales come from the USA, 40% from Europe, and 25% from Asia.