US Operations Time Line

  • 1981


    Founded in Plaffeien, Switzerland. Plaffeien is situated near Schwarzsee (Black Lake), which is better known as a tourist destination than an industrial area. During the first several years our products were sold by agencies and select sales organizations.

  • 1985


    Toolmakers, engineers and end users all rely on Extramet's extensive experience and innovation to provide the purest carbide products on the market for advanced and high-end machining applications.

  • 1988

    Expansion Plans

    In 1988 expansion plans were initiated, which included a new plant and the installation of a new Sinter-HIP furnace; the largest and most advanced of its time. The new production facility was an important progression, allowing us to accommodate for the increasing demand of our customers

  • 1995


    Due to the continually escalating demand for extruded Tungsten Carbide Rod, construction to extend our plant began in 1995

  • 1996

    Newer Production Facility

    In addition to a new grinding department, the new production facility was operational by 1996.

  • 2017

    To The Top

    The company has grown to become a leading tungsten carbide manufacturer with a global sales presence

Quality Matters! Simply Guaranteed

Sustainability, performance, and reliability are the three principals we live by here at Extramet. Our philosophies, combined with our place on the supply curve, guarantee constant and consistent supply now and in the years to come. It is all but impossible to predict future market trends, but with our help, you can predict your delivery commitments, plan your production schedule and successfully execute your day-to-day business without supply chain uncertainties.


Our Core Values

Extramet’s Primary Objective Is To Deliver The Highest Quality Carbide Products That Will Be Of The Greatest Benefit To Our Customers. In Order To Do So, We Are committed To:

Cooperative Framework

Ensuring all employees work towards developing their capabilities according to company requirements, using these skills through result-oriented and cooperative teamwork.

Saftey Standards

Guaranteeing the industry’s most exacting safety standards are upheld.


Taking great care of existing resources, raw materials, and the environment.

Consistent Standards

Holding the quality of our supplier’s materials up to the same high standards we use to evaluate our products.

Team Goals

Exceeding the goals of both our customers and employees.

Innovation Solutions

We work side by side with senior executives to accelerate execution through a blend of analytical and management approaches.

Our Clients

We are driven to do the best job possible. We pride ourselves on cultivating lasting client relationships built on trust and mutual respect.

Our clients include many of the world’s best-performing and most admired companies and industry organizations like aerospace, medical, energy and automotive.

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