As a technology partner we support our customers with the development of efficient and resource-saving manufacturing processes using standard tools, individual tool concepts and the optimisation of tool details.
Our tools satisfy all the requirements on process reliability, precision and simple handling.
From dialogue to partnership
We maintain the dialogue with our customers during every task with which we are entrusted and beyond. As a result we are familiar with the challenges in the individual sectors and have many years of experience in implementing specific requirements into tangible, effective solutions.
From dialogue to partnership
We, of course, continue to maintain the dialogue with our employees, with our business partners, with the institutions in our home region and worldwide.
Because more evolves from this dialogue: more trust, more success. For us this means partnership.
MAPAL in numbers
Technology leader for the machining of cubic parts
Annual investment in research and development of 6% of turnover
Subsidiaries with production, sales and service in 25 countries
More than 300 trainees worldwide
Over 450 technical consultants on the road
Our most important asset: more than 5.000 employees worldwide
From trainee to the specialist – people at MAPAL
History of the MAPAL Group
MAPAL can look back on a successful corporate history. From the very beginning, this history was characterised by continuity and an innovative spirit that is nourished by Swabian ingenuity and creativity, as well as by the entrepreneurial courage of the Kress family as the company's owners.
1950 Founding: a risky undertaking at the outset
At the age of almost 50, Dr Georg Kress takes the risk of founding MAPAL Dr. Kress KG in Aalen. The product range initially includes tap drills and woodworking machines.
1954 Original reamer: the first MAPAL innovation
Dr Georg Kress procures the patent for a singlebladed reamer from an Italian inventor. The principle of this reamer did not work straight away. Only the ingenuity and creativity from MAPAL made a successful implementation possible.
1960-1969 Growth on a solid foundation
The company grows to 130 employees with innovative power, entrepreneurial foresight and sound business management. To give further development a foundation, Dr Georg Kress buys additional land around the company premises.
1969 Success in the second generation
Dr Dieter Kress, son of the company founder, joins the company.
1970–1979 Specialisation for more innovative power
In the 1970s MAPAL specialises in the manufacture of tools with blades for the fine machining of bores. The manufacture of tap drills and dies, and subsequently also thread rolling tools, is discontinued. Instead, research and development are optimally structured and intensively driven forward.
1977 New territory: the first subsidiary
Looking to the west: in 1977 MAPAL founds the first subsidiary in the USA.
1980–1989 Technology leader in new area
In the 1980s, MAPAL grows from 180 employees to 480 and takes on a technologically leading position by drastically expanding the product range. The company opens up the automotive industry on a broad scale and re-organises it's sales.
1990–1999 Competence by means of new technologies
The service area as well as the product range are significantly expanded, subsidiaries founded at home and abroad. With 1,700 employees in 1999, the MAPAL Group is a respected technology partner worldwide and one of the leading companies for custom tools.
1997 MAPAL in South America
First subsidiary in South America (Brazil).
1999 MAPAL in Asia
First subsidiary on the Asian market (India)
2000–2009 Quality around the globe – with a strong foundation in Germany
In the 2000s the product range is systematically completed; further subsidiaries are established worldwide. With cost-effective, reliable, custom tool solutions, MAPAL taps new markets and also grows in challenging sectors such as the aerospace industry. MAPAL continues to rely on its strong foundation in Germany.
2008 Continuity in the owner family
In January 2008, Dr Jochen Kress joins the executive board of the MAPAL Group as the third generation.
2010-2019 World-leading technology partner
Due to continuous innovation and international growth, MAPAL has established itself as a specialist for machining cubic parts. With great expertise, extensive experience and a comprehensive range of products and services, today MAPAL is the world-leading technology partner.
2012 Competence in coating at MAPAL
MAPAL has its own CVD coating plant.
2017 Digitalization: c-Com
Founding of c-Com GmbH. c-Com connects all stakeholders such as suppliers, manufacturers or service providers on a common fully digital platform for tool management and collaborative commerce.
2018 Stability in third generartion
On 1 January 2018, Dr Jochen Kress takes over the responsibility for the MAPAL Group. Dr Dieter Kress transfers the position of President to him.
Markets and sectors
In many years of close collaboration with its customers, MAPAL has obtained a deep understanding of the processes for almost all methods and applications in machining manufacture. MAPAL machining solutions are used in application areas in a very wide range of sectors.
For the challenges of the automotive industry and the related underlying large-scale series production, MAPAL prepares innovations that are used successfully in the chassis and power train areas, as well as inelectric mobility,
MAPAL is also an accredited partner for the aerospace industry and sets trends and standards in manufacturing and machining technology.
A comprehensive product range is available evenfor the newest field of competence, tool and mould making.
Tool and process solutions combined with comprehensive services
MAPAL has a comprehensive portfolio of products and services. As such, individually designed custom tools and high-performance standard products are used to create machining solutions that optimally address the requirements for process reliability, precision and cost-effectiveness. Supplemented by intelligent services, the customer receives a complete package for the machining process.
Reaming and fine boring
Tools for the fine machining of bores represent the core competence of MAPAL. MAPAL offers a suitable solution depending on the complexity of the machining operation and the requirements on precision and surface finish
Drilling, boring and countersinking
The range for drilling from solid includes solutions for the reliable and cost-effective machining of almost every workpiece material and is completed by modern replaceable head systems. Boring tools for the machining step between drilling from solid and fine machining must represent an optimal combination of robustness.
MAPAL offers the right tool for every milling operation. These include solid carbide end milling cutters, milling cutters with PCD-tipped cutting edges, as well as milling cutters with replaceable ISO inserts. Along with the common types of machining, MAPAL also covers special methods such as circular milling, trochoidal milling or helix milling.
On the usage of tools, their connection to the machine spindle, and with it the clamping technology, has a central role. For every application, the clamping technology range from MAPAL offers a connection that ensures the tool has the performance, radial run-out accuracy and changeover accuracy it needs in use.
MAPAL's focus in the area of turning is on hard turning using PcBN. Special tool systems and a broad selection of standard indexable inserts are partof the range. The portfolio is supplemented by HSK-T turning holders that make it possible to exploit the advantages of the HSK connection also on lathes.
Actuating tools stand for the highest rationalisation and optimisation potential during the machining of complex contours, non-cylindrical bores, face surfaces or recesses, whether on custom machines or for complete machining on flexible machining centres.
Setting, measuring and dispensing
In modern manufacturing facilities, mature storage systems and highly precise setting fixtures and measuring devices are used for the technical and logistical processing of the individual items of production equipment. A holisticmodular system is available for this area with the products andservices from MAPAL.
In the metal-machining industry, the focus is on process costs. Anybody who wants to control them must understand all processes. MAPAL supports production during all phases and areas with custom services from the areas of engineering, logistics, maintenance and training.
MAPAL places great value on continuous research to be able to offer customers solutions for the implementation of megatrends using innovative products. Close contact with customers, partners and institutes forms the basis for this activity. The systematic development of specific products and services from ideas to market maturity is a hallmark of MAPAL.
Mastering the challenges of the future
Megatrends are important drivers for innovations. Requirements that modern tool technology must address stem from overriding topics such as energy efficiency or the conservation of resources, and also the very latest developments such as the change in the drive train of vehicles or Industry 4.0.
Currently there is a particular focus on the changes in the automotive sector. The change away from the combustion engine to electric mobility is occupying precision tool manufacturers, among others, to a particular degree. Thanks to the intensive collaboration with automotive manufacturers and suppliers, MAPAL was able to offer holistic solutions for machining the parts of electric motors at a very early stage and in this way live up to its reputation as an innovative, dependable partner for projects of the future.
Digitalisation creates transparent processes
Digitalisation is also placing particular demands on the company. Here two basic developments are important: first the digitalisation of MAPAL itself that offers better customer service and is an even more dependable partner due to improved transparency, consistency of data and uniform standards worldwide. In addition, the digital networking of the business along the value chain produces new products or significant changes to products. MAPAL has invested intensively here in the past few years and, with c-Com, is the first company in the sector to develop an open, digital, cloud-based platform for collaborative data management for tools.
Identifying and implementing opportunities
MAPAL is one of the first companies in the sector to address selective laser melting intensively. Based on extensive foundation work, the major potential of 3D printing in relation to the design of tools has been tapped in the research and development area. New possibilities for design, especially for small, delicate as well as geometrically complicated tools can be mentioned here as well as possible weight savings due to integrated internal cavities. Today, selective laser melting represents an excellent addition to production by machining.
Globally consistent production
MAPAL attaches great importance to globally consistent, highly modern production. Continuous investments in machines, systems and NC programs, in quality assurance and certification, as well as in the training and further training of employees ensure the innovative MAPAL products are produced to the same high quality worldwide.
Technically orientated field service
Proximity to the customer is not just a slogan at MAPAL, instead it is an essential part of the corporate identity. Only by means of regular contact on equal terms is it possible to become familiar and understand in detail customers' processes and the challenges in the different sectors and markets. And to make more and more improvements on this basis. This is what more than 450 employees in the technically orientated field service stand for worldwide.
Close to the customer - worldwide
The close dialogue with customers and therefore also the early identification of technological requirements and approaches for innovations are an essential pillar of corporate policy for MAPAL. Accordingly, MAPAL is represented directly with production subsidiaries and sales subsidiaries in 25 countries. As such, short distances, personal contacts and long-term partnerships are possible. Along with its subsidiaries, MAPAL products are available in 19 further countries via sales representatives.
In addition to the headquarters of the MAPAL Group in Aalen, there are eight further sites in Germany representing technologically leading tool solutions. The centres of competence, as acknowledged specialists in their area, safeguard a high standard of production, support regional sales and are responsible for the transfer of knowhow and expertise to the subsidiaries worldwide.
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