Ceratizit: Turning Inserts, Milling Cutters, Grooving Tools, CBN Inserts, PCD Inserts, Grooving, Threading
CERATIZIT, Austria Cutting Solutions is our competence brand of choice for innovative tooling solutions in the cutting tools sector. Under this name we offer a complete range of premium standard products such as inserts and solid carbide tools.
Almost a whole century has passed since CERAMETAL and Plansee Tizit first started out as pioneers of advanced carbide products. A constant thirst for developing new technologies and innovative solutions for wear-protection and cutting tools led these companies to grow and expand on a global scale. Their merging in 2002 marked the birth of a new global player in the carbide industry: CERATIZIT.
The Metallwerk Plansee is founded in 1921 by Dr Paul Schwarzkopf in Reutte, Tirol. The early years see the 20-strong workforce making molybdenum wire and tungsten filament for the lighting industry. The group of companies to which CERATIZIT belongs still carries the name Plansee today.
For over 95 years, we have been developing and producing sophisticated hard material cutting and wear protection solutions: From highly specialized cutting tools, indexable inserts and carbide rods to new types of carbide and cermet grades for wood and stone working. The constant innovation of materials and applications helps us and our customers to create a large number of machines, tools, applications, and consumer goods which shape our immediate environment and are part of our everyday life.
In Europe alone, CERATIZIT, Günther Wirth (GW) and Klenk operate 11 production sites in Luxembourg, Austria, Germany, Italy, France and Bulgaria. We also count 11 production sites in Asia, including our CERATIZIT subsidiary in India and our CB-CERATIZIT (China & Taiwan) joint ventures. In 2014 we expanded US operations by acquiring a stake in Californian tool manufacturer PROMAX Tools, bringing our number of US production sites to two alongside our plant in Warren, Michigan.