The air attacks on Solingen in 1944 forced Orbis to move its production site several times.
After the war the region was originally occupied by Americans. Even before the invasion of the Russian occupation troops in the summer of 1945, Harry Paul Will, the son of the tool manufacturer Bruno Will, and three employees escaped to the West with some machines, blanks and semi-finished goods.
The registration in the commercial register as Harry P. Will Werkzeugfabrik GmbH took place on March 4, 1948.
Harry P. Will immigrated in Toronto /Canada at the beginning of the 1950s. Before the war he had already established close business contacts in the United States and Canada. He was soon well-known under the name "Plier-King". The management of his company in Neustadt was transferred to his partner Richard Gies.
After several moves in the area of Stadtallendorf, Harry P. Will built a new building in the Gleimenhainer Straße. In January 1955 the company moved in.
The company of Orbis moved from Solingen to Ahaus due to permanent lack of space.
Many construction projects in the 70s and 80s are evidence of the economic boom of company Will. In 1972 a new production hall of nearly 2,000 sqm was taken in operation as well as about 500 sqm office space. Another 1,800 sqm warehouse and production area was added in 1987. Due to extensive modernization in all manufacturing sectors in the years 1990 and 1991 - combined with the largest investment since the foundation of the company - Harry P. Will Neustadt became to one of the latest pliers factories in the world at that time.
In 1972 a subsidiary company was founded in Johannesburg. Since that time “Harry P. Will South Africa” manufactures and sells pliers.
The KNIPEX C. Gustav Putsch KG in Wuppertal acquires Orbis
Orbis-Werk and Will Werkzeuge merged in 2008. The renamed company OrbisWill GmbH + Co. KG is located Ahaus. The production plant in Neustadt remains.