Somta Tools flies South African flag at EMO 2017

This year marks the 11th time that KwaZulu-Natal based Somta Tools will participate at the international metalworking exhibition.

Somta Tools will once again be flying the South African flag by exhibiting at the internationally renowned EMO exhibition, which is taking place from 18 to 23 September 2017 in Hannover, Germany.

EMO Hannover is the world’s premier trade fair for the metalworking sector, bringing together manufacturers and users from many countries. It is expected that more than 2 100 exhibitors from 41 countries and around 143 000 trade visitors from 114 different countries will be participating at this edition of EMO Hannover.

A recent exhibition stand of Somta Tools

Somta Tools, the only company from South Africa exhibiting, extends a warm invitation to all visitors to the exhibition to visit the Somta team in Hall 4 Stand E96. You will have the opportunity to be introduced to Somta’s full range of products, as well as some of the company’s new and innovative tooling as well as new logistics plans designed to give you easier and more cost effective access to Somta’s tooling.

2017 has been a watershed year for the 62 year old Pietermaritzburg based company Somta Tools in that Japanese cutting tool manufacturer OSG Corporation acquired a majority stake holding in Africa’s largest manufacturer of round cutting tools.

Somta has been exhibiting at the EMO exhibition since 1985 and this year it will continue to have its own individual stand. The focus of the company’s stand will be on Somta’s products rather than on the OSG products. OSG Corporation has its own stand and can be visited in Hall 4 Stand D70.

The emphasis on the Somta stand will be on its HSS tooling range, although the company’s range of solid carbide products will also be on display.

The company recently exhibited with OSG Russia for the first time ever at the Metalloobrabotka exhibition in Russia and demand for Somta’s HSS products was high. Somta expects to receive the same amount of attention for its products at EMO 2017.

On display will be straight shank drills, morse taper shank drills, reamers, countersinks and counterbores, shank cutters and threading tools.

Manning the stand will be Allan Conolly (Managing Director), Shaun Roopnarain (International Sales Manager), Raj Reddy and Farouk D Ismail (both international sales).

For further details contact Somta Tools on TEL: 011 390 8700 or visit