Rennsteig is headquartered in Thuringia, Germany, a region with a longstanding tradition of excellence in hand tool design and manufacture. Since 1959, Rennsteig has been making tools for professionals, from the idea to series production. Since 1991 Rennsteig has been an independent subsidiary of the well-known tool maker Knipex-Werk C. Gustav Putsch KG in Wuppertal, Germany. Rennsteig is well known for their German made double edged screw extractors.