Kennametal Widia India Ltd. (formerly known Widia India Ltd) was incorporated in September 21, 1964. The Company is engaged in the business of manufacturing and trading of hard metal products and manufacturing of capital intensive machines along with fixtures and spares. The Company has its manufacturing facility in Bengaluru and sells product and services through sales and support offices.
Kennametal Widia India Ltd.(formerly Widia India Ltd), promoted by Meturit, Switzerland, associates of the Fried Krupp Widia Fabrik unit of Krupp group, Germany, and Sak Industries, Switzerland. The company`s collaborator Meturit, Switzerland, holds 88.16% stake. In 1994, the company was taken over by Cincinnati Milacron, US.
The company`s wholly owned subsidiary Widaroc (India) was merged with the company with effect from Jan`95.It has also introduced several new state of the art products. Some of them are, new generation milling cutters, new special solid carbide tools, new generation coated inserts, warming forging tools for bearing industry, cold forgings dies for big auto components, etc.
During 2000-01, the company sub-divided its equity share face value of Rs.10/- each into 2 equity shares of Rs 5/- each and the company upgraded the Oil Well Rock Roller Bits.
The company`s Mining and Construction Tools business was sold for a cash consideration of Rs.64.9 crores to Sandvik Smith A.B/ its subsidiary with effective from 1, March 2004.
In the year 2005, the name of the company was changed from Kennametal Widia India Ltd to Kennametal India Limited.
During 2004-05, the company has installed the Hard metal and hard metal products with the capacity of 210 MT and the company expanded its installed the capacity of Special purpose machines including accessories by 50 Nos. The installed capacity of Special purpose machines including accessories has increased to 125 Nos.
The name of the Company was changed from Kennametal Widia India Limited to Kennametal India Limited effective from December 23, 2005.
A regrinding center was established in FY11 at Jamshedpur through which the Company added two more regrinding centers at Pune and Gurgaon in FY12.
Kennametal Inc., Promoter of the Company sold Equity Shares in March, 2013, aggregating 28,92,333 of the face value of Rs 10 each, through Offer For Sale (OFS) mechanism, which consequently, increased the public shareholding of the Company from 11.84% to 25% of the total paid up share capital of Company
During the year 2020, the Company launched a range of new products as the "INNOVATIONs" for the Kennametal brand and "ADVANCES" for Widia brand. Products such as e-Bore (Digital Boring Solution), Mill 4 12 KT LH version & Slotting program, High Performance SC Drills for Steel (HPX) and Cast Iron (HPR), Machining Solutions for Composites, Milling products for Aero Structures ,PCD Milling and Reamers were included under the "Kennametal" brand. Under "Widia" brand, products such as e-Bore (Digital Boring Solution), TDMX, Shoulder milling platforms VSM11 & VSM17, new geometries introduced for Top Cut 4 drills, New victory grade for CI turning WK15CT and 2 new grades for VSM890 High Performance Shoulder Milling Platform were introduced.
The Board of Directors at its meeting held on December 4, 2020 had approved a Scheme of Amalgamation for merger of its Wholly Owned Subsidiary, WIDIA India Tooling Private Limited (WITPL) with the Company, which became effective from the Appointed Date, April 1, 2021.