The MAPAL History
Continuous growth through high Levels of innovation
The MAPAL Group – key facts at a glance:
- 5,250 employees worldwide, of which approx. 3,400 are in Germany
- Turnover 2017: 610 million euro
- Subsidiaries with regional production, sales and service in 21 countries
- Sales representatives in 25 countries
- Senior management: Dr. Jochen Kress (president)
VALCOR Australia established in Australia in 1968 to provide high quality precision metal cutting goods and services to the Australian automotive industry, later on became as MAPAL Australia has evolved to become a supplier of high quality cutting tools and metal working fluids to a broad range of industries throughout Australia.
Our vision is to be the most respected provider of cutting tools and services in Australia and the Asia Pacific region.
We will achieve this by:
• Being value adding business partners to our customers. Professional, reliable, committed.
• Being outstanding colleagues to our fellow employees. Open minded, respectful, supportive.
• Holding ourselves and each other individually and collectively accountable.
• Doing what we say we’ll do. Every time.
• Striving to do better. Always.
• Leading by example. Consistently.
Based on these values, our behaviour will ensure we become supplier of choice to our customers and employer of choice to the best people in the industry. They will help us create a stimulating, challenging and fulfilling workplace and ensure MAPAL’s growth and prosperity.
MAPAL Fabrik für Präzisionswerkzeuge Dr. Kress KG
Phone: +49 (0) 7361 585-0
Fax: +49 (0) 7361 585-1029
Headquarters of the MAPAL Group
Headquarters of the company group is MAPAL Dr Kress KG in Aalen. Key competencies, such as Research and Development, Controlling, Marketing and Corporate Communications, Training and the Services sector, are concentrated here.
Aalen is also the largest production site of the MAPAL Group and is responsible for the product areas of fine boring tools, blades and inserts, fixed multi-bladed reamers, clamping systems and adapters, ISO tools, mechatronic systems, setting and measuring devices and tool dispensing systems. With the coating plant installed in 2013, MAPAL has included a major area in tool development and production into its own premises.
With nearly 1,800 employees, including about 130 trainees, MAPAL is one of the largest employers in the city and the region. Safe workplaces, challenging tasks and continuous employee development stand for the attractiveness of the family business. MAPAL offers a wide range of career and contact opportunities for pupils, students and professionals.
MAPAL Centres of Competence
Headquarters of the MAPAL Group:
MAPAL Fabrik für Präzisionswerkzeuge Dr. Kress KG, 73431 Aalen, Germany
Centre of Competence PCD tools:
MAPAL WWS GmbH & Co. KG, 75179 Pforzheim, Germany
Centre of Competence Actuating and ISO tools:
MAPAL ITS GmbH, 75031 Eppingen, Germany
Centre of Competence solid carbide tools:
MILLER GmbH & Co. KG, Präzisionswerkzeuge, 89281 Altenstadt, Germany
Weisskopf Werkzeuge GmbH, 98617 Meiningen-Dreißigacker, Germany
Centre of Competence fixed multi-bladed reamers:
August Beck GmbH & Co. KG Präzisionswerkzeugfabrik, 72474 Winterlingen, Germany
Centre of Competence clamping chucks:
WTE Präzisionstechnik GmbH, 87435 Kempten, Germany
Specialist for innovative Laser Technology:
LASERPLUSS AG, 55743 Idar-Oberstein, Germany