In a highly competitive market, it is a matter of being quicker, better and cost-effective.
At FRAISA we do everything to ensure our customers succeed.
This is because our customers‘ success is also our own success.
An uncompromising demand for quality and absolute customer focus are the prerequisites for this.
Therefore, we do not consider ourselves to be a supplier; we see ourselves as a partner that our customers can rely upon for all requirements. Hence our motto is »optimum quality and comprehensive service for maximum customer benefits«.
For this purpose, our emphasis is placed upon a continual innovation process that guarantees future-oriented cutting edge technology through research and development.
Only in this way is it possible for our products and services to always satisfy the current market requirements. And only in this way is it possible for our customers to obtain the added value that they quite rightly expect from our products and services.
As an independent family company, we attach great importance to this special »Spirit of FRAISA«. It is supported and brought to life by our highly-qualified technicians, engineers and consultants. As a technology company, we offer products with high precision. However, we also attach importance to the »human factor«. Or rather: to the creativity of our employees and the trust of our customers.
CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors
The Swiss family company with international orientation
FRAISA produces cutting tools for metal cutting processes throughout the global market. Founded in 1934, the company currently employs more than 500 people and is one of the leading manufacturers in this industry.
Long-standing commitment and sustainable development are values that shape FRAISA‘s corporate philosophy. This philosophy assumes continuous investments in company, product and personnel development as well as the will to achieve a long-term and partnership-based customer relationship, complete with individual support, personal consulting and intensive on-site contact in equal measure.
FRAISA represents high-technological demand, creative engineering, quality and teamwork at all levels. Our objective is to minimise the production costs for our customers and to maximise productivity in their plants with our high-performance tools and services. At the end of the day, the actual benefit to our customers is what counts for us.
FRAISA partners not only appreciate our process expertise and market proximity; they also use these characteristics in a profitable manner. Independent customer satisfaction surveys confirm this.
At FRAISA, the know-how of our development engineers, the knowledge of our application consultants and the experiences of our customers blend into a continuous process of innovation. The result: progress achieved by technologically pioneering and future-proof product solutions.
In order to actively mould the technological change, we make targeted investments in research and development, in the latest machines and equipment, and particularly in highly-qualified technicians and engineers.
Over the years, we have established a tight network of international specialists in the fields of machinery, material and surface technology, in which research and development is performed. This is the foundation for the superior FRAISA technology and for the performance of our products, reaching over 12,000 in number.
Research and development combined with precision and passion only works effectively in a team with a system.
Products to suit all requirements
FRAISA markets over 9,000 series products. As part of each annual update of our catalog, several hundred new articles are added to the range. Each one of them had been carefully developed and validated.
However, the technologically most advanced tool is not necessarily the most cost-effective. For this reason, FRAISA milling tools are divided into four performance categories.
X-Generation stands for extreme performance potential, Base-X for the universal standard, Favora® for a small selection of extremely cost-effective tools. And for simple requirements we still have the HSS class. All four categories carry the FRAISA quality seal, as they naturally originate from our own development and our own production.
Products that have a high level of specialisation for applications that go beyond (eXtra!) general applications and performance demands.
Products that have a wide application area within the scope of general applications and high to very high performance demands.
Products that have an exceedingly wide application area, average performance demands and a favourable price-performance ratio.
Products made from heavy-duty, high-speed steel for basic applications and/or performance demands limited by the machinery.
Production and quality assurance
FRAISA works with the most up-to-date production machines from selected partners. The technological standard is constantly upgraded in close cooperation. From soft machining and cylindrical grinding, the actual tool grinding to surface technology, all production processes take place in our own facilities.
We attach just as much importance to the innovative further development of our production processes as to the actual product development. Our measurement technology includes all areas of geometry and materials testing, in keeping with current technological know-how.
Test and application Centers
CAD/CAM simulations, Finite Element Methods (FEM) and scientific findings have changed the developmental processes of tools in recent years. Yet, new products undergo numerous technical tests before they enter serial production.
And the actual product development at FRAISA is followed by application development. Here, optimal application strategies and application data for our new products are worked on in a state-of-the-art application environment.
Only when a perfect and validated product is available and the application strategies have been determined, do we bring our products onto the market. This handover takes place in connection with comprehensive training sessions for employees, sales partners and customers. As even top products will actually only become fully productive when the required knowledge base is available for optimal application.
One of our exceptional characteristics is the balanced combination of innovative products, comprehensive knowledge transfer and an exemplary range of services. What once started off as the first cutting data book for milling tools, is today a comprehensive information system in printed and electronic form.
More than 100 experienced consultants are available to our customers by phone and on site. They all have one goal, namely to provide the best possible advice for our customers. Our technology teams in Germany, Switzerland, Hungary and the USA annually design 3,000 special customised solutions.
Every month, around 1,000 customers use our service for the ecologically valuable, true-to-original reconditioning of tools. And over 800 customers bank on our ToolCare® premium package, which through cross-company cooperation offers true added value to both partners.
From a modular range of service tools, every customer can put together an individual service program tailored to their own requirements.
Customer-oriented system solutions
Thanks to our sales and customer service centers in Germany, France, Hungary, Italy, China, the USA – and of course Switzerland – as well as staff in the UK, we know the requirements of our customers first hand and are always directly represented on the market. In addition to the locations listed, FRAISA also has a total of 70 agencies in 45 countries.
The production site in Solothurn, Switzerland, is in an ideal location: Within a radius of a few hundred kilometers, FRAISA can reach the world's best metal manufacturers, nanotechnologies and grinding machine producers.
All FRAISA companies cooperate in a network, so that all our competencies are available to all customers. In this way the range of services offered to customers and partners is maximized.
Our sales departments and technical advisors ensure that our expertise flows into our customers' value creation process. At the same time, they are the link between the needs of our customers and the solutions of our technology departments.
All our companies are certified according to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.