KOMET SERVICE® Partner Cutting Tool Engineers earns ISO certification



Cutting Tool Engineers of Pelham, Alabama is the sixth KOMET SERVICE® Partner to earn ISO 9001:2008 certification, a major step for both Cutting Tool Engineers and KOMET SERVICE®, as the two companies push for increasingly higher standards of quality assurance.


Pelham, Ala. (April 20, 2016) – Alabama-based KOMET SERVICE® Partner, Cutting Tool Engineers, and KOMET of America, are pleased to announce that Cutting Tool Engineers has attained ISO 9001:2008 certification. All KOMET SERVICE® Partners are currently working to obtain ISO 9001:2008 certification and Cutting Tool Engineers is the sixth Partner to have completed the certification. This certification, established by the International Organization for Standardization, ensures that customers receive goods of a consistently high quality, and that all regulatory requirements are met, regardless of the nature of the product or the industry. A certification with such broad applicability naturally carries with it a great degree of steps and requirements; as such, Cutting Tool Engineers’ certification shows the commitment to quality and customer assurance that they share with KOMET.


“This is exciting for our Partner, Cutting Tool Engineers, but it is equally exciting and motivating for us all at KOMET SERVICE®,” declares Tom Whennen, Manager, KOMET SERVICE® North America. “All of our Partners are actively working towards ISO certification, and getting closer each day. Cutting Tool Engineers’ accomplishment shows the dedication we all have towards being ISO certified. ISO certification is an added stamp of quality and reliability, and it is what sets KOMET SERVICE® apart in the solid carbide tooling market. Our joint dedication to quality and to customers is unequalled.”


“We are excited to have earned our ISO 9001:2008 certification,” Nate Anderson, General Manager of Cutting Tool Engineers said. “Here at Cutting Tool Engineers, it is a daily practice to continually provide our clients with the best quality cutting tools our industry has to offer. By implementing the ISO 9001:2008 quality system, we have taken one more step in ensuring that Cutting Tool Engineers is an industry leader in the reconditioning and manufacturing of high performance cutting tools.”


Cutting Tool Engineers joined the KOMET SERVICE® network in March 2015, but Cutting Tool Engineers has been providing quality tools and services to its customers since 1979. Cutting Tool Engineers are experts in the manufacturing and re-conditioning of metal cutting tools.


About KOMET of America, Inc.


KOMET of America, based in Schaumburg, Ill., is the largest subsidiary of the German KOMET GROUP®, a global leader in metal-cutting and boring technology and tools. Its KOMET®, DIHART®, JEL®, RHOBEST®, BRINKHAUS, and KOMET SERVICE® brands make KOMET a renowned and trusted leader in the metalworking industry, especially for drilling, boring, reaming, milling, and threading operations. KOMET has been an innovator in this industry for over 90 years – beginning with their indexable drilling tools and continuing today with innovations such as their mechatronic tool systems. The company proudly employs over 1,600 staff throughout its 20 subsidiaries, and today maintains a presence in more than 50 countries.


About Cutting Tool Engineers


Cutting Tool Engineers was founded in 1979 with the purpose of providing a prompt and dependable source for quality cutting tool service. They have 32 grinders with appropriate inspection and support equipment allowing them to minimize set-up and turnaround time. The delivery time on most jobs is two to three weeks, which allows the flexibility to provide service for same day or next day rush jobs. A close, honest, and open relationship with their customers, along with a quality product, has allowed CTE to grow at a constant rate over the last 37 years!


For more information, contact:

Nate Anderson
General Manager, Cutting Tool Engineers 


Tom Whennen
Director of Channels, KOMET of America
Manager, KOMET SERVICE®, North America


Brian Kush
Marketing Specialist


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