Adolfo Perez, President & CEO of Grinding Technology LLC, and Tom Whennen, Manager of KOMET SERVICE® North America, unveil the start of their partnership on Nov. 6, 2014.

Houston-based Grinding Technology LLC opens as first KOMET SERVICE® Partner in Gulf of Mexico region






KOMET of America, Inc., and Grinding Technology LLC mark the official start of their KOMET SERVICE® Partnership with a ceremony and open house. Based in Houston, Grinding Technology LLC is the first KOMET SERVICE Partner in the Gulf of Mexico region, marking a new chapter in KOMET of America’s rollout of KOMET SERVICE.




Houston (Nov. 17, 2014) — KOMET of America, Inc. and Grinding Technology LLC are pleased to announce the official start of their KOMET SERVICE® Partnership. Grinding Technology is now authorized to regrind and refurbish KOMET tools, as well as to manufacture KOMET custom solid carbide tools.



On Nov. 6, the two companies marked the official start of their partnership with a ceremony, cocktails, and open house, with over 50 people in attendance. Guests included KOMET of America representatives, Grinding Technology's employees’ families, as well as customers, distributors, and business partners. After the official ceremony, whereby KOMET of America awarded Grinding Technology an official plaque and tool refurbishment handbook, attendees were treated to food and refreshments, as well as tours of the shop and live demonstrations.



Bill Perego, Vice President of Grinding Technology, is clearly excited for the new association, saying, “Though we have just begun our partnership together, we are already seeing the benefits. We have already had increased market exposure through KOMET, as well as joint meetings with distributors in the Houston metro area. We are positive that this will help grow our business."



“Small companies choose to Partner with KOMET because we have the best tools on the market,” says Tom Whennen, Manager of KOMET SERVICE in North America. “Likewise, we choose to partner with only the best tooling and regrinding shops, and Grinding Technology certainly fits that pattern. We are certain that they will live up to customers’ expectations as well as KOMET’s high standards of quality.” Opening a Partner in Houston signifies the continued momentum and growth of the KOMET SERVICE network.



Grinding Technology’s partnership with KOMET will benefit customers of both companies throughout the southeastern United States and beyond. Customers can expect the following:

  • Quick turnaround and service for their tooling needs
  • Reliable and consistent refurbishment of tools. Manufacture of simple custom carbide tooling to KOMET quality standards
  • Local pickup, delivery, and expedite services




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 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 Grinding Technology LLC

Grinding Technology LLC, based in Houston, Texas, is a round carbide cutting tool manufacturing and regrinding company, whose mission is to be successful by effectively utilizing the philosophies of innovative technologies, unsurpassed quality, customer service, and added value. Grinding Technology is led by a senior management team who have a proven record of quality and customer satisfaction along with over 50 years of combined experience in manufacturing and engineering. Grinding Technology is best positioned to be your partner in productivity.



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For further information, contact:


Tom Whennen

Manager, KOMET SERVICE® North America



Nate Butala

Marketing Coordinator




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