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06/18/2019

CERATIZIT Group and GRASCHE USA extend their working partnership

5-year contract extension

CERATIZIT Luxembourg, Mamer, Luxembourg, June 18, 2019.

During the recent LIGNA International Woodworking fair in Hanover, GRASCHE USA signed an extension to their dealer agreement which extends the working partnership with the CERATIZIT Group in total to 10 years for the distribution of knives and profile blanks in North America.

Since the launch of the collaboration in 2014, the sales for both companies have grown steadily. The close working relationship to promote the “Go Chrome” carbide grade program has been very successful, and it has now been further expanded with the addition of the new KCR18+ grade, providing a comprehensive offering suitable for all wood-processing applications. “GRASCHE USA carry an extensive local inventory of knives and profile blanks that allow their customers fast delivery times and local support to meet all customer needs,” said president and owner Richard Comer. Andreas Olthoff, Managing Director of CERATIZIT Luxembourg, thanked GRASCHE for the 5 years of service and wished them all success for future sales growth in North America.

About GRASCHE USA

GRASCHE USA is the premier U.S. manufacturer of quality custom saw bodies ready for tipping. The saw bodies are laser-cut, heat-treated, reamed, surface-ground, and hammered by expert craftsmen. Each saw is built in the U.S. with German cold-rolled saw steel using European machine and manufacturing processes to ensure the tightest tolerances possible. GRASCHE offers top-quality, exceptional customer service and rapid delivery.
 

Toolmaker Solutions by CERATIZIT – carbide for all requirements

As the competence brand Toolmaker Solutions by CERATIZIT, the CERATIZIT Group develops and manufactures innovative solutions for tool manufacturers. This includes rods and preforms for solid carbide tools as well as carbide inserts for the machining of wood, stone, metal and composite materials. An extensive range of standard tools with high availability gives customers decisive competitive advantages in their price segment. Products not covered by the standard range, are developed by the carbide experts on an individual basis and in close collaboration with the tool manufacturers.

CERATIZIT with passion and a pioneering spirit for hard materials

For over 95 years, CERATIZIT has been a pioneer in developing exceptional hard material solutions for machining and wear protection. The private company, with registered offices in Mamer, Luxembourg, develops and produces highly specialised cutting tools, indexable inserts, rods made from hard materials and wear parts. The CERATIZIT Group is the global market leader in various application segments and successfully develops new carbide, cermet and ceramic grades, such as for wood and stone working.

 

With more than 8,000 employees at more than 30 production facilities and a sales network with over 50 branches, CERATIZIT is a global player in the carbide industry. The company's international network includes subsidiary Stadler Metalle and joint venture CB-CERATIZIT.

 

The technology leader is continually investing in research and development and holds more than 1,000 patents. Innovative hard material solutions from CERATIZIT are used in various sectors, including mechanical engineering and toolmaking, in the automotive and aerospace industries and in the oil, gas and medical industries.

 

  • Richard Comer, President of GRASCHE USA (centre), signing the dealer extension joined by Andreas Olthoff, Managing Director of CERATIZIT Luxembourg (left), and Chris McKenna, Sales Director Americas.

Press contact Communication

Parwez Farsan

CERATIZIT S.A.
101, Route de Holzem
LU-8232 Mamer, Luxembourg

Tel: +352 31 20 85-854
parwez.farsan@ceratizit.com