High competence along the entire value chain – customer benefit through continuous quality ZCC Cutting Tools is the largest Chinese manufacturer of cutting tools and has been in operation since 1952. In 2003, they started their sales activities in the European market as ZCC Cutting Tools Europe GmbH with its sales subsidiary and warehouse in Düsseldorf.An important feature of ZCC Cutting Tools Europe is that it is part of a major Chinese business organisation called The Minmetals Group. Minmetals owns numerous mines from which its extracts, processes and then controls the production of the tungsten carbide ore’s that makes carbide cutting tools. Over 80% of the worlds resource of tungsten carbide ores are to be found in China, the majority of which are owned by Minmetals.The Minmetals Group is the tenth-largest company in China with over 200,000 employees. Their numerous mines and processing facilities ensure reliable and guarenteed supply of one of the most important raw materials used in the production of cutting tools. The raw material is then processed into powders, rods and blanks and carbide inserts by another subsidiary in the group called Zhuzhou Cemented Carbide (ZCC).These processed blanks are then finally converted into a vast range of cutting tools by ZCC Cutting Tools.So within the group everything comes from a single source and covers the complete value added supply chain from the raw material resources and extraction, to the high performance cutting tools.