Mate



Founded in 1962, Mate has grown into a world-class manufacturer of superior products and solutions for sheet metal fabricators. We manufacture tooling for every major CNC punch press, and offer a complete line of CO2 laser products.

Mate’s dedication to quality is not just demonstrated in the products and services we provide, it is a part of every aspect of our business. This commitment was formally recognized when Mate was honored with the Minnesota Quality Award, Achievement level, for 2005. We integrate the Baldrige National Quality Program’s criteria into the way we operate and continually measure our progress in improving our products, processes, and service. In 2009, Mate earned the Manufacturer of the Year award for its commitment to Lean manufacturing from the Manufacturer’s Alliance.

Mate has over 80 dealers providing products and services in every industrialized country, and Mate’s European operations are headquartered in Oberursel, Germany. Our dealers are thoroughly trained to assist with all tooling needs from simple hole punching to complex special applications. Mate recognized the need for an international specialist in the punch press tooling field and has been serving the international market since 1967. Our commitment to serving manufacturers around the world was formally recognized when Mate was presented with the President’s “E” Certificate for Exports by the Secretary of Commerce in 1996. Today, approximately 50% percent of Mate’s revenue has come from outside the United States. We are committed to improving manufacturing technology around the world, by helping established and emerging manufacturers produce quality parts faster and more efficiently.