BIG KAISER Precision Tooling Inc., a provider of high-precision tooling systems and solutions for the metalworking industry, is celebrating its 30th anniversary.
“On August 1, 1990, KPT Kaiser opened its doors and began its mission to make Kaiser CKB modular boring tools, developed in Switzerland and a leader in the North American market,” said a company spokesperson.
The spokesperson continued, “When the company began in 1990, most shops used boring tool technology from the 1950s, where tool changes were a costly and a time-consuming process. Labeling themselves `The Tooling Problem Solvers,’ the sales team set out to take on the industry’s toughest problems and prove the efficiency and time savings of modular boring tools. Today, the modular connections are still the same, meaning a tool built in 1969 can still be used on a machine today.”
“I started the company out of necessity,” said BIG KAISER President and CEO Chris Kaiser. “I knew we needed to change how we were selling the boring tools manufactured by my father’s company in Switzerland, Heinz Kaiser AG.”
Now a member of the BIG Daishowa Group of companies, BIG KAISER plays an integral role in the company’s worldwide R&D and manufacturing strategy. BIG KAISER develops and provides high-performance toolholders, boring heads, workholding, measuring instruments and custom engineering support for machining companies.
“After 30 years, I am proud to say we have had a good number of customers from the very beginning,” Kaiser said. “Possibly the first was a Swiss-born machinist who carried Heinz Kaiser boring tools back from his vacation in Zurich to his job in the repair center at United Airlines in San Francisco. We are grateful that companies like United, Bell Helicopter, Sikorsky, Caterpillar, John Deere, Metalex, Vermeer, Viking Pump and others are still with us to this day.”
For more information contact:
BIG KAISER Precision Tooling Inc.
2600 Huntington Blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
888-TOOL-PRO / 224-770-2999