Company Profile

Making the difference that lasts…



Kennametal was founded in 1938. Customers across aerospace, earthworks, energy, general engineering and transportation trust Kennametal’s innovations in materials science, tooling and wear-resistant solutions. Kennametal employs approximately 10,000 people around the globe serving customers in more than 60 countries. In fiscal year 2018, Kennametal reported sales of nearly 2.4 billion dollars. Experts in three business segments Industrial, Infrastructure and WIDIA work directly on the customer shop floor, at the mine face or on the construction site to solve problems and increase productivity.

Corporate Culture

Safety First

100% Safe represents Kennametal’s foundational commitment to protect both people and the environment. We make this commitment to our employees, our coworkers, families, and communities, and everyone who works with us or relies upon our products and expertise. Learn more in our Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) section.

Ethics & Integrity

In 2018 Kennametal was named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the 7th consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute. All Kennametal team members regardless of roles, responsibilities or location, work diligently to conduct business with utmost integrity and highest ethical principles. See our Ethics & Compliance section for details.

Respect & Citizenship

To be successful in business, we also must be successful in meeting, and exceeding, our environmental and social responsibilities and be a good corporate citizen in our communities. See our Corporate Sustainability section to learn more about Kennametal's efforts to create a sustainable company.



Our Roots

Kennametal was founded in 1938 by metallurgist Philip M. McKenna in Latrobe, PA, USA.Take a journey through our history and learn more about 80 years of excellence.