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Cutting Tools

History

1972 Started production of cutting tools at Kagoshima Sendai Plant

Kyocera's Beginnings in Machine Tools

Founder Kazuo Inamori
Kyocera began its cutting tool business after our founder, Kazuo Inamori, was inspired by a scene that he saw in West Germany in 1971. When Inamori toured an automobile manufacturer's plant, he came across high-speed machining of ceramic tools and envisioned a dramatic improvement in productivity in global manufacturing. Kyocera started its cutting tool business in Japan, and today we offer unique tools through integrated manufacturing from raw materials to final product.

Business expansion from technological innovation
Expanding globally

Kyocera's entry into the cutting tool industry was a late start, and it was not easy for us to enter the industry. However, Kyocera has continued to develop innovative materials and tool shapes, including cermets and carbide coatings, and has continued to manufacture and sell them. Today, Kyocera is a world-class comprehensive tool manufacturer that develops cutting tools, power tools, and pneumatic tools.
  • 2011
    Denmark

    KYOCERA UNIMERCO A/S

    Kyocera Unimerco specializes in high-productivity tooling. We have established a solid position in Europe with regrinding and repair services for PCD tools and total tooling for automobile and aircraft parts.
  • 2016
    USA

    KYOCERA SGS Precision Tools, Inc.

    Since its founding in 1951, Kyocera SGS has led the solid tool industry, with a focus on the aircraft industry. Kyocera SGS is a global manufacturer of solid carbide tools that meet a wide range of needs, including the Z-Carb series and S-Carb series.
  • 2017
    USA

    KYOCERA SENCO Industrial Tools, Inc.

    Kyocera Senco Industrial Tools has a history of more than 70 years in the fastening business and continues to lead the world's fastening industry with products bearing the SENCO brand.
  • 2018
    Japan

    Kyocera Industrial Tools Corporation

    Since its founding in 1968, Kyocera Industrial Tools has pursued power tools designed for customer needs and has continued to manufacture innovative products without compromise. We have created a number of hit products through human-friendly "manufacturing" that considers functionality and ease of use.

History of Industrial Tool Business

Cutting Tool Business
  • 1972 Started production at Kagoshima Sendai Plant
  • 1973 Started sales of CeraChip
  • 1985 Started manufacturing in USA
  • 1995 Started production at Shilong Plant in China
  • 1998 Established Kyocera Precision Tools Korea Co., Ltd.
  • 2011 Denmark Unimerco joins the group
  • 2012 Established India CTC Precision Tools
  • 2015 Established Kyocera Precision Tools (Ganzhou) Co., Ltd., a joint venture in China
  • 2016  SGS Tools Joined the group in the United States
  • 2019 Started production at the Vietnam plant
Pneumatic and Power Tool Business
  • 2011 Denmark Unimerco joins the group
  • 2017 Senco in the United States joins the group
  • 2018 Succeeded power tool business of Ryobi 
  • 2019 Van Arden Group in Europe joins the group
  • 2019 Southern Carlson Group in the United States joins the group
1972
Kagoshima Sendai Plant
Start of production
The first tools that Kyocera manufactured and sold were ceramic tools. Sales began under the product names "Cerachip W" and "Cerachip B."
1998
Established Kyocera Precision Tools Korea Co., Ltd.
It was established to provide CeraChip at a reasonable price in South Korea, which was in recession due to the Asian currency crisis at the time.
2011
Unimerco in Denmark joins the group
Unimerco has established a strong position in Europe as a PCD tool specialist.
2016
SGS Tools, USA
Joins the group
Since its founding in 1951, SGS has been a leader in the solid tool industry. In 2018, we established Tech Hub as a technology development facility to create solutions.
2011
Unimerco in Denmark joins the group
Unimerco, which has been engaged in the fastening business under the Tjep brand since its inception, mainly in Northern Europe, has joined the group.
2017
Senco Group in the United States joins the group
SENCO, which operates a fastening business that uses pneumatic tools under the SENCO brand, mainly in North America and Europe, has joined the group.
2018
Acquired power tool business
of Ryobi
Kyocera has taken over the power tool business, which has been developed mainly in Japan, from Ryobi.
2019
Van Arden Group in Europe joins the group
The Van Arden Group, which mainly handled the SENCO brand in Europe, has joined the group.
2019
Southern Carlson Group in the United States joins the group
Southern Carlson, which handles fastening products and power tool products in North America, has joined the group.