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Team building Teamwork, KENNAMETAL at Kirimaya resort Golf & Spa Khao Yai Thailand.
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Kennametal delivers productivity to customers seeking peak performance in demanding environments by providing innovative custom and standard wear-resistant solutions. This proven productivity is enabled through our advanced materials sciences and application knowledge.
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Our commitment to a sustainable environment provides additional value to our customers. Kennametal’s portfolio of well-respected brand names and broad global presence enable us to help customers of all sizes in virtually every geography drive success at every stage of their value chain. Strategically aligned across our two core businesses - Industrial and Infrastructure - our products and services touch nearly every manufacturing process. People around the globe can see and touch these results throughout many aspects of their day, from the light switch they turn on to the car they drive
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Corporate Sustainability

To be successful in business, we also must be successful in meeting, and exceeding, our environmental and social responsibilities. See our Corporate Sustainability section to learn more about Kennametal's efforts to create a sustainable company.
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Executing Our Strategies
The Kennametal Value Business System (KVBS) is a set of six business management processes by which we operate our business and continually drive shareowner value to our customers. At the core of KVBS are our values and our strong code of ethics.
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The disciplines and processes of KVBS focus on strategic planning, innovation, customer excellence, talent development, portfolio management, and operational excellence. This management operating system enables us to execute our strategies and provides a common language for the entire global Kennametal team.
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Ethics & Compliance
Our Code of Business Ethics & Conduct is a major component of the Kennametal Value Business System (KVBS). The Code addresses the importance of fair dealing and compliance in all aspects of Kennametal’s business and focuses on the concept of simply doing the right thing … every day. See our Ethics & Compliance section for details.
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Success Through People
At Kennametal, we are committed to being the employer of choice for the best people. Our success relies on our nearly 13,000 employees located in more than 60 countries across the globe. We believe it is essential to have the right people, with the right skills, at the right time and place to continually drive shareowner value and execute our strategy Through our Talent Development System, a key component of our KVBS management operating system, we offer programs that enable our team to continuously grow and contribute to our success.
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Finding and Serving Customers
We are where our customers need us to be. Quick, thorough response to customer needs has been a key component of Kennametal's success. The application experts who make up our field sales force work directly on the customer shop floor, at the mine face or on the construction site to solve problems and increase productivity. Kennametal's real-time, on-line customer service system provides instantaneous information on global product availability, order status and application solutions.
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Continued global growth organically and through acquisitions is a key strategy for Kennametal. Acquisitions in our core businesses are conducted according to a disciplined process that is part of KVBS. Recent acquisitions enable us to enhance our technologies to better engineer our customers’ competitive edge.
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We also continue to expand our reach through our distribution and channel / brand strategy touching more customers through our strong distribution partnerships. Kennametal delivers productivity and savings to our customers across a range of industries and networks.
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Brand portfolio management drives down our cost-to-serve as we continue to grow and makes our brands more distinct for our customers.
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History

The Early YearsInnovation, perseverance and close attention to customer needs have characterized Kennametal since its founding. In 1938, after years of research, metallurgist Philip M. McKenna created a tungsten-titanium carbide alloy for cutting tools that provided a productivity breakthrough in the machining of steel.
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"Kennametal®" tools cut faster and lasted longer, and thereby facilitated metalworking in products from automobiles to airliners to machinery. With his invention, Philip started the McKenna Metals Company in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Later renamed Kennametal, the corporation has become a world leader in the metalworking industry and remains headquartered in Latrobe.
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McKenna Metal's first full-year sales, with a staff of 12 employees, totaled some $30,000. But World War II saw American heavy industry shift into high gear. Kennametal's annual sales approached $10 million and employment was nearly 900 as the company's tools were used extensively in the war-time economy.
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When the wartime boom ended, Kennametal sought new ways to exploit the toughness and wear resistance of tungsten carbide alloys. In the mid-1940s, the company pioneered the use of carbide tooling for mining, which led to the development of the continuous mining machine. Kennametal also found uses for tungsten carbide in demanding specialty applications where resistance to wear was vital, such as in valves, dies, drill bits and snowplow blades.
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Global Growth

Kennametal developed an international presence from the start. Philip sold early patent rights to British industrialists who later also began Kennametal of Canada. Exports through the company's first five years totaled more than $2.5 million, and by 1955 Kennametal had representation in 19 countries. The company's overseas manufacturing started in 1957 with a joint venture in Italy. A joint venture in the United Kingdom and a German sales subsidiary soon followed. Between 1972 and 1981, foreign sales grew from 17 to 34 percent of the total.
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In 1993, Kennametal acquired Hertel AG, a tooling systems manufacturer headquartered in Fürth, Germany, with operations throughout Europe and worldwide. This enabled the corporation to compete more effectively in Western Europe, gain better access to emerging markets in Eastern Europe, and offer additional product lines in Asia Pacific.
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The Asia Pacific effort was further expanded to include manufacturing joint ventures for mining tools in China and a metalworking tool manufacturing plant in Shanghai. In 2002, Kennametal acquired Widia, a leading manufacturer and marketer of metalworking tools in Europe and India. Other acquisitions that expand Kennametal’s capabilities to better serve its customers worldwide include Conforma Clad Inc., a leading provider of engineered components that deliver premium wear solutions, and Extrude Hone Corporation, a supplier of market leading engineered component process technology.
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A Technological LeaderKennametal was founded on the strength of a technological breakthrough, and a list of highlights demonstrates that it has continued to lead its industry in innovation.
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In 1946, the company introduced the Kendex line of mechanically held, indexable insert systems that accelerated tool changing and increased machining precision.
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Kennametal's unique, patented thermit process for producing impact-resistant macrocrystalline tungsten carbide today remains the best way to produce extremely tough tool materials for demanding applications such as mining.
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In 1964, Kennametal introduced tungsten-carbide-tipped Kengrip tire studs. Although studs clearly contributed to safe winter travel, they became controversial amid speculation about their role in road deterioration. After legislation limited the use of carbide studs, Kennametal left the business in 1977.
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Leader in the development of silicon-nitride based "sialon" ceramics for the machining of exotic aerospace materials.
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First to develop cobalt-enriched substrates for coated inserts, was first to commercially introduce physical-vapor-deposition (PVD) coated cemented carbide cutting tools and created the first commercially viable diamond-coated carbide inserts.
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Kennametal maintains its technological leadership through its $30-million Technology Center at its world and North America headquarters in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, and complementary facilities in various locations around the globe. The facilities are dedicated to rapid development of products engineered to meet specific customer requirements.
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Kennametal has been named a four-time best-practice partner for excellence in our world-class product development and portfolio management processes by the APQC, a non-profit organization and internationally recognized leader in benchmarking, knowledge management, measurement and quality programs.
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Team building Teamwork, KENNAMETAL at Kirimaya resort Golf & Spa Khao Yai Thailand.
http://www.kennametal.com/
Team building Teamwork, KENNAMETAL at Kirimaya resort Golf & Spa Khao Yai Thailand.
http://www.kennametal.com/