Our Mission

At CERATIZIT Sacramento (formerly PROMAX Tools), we are committed to achieving excellence. Our mission is to manufacture and distribute premium performance carbide cutting tool products that satisfy customer requirements and expectations 100% of the time. Through a philosophy based on continual improvement, innovation and teamwork, CERATIZIT Sacramento represents superior quality in products and services to the entire cutting tool industry.

We place a primary focus on quality assurance. By establishing, implementing and maintaining a comprehensive management system based upon the ISO standard, we enable all members of our team to understand and meet customer's requirements. Our quality management system concentrates on providing:

  • Defect free premium cutting tool products and services.
  • Communication with our customers in order to better understand their cutting tool product and service needs and expectations.
  • State-of-the-art manufacturing, process control and inspection equipment.
  • Employee training to maintain our quality policy and its objectives.
  • Quality products and service as well as satisfying our customers is at the foreground of every decision we make.

Our History

In 1967, California Tool Grinding was born out of a little metal structure in a suburb of Sacramento, California and 3 employees — the owners themselves. Nothing but a local job shop that focused on resharpening, modification work and some mill and lathe work the company flourished by the hand of the aerospace industry. With retirement not far off, the original owners were looking to sell. In 1984 California Tool Grinding's future was now in the hands of entrepreneur Daryl Van Dyke. In the years that followed, Daryl and his wife, grew the business adding more employees and expanding their customer base. In 1991 CTG introduced Premium Solid Carbide Roughing End Mills — also known as CTG's new line "PROMAX." The company survived the incredible downsizing in the aerospace industry thanks mainly to the new line. As time progressed CTG began phasing out its resharpening, modification, milling and lathe work and focused on expanding the PROMAX line. In 1992 the company name changed from CTG to PROMAX Tools L.P. In 2014 the CERATIZIT Group aquired PROMAX Tools L.P. The evolution of this step was completed with PROMAX Tools L.P. changing their name to CERATIZIT Sacramento in 2018 while keeping the PROMAX name for their branded products - PROMAX Premium and DESIGN-RITE XL - on the US market.