History

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2012

  • Takeover of Brinkhaus GmbH / Hanover / Germany
  • Foundation of KOMET South East Asia in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam and Thailand

2011

  • Laying of the cornerstone of the new Central Warehouse in Besigheim
  • Takeover of rhoBeSt GmbH / Innsbruck/Austria
  • Foundation of KOMET Ryoco KK in Japan
  • Foundation of KOMET of Turkey

2010

  • Partnership with AVANTEC
  • Foundation of KOMET of Canada

2009

  • 10-year anniversary of KOMET India – Dedication of the new building

2008

  • 90-year company Jubilee and opening of the “Ideen-Fabrik” (Ideas Factory) incl. extension of the production area and takeover of Afilatec
  • Foundation of subsidiary companies in Spain, Portugaland Korea

2007

  • Foundation of subsidiary companies in Russia and the Czech Republic

2005

  • Foundation of subsidiary companies in Japan, China and Sweden (SQUARE TOOLS)

2004

  • Merging of the sales activities of KOMET®, JEL® and Dihart® and foundation of the KOMET GROUP GmbH

2003

  • Establishment of representation offices in China and Korea
  • Foundation of the joint venture company KOMET-URPOL, Poland

2001

  • Foundation of KOMET Precision Tools India Pvt. Ltd.

2000

  • OOpening of the TechCenter, a center for technology and customer trials, in Besigheim

1999

  • Takeover of Jel® Präzisionswerkzeuge Joh. + Ernst Link GmbH & Co. KG, Stuttgart
  • Foundation of the sales company KOMET Brasilien

1998

  • Foundation of the KOMET®  Indian Liaison Office and the Mexican sales company KOMET de Mexico

1997

  • Launch of PCD tools for high-speed machining

1996

  • Takeover of Dihart AG, Dulliken/Switzerland and extension of KOMET® of America

1993

  • Foundation of KOMET® (UK) Ltd. in Great Britain

1991

  • Inauguration of the new KOMET® production works in Chicago

1989

  • Foundation of the Austrian sales company KOMET® Werkzeuge Ges.m.b.H. in Vienna and KOMET® do Brasil

1987

  • Foundation of the French sales company KOMET® Sarl.

1982

  • Foundation of the US sales and production company KOMET® of America, Inc. and build-up of production in a joint venture

1981

  • Foundation of the Italian sales company KOMET® Utensili Srl

1977

  • Successful launch of the indexable insert drill

1948

  • Head office relocated to Besigheim, Baden-Württemberg

1924

  • Introduction of the name KOMET

1918

  • Foundation of the company by the ingenious designer and inventor Robert Breuning