Ceratizit acquires Italian drawing tool manufacturer VAN-Dies

Breitenwang/Reutte, 25. November 2014 – Ceratizit Italia will take over the Italian drawing tool manufacturer VAN-Dies at the end of the year.

The owner-operated VAN-Dies company has been supplying drawing tools for pipes, profiles and wire manufacturing since 1999. The Italian market contributed the major share of sales. The founder, Albino Vanossi is working in the field of tungsten carbide tools for forming technology over the past 57 years.

"With the acquisition, Ceratizit is now market leader of drawing tools in Europe," says Josef Lämmle, Managing Director of Ceratizit Italia. "The acquisition makes us a full range provider for carbide tools and it makes us much more competitive throughout Europe," adds Lämmle. The 13 VAN-Dies employees, as well as all machinery and equipment, should be moved to the Ceratizit location in Alserio by early January at the latest.