Hard Metal offers world class precision cutting tool brands and high quality manufacturing solutions to the engineering industry. Whether you are cutting or grinding, our extensive network of suppliers and technical sales engineers are on hand to meet your requirements. Tool prices represent only a small percentage of total manufacturing costs (typically around 3-5%) and can offer only very marginal savings through price reduction. By contrast, more efficient manufacturing processes can deliver significant savings. Our project-driven consultancy team measures and benchmarks existing processes to identify areas where new technologies can help reduce cycle times. We also supply, install and support the market-leading Matrix tool vending system, which allows 100% traceability of consumable products, measurement tools and more. We distribute throughout the island of Ireland from our headquarters in Bray, Co Wicklow, and our main distribution centre in Shannon, Co Clare. No other supplier in Ireland can match our level of service – all backed up by our industry-leading inventory control software package developed using the knowledge we’ve gained over 40 years in business.