Taegu Tec, the Korean member of the IMC group, was acquired by Iscar in 1998. The company has a long history as a local and regional leader in Asia’s tungsten-based industries. Hard Metal has been Taegu Tec’s partner in Ireland since 2002, as the company expanded aggressively throughout Europe, the Far East and Australia.
Taegu Tec is now a globally recognised supplier operating in more than 50 countries. As well as world leading cutting tools, Taegu Tec is an important provider of tungsten powders, solid carbide rods, wear parts and specialised industrial products. The company’s innovative approach to cutting tool development has seen the release of many unique and interesting product lines, including their range of optimum PVD and CVD coated grades perfected by the ‘Gold Rush’ surface treatment. Their aggressive expansion is supported by advanced technical seminars in Korea and throughout the world. We are proud to be a part of Taegu Tec’s continued growth and success.