AFC is headquartered in Mainleus, Upper Franconia, Germany, close to the city of Bayreuth and 100 km from Nuremberg. Our company is young and the solutions we develop are as sophisticated as they are visionary. The following pages offer an insight into what we do and how we do it. To see for yourself, visit us at our facilities. We’re proud to share our approach with our customers.
A lot has happened since the founding of AFC Hartmetall in 1999.The numbers speak for themselves: We started manufacturing around 8 tons of carbide a month with 27 employees. Today, after seven individual operational expansions, our carbide output has reached more than 60 tons a month and our annual manufacturing capacity to 1,000 tons. Our greatest asset is our staff of 135 highly motivated, knowledgeable, and talented people who work tirelessly on continuously improving our offerings.
Simple ideas are often the best ideas. And it’s simple yet powerful innovations that drive the manufacturing of our specialties: carbide rods with twisted cooling ducts as well as individual coolant hole profiles and preform parts.
Highly specialized products require highly specialized know-how. We have it. Academics and engineers join forces with technical specialists for the continued development of our products and services. The result? Tool solutions that meet your manufacturing requirements, whatever they are.
Our customers come from all over the world, wherever big things are happening. As an independent, mid-sized company, we can respond to the individual requirements of our customers quickly and efficiently. We offer advice at eye level, on the basis of which we develop customized, precise, and economical solutions. We forge collaborative partnerships with our customers helping us deliver the best service to meet your changing needs.