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Kitagawa-NorthTech Acquires Exclusive Distribution of Kawatatec

Kitagawa-NorthTech, Inc. has acquired the exclusive distribution, sales and marketing rights for Kawatatec Nobel branded chucks for North America. "Due to their rugged build and extremely large size, the Nobel brand of chucks now available from Kitagawa-NorthTech have become synonymous with oil and gas industry applications over the last three decades. Nobel chucks are popular in oil and gas country applications because of their unique features, forged steel bodies, large bore size, time-tested performance and reliability in these demanding applications," said a Kitagawa spokesperson.

The Nobel large power, manual and special VTL face plates and chucks are designed for large bearing, aerospace, power generation and large commercial work, while the Nobel oil country chucks are suited for down-hole drilling, instrumentation, fracking and refining.

Kitagawa-NorthTech Nobel chucks are also available in a wide assortment of sizes, styles and configurations including large face plates with boring mill jaws, manual independent 4 jaw, 3 jaw scroll, power combination chucks, indexing chucks, pull down chucks and special application 6 jaw 2+2+2 chucks for thin wall machining up to 3.5 m. The Kitagawa-NorthTech Nobel special large bore oil and gas chucks up to 42" diameter can handle spindle pass through of up to 14.5" diameter.

Kevin Bennett, VP of Sales and Marketing, said, "Kitagawa and Kawatatec are two like-minded companies. We both share a similar heritage and approach to design, manufacturing principles and quality standards, so we believed the Nobel brand to be an excellent addition to join our family of workholding solutions. Our comprehensive family also includes standard, advanced and engineered workholding and custom engineered workholding solutions for rotational, stationary, grinding, turning and milling. Acquiring the Nobel brand distribution rights for North America also reinforces our vision and promise to customers to be their turn-key workholding supplier in North America."

Kitagawa-NorthTech earlier this year absorbed ITEX Workholding operations, which previously held the distribution rights for Nobel chucks in North America. Principal of ITEX, Mike Roberts joined Kitagawa-NorthTech, Inc. to provide continuity in selling Nobel products. He currently serves as regional sales manager for Kitagawa-NorthTech throughout the Southwest.

For more information contact:

Kitagawa-NorthTech, Inc.

301 E. Commerce Drive

Schaumburg, IL 60173


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