KOMET of America Announces First KOMET SERVICE Partner


CountyLine Tool of East Peoria, IL has become the first North American KOMET SERVICE licensed partner, providing customers with tool refurbishment services, as well as KOMET brand standard and made-to-order solid carbide tools.


Chicago, January 15, 2013 – “With the new  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. He adds: “The KOMET SERVICE network already counts over 15 partners in four European countries, and we are starting to roll the concept out in North America. The idea is for KOMET® customers to find everything under one roof: the possibility to get KOMET tools, as well as tools of other brands refurbished and re-coated, but also to access standard and simple special carbide tools, and the expert field support that they have come to expect from KOMET. I am thrilled to welcome CountyLine Tool as our first U.S. partner.”


Founded in 1984, CountyLine Tool distinguishes itself as a cutting tool manufacturing and refurbishment specialist with a singular focus on quality. “Our dedication to excellence is our prime mission” says Vonda Jones, President of CountyLine Tool. “When we bought CountyLine Tool in 2012 our goals were to achieve and maintain the highest quality and excellence in our field, to operate utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and leading technology, to surround ourselves with an outstanding, competent team, and to be a leader in customer service… KOMET represents all of these things. I honestly didn’t think I would consider becoming a Partner with another company, but being a KOMET SERVICE Partner is in complete alignment with our mission and goals. It helps posture our company for market expansion through advanced training, support, technology, superior quality products, customer service and visibility. We are very excited about our future together!”


CountyLine Tool relies on a team of proven tool grinding professionals, significant investments in technologically-advanced equipment, and a 10,500 sq. ft. climate-controlled facility to provide exacting customers superior quality tools and unwavering personalized service. Part of their commitment to quality and consistency, the company is in the process of obtaining their ISO 9001 certification.    


These partnerships will allow current KOMET customers to experience an enhanced level of service and support from KOMET, will represent a growth opportunity for our partners through an expansion of their product and service portfolio, and will enhance KOMET’s brand presence and customer proximity in North America through an extensive network of local partners. “It is a win-win-win situation for all” comments Thomas Whennen, adding “we have an aggressive implementation plan, and I look forward to welcoming several other KOMET SERVICE partners in 2013.”


The coming on board of CountyLine Tool as a KOMET SERVICE partner will be marked by a grand opening to take place on February 28, 2013 at their East Peoria facility. Part of CountyLine Tool’s involvement with the local community, they will also conduct a food drive and collect donations for the benefit of a local food pantry during the event.



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.


About CountyLine Tool

Founded in 1984, CountyLine Tool is a privately-held cutting tool manufacturing and refurbishment specialist. The new company management is committed to steady growth with a focus on consistently providing superior quality tools and services. This is achieved by investing in cutting-edge technology, implementing best practice-based processes, providing employee training and professional development, and making customer satisfaction paramount.



Press Release


Press Release

KOMET SERVICE Manager, Tom Whennnen and CountyLine Tool President, Vonda Jones
CountyLine Tool & KOMET