Daily Archives: March 18, 2015

UN envoy Gordon Brown makes ‘plea from the heart’ to end child rights abuses, promote safe schools

18 March 2015 – The United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education, Gordon Brown, called today for “fundamental changes” to strengthen the global commitment to defending the rights of schoolgirls and boys, as he said that 2015 should be the year to end violations of children’s rights.

“Today I am making a plea from the heart to the conscience of the world that we now wake up to the suffering faced by millions of children,” Mr. Brown said during a press conference at UN Headquarters in New York.

“It is time for us to end the shameful breaches of international law that violate the rights of millions of children by calling a halt to the militarisation of schools, stopping the now-growing abduction of school pupils as weapons of war and insisting – even in conflict zones – that properly resourced ‘safe schools’ enable children to enjoy their education in peace.”

He urged the international community to invest in making schools safer in the world’s most troubled and dangerous areas by agreeing the terms of a new Global Humanitarian Fund for Education in Emergencies; to commit $163 million at an upcoming conference on educating Syrian refugees in Lebanon; and by signing the international Safe Schools Declaration to protect schools from military use and attacks by giving the same protection as is afforded to the Red Cross.

Mr. Brown also announced a project in Pakistan under the Safe Schools Initiative, which was already operating in Nigeria, and he looked forward to extending the initiative to South Sudan, Lebanon and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

“I can announce today a 1,000 school pilot in Pakistan in a partnership between the Government, UNICEF, and the Global Business Coalition for Education, spearheaded by a pro-bono technology contribution from Predictify.me, a US-based data sciences and predictive analytics firm,” he said. “The partnership will deliver state-of-the-art technology and simulation software to assess the levels of risk preparedness of schools and generate recommendations for school and community safety plans.”

Mr. Brown explained that the project, which is supported by Pakistani President Nawaz Sharif, follows the successful roll-out of a similar scheme in Nigeria, where 30,000 children displaced by Boko Haram were in double-shift schools and other children in at-risk areas were benefiting from school relocation and increased security measures.

“In Nigeria, the Safe Schools Initiative, established in response to the kidnapping of the Chibok schools nearly one year ago, has reached $30 million,” said Mr. Brown, adding that the most recent contribution had come from the United States Government’s Let Girls Learn initiative. “I am calling for the release of the more than 200 schoolgirls abducted in Nigeria before the one-year anniversary on April 14th.”

He also called for the release of 89 schoolboys who were sitting for exams in Wau Shilluk, South Sudan, adding that it was “sad” that the kidnappers were offering to return the children to sit their exams but then keep them in captivity to serve as child soldiers. The schoolboys were among 12,000 children abducted to serve as child soldiers and the practice had to be stopped.

“I am supporting the education campaigns of UNICEF to help 400,000 South Sudanese children go back to safe schools,” he said.

Mr. Brown said he had seen for himself how children had become “the silent, tragic victims of conflict” on a recent visit to South Sudan, as well as others to Nigeria, Pakistan and the DRC. This was illustrated by statistics such as the more than 10,000 attacks on schools in the last five years – the highest level recorded in the past 40 years – and the 28 million boys and girls who are not in school in areas of conflict or emergency worldwide.

“I look forward to this year’s Security Council report on children in armed conflict,” he said, noting that the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict had given special attention to violations in South Sudan, and urging support for the new fund to prevent children from “falling through the cracks” by providing education in emergencies.

“We can no longer wait,” he said. “It is time for decisive action.”

17 tourists killed as gunmen attack Tunisia…

NNA – Kalashnikov-wielding gunmen killed at least 17 foreign tourists in a brazen attack Wednesday on Tunisia’s national museum before being killed in a police assault, officials said.
Polish, Italian, German and Spanish tourists were among the dead, Prime Minister Habib Essid said, adding that two gunmen had been killed.
A Tunisian national and a policeman were also reported dead.
Essid said the gunmen, dressed in military uniforms, opened fire on the tourists as they were disembarking from a bus and chased them inside the museum.
Health Minister Said Aidi told reporters that 38 others had been wounded in the attack, including citizens of France, South Africa, Poland, Italy and Japan.
The attack appeared to be the worst on foreigners in Tunisia since an Al-Qaida suicide bombing on a synagogue killed 14 Germans, two French and five Tunisians on the island of Djerba in 2002.
Some officials, including French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, had said hostages were taken at the museum but this was not confirmed by Tunisian authorities.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack but Tunisia — the birthplace of the Arab Spring revolutionary movement — has struggled to tackle a rise in attacks from Islamist extremists.
Interior ministry spokesman Mohamed Ali Aroui told reporters that “two or more terrorists armed with Kalashnikovs” had targeted the Bardo National Museum next to the Tunisian parliament.
Aroui said about 100 tourists had been inside the museum at the time of the attack.
He said “anti-terrorist units” had entered the museum but refused to confirm reports of a hostage taking.
In Brussels, Valls said he condemned “this terrorist attack in the strongest terms”, adding that there had been a “hostage taking”.
French President Francois Hollande also expressed his country’s “solidarity” with Tunisia, a former French colony.
President Beji Caid Essebsi was to make a public statement to the nation, spokesman Moez Sinaoui told AFP.
The Bardo National Museum, a famed repository of ancient artifacts, is next door to Tunisia’s parliament, where work was suspended during the attack.
An Islamist lawmaker, Monia Brahim, told AFP that gunfire from the initial assault prompted parliamentary committees to suspend their meetings as lawmakers were ordered to assemble in the main chamber.
“There was enormous panic,” another lawmaker, Sayida Ounissi, wrote on Twitter, saying the attack took place during hearings on Tunisia’s anti-terrorism law.
Tunisia has seen an upsurge in Islamist extremism since the 2011 revolution that ousted longtime strongman Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
Dozens of police and military personnel have been killed or wounded in attacks blamed on Islamist militants.
An army offensive against the jihadists, who are linked to Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, has been underway since 2012 but the ground and air campaign has failed to eliminate them.
The country is also fighting against the radicalization of Muslim youth, with authorities saying as many as 3,000 Tunisians have gone to Iraq, Syria and neighboring Libya to fight in jihadist ranks, including with the Islamic State group.
Some 500 are now believed to have returned to Tunisia.
Essebsi said the government’s “top priority” is “providing security and the battle against terrorism” after it took office last month following Tunisia’s first free elections.
Tunisia kicked off the Arab Spring with its overthrow of Ben Ali and, despite the continued unrest, has taken pride in forming a stable and democratic government.
The country is hoping to rebuild its once-burgeoning tourism industry, which is struggling to recover from the effects of the 2011 revolution.
Tourist arrivals dropped by three percent last year.
The Bardo museum, renowned for its exceptional collection of ancient mosaics, is a significant draw and opened a new wing in 2012 following a major facelift.
It boasts objects from prehistory, the Phoenician period and Punic and Numidian times, as well as Roman, Christian and Islamic artifacts.
Its curator had described it as “the flagship” of Tunisia’s heritage.
Housed in a former palace dating from the 19th century, the museum greeted hundreds of thousands of visitors every year before the revolution. In 2011 the number dropped to about 100,000 but attendance had been recovering. (Associated Press)

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Global High Speed Steel (HSS) Metal Cutting Tools Industry (PR Newswire)

NEW YORK, March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — This report analyzes the worldwide markets for High Speed Steel (HSS) Metal Cutting Tools in US$ Million. The global market is analyzed by the following product types- HSS Milling Tools, HSS Drilling Tools, HSS Tapping Tools, HSS Reaming & Counterboring Tools, HSS Gear Cutting Tools, and HSS Broaching Tools. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle-East/ Africa, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2014 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 90 companies including many key and niche players such as –

Addison & Co., Ltd.
Aloris Tool Technology Co., Inc.
BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling, Inc.
DeWALT
Greenfield Industries Inc.

Read the full report: http://www.reportlinker.com/p0119482-summary/view-report.html

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Milling I-4
Drilling I-4
Tapping I-4
Reaming & Counterboring I-4
Gear Cutting I-5
Broaching I-5

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
Metal Cutting Tools: An Intrinsic Part of Machine Tools Industry II-1
Key Statistical Data: II-2
Table 1: Global Machine Tools Market (2014): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Revenues by Product Group (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-2

Table 2: Global Metal Cutting Tools Market (2014):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenues by Type of Cutting
Machine (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-2

Table 3: Global Metal Cutting Tools Market (2014):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenues by Region/Country
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3
High Speed Steel (HSS): An Established Material for
Manufacturing Cutting Tools II-3
High Speed Steel (HSS) Metal Cutting Tools Market: An Overview II-3
Importance of the Manufacturing Sector for HSS Metal Cutting
Tools: A Brief Review II-4
Impact of 2007-2009 Economic Recession on HSS Metal Cutting
Tools Market in Retrospect II-5
Market Posts Recovery in 2010 II-5
Global Market Tested Once Again Between 2012-2013 As Key
Regional Markets Witness Volatile Growth Patterns II-6
America’s Brush with Fiscal Cliff Crisis Slows Down Market
Growth in 2012 & 2013 II-6
Table 4: Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) in the US: Average
Annual PMI Data for Years 2011, 2012 & 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-9

Table 5: Key Business Indicators in the US for Years 2011,
2012 & 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-9
‘Eurozone’ Debt Crisis Tempers Economic Activity in the
Region in 2012 & 2013 II-9
Debt Crisis Tempers Industrial/Manufacturing Sector – Hurts
Sentiments in HSS Metal Cutting Tools Market in 2012 & 2013 II-11
Table 6: Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) in the Euro Area:
Breakdown of Average Annual PMI Data for Select Countries
for Years 2012 & 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-12

Table 7: Key Business Indicators in the Euro Area for Years
2011, 2012 & 2013 II-12
Global HSS Metal Cutting Tools Market Witnesses Encouraging
Recovery in 2014 II-12
Cautiously Optimistic Global Economic Outlook for 2015 &
Augurs Well for Market in Short to Medium Term Period II-13
Table 8: World GDP (2012-2015): Breakdown of Percentage GDP
Growth by Select Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15

Table 9: Global Purchasing Managers Index (PMI): Breakdown of
Quarterly PMI Data for Global and Select Regional Markets for
the Year 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-16

Table 10: Global Purchasing Managers Index (PMI): Breakdown
of Average Annual PMI Data for Global and Select Regional
Markets for Years 2012 & 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-16
Market Summary II-17

2. NOTEWORTHY TRENDS, GROWTH DRIVES & ISSUES II-18
Developing Countries to Maintain their Prominent Role in the
Market Growth II-18
Off-Shoring of Manufacturing Activity Boosts Demand in
Developing Countries II-18
Rapid Mushrooming of Job Shops in Developing Countries Augurs
Well for the Market II-19
Non-BRIC Emerging Markets to Exhibit Faster Growth in the
Coming Decade II-19
Growing Aircraft Production Bodes Well for the Market II-20
Opportunity Indicators: II-21
Table 11: World Market for Aircraft, Engines, Parts and
Equipment (2013 & 2017): Breakdown of Sales in US$ Million
by Geographic Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-21

Table 12: Global Air Traffic Flow (In Billion Revenue
Passenger Kilometers (RPKs) for the Years 2011, 2013E, 2015P &
2030P (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-22

Table 13: World Average Aircraft Fleet Age (2013): Breakdown
by Geographic Regions-Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe,
Latin-America, Middle East and North America (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-22
HSS Cutting Tools to Benefit from Expanding Automotive Sector II-23
Opportunity Indicators: II-24
Table 14: Global Passenger Car Market (2014 & 2018):
Breakdown of Annual Production Figures in ‘000 Units by
Geographic Region/Country (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-24

Table 15: Global Commercial Vehicles Market (2014 & 2018):
Breakdown of Annual Production Figures in ‘000 Units by
Geographic Region/ Country (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-25
Heavy Equipment/Machinery Manufacturing Industry Promises
Bright Prospects II-25
Expanding Application Areas to Boost Growth Prospects for HSS
Cutting Tools in Coming Years II-26
Growing Investments in Railways to Drive Demand in Coming Years II-27
HSS Metal Cutting Tools Finding Niche Opportunities in
Renewable Energy – A Case in Point II-27
Opportunities for HSS Metal Cutting Tools in End Mills II-27
Taps: The Largest & Fastest Growing HSS Cutting Tools Segment II-28
High Demand for Twist Drills Augurs Well for HSS Cutting Tools
Market II-28
Growing Penetration of Cemented Carbide Cutting Tools: A Key
Issue for the Market II-29
Despite Strong Competition From Carbide Tools – HSS Metal
Cutting Tools will Continue to Survive in Coming Years II-29
Industry Pins Hopes on Powder Metallurgical HSS to Spearhead
Market Revival II-30
HSS PM Tools Bank on Performance Attributes to Compete in the
Market II-30
Technology Developments & Product Enhancements – Need of the Hour II-31
Technology Evolution in the HSS Space II-31
Manufacturers Prefer Recycled Metal & Scrap Metal in HSS
Cutting Tools to Cut Costs & Tap Environmental Benefits II-31
Asian Manufacturers Emerge as Major Competitive Threat for
North American & European Companies II-32
Stable Alloying Metal Prices Diminish Cost Pressures on
Manufacturers II-32
Table 16: HSS Alloy Metal Prices (Jan-2014 to Nov-2014): A
Review (Figures in US$ per Kg) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-33

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-34
Metal Cutting Tools II-34
Cutting Tool Materials II-34
Cermets and Ceramics II-34
Carbon Steel II-35
CBN and Diamond II-35
Carbides II-36
High Speed Steel II-37
High-Speed Steel – Overview II-37
Regular Steel Vs Special Steels II-37
HSS Vs Carbide II-38
Carbide Drill Bits – High-Speed Drill Bits II-38
HSS Vs High Carbon Steel II-39
Early HSS II-39
Major Types of HSS II-39
Alloy Materials in HSS: An Overview II-40
Alloy Materials & Their Role II-40
Influence of Alloy Materials: A Comparative Analysis II-41
HSS Grades and Alloying Compositions II-41
High Speed Steel Properties II-41
Requisite Characteristics for Superior Performance of HSS Tools II-41
High Hardness II-42
High Resistance to Wear II-42
High Impact Resistance II-42
Hot Hardness II-42
Cutting Speed II-42
Cutting Speeds of Plain HSS Cutter II-43
Surface Treatment of HSS II-43
Impact on Tool Efficiency II-44
Heat-Treatment of HSS II-44
Modular Tooling II-44
Powder Metallurgical HSS II-45
Making Conventional and P/M HSS II-46
P/M Steel – An Assessment II-47
P/M Vs Solid Carbide II-48
P/M Steel’s Grindability II-48
HSS Cutting Tools: The Wear and Tear Factor II-49
Tool Wear II-49
Abrasive Wear II-49
Adhesive Wear II-49
Superior Performance through HSS Cutting Tools II-49
Product Types – Scope and Definitions II-49
Milling II-50
Milling Machines II-50
Face Milling II-50
Spiral Milling II-50
Peripheral Milling II-50
Gang Cutting, Slitting, Milling II-50
End Mill II-51
Milling Cutter II-51
Drilling II-51
Drills II-51
Metal Drilling II-51
Tapping II-52
Reaming II-52
Counterboring II-52
Gear Cutting II-53
Broaching II-53
Broaching Machine II-53

4. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/LAUNCHES II-54
DeWALT Unveils DCS373M2 Metal Cutting Circular Saw II-54
Walter AG Introduces New Cutting Tool Material II-54
Delcam Unveils PowerMILL CAM System II-54
SandvikCoromant Extends CoroMill® 176 Line of Full Profile Hobs II-54
SandvikCoromant Launches CoroMill 357 Cutter II-54
SandvikCoromant Launches CoroMill® 419 Milling Cutter II-54
TaeguTec Launches HSSE-cobalt T-Tap Range II-55
Kennametal Introduces KSRM™ Range of Cutters II-55
BIG Kaiser Launches Extra Long High Performance Drill Series II-55
LMT Onsrud Unveils Balanced Single Flute Spiral Cutting Tolls
Running at 60,000 RPM II-55
Eastwood Unveils Spot Weld Kit II-55
TASK TOOLS® Unveils High Speed Steel IMPACT Drill Bits II-55
OSG Launches EXOPRO® Mega Muscle Drill II-56
Sumitomo Electric Industries Unveils SEC-SUMI DUAL MILL, Type
DGC Milling Cutter II-56
Nachi-Fujikoshi Introduces SG-ESR Drill II-56
Nachi-Fujikoshi Introduces Burrless “SG Flat Drill” II-56
Sumitomo Electric to Launch Micromachining Cutting Tools with
Nano-Polycrystalline Diamond “SumidiaBinderless” Tip II-56
C. & E. FEIN Introduces FEIN KBB Tools II-56
Dormer Tools Extends Range of Hydra Solid Carbide Replaceable-
Head Drills II-57
Kennametal Launches Beyond HSS-E Taps II-57
SandvikCoromant Launches CoroDrill® 460-XM II-57
SandvikCoromant Introduces CoroReamer 435 and 835 II-57
SandvikCoromant Unveils CoroDrill® 870 with Exchangeable-Tip
Drill II-57

5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-58
Tiangong International Establishes Xinzhenggong in Taiwan II-58
Production Tool Supply Takes Over NNT II-58
Carpenter Technology Extends Long-Term Marketing and Supply
Agreement with SB Specialty Metals II-58
Dalian Yuandong Tools Establishes Dalian Yuandong Industrial Park II-58

6. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-59
Addison & Co., Ltd. ( India) II-59
Aloris Tool Technology Co., Inc. ( USA) II-59
BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling, Inc. ( USA) II-59
DeWALT ( USA) II-59
Greenfield Industries Inc. ( USA) II-59
Guhring, Inc. ( USA) II-60
Jore Corporation ( USA) II-60
Kennametal, Inc. ( USA) II-60
LMT Onsrud LP ( USA) II-61
LMT USA, Inc. ( USA) II-61
Nachi-Fujikoshi Corporation ( Japan) II-61
Nachi America, Inc. ( USA) II-62
Niagara Cutter, Inc. ( USA) II-62
OSG Corporation ( Japan) II-62
OSG Korea Corporation (Korea) II-62
OSG Tap & Die, Inc. ( USA) II-62
Raymond Limited ( India) II-62
Sandvik AB ( Sweden) II-63
Sandvik Coromant ( Sweden) II-63
Shanghai Tool Works Co., Ltd. ( China) II-63
Somta Tools (Pty) Ltd. ( South Africa) II-63
Sutton Tools Pty Ltd. ( Australia) II-64
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. ( Japan) II-64
Tiangong International ( China) II-64
Tivoly SA ( France) II-64
Walter AG ( Germany) II-65
YG-1 Tool Co., Ltd. (Korea) II-65

7. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-66
Table 17: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
High Speed Steel (HSS) Metal Cutting Tools by Geographic
Region/Country – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific,
Middle East/ Africa and Latin America Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Revenue in US$ Million for Years 2014
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-66

Table 18: World Historic Review for High Speed Steel (HSS)
Metal Cutting Tools by Geographic Region/ Country – US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East/ Africa and
Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-67

Table 19: World 14-year Perspective for High Speed Steel (HSS)
Metal Cutting Tools by Geographic Region/Country – Percentage
Breakdown of Revenues for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific, Middle East/ Africa and Latin America Markets
for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-68

Table 20: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
High Speed Steel (HSS) Metal Cutting Tools by Product Type –
HSS Milling Tools, HSS Drilling Tools, HSS Tapping Tools, HSS
Reaming & Counterboring Tools, HSS Gear Cutting Tools and HSS
Broaching Tools Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue in
US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-69

Table 21: World Historic Review for High Speed Steel (HSS)
Metal Cutting Tools by Product Type – HSS Milling Tools, HSS
Drilling Tools, HSS Tapping Tools, HSS Reaming & Counterboring
Tools, HSS Gear Cutting Tools and HSS Broaching Tools
Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for
Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-70

Table 22: World 14-year Perspective for High Speed Steel (HSS)
Metal Cutting Tools by Product Type – Percentage Breakdown of
Revenues for HSS Milling Tools, HSS Drilling Tools, HSS
Tapping Tools, HSS Reaming & Counterboring Tools, HSS Gear
Cutting Tools and HSS Broaching Tools for Years 2007, 2015 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-71

III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Outlook III-1
Recovering Manufacturing Sector Drives Demand for Metal
Stampings, Forgings & Castings III-1
Growing Competition from Low Cost Asian Manufacturers Hurts
Domestic Companies III-1
Key Statistical Data: III-2
Table 23: US HSS Metal Cutting Tools Market (2013):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Dollar Sales by Region
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2
Product Launches III-2
Strategic Corporate Developments III-3
Select Players III-3
B.Market Analytics III-7
Table 24: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for High
Speed Steel (HSS) Metal Cutting Tools Market Analyzed with
Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7

Table 25: US Historic Review for High Speed Steel (HSS)
Metal Cutting Tools Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in
US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8

2. CANADA III-9
A.Market Analysis III-9
Outlook III-9
Product Launch III-9
B.Market Analytics III-9
Table 26: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for High Speed Steel (HSS) Metal Cutting Tools Market
Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2014
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

Table 27: Canadian Historic Review for High Speed Steel
(HSS) Metal Cutting Tools Market Analyzed with Annual
Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10

3. JAPAN III-11
A.Market Analysis III-11
Outlook III-11
Product Launches III-11
Select Players III-12
B.Market Analytics III-13
Table 28: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for High Speed Steel (HSS) Metal Cutting Tools Market
Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2014
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13

Table 29: Japanese Historic Review for High Speed Steel
(HSS) Metal Cutting Tools Market Analyzed with Annual
Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14

4. EUROPE III-15
A.Market Analysis III-15
Outlook III-15
Overview III-15
B.Market Analytics III-16
Table 30: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for High Speed Steel (HSS) Metal Cutting Tools by Geographic
Region/Country – France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia
and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

Table 31: European Historic Review for High Speed Steel
(HSS) Metal Cutting Tools by Geographic Region/Country –
France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$
Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 32: Europe 14-year Perspective for High Speed Steel
(HSS) Metal Cutting Tools by Geographic Region/Country –
Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for France, Germany, Italy,
UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2007,
2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

4a. FRANCE III-19
A.Market Analysis III-19
Outlook III-19
Tivoly SA – A Key French Player III-19
B.Market Analytics III-20
Table 33: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
High Speed Steel (HSS) Metal Cutting Tools Market Analyzed
with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2014 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 34: French Historic Review for High Speed Steel (HSS)
Metal Cutting Tools Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in
US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

4b. GERMANY III-22
A.Market Analysis III-22
Outlook III-22
Huge Industrial/Manufacturing Sector Makes Germany a Major
Market for HSS Metal Cutting Tools III-22
Product Launches III-22
Walter AG – A Key Player III-23
B.Market Analytics III-23
Table 35: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
High Speed Steel (HSS) Metal Cutting Tools Market Analyzed
with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2014 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 36: German Historic Review for High Speed Steel (HSS)
Metal Cutting Tools Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in
US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

4c. ITALY III-25
Market Analysis III-25
Table 37: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
High Speed Steel (HSS) Metal Cutting Tools Market Analyzed
with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2014 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

Table 38: Italian Historic Review for High Speed Steel (HSS)
Metal Cutting Tools Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in
US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-27
A.Market Analysis III-27
Outlook III-27
Product Launches III-27
B.Market Analytics III-28
Table 39: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for High
Speed Steel (HSS) Metal Cutting Tools Market Analyzed with
Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 40: UK Historic Review for High Speed Steel (HSS)
Metal Cutting Tools Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in
US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

4e. SPAIN III-30
Market Analysis III-30
Table 41: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
High Speed Steel (HSS) Metal Cutting Tools Market Analyzed
with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2014 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 42: Spanish Historic Review for High Speed Steel (HSS)
Metal Cutting Tools Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in
US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

4f. RUSSIA III-32
Market Analysis III-32
Table 43: Russian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
High Speed Steel (HSS) Metal Cutting Tools Market Analyzed
with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2014 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 44: Russian Historic Review for High Speed Steel (HSS)
Metal Cutting Tools Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in
US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

4g. REST OF EUROPE III-34
A.Market Analysis III-34
Outlook III-34
Product Launches III-34
Select Players III-35
B.Market Analytics III-36
Table 45: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for High Speed Steel (HSS) Metal Cutting Tools
Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for
Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 46: Rest of Europe Historic Review for High Speed
Steel (HSS) Metal Cutting Tools Market Analyzed with Annual
Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-38
A.Market Analysis III-38
Outlook III-38
Huge Manufacturing Activity Spurs Demand in Asia-Pacific III-38
Asian Countries March Ahead Even on Production Front III-38
B.Market Analytics III-39
Table 47: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for High Speed Steel (HSS) Metal Cutting Tools by
Geographic Region/Country – China, India, South Korea,
Taiwan, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2014
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 48: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for High Speed Steel
(HSS) Metal Cutting Tools by Geographic Region/Country –
China, India, South Korea, Taiwan, and Rest of Asia-Pacific
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$
Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 49: Asia-Pacific 14-year Perspective for High Speed
Steel (HSS) Metal Cutting Tools by Geographic Region/Country –
Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for China, India, South
Korea, Taiwan, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for Years
2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

5a. CHINA III-42
A.Market Analysis III-42
Outlook III-42
China – Leading Consumer & Producer of HSS Cutting Tools III-42
On the Production Front III-42
Strategic Corporate Development III-42
Select Players III-43
B.Market Analytics III-43
Table 50: Chinese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
High Speed Steel (HSS) Metal Cutting Tools Market Analyzed
with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2014 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 51: Chinese Historic Review for High Speed Steel (HSS)
Metal Cutting Tools Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in
US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

5b. INDIA III-45
A.Market Analysis III-45
Outlook III-45
Indian Cutting Tools Sector: An Overview III-45
Cutting Tools Manufacturers Eye Export Markets III-45
Select Players III-46
B.Market Analytics III-47
Table 52: Indian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
High Speed Steel (HSS) Metal Cutting Tools Market Analyzed
with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2014 through
2020 (includes corresponding Gmraph/Chart) III-47

Table 53: Indian Historic Review for High Speed Steel (HSS)
Metal Cutting Tools Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in
US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

5c. SOUTH KOREA III-49
A.Market Analysis III-49
Outlook III-49
Product Launch III-49
Select Players III-49
B.Market Analytics III-50
Table 54: South Korean Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for High Speed Steel (HSS) Metal Cutting Tools
Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for
Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

Table 55: South Korean Historic Review for High Speed Steel
(HSS) Metal Cutting Tools Market Analyzed with Annual
Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51

5d. TAIWAN III-52
A.Market Analysis III-52
Outlook III-52
Strategic Corporate Development III-52
B.Market Analytics III-52
Table 56: Taiwan Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
High Speed Steel (HSS) Metal Cutting Tools Market Analyzed
with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2014 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52

Table 57: Taiwan Historic Review for High Speed Steel (HSS)
Metal Cutting Tools Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in
US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53

5e. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC III-54
A.Market Analysis III-54
Outlook III-54
Sutton Tools Pty Ltd. – A Key Australian Player III-54
B.Market Analytics III-54
Table 58: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for High Speed Steel (HSS) Metal Cutting Tools
Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for
Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

Table 59: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for High
Speed Steel (HSS) Metal Cutting Tools Market Analyzed with
Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55

6. MIDDLE EAST/ AFRICA III-56
Market Analysis III-56
Table 60: Middle East/Africa Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for High Speed Steel (HSS) Metal Cutting Tools by
Geographic Region/Country – South Africa and Rest of Middle
East/Africa Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56

Table 61: Middle East/Africa Historic Review for High Speed
Steel (HSS) Metal Cutting Tools by Geographic Region/Country –
South Africa and Rest of Middle East/Africa Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million
for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-57

Table 62: Middle East/ Africa 14-year Perspective for High
Speed Steel (HSS) Metal Cutting Tools by Geographic
Region/Country – Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for South
Africa and Rest of Middle East/Africa Markets for Years
2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

6a. SOUTH AFRICA III-59
A.Market Analysis III-59
Outlook III-59
Somta Tools (Pty) Ltd. – A Key South African Player III-59
B.Market Analytics III-59
Table 63: South African Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for High Speed Steel (HSS) Metal Cutting Tools
Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for
Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

Table 64: South African Historic Review for High Speed Steel
(HSS) Metal Cutting Tools Market Analyzed with Annual
Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60

6b. REST OF MIDDLE EAST/ AFRICA III-61
Market Analysis III-61
Table 65: Rest of Middle East/Africa Recent Past, Current &
Future Analysis for High Speed Steel (HSS) Metal Cutting
Tools Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million
for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-61

Table 66: Rest of Middle East/Africa Historic Review for
High Speed Steel (HSS) Metal Cutting Tools Market Analyzed
with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62

7. LATIN AMERICA III-63
Market Analysis III-63
Table 67: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for High Speed Steel (HSS) Metal Cutting Tools by
Geographic Region/Country – Brazil and Rest of Latin America
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$
Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-63

Table 68: Latin American Historic Review for High Speed
Steel (HSS) Metal Cutting Tools by Geographic Region/Country –
Brazil and Rest of Latin America Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2007
through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64

Table 69: Latin American 14-year Perspective for High Speed
Steel (HSS) Metal Cutting Tools by Geographic Region/Country
– Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for Brazil and Rest of
Latin America Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65

7a. BRAZIL III-66
Market Analysis III-66
Table 70: Brazilian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for High Speed Steel (HSS) Metal Cutting Tools Market
Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2014
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-66

Table 71: Brazilian Historic Review for High Speed Steel
(HSS) Metal Cutting Tools Market Analyzed with Annual
Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-67

7b. REST OF LATIN AMERICA III-68
Market Analysis III-68
Table 72: Rest of Latin America Recent Past, Current &
Future Analysis for High Speed Steel (HSS) Metal Cutting
Tools Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million
for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-68

Table 73: Rest of Latin America Historic Review for High
Speed Steel (HSS) Metal Cutting Tools Market Analyzed with
Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-69

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 90 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries – 103)

The United States (57)
Canada (3)
Japan (7)
Europe (15)
France (2)
Germany (5)
– The United Kingdom (3)
– Rest of Europe (5)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (19)
Africa (2)

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Precision Aviation Group Obtains Part 145 CASA & EASA Approval in Australia

ATLANTA, March 17, 2015 / PRNewswire — Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG), a leading provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide aerospace and defense industry announced today that the company has obtained Part 145 approval from the Civil Aviation Service Authority (CASA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in Australia after working closely with officials for the past 12 months.

“PAG Australia has taken care of our customers’ needs in the Australia, Asia and the South Pacific Regions for over two years from our Brisbane, Australia, location,” said David Mast, President & CEO of PAG. “Our company continues to grow and expand the scope of our products and MRO capabilities worldwide in order to serve our customers not only in Australia, but throughout the world.”

Chris Slade serves as the Director of Operations for PAG Australia. “By having CASA & EASA approval on the capabilities in Australia, our company is able to provide, competitive pricing, improved turn times and ongoing reliability and technical support on starter generators and hydraulic components for both rotor and fixed wing customers,” said Slade. “The local support provided in Australia is backed by PAG’s Inventory Supported Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (ISMRO) program to ensure that operators’ fleet reliability remains high and operating costs are kept low.”

Having a Part 145 approved facility in Australia reduces aircraft downtime, improves response time and enables customers to leverage the full scope of PAG services locally in Australia. This translates into time and cost savings for customers. The 10,000 square foot facility strategically located near Brisbane’s Airport, allows PAG Australia’s staff to provide sales, exchanges and MRO services to mission critical operators in “real time”.

“This certification reiterates PAG’s commitment to our customers and provides them with a known and trusted brand in country when looking for a reliable MRO partner,” said Mast. “Australia represents a growing aviation market, and we will continue to make capital investments in Australia in the coming years.”

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About Precision Aviation Group (PAG)

Precision Aviation Group (PAG) is a leading provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide aerospace and defense industry. With nine locations and more than 235,000-square-feet of sales and service facilities in the United States, Canada and Australia, PAG uses its distinct business units and customer-focused business model to serve aviation customers through two business functions – Aviation Supply Chain – and its trademarked Inventory Supported Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (ISMRO®) services.

PAG provides MRO and Supply Chain Solutions for Fixed and Rotary-wing aircraft through: Precision Heliparts – PHP (www.heliparts.com); Precision Aviation Services – PAS (www.precisionaviationservices.com); Precision Accessories & Instruments – PAI (www.precisionaccessories.com); Precision Heliparts Canada – PHP-C (www.heliparts.ca); Precision Accessories & Instruments Canada – PAI-C (www.precisionaccessories.ca); PHP-Instruments & Accessories – PHP-IA (www.heliparts.la); Precision Aero Technology -PAT (www.precisionaerotechnology.com), Precision Heliparts – Australia – PHP-AU (www.precisionheliparts.com.au), Precision Accessories & Instruments – Australia (PAI-AU) (www.precisionaccessories.com.au) and Aviation Controls, Inc. – ACI (www.aviationcontrolsinc.com). PAG subsidiaries have MRO capabilities on over 35,000 products, including accessories, avionics, engine components, hydraulics, instruments, NDT, starter/generators, and wheels/brakes (www.precisionaviationgroup.com).

Voters' Roll Non-Existent in Lesotho [document]

Voters’ rolls are a perennial problem in Africa, the Portfolio Committee on International Relations and Cooperation has heard on Wednesday. The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) were briefing the Committee on elections in the Southern African Development Community (SACD) region, and particularly on the recent Lesotho elections outcome.

Dirco’s Director-General (DG), Mr Ambassador Jerry Matjila, informed the Committee that updating a voters’ roll was costly and that many African countries ignored this aspect of electoral preparation.

Committee Member Mr Steven Mokgalapa said the issues highlighted as challenges in Lesotho, including the voters’ roll, were common throughout the region. He asked what mechanisms South Africa was putting in place to ensure some of the challenges were being addressed.

“These are all issues that are decided through constitutional means in respective countries. What could be done to address the issue of media bias and the voters’ roll, for example,” Mr Mokgalapa said. “As we try to democratise the region, the SADC has to ensure that it interferes (in individual countries as a regional body) so that constitutional transgressions do not reoccur in each and every elections,” he said.

Mr Mokgalapa said South Africa should observe more elections in the region with a view to sharing best practice, especially because it was in a better position than other member states when it came to administering elections.

Committee Member Ms Hlengiwe Maxon commented that Africa needs positive reports like the one delivered, but that some distance is still to be covered. “Something should be done about resources for entrant parties to the elections as they are disadvantaged. The issue of the voters’ roll in Lesotho was critical and needed to be attended to, but the continent is getting there,” Ms Maxon said.

The Committee was informed that the results of the Lesotho election were inconclusive. Former Prime Minister Mr Tom Thabane, who was the outright winner of the popular vote, lost the election once the proportional vote was added to the results.

The Chairperson of the Committee, Mr Siphosezwe Masango, congratulated South Africa on its assistance to Lesotho and the region by providing both capital and personnel resources. “Democratisation of the region is happening because South Afric is involved,” he said. He also wanted to know if SADC is considering professionalising Lesotho’s army.

He also sought clarity on what SADC thought of the Lesotho army general who had gone absent without leave and who had refused an ambassadorial posting to Uganda and the possibility of him returning to influence the Lesotho forces again.

Committee Member Mr Moloko Maila congratulated the SADC. “These successes project SADC as a champion. SADC was able to convince even Renamo [in Mocambique] to lay down arms and participate in the elections. This is an achievement. The fact that Lesotho was able to resolve issues through the ballot should be applauded,” Mr Maila said. He said he hoped this could extend to neighbouring Swaziland.

Committee Member Mr Albert Mncwango concurred with other members and said the report was indeed encouraging. He sought clarity on post-election engagements in Lesotho and whether there were plans to address the issue of those wanting to go back to the bush after losing the election.

“Was there a follow-up on issues that precipitated the instability in Lesotho, particularly the role of the armed forces? It looked as though this was not resolved, but shelved pending the outcome of the election. This has to be resolved,” he said.

Mr Mncwango was informed that Lesotho and not SADC would deal with the issue of the missing general. Coalition politics, the media, constitutional reforms and the voters’ roll had been all highlighted as challenges that needed to be attended to.