Founded in Cavan, Ireland in 1963, as a family business, our focus quickly moved to the world stage when we first began exporting pneumatic tools to the UK. Over the years we expanded into burs, cutting tools and abrasives in the UK, Europe and the US. Our growth over the past 60 years, has been underpinned by our commitment to delivering quality products and services to our customers wherever they are in the world.
ATA is established as a manufacturer and distributor of pneumatic tools.
ATA exports its products to the UK for the first time.
Procut is established in Cavan, Ireland, as a manufacturer of carbide burrs.
PCT completes the acquisition of ATA.
ATA acquires Morrisflex, a high quality UK carbide burr manufacturer.
Peter Cosgrove and equity partners acquire ATA from PCT.
ATA acquires Alpine Abrasives, a UK niche abrasive converter.
ATA acquires the burr division of US precision manufacturer SGS.
ATA acquires UK based Garryson, a leading manufacturer of carbide and abrasive products.
Management acquire overall control buying out equity partners, backed by AIB and Bank of Ireland.
ATA acquires Karnasch, a leading German cutting and industrial tooling specialist.
ATA Tools Suisse
ATA acquires specialist micro-tool manufacturing capability of Swiss company, Näpflin.
VAN HOORN CARBIDE
ATA acquires Van Hoorn Carbide, a leading solid carbide end mill specialist from The Netherlands.
ATA acquires UK based specialist solid carbide and PCD tool supplier ITC.