First KOMET SERVICE Partner for Canada announced at CMTS2013


Castelar Tool of Mississauga, Ontario joined the KOMET SERVICE® network as the first Canadian licensed partner just days before CMTS 2013. During the show, the company will be in KOMET booth #6604 to present the KOMET SERVICE platform to the Canadian marketplace, and answer questions from customers and the press alike.  


Chicago, September 25, 2013 – Make sure to stop by KOMET booth #6604 during CMTS 2013 to witness the Canadian premiere of the KOMET SERVICE® network, and meet the Castelar Tool and KOMET teams. Joseph Tabri, President, KOMET of Canada Tooling Solutions, Tom Whennen, Manager, KOMET SERVICE and Renato Evola, President, Castelar Tool, together with the KOMET sales and applications team will be on hand to explain the concept behind KOMET SERVICE, “the service brand” of KOMET GROUP®, and the value-added services the partners provide to customers.


Established in 1972, Castelar Tool specializes in the manufacture and re-grinding of solid carbide, carbide-tipped and HSS rotary cutting tools used in the automotive and aerospace industries among others. They are committed to providing tools and services that surpass industry standards by marrying their extensive experience with the use of the latest multi-axis CNC grinding equipment, on-going R&D of cutting tool geometries and substrates, and a customer-centric business philosophy. Combined with their unique expertise, the support, training and technology transfer of the KOMET SERVICE platform will provide Castelar Tool the means to expand their service portfolio and to branch out to new markets.


The KOMET SERVICE Partners offer customers everything under one roof: the possibility to get KOMET tools, as well as tools of other brands refurbished and re-coated, access standard and simple special carbide tools, and the expert field support that they have come to expect from KOMET. This includes pickup and delivery services, emergency services when required, complete evaluation of used tools, quotes and pricing on new special and standard tools, and the support of the KOMET brand, a global technology leader for metal cutting tools and tooling solutions for hole making. 


“With the KOMET SERVICE brand, the KOMET GROUP is putting another PLUS from our TOOLS PLUS IDEAS philosophy into practice” says Thomas Whennen, Manager of KOMET SERVICE for North America. KOMET SERVICE currently counts 17 partners in five European countries, four partners in the United States that have joined the network since the beginning of 2013, and now a first Canadian partner.


“It’s a win-win-win for all parties involved” adds Mr. Whennen. “These partnerships allow current KOMET customers to experience an enhanced level of service and support from KOMET, represent a growth opportunity for our partners through an expansion of their product and service portfolio, and enhance KOMET’s brand presence and customer proximity in North America through an extensive network of local partners.”.


About KOMET of America, Inc.

KOMET of America, located in Schaumburg, Illinois, is the largest subsidiary of  KOMET GROUP®,  the global technology leader for metal cutting tools, tool concepts and complete solutions for hole making. With its  KOMET® ,  DIHART®  and  JEL®  brands, KOMET GROUP  is a leading global manufacturer of precision tools for bore machining, reaming, and threading. The Group has been at the forefront of innovation in the sector for over 90 years - a tradition that began with the early indexable insert borers and continues today with their mechatronic tool systems. The company currently employs approximately 1,600 staff in its 20 subsidiaries and is represented in more than 50 countries.





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