CERATIZIT USA to supply KOMET SERVICE® Partners with tungsten carbide for their custom tool manufacture







KOMET of America, Inc. has chosen CERATIZIT USA as the preferred supplier of solid carbide for the North American network of KOMET SERVICE® Partners. CERATIZIT, the world’s largest producer of high quality solid carbide, is an ideal business partner for KOMET SERVICE, the service brand of the KOMET GROUP® – a world-renowned leader in cutting tool production.


Chicago (Jan. 16, 2014) – KOMET of America, Inc. and CERATIZIT USA are pleased to announce a strategic supply chain partnership for the North American KOMET SERVICE network, whereby CERATIZIT will furnish the KOMET SERVICE Partners with reliable, high-grade solid carbide for the custom tools they manufacture. The KOMET SERVICE network – which currently consists of seven Partners in the United States and Canada – will benefit from advantageous pricing and reliable supply, while end users will profit from tools made from solid carbide of consistent and guaranteed quality, in addition to shorter lead times on new custom tooling.


KOMET and CERATIZIT are both global names in the carbide tooling industry, and this is sure to be a winning pairing. While KOMET is held in high esteem for quality solid carbide cutting tools and tool refurbishment via its KOMET SERVICE brand, CERATIZIT has been the forerunner in the fields of sophisticated carbide solutions for over 90 years. CERATIZIT controls the entire process chain in the production of carbide products and guarantees the highest quality.  


For the KOMET SERVICE Partners, this represents one of the added benefits that come with the KOMET SERVICE platform, in addition to the business opportunities and brand equity that KOMET brings to the arrangement. With the ability to negotiate pricing or supply arrangements such as this as a group, each of the independently owned and  locally operated KOMET SERVICE Partner companies enjoy the sort of benefits usually afforded to larger corporations while prospering in the small business environment that that they – and their customers – value and trust.


Customers who use KOMET SERVICE Partners to meet their tooling refurbishment and manufacturing needs will benefit, too. CERATIZIT’s reliable supply means shorter lead times and more accurate delivery date estimates for special solid carbide tooling projects. CERATIZIT’s high quality, ethically-sourced tungsten carbide also ensures that tools manufactured by KOMET SERVICE Partners – already made to the most precise geometries – will be more reliable than ever before.


The program, achieved after much negotiation and preparation, is being rolled out immediately, with full implementation expected by the first few weeks of 2015. Existing customers will continue to receive the dedicated service, quick turnaround, and transparent pricing they have come to expect from KOMET SERVICE Partners. New customers are encouraged to give KOMET SERVICE a try the next time they have solid carbide tools in need of refurbishment, irrespective of the brand of tool.



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 22 subsidiaries, and today maintains a presence in more than 50 countries.



CERATIZT USA, based in Warren, Mich., is a subsidiary and the North American Headquarters for CERATIZIT S.A. The family-owned company, headquartered in Mamer, Luxembourg, develops and manufactures highly specialized tungsten carbide cutting tools, inserts and rods. For over 90 years, CERATIZIT has been a pioneer developing hard material solutions for cutting tools and wear protection. CERATIZIT is the market leader in several wear part application areas and develops successful new types of hard metal grades used in the wood and stone working industry. With over 5,300 employees at 22 production sites and a sales network of over 50 regional offices, CERATIZIT is a global player in the hard metal industry.


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For more information, contact:                              


Tom Whennen

Manager, KOMET SERVICE North America




Nate Butala

Marketing Coordinator






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