At the end of June 2018, the Precision Tools Division (Präzisionswerkzeuge) of the Association of German Machinery Manufacturers (VDW) and the magazine "Tools" ("werkzeuge") published sales rankings for various brands of cutting tools in Germany. market. Based on this ranking, the editor has compiled a list of the top ten cutting tool brands that sell best on the German market. Come and see which product brands you have used!
Note. Sales of cutting brands on the German market
1. Cobalt Collar
The German Cobalt Group is the third largest manufacturer of rotary cutting tools in the world. It was founded in 1898 by Mr. Gottlieb Gühring and has a history of 100 years. The company headquarters is located in Albstadt near Stuttgart, an industrial city in southern Germany covering an area of approximately 40,000 square meters.
Germany GUHRING is a manufacturer of mechanical cutting tools and related products: countersinks, gun drills and various non-standard tools, custom-made according to user requirements. The products of the German company GUHRIGN are mainly used in the automotive, aviation and machinery industries, especially in the automotive and machine tool industries, and have a wide application. GUHRING is also an important cutting tool supplier for German companies Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Airbus and others. The company has opened factories in 19 countries, including the US, UK, Brazil, Japan, South Korea and the Czech Republic.
Merge of CERAMETAL and PLANSEE TIZIT. On November 29, 2002, the Executive Board of the Plansee Group in Reutte, Austria, and the shareholders of Cerramed in Mamer, Luxembourg, signed an agreement to merge their carbide operations. The headquarters of CERATIZIT, a merger of Plansee and CERAMED, will be located in Luxembourg. Plansee Group and Ceramed each own a 50% stake in Cerratianzi AG. Ceratizit has a sales volume of 400,000,000 euros and 3,500 employees. The company has more than 30 production and sales companies in 3 economic regions of the world, and also has a production base in China, and is one of the largest manufacturers of carbide grades in the world.
The history of the Hoffmann Group dates back to 1919. The company currently has over 2,700 employees in more than 50 countries, including 1,200 qualified professional consultants. Gödde AG in Cologne, Perschmann AG in Braunschweig and Oltrogge AG in Bielefeld are legally independent cooperative companies of the Hoffmann Group in Germany. Internationally, Hofmann cooperates with SFS unimarket in Switzerland, Ravema in Sweden and UAB Metmatus in Lithuania. Hofmann products include solid cutting tools, modular cutting tools, fixtures, measuring tools, grinding and cutting tools, tightening tools, etc. Hoffmann is a supplier of quality CNC cutting tools.
4. Sandvik Coromant
Sandvik Coromant was founded in 1942 and is part of the Sandvik Group. The company is headquartered in Sandviken, Sweden, and the world's largest carbide insert plant is located in Gimo, Sweden. Sandvik Coromant has 73 subsidiaries or affiliates in over 60 countries. Sandvik Coromant has a total of 39 manufacturing bases, 3 central warehouses and 19 training centers worldwide.
The MAPAL Group is a German family business group. It is the world's leading manufacturer of machining tools. Its products and services span the automotive, aerospace, engine, rail and emerging wind industries. The MAPAL Group was founded in 1950 in Aalen, Germany by Dr. Georg Kress.
MAPAL started with "the world's first single-edge guide reamer" to create a whole world of cutting tools. Its products include precision reamers and precision boring tools, diamond composite tools, ISO tools, solid carbide tools, sliding tools, clamping systems, tool setting tools, etc.
Kennametal Inc. (NYSE: KMT) was founded in 1938. At that time, American metallurgist Philip M. McKenna, after many years of painstaking research, invented a new tungsten carbide-titanium carbide alloy material (an alloy of tungsten carbide and titanium), which can improve the processing efficiency of cutting steel. has been greatly improved. Based on this invention, Philip founded the McKenna Metals Company (later renamed Kennametals) in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Today, Kennametal has grown into a large multinational group of companies with a world-class leadership in cutting tools, tooling systems, new materials and technical services. Carbide, high speed steel, ceramics, industrial diamonds and other materials, cutting tools produced by the company are widely used in aviation, automotive, construction, agricultural machinery, energy, transportation, oil and gas exploration, household appliances. and other industrial and civil fields.
Germany HORN was founded in 1969. It is a world famous grooving expert, which is especially good at processing all kinds of special grooving and small diameter internal hole grooving. HORN products are divided into three categories: grooving, milling and parting off. It can be divided into outer round groove cutter, outer round groove cutter, inner round groove cutter, end face cutter forming grooving cutter, modular groove cutter, miniature inner round groove cutter with inner hole diameter over 0.3 mm and T-shape. groover and various molding knives, etc.
Walter AG is the world's leading metalworking company with seven production sites around the world and more than 3,500 employees. Walter currently has 34 subsidiaries (20 in Europe, 5 in South and North America and 9 in Asia).
Walter specializes in the production of a wide range of precision tools for milling, turning, drilling and tapping. The products are widely used in mechanical engineering, automotive, aerospace, energy, tool and foundry industries.
9, Emok Franken
EMUGE-FRANKEN is a group of companies with more than 90 years of history, offering cutting edge technology in threading, milling, workpiece clamping and precision measuring tools. The company's headquarters and production bases are located in Lauf and Luxdorf near Nuremberg, Germany. At present, EMOC Franken's sales network covers 42 countries and regions around the world, and its tool series has about 110,000 different products, which are outstanding metal material processing and clamping technologies.
As one of the largest producers of methcutting tools in the world, ISCAR is one of the main subsidiaries of Berkshire Hathaway. The company was acquired by Mr. Buffett in 2006. Prior to that, it was the largest family business in Israel. Iscar, headquartered in TEFEN, Israel, has subsidiaries and agencies in over 50 countries. Iscar designs, manufactures and markets a complete range of tools for grooving, turning, milling, boring, drilling, reaming and tool holder systems, and offers a complete range of solutions for aviation, steam turbines, automotive, molds, machine tools and tooling for machine tools.