Newly established tooling and related equipment and accessories distributor PTD Metalworking Professionals has been appointed an authorised Kennametal distributor. At the forefront of advanced materials innovation for more than 75 years, Kennametal is a global industrial technology leader, offering a wide range of metalworking tools for turning, milling, holemaking, threading and tooling systems applications.
PTD Metalworking Professionals, a company within the Perfection Tool and Die Group, was established in May 2021 to boost Kennametal’s growing presence in the metalworking industry.
“We have partnered in particular with Kennametal because we have been a big user of their product for many years,” said Filipe dos Santos, one of the directors of the Perfection Tool and Die Group.
PTD Metalworking Professionals has been appointed an authorised Kennametal distributor
“We have appointed Marcus Filer, who has been in the tooling industry for over 20 years with the majority of those being in sales and management, as our Sales Manager. He will be responsible taking PTD from scratch to being a fully-fledged distributor accounting for sales, application enhancement and training.”
Filer takes up the conversation: “Our punch line is ‘We use the tools that we sell’. This is because PTD has been setup in the same premises as Perfection Tool and Die in Anderbolt, Boksburg, Gauteng. Perfection Tool and Die is a multi-faceted organisation that has a fully-fledged CNC machine shop with over 80 CNC machines on the floor.”
“This will enable us to give customers first-hand exposure to seeing the tools being used in a machining environment. With the range of CNC machines at our disposal – from recently purchased to ones that have some hours under their belt – the customer will generally be experiencing a similar situation to what he has.”
PTD Metalworking Professionals has a counter sales facility and showroom. In the near future they will have a full-service ‘walk-in’ shop
“We believe this is a strong selling point but not the only one. Founded in 1938 with Philip McKenna’s breakthrough invention of tungsten-titanium carbide alloys, Kennametal has been developing tooling technologies and engineered components for applications in some of the world’s most demanding environments, since then.”
“From its world headquarters in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, Kennametal markets its products in more than 60 countries around the globe. Kennametal’s innovative custom and standard wear-resistant solutions help to boost productivity, innovation and performance in many industries, including aerospace, energy, industrial production, transportation and others. Kennametal tools are engineered to address the specific challenges of machining all types of materials.”
“Kennametal has solutions for the high-wear conditions of almost every aspect of the energy industry, as well as standard and custom solutions for turbo chargers, crankshafts, transmissions, fuel systems, brake systems and other needs in the automotive industry. In general manufacturing, Kennametal tools will help you machine high-temperature alloys, steels, and more.”
“Kennametal’s full line of carbide cutting tools and other products are used in any industry that uses metals in its manufacturing, from general machining to aerospace and defence, medical, energy, automotive, and general engineering.”
PTD Metalworking Professionals will carry a wide range of Kennametal metalworking tools for turning, milling, holemaking, threading and tooling systems applications
“In addition, Kennametal offers an innovative tool management system. Kennametal’s ToolBoss system is a secure, electronically locked tool storage cabinet with 24-hour tool control of high-value items like carbide inserts, drills, and taps. ToolBoss helps you reduce your on-hand tool inventory, tool consumption, overheads, machine downtime, and more.”
Related industrial hardware products and accessories
“We are not aiming to be a supplier of tooling and general engineering products so that we almost become a builders or hardware shop. Rather we are concentrating on the Kennametal tooling but we have tied up with a few other companies that supply related products and accessories.”
“For example, we will be offering threading tools (taps and forming taps) manufactured by a German specialist manufacturer Schumaker, a range of soft jaws for use on lathe chucks and a range of hand tap wrenches, both of these products are South African designed and manufactured.”
Kennametal’s innovative custom and standard wear-resistant solutions help to boost productivity, innovation and performance in many industries, including aerospace, energy, industrial production, transportation and others
“Likewise we have tied up to sell the Tapmatic products, a world leader in the design and development of tapping attachments, tap holders, taps and dies, as well as their Tapmatic cutting fluids, machine lubricants and coolants.”
“Other products include a range of collets and the Nine9 indexable inserts, chamfer cutters and spot drills.”
“All of these products are critical components in the shaping and forming of blocks and castings on CNC machines to manufacture quality products and components.”
“Our fully functional tooling division boasts a state-of-the-art counter sales facility and showroom. In the near future we will have a full-service ‘walk-in’ shop. Stock levels will also be kept at a level that customers can order off the shelf and if we do not have specials in stock Kennametal South Africa is five minutes away from us. They have been marketing its range of metalworking tools in South Africa since 1984.”
“As we go along we will also add all the other necessary accessories needed in a machine shop.”
For further details contact PTD Metalworking Professionals on TEL: 011 918 3177 or visit www.pertool.co.za