Our Story.

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.  

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TIMELINE

1963

ESTABLISHED

ATA is established as a manufacturer and distributor of pneumatic tools.

UK EXPORTS

1975

ATA exports its products to the UK for the first time.

1976

PROCUT

Procut is established in Cavan, Ireland, as a manufacturer of carbide burrs.

PCT

1991

PCT completes the acquisition of ATA.

2005

MORRISFLEX

ATA acquires Morrisflex, a high quality UK carbide burr manufacturer.

ATA AQUISITION

2008

Peter Cosgrove and equity partners acquire ATA from PCT.

2010

ALPINE ABRASIVES

ATA acquires Alpine Abrasives, a UK niche abrasive converter.

SGS PRO

2012

ATA acquires the burr division of US precision manufacturer SGS.

2014

GARRYSON

ATA acquires UK based Garryson, a leading manufacturer of carbide and abrasive products.

MBO

2016

Management acquire overall control buying out equity partners, backed by AIB and Bank of Ireland.

2019

KARNASCH

ATA acquires Karnasch, a leading German cutting and industrial tooling specialist.

ATA Tools Suisse

2021

ATA acquires specialist micro-tool manufacturing capability of Swiss company, Näpflin.

2022

VAN HOORN CARBIDE

ATA acquires Van Hoorn Carbide, a leading solid carbide end mill specialist from The Netherlands.

ITC

2022

ATA acquires UK based specialist solid carbide and PCD tool supplier ITC.