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Caterpillar, Kennametal ink global cutting tool deal

Under the terms of the deal, Kennametal will provide Caterpillar customers with rotors, and diamond and carbide earth-cutting tools, for mixing and road-milling applications

Caterpillar and Kennametal have signed a global cutting-tool deal.

Under the terms of the agreement, Kennametal will provide the US-headquartered equipment manufacturer’s global customers with special-order rotors, and diamond and carbide earth-cutting tools, for mixing and road-milling applications.

Kennametal products and support will be available at Caterpillar dealerships with immediate effect.

Commenting on the deal, Paul Clark, worldwide product manager for paving at Caterpillar, said: “This partnership provides our customers, via our Cat dealer network, access to world-class machines, a full line of rotors, outstanding earth-cutting tool technology, and industry expertise.

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“It is another step towards ensuring a superior experience for our customers.”

Pete Dragich, vice president of Kennametal and president of the company’s infrastructure segment, added: “This partnership capitalises on the long-standing reputations Kennametal and Caterpillar share in the road-rehabilitation industry, and it supports our joint commitment to providing end-users with the ultimate customer experience.

“By combining our proven products and expertise with Caterpillar’s world-class machines and extensive dealer network, we will deliver unmatched earth-cutting solutions to road rehabilitation customers around the world.”

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