Kaiser AG at 60

Heinz Kaiser AG of Rmlang, Switzerland, celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2008.

Europe’s leading producer of precision boring tools and modular tool systems Heinz Kaiser AG, is a leader in the development and manufacture of precision boring tools and modular boring systems that are known for their quality and ruggedness.

The company was established as a machine shop, but evolved to become a supplier of boring tools when its founder, Heinz Kaiser couldn’t find boring tools that met his needs.

Through reinvestment in technology and a focus on product design and development, the company maintains its leading position in its markets. And, through licensing, collaborative ventures and a focus on international markets, it has extended its reach worldwide.

The parent company established KPT/Kaiser Precision Tooling, Inc. as its U.S. subsidiary in 1990, and, after more than 20 years of collaboration, BIG Daishowa Seiki Co. Ltd. and Heinz Kaiser formed a strategic alliance in June, 2003 that transformed that subsidiary into BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling Inc.

Parallel Passion for Precision
Precision at Heinz Kaiser AG is transformed into reality through the production of adjusting screws for its boring bar toolholders that have the finest threads that it is possible to machine, according to Chris Kaiser, president of BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling Inc.

The threads are made on a Studer grinding. machine, and are customized for metric and English measures, and Kaiser maintains a 4.0 micron difference between the two measurement systems.

The adjusting screws are hand matched with a machined nut that is its mirrored twin for the life of the toolholder.

As a tribute to the parallel drive for precision that he sees at Heinz Kaiser, Tsuyoshi Komine, president and chief executive officer of BIG Daishowa, said the challenge he sees for his company is to match the precision produced at Kaiser’s Rmlang, Switzerland facility. Switzerland facility.

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