About Emuge-Franken

Founded in 1920 by Richard Glimpel and dedicated to craftsmanship, innovation and quality, Emuge-Franken has grown continuously since it invented the spiral point tap in 1921. Numerous innovations and patents have been credited to Emuge-Franken over the past 100 years and that innovative spirit continues. By maintaining the strictest material quality standards, operating the most advanced grinding equipment, holding the tightest manufacturing tolerances, and continually investing in research & new product development, Emuge-Franken is the benchmark by which all others aspire to.


Picture of a Emuge Franken Corporate Center50 Countries and Over 1,950 Employees
Emuge-Franken is a precision cutting tool manufacturer headquartered in Lauf, Germany operating 9 production facilities worldwide and maintaining sales organizations in more than 50 countries. Emuge also owns the Franken milling company which produces high quality milling products under the Emuge-Franken name. With over 1,950 employees worldwide, Emuge-Franken designs and manufactures premium metalworking tools and clamping devices to support a wide variety of manufacturing industries no matter where they reside.

Emuge-Franken / North America

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Emuge USA was established in 1984 to better service the North American market with localized inventory and technical support. With over 10,000 different stocked standard taps, thread mills, drills, end mills, tool holders and work piece clamping devices, Emuge offers standard products that are custom made items for others. In 2006, Emuge had out grown its original location and moved into a new state-of-the-art facility in West Boylston, Massachusetts. The new facility houses Emuge-Franken’s Technology Center where skilled engineers host training seminars and help solve customer machining issues. In 2015, Emuge began manufacturing products in the USA with the opening of a reconditioning center for Emuge-Franken cutting tools. In 2019 we added an additional 26,000 sq ft of manufacturing space, including PVD coating vessels, to produce solid carbide tooling in the USA. Emuge-Franken is proud to be a part of a re-vitalized manufacturing sector in New England. 

As we continue to grow, we never lose sight of what has made Emuge-Franken successful: craftsmanship, innovation and quality.

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