The importance of metalworking fluids

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Cimcool highlights the importance of metalworking fluids

Cimcool Europe was established in the 1950s in Vlaardingen, the Netherlands. However, our true roots go much further back in history. On 19 March 1884 George Mueller and Fred Holz started the Cincinnati Screw and Tap Co. In 1887 at age 21, Frederick A. Geier bought a stake in the business. Under his initiative tap manufacturing was discontinued in 1889 so as to focus completely on machine tools. The company remained in Geier family hands until 1990. In over a century the company has grown to become a world leader in manufacturing technologies, Milacron LLC. During World War II the Cincinnati Milling Machine Company, as the company was called then, remained focussed on research and development. As a way to increase tool life the 'Mill' produced the first synthetic cutting fluid, which was called Cimcool. In 1954 the 'Mill' opened a machine tool factory in the Netherlands: Cincinnati Nederland N.V., the beginning of European Cimcool as we know it today. In a small corner of the factory industrial fluids were produced. This worked out very well, due to the tool and machine knowledge and experience. In the early 1990s the machine tool business was discontinued and the focus shifted completely to the development and production of industrial fluids under the name Cimcool. Today, the Cimcool organization is an operating company of Milacron LLC. Cimcool's European headquarters is still situated on the site where it all started: Vlaardingen, the Netherlands. From here we develop and produce our industrial fluids and distribute them to EMEA, Russia and India. Globally Cimcool is represented by three divisions: Cimcool Europe (EMEA, India and Russia), Cimcool Americas and Cimcool Asia Pacific. Check our Global Presence page for more information.