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Star Cutter Company Expands Star SU Representation in Europe: Samputensili Cutting Tools Now Part of Star SU

Farmington Hills, Mich., Sept. 12, 2022  – Star Cutter Company has acquired a majority share of Samputensili Cutting Tools (Bentivoglio, Italy), which has now been incorporated into the Star SU brand, serving the European market as Star SU Europe S.r.l.

“As a recognized global leader in the gear manufacturing industry, we are happy to officially extend our presence into the European market,” said Jeff Lawton, Star Cutter Company President/COO. “We know this integration of resources will further our technical skills, enhance our product quality, expand our manufacturing capacity and improve our service offerings.”

Founded in 2001, Star SU LLC is a global sales company with a presence in North America, South America, China, South Korea, India and Europe. It is a single technology source for gear manufacturers, offering a wide variety of machinery, precision cutting tools, and services including vertical gear hobbing machines and chamfering and deburring machines; gear hobs and milling cutters; gear shaper cutters and shaving tools; chamfer and deburring tools.

As part of the former Samputensili company, Dr. Eng. Deniz Sari will maintain his executive leadership role at the Star SU Europe operations, where he has been responsible for 80 people at the manufacturing plant in Italy and for two sales subsidiaries in France and Germany. Additionally, Dr. Sari will continue to be responsible for advancing gear tool technology with the global organization. Dr. Sari brings extensive experience of the gear industry to this role with a diploma degree and a doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering from the RWTH Aachen University, where he also worked as a Group Leader of the Gear Manufacturing Team at the WZL prior to joining Samputensili.

Changes to the website and other materials will take place over the next year. For more Star SU product information, visit Star-SU.com.

Headquartered in Farmington Hills, MI, and originally founded in 1927, the Star Cutter Company is global leader in the cutting tool industry with over 700 employees working in 14 manufacturing facilities. Each facility specializes in producing a specific type of product or service: carbide blanks and preforms, solid carbide cutting tools, gundrills, PCD tooling, gear cutting tools, and 5-axis CNC tool and cutter grinding machines.

Star SU LLC is the marketing, sales, and service partner in North America, South America, Europe and the Far East.


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Star Cutter Company has developed into a world leader in the cutting tool industry. Each of our six manufacturing facilities specializes in producing a specific type of product or service: solid carbide cutting tools, carbide blanks and preforms, gundrills, gear cutting tools, and 5-axis CNC tool and cutter grinding machines.

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