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Founded, by then 27-year old Bernhard Förster (1879–1963). He developed a unique design and manufacturing process for making spring rings for the jewellery industry. This put our company on the map and made us well-known around the world.

Foresta – a name becomes a successful brand in the watch market. The brand Foresta was a registered watch brand after the war – a full success. Bernhard Förster was among just a few companies in the world that produced automatic date & time wrist watches.

Post-World War II in 1950 we built our main production site at the Westliche Karl-Friedrich-Strasse 151. We still manufacture at this location today.

Watch assembly in the1960s. Then, as today: high-precision micropartsrequire extreme care.

A new chapter started: entrance into orthodontics. Rolf Förster – a member of the 3rd generation of the owner family, saw the opportunity of using the available machinery pool, qualified technicians and know-how to produce orthodontic products. A success story which continues today.

The new building and a huge modernisation of the old building at our main site in Pforzheim offers twice as much capacity as before. With investments exceeding EUR 13 million, the company is focused on the future! Also a confession to ,,Made in Germany“.

Still family-owned. Today, it is the fourth generation which manages the business and leads the enterprise through innovations into the future.
FORESTADENT is one of the world's leading suppliers of dental technology products for modern orthodontics. The product range now includes well over 10,000 items, which are shipped to customers in over 100 countries worldwide with an export rate of 70 percent.