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Austrian precision drills leading the market in South Africa

Premium drilling and cutting tools from Austrian family-run company ALPEN-MAYKESTAG are in high demand in South Africa for more than 10 years.

ALPEN-MAYKESTAG supplies over 135,000 tools every day to its customers based in more than 70 countries around the world. The precision drills 'Made in Austria' under the Alpen brand are extremely popular amongst professionals and DIY enthusiasts alike in South Africa too, where they are leading the market.

Austrian family-run company ALPEN-MAYKESTAG transforms some 1200 tonnes of steel into premium drilling and cutting tools every year. With its two brands – ALPEN (drills for retail, trade and industry) and MAYKESTAG (cutting tools for industry) – and an export rate of over 80%, the Salzburg-based high-tech forge is a global player within the industry. More than 300 employees work at three production sites in Austria to create precision drills suitable for all materials (metal, stone, concrete, wood, glass and ceramics) and high-tech cutting tools for the metalworking industry (e.g. the automotive, aircraft technology, metrology and mechanical engineering sectors). Set apart by its innovation, the company only ever uses high-quality steel grades and hard metals sourced from manufacturers in Central Europe.

In total, more than 35 million tools are produced to the highest of standards at ALPEN-MAYKESTAG each year. Based just outside the city of Salzburg, a World Heritage Site, the company's wide product range includes some 16,000 items.