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MAPAL
www.mapal.com / U.S. Headquarters: Port Huron, Mich. / Employees: 5,000 worldwide /
Specialty: Precision tools

mapal is structured to provide
clients with an innovative
program at all of its global
production sites.

Cutting its Path
mapal is a worldwide supplier of precision
tools focused on innovation.

Midwest

high accuracy chucks for tool clamping and Rudolf Strom GmbH in Vaihingen/Enz produces special tools
with ISO elements.
"Quality, close customer contact
and early identification of the developments and demands of the market
are MAPAL's primary objectives,"
the company says. "More than 3,000
people employed by the MAPAL
Group work out perfect solutions
every day for customers' machining
tasks. Because of the ongoing general
and advanced training of personnel
and the constant exchange of experience, MAPAL ensures high technical
standards worldwide and guarantees
MAPAL's legendary quality."
MAPAL Group also operations sites
in Australia, Basil, China, France,
Great Britain, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand,
Czech Republic and the United States.

Quality Tools
Dr. Georg Kress founded MAPAL
in 1950 in Aalen, Germany, to provide
support for its customers from project planning for individual processes
to tool management. Today, the medium-sized family company is one of the
leading suppliers of precision tools
for the metal machining industry.
"MAPAL provides perfect engineering for the entire machining
process from the pilot phase through
design, planning and procurement of
components to start-up," the company says. "The customer receives support during the manufacturing process and optimization is continuous."
The company first gained momentum in the '50s with the successful
introduction of single-blade reamers
with guide pads. Its headquarters is
the main production site for reamers
and fine boring tools with guide pads.
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With about 1,200 employees in its
Aalen facility, MAPAL also manufactures multi-bladed reamers, clamping
systems and setting devices.

'Perfect Solutions'
MAPAL's production area supplies all
six of the MAPAL Group companies
with tool bodies and additional parts.
In addition to the facility in Aalen,
MAPAL Group operates six additional
locations in Germany. MAPAL WWS
GmbH manufactures PCD blades in
Pforzheim, MAPAL ISOTOOL GmbH
in Sinsheim extends the company's
range of products with slide tools
with ISO elements, MILLER GmbH
produces precision tools, August Beck
GmbH & Co. KG in Winterlingen specializes in reaming and countersinking tools, WTE Präzisionstechnik
GmbH develops and manufactures

"The customers expect us to provide
them with a comprehensive, reliable
and innovative program from our
range of competences - at all the principal production sites in the world,"
says Dr. Dieter Kress, chairman and
managing director. "This is what we
do. This is how MAPAL is set up."
For nearly 70 years, MAPAL has
set the highest quality standards for
cutting with geometrically defined
cutting edges using reamers and fine
boring tools with guide pads. The
MAPAL principle guarantees the dimensional stability and form of the
bore within just a few microns, reliably and economically.
MAPAL has emerged as one of the
principal manufacturers over the last
10 years of tools with PCD blades. The
product line includes precision gun
boring tools, circular interpolation


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