George J Buhler, President & Owner of Breckers Cutting Tools, cuts the ceremonial ribbon while dignitaries from the city of Roseville and KOMET of America look on.

Breckers Cutting Tools of Roseville, Mich., officially opens as a KOMET SERVICE® Partner



KOMET of America, Inc. and Breckers Cutting Tools held an official grand opening ceremony to mark the start of their KOMET SERVICE® Partnership. Breckers Cutting Tools is now licensed to refurbish KOMET solid carbide tools, as well as to manufacture KOMET special solid carbide tools. The location of KOMET’s newest SERVICE Partner, just outside Detroit, firmly entrenches the KOMET SERVICE network in the world’s automotive capital, ensuring that auto suppliers have ready access to KOMET-quality carbide tool refurbishment.


DETROIT, MICH. (May 2015) – KOMET of America, Inc. and Breckers Cutting Tools recently hosted a grand opening event to officially commence their KOMET SERVICE® Partnership. In addition to the ceremony, guests toured the Breckers facility, saw live demonstrations of the shop equipment in action.


The addition of Breckers Cutting Tools is an example of the explosive growth that KOMET SERVICE has experienced in North America recently. KOMET SERVICE now has 20 Partners in Europe and 10 in North America, and Breckers Cutting Tools, located just outside of Detroit, represents a key segment of the network.


“The growth we’re experiencing right now is very exciting,” said Tom Whennen, Manager of KOMET SERVICE in North America and KOMET of America’s Director of Channels. “We’re privileged to have Breckers Cutting Tools as one of our Partners; they are a top-notch tooling shop. Adding a Partner in Michigan also reaffirms our commitment to the automotive industry, and there is no better regrind company to service the automotive industry than Breckers Cutting Tools.”


While the well-attended open house was only one evening, the preparation leading up to the event has been months in the making. The KOMET SERVICE team from KOMET of America and Breckers Cutting Tools have been working together to train technicians and operators in the Roseville, Mich., shop and develop a market strategy. This spirit of collaboration and cooperation is integral to the KOMET SERVICE philosophy.


Breckers Cutting Tools is starting the partnership in earnest and with excitement. Chelsey Gumro, Chief Marketing Officer at Breckers, explained, “Now that the excitement of the grand opening has passed, it’s all about generating results. We are now focused on working with the KOMET Sales Engineers. We will work together to ensure the success of this partnership by finding out what we can bring to our customers through this new venture. It’s go time, and we cannot wait to see the results.”


KOMET SERVICE doesn’t just work with good companies; they also work with good people. This fact was proven at the event, which also benefited Hope Ranch of Metamora, Mich., a faith-based non-profit committed to providing hope to people in need. Among other programs, Hope Ranch facilitates programs for inner-city youth as well as support for orphan and foster care programs. In addition to holding a fund raiser at the event, Breckers Cutting Tools reaffirmed their commitment to charity and to their community by pledging five per cent of their 2015 profits to Hope Ranch.Those who use industrial cutting tools are encouraged to try Breckers Cutting Tools for their solid carbide needs. The transparent and fair pricing, along with the fast, expert service, are sure to garner many repeat customers. Those who may be interested in becoming a KOMET SERVICE Partner are encouraged to contact Tom Whennen ( for more information.



About KOMET of America, Inc.

KOMET of America, based in Schaumburg, Ill., is the largest subsidiary of the German KOMET GROUP, a global leader in metal-cutting and boring technology and tools. Its KOMET®, DIHART®, JEL®, RHOBEST®, BRINKHAUS, and KOMET SERVICE® brands make KOMET a renowned and trusted leader in the metalworking industry, especially for drilling, boring, milling, and threading operations. KOMET has been an innovator in this industry for over 90 years – beginning with their indexable drilling tools and continuing today with innovations such as their mechatronic tool systems.. The company proudly employs over 1,600 staff throughout its 20 subsidiaries, and today maintains a presence in more than 50 countries.


About Breckers Cutting Tools

Breckers Cutting Tools is located in the automotive capital of the world, on the outskirts of Detroit. Since 1953, they have worked to build the most qualified staff and to come up with the most effective processes to serve their customers. Combined, their staff has over 100 years of experience. Brecker’s focuses their business practices on what their customers care about the most: quality, service, price, and delivery. They know their customers’ needs and strive to meet them.




# # #




For more information, contact:


Tom Whennen

Director of Channels

Manager, KOMET SERVICE® North America



Nate Butala

Marketing Coordinator



Download a copy of the full press release (.doc)

Download a copy of the full press release (.pdf)