Somta Tools flies South African flag at EMO Hannover 2019

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 16 to 21 September 2019 in Hannover, Germany. EMO Hannover is the world’s premier trade fair for the metalworking sector, bringing together manufacturers and users from many countries.

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 G62. 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.

The last two years have been a watershed period for the 62-year-old Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal-based company Somta Tools, with Japanese cutting tool manufacturer OSG Corporation acquiring a majority stake holding in the company. Somta Tools has been exhibiting at the EMO exhibition since 1983 and this year it will continue to have its own individual stand. However, this year Somta Tools will be located alongside parent OSG Corporation, as well as their other sister companies Wexo, SMOC Industries and Vischer & Bolli making up a combined area of 396m².

The emphasis on the Somta Tools stand will be on its HSS tooling including its new straight shank oil tube chipbreaker drill ranges. The company’s range of solid carbide products will also be on display, especially the solid carbide end mills for aluminium which have been improved to include a high polish that not only gives it a much better finish, but also a better performance. Also on display will be other straight shank drills, morse taper shank drills, reamers, countersinks and counterbores, shank cutters and threading tools.

The company exhibited with OSG Russia in 2018 at the Metalloobrabotka exhibition in Russia as well as with OSG Turkey in 2018 at the Maktek Eurasia in Turkey and demand for Somta’s HSS products was high. Somta expects to receive the same amount of attention for its products at EMO 2019.

Manning the stand will be Allan Conolly (Managing Director), Shaun Roopnarain (International Sales Manager), Raj Reddy and Neven Reddy (both international sales). Also attending is Graeme Holmes, Somta’s Operational Director, who will be identifying the technology Somta Tools requires to continue its journey toward seamless manufacturing processes.

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