Dormer Pramet has completed the previously announced acquisition of Miranda Tools, a manufacturer of High-Speed Steel (HSS) cutting tools in India.
With a corporate base in Mumbai and several manufacturing facilities in the state of Gujarat, Miranda is one of the leading domestic brands of drills, taps, milling cutters, tool bits and saws. Following six months of activity to finalize the acquisition, more than 580 employees will now become part of Dormer Pramet, a global manufacturer of cutting tools and enhances the company’s existing production capabilities in Brazil, Czech Republic and the USA. Also, the deal strengthens Dormer Pramet’s round tools offer for the general engineering, automotive component manufacturing and MRO industries in India and around the world. An inauguration ceremony took place at the main Miranda production unit in Ankleshwar on December 23, marking the first day since the acquisition from the Ashok Piramal Group.
Angala Srinivasan was introduced as the new production unit manager, responsible for all Miranda Tools manufacturing facilities. Gautam Ahuja, managing director of Dormer Pramet India, was also presented to employees, along with several key representatives.
Meanwhile, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on international travel, Stefan Steenstrup, Dormer Pramet president provided a welcome address via video link.
Stefan said: “We are delighted to complete the acquisition of Miranda Tools and have them as part of our global team. We look forward to an exciting journey together. I would like to thank the previous owners, Ashok Piramal Group, for their support and dedication in finalizing the deal. “This year is the 75th anniversary of Miranda Tools, a business which has always been at the forefront of industrial developments in India. It is therefore fitting that in this milestone year the brand returns to its metalworking heritage by becoming part of Dormer Pramet, a leading manufacturer of cutting tools for more than a century.
“We see this acquisition as business as usual and I would like to reassure all our customers and partners that it will not impact on their ability to receive the products they need, when they need them.”
Watch Stefan’s welcome address to Miranda Tools on YouTube: https://youtu.be/yC_BPfWkgI0
Dormer Pramet is a global manufacturer and supplier of tools for the metal cutting industry. Its comprehensive product program encompasses both rotary and indexable drilling, milling, threading and turning tools for use in a wide variety of production environments. An extensive sales and technical support service operate from 20 offices, serving more than 100 markets worldwide. These are assisted by dedicated production facilities in Europe, Americas and Asia, along with a highly developed distribution and logistics network.
Miranda Tools has been associated with the High-Speed Steel (HSS) cutting tools industry for more than 75 years. The brand manufactures and supplies a wide range of products, such as HSS tool bits, saws, HSS taps, end mills, reamers, annular cutters, carbide rotary burrs, solid carbide drills and end mills, carbide brazed tools and low alloy blades. Its manufacturing plants are located at Ankleshwar in the state of Gujarat, western India. Miranda Tools was the first Indian company manufacturing high speed steel tools to have been awarded the ISO 9002:1994 certificate by BVQI in August 1994. In December 2020, the business of Miranda Tools was acquired by Dormer Pramet, a global manufacturer and supplier of tools for the metal cutting industry.