April 2019 \ News \
The CERATIZIT Group–Passion and pioneering spirit for carbides

The CERATIZIT Group is one of the world’s five leading ...

  • © Ceratizit India Headquarter in Kolkata, West Bengal

The CERATIZIT Group is one of the world’s five leading carbide manufacturers. The Mamer, Luxembourg, based company develops and manufactures highly specialised carbide cutting tools, inserts and rods made of hard materials as well as wear parts and successfully develops new types of carbide, cermet and ceramic grades. CERATIZIT’s innovative carbide solutions are used for instance in mechanical engineering, tool construction, the wood and stone working industry and many other industries including the automotive, aerospace, oil and medical sectors.

More than 95 years of hard material experience

The company, which is the result of the merger of the Luxembourg based CERAMETAL and the Austria based Plansee Tizit in 2002, can look back on more than 95 years of experience in the hard material business and has grown significantly over the last years, today boasting more than 9,000 employees, 34 production sites and a sales network of over 70 branch offices. In the last fiscal year, the CERATIZIT Group was once again able to achieve a new record turnover of more than 1.2 billion euros. With a year-to-year growth of over 15% and a turnover that has more than quintupled over the last ten years, the Indian subsidiaries contributed significantly to this success story.

The fourth largest cutting tool supplier in India

Since the opening of the first production site in Kolkata more than 20 years ago, the Group has come a long way in India and is now the fourth largest cutting tool supplier in the country. Today, the Group has three production sites – one in Kolkata and two in Bengaluru – and more than 630 employees in India and attaches great importance to producing in India.