The five competence brands of Walter, Walter Titex, Walter Prototyp, Walter Valenite and Walter Multiply, are united under one company umbrella. With a product range of around 49,000 catalogue tools for milling, drilling, turning and threading, Walter is a complete service provider for the metalworking industry. Specialists working in the relevant competence brands jointly develop integrated processing solutions for machining. Here their comprehensive expertise in the automotive sector, the aerospace industry, energy, rail transport and general mechanical engineering stands them in good stead.


Sumitomo Electric Hartmetall GmbH is part of the Japanese Sumitomo Electric Hardmetal Corp., a subsidiary of Sumitomo, which is specialized in the development of cutting materials like carbide, cermet, CBN (Sumiboron) and PKD (Sumidia). In modern production facilities located in Japan and in many other countries of the world, to create modern standard and special tools for demanding machining tasks in turning, milling and drilling. At Willich near Düsseldorf/Germany “Sumitomo Electric Hartmetall GmbH” is the headquarters for sales and logistics throughout Europe with an inventory of over 70,000 different items of metal-cutting tools.

Dormer Pramet

With a combined history of more than 150 years, Dormer Pramet is the result of a merger between rotary tooling manufacturer Dormer Tools and indexable specialist Pramet Tools.

The strengths of both brands were brought together in 2014 under the Dormer Pramet name, creating a single platform that gives customers access to a wide range of high quality, fit-for-purpose tools combined with easily accessible services to help customers run their operations smoothly.

Our core product program is built around a range of tools designed for the general machining industry and encompasses both indexable and rotary drilling, milling, threading and turning tools.


Horn Cutting Tools Ltd develops, manufactures and supplies high precision carbide, CBN and diamond tools designed to fulfil or, preferably, exceed the expectations of our customers. Optimum quality and performance are crucial. Development and manufacturing are managed under approved quality systems which govern all manufacturing and administrative activities. Manufacturing is supported by continuous investment in the most modern equipment, systems and materials development. Applying these resources for maximum success relies on highly motivated, highly trained, flexible staff. Every employee is aware of their personal responsibility for achieving company targets regarding productivity and quality of his/her output.


Now in its 40th year in the U.K., Iscar has successfully developed a major presence in the metalworking industry by helping customers to improve their productivity through the application of our innovative leading edge technologies and unique cutting tools.

Iscar’s impressive purpose built headquarters is conveniently located in the South West outskirts of Birmingham close to the motorway network. From here, all sales and administration functions are coordinated. In the field, a team of over 50 engineers and over 200 distribution outlets provide on the spot support to customers.


Kennametal delivers productivity to customers seeking peak performance in demanding environments by providing innovative custom and standard wear-resistant solutions. This proven productivity is enabled through our advanced materials sciences and application knowledge. Our commitment to a sustainable environment provides additional value to our customers. Kennametal’s portfolio of well-respected brand names and broad global presence enable us to help customers of all sizes in virtually every geography drive success at every stage of their value chain. Strategically aligned across our two core businesses – Industrial and Infrastructure – our products and services touch nearly every manufacturing process. People around the globe can see and touch these results throughout many aspects of their day, from the light switch they turn on to the car they drive.


Established in April 2004, Arno (UK) Limited was the first overseas sister company of ARNO-Werkzeuge. We are supplying and supporting the Great British engineering industry with high tech competitive products, designed and manufactured in Germany. ARNO-Werkzeuge combines German traditions with state-of-the-art cutting technologies worldwide. We achieve outstanding results through continuous research, development and innovation of ARNO tools. Testing and exploring new materials allows us to introduce new high-performance products year after year, that withstand the wear and tear of high-speed and high-feed machining. Our modular systems assure enhanced flexibility for your projects.


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. Here at CERATIZIT we have over 5,800 employees working at 22 production sites and over 50 sales subsidiaries across the globe. We employ a multidisciplinary team of engineers, scientists, economists and sociologists, as well as staff with varied experience and training backgrounds. Together as a team we work tirelessly to continuously develop new carbide solutions.


When you buy WIDIA products, you are buying the ultimate in performance and tool life.

As an industry-leading manufacturer of cutting tools, WIDIA offers a complete portfolio of precision-engineered products and custom solution services. With thousands of milling, turning, holemaking, and tooling systems products and a skilled network of authorized distributor partners, you will find everything you need from one single source.


VARGUS – At the forefront of the tooling industry for more than 50 years.

Vargus is a world-leading manufacturer of high-quality cutting, grooving and deburring tools for the metals and plastics industries. Established in 1960 in Nahariya, Israel, VARGUS is the tooling division of the NEUMO Ehrenberg Group, one of Europe’s largest privately owned manufacturers and distributors of stainless steel products and metal cutting tools. Since the company’s inception, VARGUS engineers have pioneered breakthrough tooling solutions such as the first triangular laydown threading insert; the first indexable thread milling system; and the original hand-deburring system.


Stellram® Cutting Tools

The full line of Stellram® metal working tools is now part of the Kennametal product portfolio.

Stellram is a leading producer of high-performance cutting tools for difficult to machine metals including titanium and titanium alloys, nickel-based alloys and superalloys, stainless steel and specialty alloys.

Stellram has worked closely with metal producers to engineer cutting tools that provide “best in class” machining solutions for these high-performance metals.

The Stellram metal cutting tool platform features indexable milling, solid carbide endmilling, turning, threading, and holemaking tools.


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