Ceratizit Group expands its reach in South Africa with partnership agreement with Multitrade Distributors

Multitrade Distributors now offers the full range of The Ceratizit Group products to the South African market.

The Ceratizit Group, a high-technology engineering group specialising in cutting tools and hard material solutions, and Multitrade Distributors, a tungsten carbide cutting tool supplier based in South Africa have officially partnered in order to better support the South African engineering and metalworking industries.

The Ceratizit Group is a high-technology engineering group specialising in cutting tools and hard material solutions

The Ceratizit Group provides a one-stop-shop for turning, milling, drilling, grooving and everything else from the machine table to the spindle for the metalworking industry. The Group markets tungsten carbide and ceramic products including carbide wear parts, discs, knives, nozzles, industrial wear parts, cutting tools, industrial cutting tools, wood machining tools, stone working tools and carbide rods.

The Ceratizit Group, a privately owned company founded in Reutte, Austria in 1921 and is claimed to be the fourth largest carbide producer worldwide, has over 30 production sites in Europe, North and South America and Asia and are active in over 80 countries. The Group has made some major acquisitions in the last decade including the Komet Group, WNT, Günther Wirth, CB-Ceratizit, Promax Tools, Klenk, Cobra Carbide India, Becker Diamantwerkzeuge and Best Carbide Cutting Tools.

The Ceratizit Group provides a one-stop-shop for turning, milling, drilling, grooving and everything else from the machine table to the spindle for the metalworking industry

Each constituent brand is recognised as an expert in its own field. For example Ceratizit for its high quality indexable inserts; WNT for a diverse product range that includes solid carbide and HSS rotational tools, toolholders and workholding equipment; Komet for its high precision drilling, reaming, boring and countersinking tools and Klenk for solid carbide drills developed specifically for the aerospace industry.

Multitrade Distributors has been supplying Komet tooling solutions, which specialised in boring machining, since 2015. However, the Komet Group, headquartered in Besigheim, Germany was acquired in 2017 by the Ceratizit Group, headquartered in Mamer, Luxembourg. The association now allows Multitrade Distributors to distribute the Ceratizit Group products in South Africa.

The Group has made some major acquisitions in the last decade including the Komet Group, WNT, Günther Wirth, CB-Ceratizit, Promax Tools, Klenk, Cobra Carbide India, Becker Diamantwerkzeuge and Best Carbide Cutting Tools

“This partnership with Ceratizit will open up new opportunities for us as a company and our customers. The product portfolio of over 100 000 products covers all major cutting tools technologies that will definitely benefit the South African manufacturing industry,” said Mark Lotter, Multitrade’s Sales Director.

Since its inception, Multitrade Distributors has been the sole distributor for Mitsubishi Materials products in the Southern African regions and later introduced various other product offerings to its range such as Union Materials, Moldino, Arno Werkzeuge and now the Ceratizit Group.

For further details call Multitrade on TEL: 011 453 8034 or 087 803 2377 or visit www.multicarb.com